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Arizona High Schools Dedicate 4.29-MW System

Arizona High Schools Dedicate 4.29-MW System

January 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Constellation Energy and the Buckeye Union High School District, today announced the completion of an aggregate 4.29-MW (DC) solar generation project. Baltimore-based Constellation Energy’s retail business owns and will maintain the solar power systems. In return, the school district will purchase and receive all of the electricity generated by the solarRead More

Fluor Corp. Awarded EPC Contractor for 125-MW Project in Arizona

Fluor Corp. Awarded EPC Contractor for 125-MW Project in Arizona

January 31, 2012 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Fluor Corp. announced today that Arlington Valley Solar Energy II LLC (AVSE II), a member of LS Power Group, has awarded the company a lump-sum engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, as well as a separate contract for ongoing operations and maintenance services (O&M) for its new nominal 125-MW solar PVRead More

The 44 MAGE POWERTEC PLUS 230W modules are installed on a ballasted racking system on the restaurant’s flat roof. © Craftsman Energy Solutions

Family Restaurant in Cincinnati Installs 10-kW System on Rooftop

January 27, 2012 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced that 44 of its high-performance MAGE POWERTEC PLUS 230W modules are powering the legendary Silver Spring House restaurant in Cincinnati. The installation has been part of a major energy efficiency upgrade the restaurant owners, Joe Smith and Joe Kendall, undertookRead More

The photo shows, from left to right, Hal Kamine, KDC Solar CEO, John Annetta, White Rose SVP Operations, Joe Fantozzi, White Rose President and COO, Carteret Mayor David Reiman, Steve Butte, Partner, KTR Capital, Middlesex Freeholder Ron Rios and Sarah Gentile, NJDEP.

Second Largest N.J. Rooftop Array Completed by KDC Solar

January 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

KDC Solar LLC, headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., through its wholly owned subsidiary, KDC Solar Nugen WR (a joint venture with Nugen Capital Management LLC), has begun commercial operation of the second largest PV roof-mounted solar system in New Jersey at the White Rose Inc. warehouse in Carteret. The new systemRead More

National Solar Power Plans 100-MW Project for Liberty County, Florida

National Solar Power Plans 100-MW Project for Liberty County, Florida

January 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

National Solar Power today announced the company has entered into a solar farm development agreement with Liberty County, Fla. Under the agreement, National Solar Power will build an up to 100-MW solar energy project on property in Liberty County, adjacent to the company’s Gadsden County, Fla., solar farm project. TheRead More

Chinese Producers Flood U.S. Market Ahead of Upcoming Ruling in Solar Trade Case

Chinese Producers Flood U.S. Market Ahead of Upcoming Ruling in Solar Trade Case

January 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Chinese producers have more than doubled imports of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules in advance of potential U.S. government duties on those imports, according to an evaluation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released today by the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM). The coalition, which represents 11,000Read More

OPEL Solar Completes Solar Installation for Acquarion Water Company

OPEL Solar Completes Solar Installation for Acquarion Water Company

January 25, 2012 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

OPEL Solar Inc. and OPEL Technologies Inc., a global supplier of single and dual axis solar tracker systems and high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar panels, announced the completion of the solar installation of a tracker-based solar system at the Aquarion Water Company’s D.W. Loiselle Water Treatment Plant at Trap FallsRead More

Cincinnati’s IKEA Powers-Up 1-MW system

Cincinnati’s IKEA Powers-Up 1-MW system

January 24, 2012 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its Cincinnati-area store in West Chester, Ohio. The 128,000-sq-ft PV array consists of a 1,026-kW system, built with 4,186 panels. IKEA West Chester’s program will produce approximately 1,334,300 kWh of clean electricity annually, theRead More

Manhattan’s Largest and World’s Tallest Solar Panel Array Completed

Manhattan’s Largest and World’s Tallest Solar Panel Array Completed

January 23, 2012 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Deutsche Bank today announced the completion and operation of a 122.4-kW solar PV system at its Americas’ headquarters in New York, located at 60 Wall Street. The roof-mounted array will reduce the Bank’s electricity consumption from the grid and will decrease carbon emissions by 100 metric tons per year. TheRead More

New England’s Largest School Solar Facility Goes Online in Massachusetts

New England’s Largest School Solar Facility Goes Online in Massachusetts

January 23, 2012 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

PowerPlay Solar Development, an integrated solar development and finance company based in Ridgefield, Conn., announces today, the commissioning and commencement of operation of the 2-MW, 9-acre PV solar plant developed by the company at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. The project is currently the largest operating solar facility of its kind at any school or college inRead More