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Canadian Solar Acquires 122 MW of Solar Projects in the United States

Canadian Solar Acquires 122 MW of Solar Projects in the United States

June 19, 2012 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar Inc. announced the acquisition of, or joint venture in, 122 MW of utility-scale solar development projects within the United States. The 11 PV power plants range in size from 2 MW to 29 MW and construction is planned to begin in 2012 with the last project set to beRead More

CPS Energy Completes 19.8-MW Solar PV Project in Texas

CPS Energy Completes 19.8-MW Solar PV Project in Texas

June 19, 2012 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

CPS Energy’s President and CEO Doyle Beneby, Mayor Julián Castro and other leaders ceremoniously cut a unique bowtie-styled ribbon to dedicate the utility’s newest source of solar energy — the William R. Sinkin Centennial Solar Farms 1 and 2. Named after local solar energy advocate Bill Sinkin, who is knownRead More

SOLON to Build 1.15 MW of Solar Energy Projects for Arizona School District

SOLON to Build 1.15 MW of Solar Energy Projects for Arizona School District

June 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

SOLON Corp., a provider of turnkey solar power plants and PV products in the United States, today announced it has contracted with the Tanque Verde Unified School District (TVUSD) to build 1.15 MW of PV systems in Tucson, Ariz. The total system capacity for the TVUSD project is spread overRead More

Zentric Terminates 1.6-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Zentric Terminates 1.6-MW Solar Power Purchase Agreement

June 18, 2012 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Zentric Inc. announced today that William Tien, President of Zentric, Inc., and the Vendors of Innovative Solar I LLC and Innovative Solar I, LLC, have mutually agreed to terminate an agreement for Zentric to purchase two separate 800-kW solar power plants in Leicester, N.C. Zentric is in the final stagesRead More

Blue Earth Scores 100-kW Solar EPC Contract in California

Blue Earth Scores 100-kW Solar EPC Contract in California

June 18, 2012 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Earth Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Xnergy Inc., signed a 100-kW commercial solar engineering, procurement and installation contract with Natel Engineering Co, Inc. in Chatsworth, California. Natel engineering manufactures electronics for use in aerospace, defense and medical industries. The approximate value of the contract is $500,000. The Natel EngineeringRead More

Canadian Solar to Supply 17 MW of Solar Modules to Potentia Solar

Canadian Solar to Supply 17 MW of Solar Modules to Potentia Solar

June 18, 2012 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar companies, has entered into a master supply agreement for 17 MW of solar PV modules with Potentia Solar Inc., an independent power producer in Ontario. Potentia will use the solar modules to power a number of commercial rooftop solar systems toRead More

Recurrent Energy Selling 100 MW of Solar Projects to Mitsubishi, Osaka

Recurrent Energy Selling 100 MW of Solar Projects to Mitsubishi, Osaka

June 15, 2012 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Recurrent Energy today announced that it intends to sell a portfolio of Ontario, Canada, solar PV projects to Mitsubishi Corp. and Osaka Gas. The transaction will represent approximately 100 MW of solar power that will be made available to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). The acquisition is scheduled to occur onceRead More

In May, California's Santa Barbara County dedicated a 1-MW solar array at its Camino Real campus, home of its jail, sheriff's department, three public hospitals and several administrative offices. Photo courtesy of Endelos Energy.

Municipal Governments Turn to SolarWorld for Panels

June 14, 2012 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

City and county governments across the nation are tapping solar panels from SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, to power vital public services. At hospitals, administrative buildings, waste-water treatment plants and jails, forward-looking municipalities have installed nearly 2.5 MW of the company’s high-performance, American-made solar panels since April,Read More

Sustainable Energy Technologies and Unconquered Sun Enter Installation Agreement

Sustainable Energy Technologies and Unconquered Sun Enter Installation Agreement

June 14, 2012 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. and Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies — a Windsor, Ontario, manufacturer of premium PV modules — jointly announced an agreement which will see Unconquered Sun use Sustainable Energy’s ProFab ground-mount solar systems exclusively for all of its requirements and oversee marketing, sales, distribution and installation of ProFab systemsRead More

Kent State University Installs 500-kW System

Kent State University Installs 500-kW System

June 14, 2012 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

Kent State University is in the process of installing 1,716 solar panels on the Kent State Field House located on the Kent (Ohio) Campus. The panels will cover almost one acre of roof area or nearly 500 kW of panel capacity. This installation is believed to be the largest roof-Read More