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U.S. Solar Industry Sets Installation Record for 3rd Quarter 2011

U.S. Solar Industry Sets Installation Record for 3rd Quarter 2011

December 14, 2011 at 1:07 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar energy industry achieved a new record for installations and growth in the third quarter of 2011 thanks to utility-scale project completions, a strong residential market, effective policies and the plummeting price of solar panels, according to a report released today by GTM Research and the Solar EnergyRead More

Cenergy Power Completes 472-kW Rooftop Installation at Ready Roast Nut Company Facility

Cenergy Power Completes 472-kW Rooftop Installation at Ready Roast Nut Company Facility

December 13, 2011 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Ready Roast Nut Company, an industrial supplier and custom processor of whole and manufactured tree nuts, and Cenergy Power, a solar developer with market-leading solar solutions, have completed the construction on a 472-kW solar PV system at Ready Roast Nut Company’s facility in Madera, Calif. “Our new solar PV systemRead More

ESA Renewables Begins Construction on 1.3-MW Rooftop Array

ESA Renewables Begins Construction on 1.3-MW Rooftop Array

December 13, 2011 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

ESA Renewables (ESA), a leading turnkey solar solutions provider, announced it has begun construction on a 1.3-MW commercial rooftop solar project in the city of New Bern in Craven County, N.C. This project is one of the largest rooftop PV arrays in eastern North Carolina, and will help bring clean, renewableRead More

Solyndra Asset Auctioning Dates Announced

Solyndra Asset Auctioning Dates Announced

December 12, 2011 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

Counsel RB Capital Inc., a leader in distressed and surplus capital asset transactions, today announced two upcoming auctions of remaining surplus capital and manufacturing assets of Solyndra, a former leader in the solar panel manufacturing industry. These auctions are scheduled for December 13-14, 2011 and January 25-26, 2012. The DecemberRead More

Phoenix Solar Completes Solar Plant for Dow Corning

Phoenix Solar Completes Solar Plant for Dow Corning

December 12, 2011 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Phoenix Solar and Dow Corning Corp. jointly announced the completion of a solar installation at Dow Corning’s world headquarters and for both companies to collaborate on efforts to commercialize a total solution using Dow Corning’s structural adhesives.  The adhesives, which  replace the metal clamps, clips and bolts typically used toRead More

Duke Energy Acquires Two Arizona Solar Farms

Duke Energy Acquires Two Arizona Solar Farms

December 12, 2011 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy now owns two large-scale solar farms in Arizona – the company’s first in the American West. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, purchased the Ajo Solar Project and Bagdad Solar Project from Recurrent Energy in August. Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) will buy all of the output fromRead More

R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management Receives $1.5 Million for Solar

R.I. Dept. of Environmental Management Receives $1.5 Million for Solar

December 12, 2011 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

The Department of Environmental Management has been awarded $1.5 million in federal funds from the RI Office of Energy Resources to install solar panels at nine DEM facilities throughout the state. The solar panels are designed to turn the energy from the sun into electricity that will be used toRead More

Orange County, Fla., 5.9-MW PV Array Dedicated

Orange County, Fla., 5.9-MW PV Array Dedicated

December 9, 2011 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) proudly announced the completion of the first solar farm in Orange County on Wednesday in a dedication ceremony that included Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and OUC Board President Maylen Dominguez and OUC Commissioner Dan Kirby. The Stanton Solar Farm, which is located at OUC’s Curtis H. Stanton Energy CenterRead More

Two Solar Facilities Online in Gila Bend, Arizona

Two Solar Facilities Online in Gila Bend, Arizona

December 9, 2011 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Arizona Public Service announced that another solar facility has come online in Gila Bend, Ariz., an area quickly becoming a hub of solar energy within a state that is working to become the Solar Capital of the World. The Cotton Center Solar Plant is the most recent facility to reachRead More

KDC Solar Completes Construction on 3.25-MW Rooftop Array in N.J.

KDC Solar Completes Construction on 3.25-MW Rooftop Array in N.J.

December 8, 2011 at 9:24 am 1 comment

KDC Solar LLC, headquartered in Bedminster, N.J., through a wholly owned subsidiary, has completed construction of a 3.25 MW rooftop mounted solar installation at the United Stationers Supply Co. warehouse in Cranbury, N.J.  A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the occasion was held at the site on Nov. 14.  The event was attended byRead More