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Six Solar Power Projects Planned for California by Xnergy

Six Solar Power Projects Planned for California by Xnergy

September 28, 2012 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Earth Inc. announced today its wholly owned subsidiary, Xnergy Inc., entered into a development and financing agreement with Greenwood Biosar LLC, a joint venture company between Greenwood Energy and Biosar S.A., to construct six separate solar power projects totaling approximately 1 MW of DC in California. These “Sunvalley Projects”Read More

Solectria Renewables Powers the Largest Solar Farm in New England

Solectria Renewables Powers the Largest Solar Farm in New England

September 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Solectria Renewables LLC announced today its Megawatt Solar Stations (MSS) were chosen for the 5-MW True North solar farm in Salisbury, Mass. This solar farm is the largest solar installation in New England and the first direct-to-grid solar farm in Massachusetts. The project was awarded to Solectria Renewables by PowerRead More

First Solar to Build 4 Solar Power Projects Totaling 20 MW in N.M.

First Solar to Build 4 Solar Power Projects Totaling 20 MW in N.M.

September 27, 2012 at 9:56 am 1 comment

First Solar Inc. today announced agreements to construct four solar power plants totaling 20 MW AC of generating capacity for PNM Resources Inc. First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, using its advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules. PNM has the option to expand the agreement to a total ofRead More

SEIA Statement on Proposed Georgia Power Solar Energy Initiative

SEIA Statement on Proposed Georgia Power Solar Energy Initiative

September 27, 2012 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

Georgia Power Company yesterday proposed an initiative to create one of the largest voluntarily-developed solar portfolios by an investor-owned utility in the United States. The Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) would add 210 MW of additional solar capacity to Georgia Power’s portfolio through 2015.  The completed 210 MW ofRead More

Assurant Insurance Company Installs 1.76-MW System at Ohio Campus

Assurant Insurance Company Installs 1.76-MW System at Ohio Campus

September 26, 2012 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

Construction has begun on a new $7 million solar installation to supply clean energy at the office campus of Assurant Specialty Property, one of Springfield, Ohio’s largest employers. Crews will install more than 6,200 solar panels on the roof at Assurant’s campus off East Leffel Lane, as well as atopRead More

SolarCraft Completes Solar Installation at Fort Ross Vineyard

SolarCraft Completes Solar Installation at Fort Ross Vineyard

September 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced they have completed the design and installation of a solar power installation for Fort Ross Vineyards and Winery in Jenner, Calif.  The newly completed tasting room is now powered by clean, renewable solar power, providing savings to the winery for decades to come. Mounted onRead More

PSEG Solar Source Acquires 15-MW Solar Power Project

PSEG Solar Source Acquires 15-MW Solar Power Project

September 24, 2012 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

PSEG Solar Source announced today it has completed the acquisition of a 15-MW DC (12-MW AC) solar project in Milford, Del., from juwi solar Inc. (JSI).  Under separate agreements, JSI will engineer, procure and oversee construction of the facility as well as perform operation and maintenance services for the project. Read More

IKEA is Texas’ Largest Solar Owner with Third Installation

IKEA is Texas’ Largest Solar Owner with Third Installation

September 24, 2012 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its Central Texas store in Round Rock — which will be the largest of all IKEA solar installations atop U.S. stores and, when combined with IKEA projects atop stores in Houston and Dallas-area Frisco,Read More

5.7-MW Solar Tracking System in Oregon Close to Completion

5.7-MW Solar Tracking System in Oregon Close to Completion

September 21, 2012 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Smart Energy Capital, BELECTRIC Inc. and Obsidian Finance announced today that they passed the 50 percent completion milestone for construction of the 5.7-MW Outback Solar photovoltaic (PV) project – the largest solar power plant in the Northwest and the first to utilize the Bonneville Power Administration’s transmission system. The projectRead More

D.C.’s Largest Solar Power System Dedicated at Catholic University

D.C.’s Largest Solar Power System Dedicated at Catholic University

September 21, 2012 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

Today, The Catholic University of America (CUA) will dedicate the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) panel system in the District of Columbia, which features more than 2,600 solar panels generating in excess of 830,000 kWh of clean electricity per year, including a canopy of 714 panels over more than 70 parkingRead More