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IKEA Plans Solar for Five More Midwest Locations

IKEA Plans Solar for Five More Midwest Locations

January 12, 2012 at 11:30 am 1 comment

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install solar energy panels on five more of its United States locations — all of them in the Midwestern U.S. Pending governmental permits, installation can begin this Winter, with completion expected in Summer 2012. Implementation of these projects willRead More

Inovateus Solar to Install 2-MW System at Michigan Expo Arena

Inovateus Solar to Install 2-MW System at Michigan Expo Arena

January 12, 2012 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Inovateus Solar LLC, a national solar power distributor and integrator, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Berrien County Youth Fair Association for the solar power portion of the proposed net-zero energy design atop the 6.1-acre Expo Arena roof in Berrien Springs, Mich. Construction is expected to begin thisRead More

eIQ Energy Partners With Boots on the Roof to Train Solar System Installers in Parallel Solar Technology

eIQ Energy Partners With Boots on the Roof to Train Solar System Installers in Parallel Solar Technology

January 12, 2012 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

eIQ Energy and Boots on the Roof today announced a partnership to introduce eIQ Energy’s vBoost module technology to Boots on the Roof’s solar PV training programs. To start that process, eIQ Energy has contributed a dozen vBoost converter modules to the Boots on the Roof solar training program. StartingRead More

San Antonio to get 400-MW Solar Project

San Antonio to get 400-MW Solar Project

January 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

In a unique, first-of-its kind generation-to-manufacturing proposal, CPS Energy is entering into negotiations for a power purchase agreement from one of the nation’s largest solar projects. The project will mean new corporate headquarters and U.S. manufacturing operations for global companies in San Antonio. The offer from OCI Solar Power isRead More

PSEG Solar Source Purchases 25.2-MW Project From juwi

PSEG Solar Source Purchases 25.2-MW Project From juwi

January 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

PSEG Solar Source today completed the acquisition of a 25.2-MW DC (19-MW AC) solar project developed by juwi solar Inc. The PSEG Queen Creek Solar Farm is expected to begin construction in January 2012 and be completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012. The project will be located on 158Read More

1-MW PV Tracking System to be Installed at Arizona State University

1-MW PV Tracking System to be Installed at Arizona State University

January 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona State University (ASU) and SunPower Corp. today announced an agreement to build a 1-MW solar PV power plant at ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Ariz. The 1-MW facility will be the first commercial deployment of SunPower C7 Tracker technology, a solar PV tracking system that concentratesRead More

Trina Solar: Design Service, Honey modules

Trina Solar: Design Service, Honey modules

January 11, 2012 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Trina Solar Limited, a vertically-integrated manufacturer of solar PV products, announced the offering of a three-pronged service solution featuring complimentary design services, newly available high performance ‘Honey’ modules and the rapid install Trinamount racking system. Starting today, installers, developers and other customers using Trina Solar modules can benefit from aRead More

SolarWorld Adds 1 MW to its Headquarters, Showcases Own Solar Panels

SolarWorld Adds 1 MW to its Headquarters, Showcases Own Solar Panels

January 10, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, has undertaken three on-campus projects to showcase and tap the high-performance solar technology that it manufactures at its U.S. headquarters in Hillsboro, Ore., beginning with raw polysilicon chunks and ending with finished solar panels. This month, SolarWorld initiated a project to install nearly 1Read More

Largest Texas Solar Farm Goes Online at 30 MW

Largest Texas Solar Farm Goes Online at 30 MW

January 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Austin Energy, along with Austin City Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Village of Webberville Mayor Hector Gonzales, today announced the activation of a 30-MW solar power plant located within the Village of Webberville, Texas. The activation of the power plant marks the first utility-scale solar deployment for Austin Energy and helpsRead More

tenKsolar and Sun to Sun Complete 100-kW Pennsylvania Project

tenKsolar and Sun to Sun Complete 100-kW Pennsylvania Project

January 5, 2012 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

tenKsolar and Sun to Sun, LLC jointly announced the completion of a solar PV system rated at 100 kW located in Allentown, Pa. Working with the building owner, Sun to Sun selected tenKsolar’s RAIS Wave system for this project in order to maximize the energy production throughout the year. StaceRead More