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eIQ Energy: vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module

eIQ Energy: vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module

March 13, 2012 at 8:38 am 1 comment

eIQ Energy Inc. today introduced the latest and highest-capacity addition to its vBoost DC Parallel System – the new vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module, which reduces the installed cost and improves the efficiency of solar power arrays. The new vBoost 600 modules boost the output of solar panels to aRead More

Clean Power Research Receives $850K Grant for New PV Simulation

Clean Power Research Receives $850K Grant for New PV Simulation

March 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

In a third round of funding from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Clean Power Research will receive a grant of approximately $850,000 from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration (CSI RD&D) Program. As a result of the grant, Clean Power Research will implement new PV fleet simulationRead More

First Solar to Build 26-MW PV Project in Arizona

First Solar to Build 26-MW PV Project in Arizona

March 12, 2012 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc.  and First Solar Inc. today announced an agreement for First Solar to construct NRG’s 26 MW (AC) Avra Valley solar project near Tucson, Ariz. Electricity from the Avra Valley solar project will be sold to Tucson Electric Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The project will utilize FirstRead More

NextEra Completes Acquisition of 40 MW from First Solar

NextEra Completes Acquisition of 40 MW from First Solar

March 12, 2012 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

NextEra Energy Resources LLC, the competitive energy subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., and First Solar Inc. today announced the completion of NextEra Energy Resources’ acquisition of two solar PV projects totaling 40 MW (AC) in Ontario, Canada, from First Solar. The projects, located in St. Clair, were designed, developed and constructedRead More

MAGE SOLAR: Systemtec Ground Mounting System

MAGE SOLAR: Systemtec Ground Mounting System

March 9, 2012 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced the introduction of its MAGE SYSTEMTEC mounting system for ground mount applications. MAGE SYSTEMTEC’s initial application for pitched roofs was introduced last fall and quickly established itself as a universally adaptable premium-grade solution for asphalt shingles, roof tile and metalRead More

SMA Sunny Central Inverters Used in World’s Largest PV Plant

SMA Sunny Central Inverters Used in World’s Largest PV Plant

March 8, 2012 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

SMA America is proud to power what is expected to be the largest operational PV plant in the world upon completion. Construction on the 290 MW Agua Caliente solar project in Yuma County, near Dateland, Ariz., is under way, with completion expected in 2014. Built by First Solar Inc., AguaRead More

SOLON Corp. Acquired by Microsol

SOLON Corp. Acquired by Microsol

March 8, 2012 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Microsol, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) based cell manufacturer, has acquired essential components of the insolvent SOLON SE and its subsidiaries, including United States-based SOLON Corp. With the formation of SOLON Energy GmbH as the core of the new group, an integrated solar solutions provider has been established with a strong presence in theRead More

SolarBOS: ReCombiners with Disconnects, Contactors, GFI

SolarBOS: ReCombiners with Disconnects, Contactors, GFI

March 8, 2012 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

SolarBOS, Inc., a leader in electrical ‘Balance of System’ solutions for the solar industry, is pleased to announce their new line of ReCombiners for large commercial and utility-scale PV systems.  The new ReCombiners are listed to UL 1741 for up to 1000 VDC and 2560 amps.  They can also beRead More

Anderson Power Products: Solar SPEC Pak connector

Anderson Power Products: Solar SPEC Pak connector

March 8, 2012 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, is proud to announce that Solar SPEC Pak is the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A, passing the same harsh environmental tests used to qualify solar panels. Solar SPEC Pak has powerRead More

Tioga Completes Solar Rooftop System for BJ’s Wholesale Club

Tioga Completes Solar Rooftop System for BJ’s Wholesale Club

March 8, 2012 at 9:27 am 1 comment

Tioga Energy, a leading provider of renewable energy services to commercial, government and non-profit organizations, announced the completion of a solar electric system atop the new BJ’s Wholesale Club location in Deer Park, N.Y. The project is the first of two Tioga Energy installations developed through an incentive from theRead More