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Real Goods Solar, Gestamp Solar Partner on 4.8-MW Solar Install

Real Goods Solar, Gestamp Solar Partner on 4.8-MW Solar Install

July 18, 2012 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Real Goods Solar and Gestamp Solar announced plans to construct 4.8 MW of solar power projects in Vermont. Construction on the two solar installations, 2.3 MW in Pownal and 2.5 MW in Williamstown, is slated to begin later this month and the projects are scheduled to complete by the endRead More

Ohio Company Builds Solar Energy Tracker for National Guard

Ohio Company Builds Solar Energy Tracker for National Guard

July 18, 2012 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

Rudolph/Libbe Inc. has designed and built a solar tracker system for the Ohio Air National Guard 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton. The 35-kW solar energy system will use a ground-mounted dual-axis tracker application which will allow the solar panels to tilt and rotate, following the sun to operate at maximumRead More

Veterans Green Jobs Partners with SolarCity to Boost Hiring of Military Veterans

Veterans Green Jobs Partners with SolarCity to Boost Hiring of Military Veterans

July 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Veterans Green Jobs, a national nonprofit organization that puts veterans to work in the green economic sector, has partnered with SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy services, to advance training and employment opportunities for military veterans nationwide. Veterans Green Jobs will match interested and qualified veterans to the open positionsRead More

Unirac to Supply Ground Mount Systems for 110-MW Solar Project

Unirac to Supply Ground Mount Systems for 110-MW Solar Project

July 17, 2012 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Unirac Inc., has been awarded a contract by Bechtel Power Corporation to supply the ground-mount system for the 110-MW AC Catalina Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project in Kern County in Southern California. The project is one of the largest PV ground-mount installation in North America, projected to cover 1,100 acres andRead More

694-kW Solar Power System Finished at IKEA Pittsburgh

694-kW Solar Power System Finished at IKEA Pittsburgh

July 17, 2012 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the new solar energy system installed at its Pittsburgh-area store in Robinson Township, Pa. The 86,800-square-foot PV array consists of a 694-kW system, built with 2,884 panels. IKEA Pittsburgh’s program will produce approximately 852,200 kWh of clean electricity annually, theRead More

Northland Power Closes Financing on Six 10-MW Solar Farms in Canada

Northland Power Closes Financing on Six 10-MW Solar Farms in Canada

July 17, 2012 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Northland Power Inc. announced it has completed financing for the first phase of its 130-MW ground-mount program. The six solar projects, totaling 60 MW, are located in various communities in eastern and central Ontario. The financing was provided by Union Bank Canada Branch, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. and CIT Financial Ltd, andRead More

Six Solar Executives to Discuss Growth in an Uncertain Market at SPI 12

Six Solar Executives to Discuss Growth in an Uncertain Market at SPI 12

July 13, 2012 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

Executives from utility, manufacturing and finance share the stage at Solar Power International 2012 (SPI ’12) to discuss how their companies manage uncertainty due to the changing nature of policy.   Senior leaders from DBL Investors, Florida Power & Light, Hannah Solar, NRG Energy, SMA America and SunPower Corporation will offerRead More

259-kW Rooftop Solar Power System Installed at Baltimore Community Center

259-kW Rooftop Solar Power System Installed at Baltimore Community Center

July 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Chimes International Ltd., a leading provider of services and support for people with disabilities, announced it has activated a new rooftop solar system featuring 1,079 panels at the Terry Allen Perl Center in Baltimore County, Md. The new system was activated at a dedication ceremony that included remarks from AbbyRead More

REC Solar Completes IKEA Tampa’s 1.2-MW Solar Array

REC Solar Completes IKEA Tampa’s 1.2-MW Solar Array

July 12, 2012 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in Tampa, Fla. The 148,700-sq-ft PV array consists of a 1,189-kW system, built with 4,956 panels. IKEA Tampa’s program will produce approximately 1,792,300 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducingRead More

And Woodbridge Makes 21 for IKEA Solar Power Installations

And Woodbridge Makes 21 for IKEA Solar Power Installations

July 11, 2012 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed atop its store in Woodbridge, Va. — the state’s largest such photovoltaic array. The 63,000-square-foot PV array consists of a 504-kW system, built with 2,100 panels. IKEA Woodbridge’s program will produce approximately 636,199 kWh ofRead More