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FirstEnergy Solutions Signs PPA with Largest Solar Project in Maryland

FirstEnergy Solutions Signs PPA with Largest Solar Project in Maryland

December 1, 2011 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

FirstEnergy Corp. announced that its FirstEnergy Solutions subsidiary has signed a long-term agreement to purchase the output from the Maryland Solar Farm, a green energy facility planned for Hagerstown, Md. When the development is completed by Maryland Solar LLC, the facility will be the largest solar facility in Maryland and amongRead More

200-MW Solar Farm Coming to Hardee County in Florida

200-MW Solar Farm Coming to Hardee County in Florida

November 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

National Solar Power announced the company has entered into a developer agreement with Hardee County, Fla. to establish a 200-MW solar farm in the county. This $700 million project will be the company’s second solar farm project with the first being in Gadsden County, Fla. The Hardee County Commission recentlyRead More

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Join Up for Project SolarStrong

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Join Up for Project SolarStrong

November 30, 2011 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced that they have agreed to terms on financing for SolarStrong, SolarCity’s ambitious five-year plan to build more than $1 billion in solar power projects for privatized U.S. military housing communities across the country. As part of the project, SolarCity plans toRead More

Gemma Renewale Power Signs $16.6 Million EPC Contract

Gemma Renewale Power Signs $16.6 Million EPC Contract

November 30, 2011 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

 Argan Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Gemma Power Systems, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Gemma Renewable Power LLC, has signed an approximately $16.6 million EPC contract with Southern Sky Renewable Energy Canton LLC to design and build a 5.7-MW solar energy facility consisting of approximately 19,800 PV panels located onRead More

U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Stall Arizona’s Solar Progress

U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Stall Arizona’s Solar Progress

November 30, 2011 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) are concerned that jobs will be lost in Arizona due to SolarWorld’s anti-trade petition. Arizona is the third-largest employer in solar-related fields in America with nearly 5,000 jobs across 980 solar establishments in the state, according to the NationalRead More

Solar Power Technologies: Clarity monitoring system

Solar Power Technologies: Clarity monitoring system

November 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm 1 comment

Solar Power Technologies Inc., a leader in intelligent monitoring and optimization solutions for large scale solar arrays, is pleased to introduce the Clarity system, an intelligent suite of hardware and software solutions that provide an unprecedented level of insight and control to maximize the performance of commercial and utility scaleRead More

New Jersey Landfill gets 4.3-MW Solar Facility

New Jersey Landfill gets 4.3-MW Solar Facility

November 28, 2011 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A New Jersey landfill has recently been converted into a solar power generation facility capable of producing over 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity over its lifetime. The solar project, which employs about 9,000 ENN’s PV panels and is located on the south slope of the Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick, New Jersey, wasRead More

Ice House of New Jersey Installs 843-kW System

Ice House of New Jersey Installs 843-kW System

November 22, 2011 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Ice House of New Jersey, the Tri-State area’s largest ice arena, has flipped the switch on an 843-kW solar system. The system was designed and installed by Mercury Solar Systems Mays Landing office and is expected to meet 22 percent of Ice House’s annual electricity needs. “This system has drastically reduced our relianceRead More

Five Rooftop Systems Completed in Pennsylvania School District

Five Rooftop Systems Completed in Pennsylvania School District

November 22, 2011 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

A Duke Energy Renewables and Integrys Energy Services joint venture and Smart Energy Capital today announced the completion of five rooftop PV systems for the Bald Eagle Area School District and Bellefonte Area School District, both located in Pennsylvania’s Centre County. The PV rooftop solar arrays in operation at Bald Eagle Middle and High School, WingateRead More

NRG Energy Acquires Solar Power Partners

NRG Energy Acquires Solar Power Partners

November 22, 2011 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc. has acquired San Francisco-based Solar Power Partners, a leading developer of commercial and industrial (C&I) distributed solar projects. In addition to 30 MW of distributed solar projects in operation or under  construction, NRG also will secure development rights to Solar Power Partners’ extensive  pipeline of development projects inRead More