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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

Porsche Dealership Now Running on Solar Power

Porsche Dealership Now Running on Solar Power

July 11, 2012 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Solar Community has recently completed production and installation on a 20.01-kW solar power system for the Porsche Dealership of San Antonio, Texas. Beginning in early Spring 2012 with the acquisition of the contract with the Porsche Dealership, work quickly commenced to make a truly unique solar photovoltaic system to offsetRead More

Draker, AWS Team Up to Provide Solar Resource Assessments

Draker, AWS Team Up to Provide Solar Resource Assessments

July 11, 2012 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

Draker and AWS Truepower LLC announced the creation of a joint marketing alliance that will combine the resources and expertise of both companies to offer solar project developers and investors start-to-finish bankable solar resource and energy production reports. Drawing from years of combined experience spanning hundreds of completed projects, the twoRead More

Intersolar North America Kicks Off to Record-Setting Crowd

Intersolar North America Kicks Off to Record-Setting Crowd

July 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Intersolar North America, the premier solar industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in the U.S. solar market, today welcomed attendees to its fifth annual event in San Francisco, making it the largest solar trade show in the heart ofRead More