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Tioga Energy Installs 376-kW System Atop Hawaiian Shopping Center

Tioga Energy Installs 376-kW System Atop Hawaiian Shopping Center

January 9, 2013 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Officials from Kamehameha Schools, Tioga Energy and Hoku Solar today unveiled a new solar energy project for the Keauhou Shopping Center. Comprising solar electric systems installed on seven buildings in the shopping center, the 376-kW Keauhou Shopping Center PV Systems are one of the largest commercial solar electric projects onRead More

Venture Capital Funding in Solar Down 50% in 2012

Venture Capital Funding in Solar Down 50% in 2012

January 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector during 2012. Global venture capital (VC) investments plunged nearly 50 percent to $992 million in 103 deals in 2012 compared to $1.9 billion raisedRead More

Mexican 5-MW Project Installs SPG Solar Trackers

Mexican 5-MW Project Installs SPG Solar Trackers

January 8, 2013 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

SPG Solar, a leading provider of commercial solar power products and services, today announced final shipment and consultation on a 5-MW solar power project in Cerro Prieto, Mexico. Iberdrola Ingenieria & Construccion Mexico S.A. de C.V. chose SPG Solar’s All-Weather SunSeeker tracker for the largest PV solar installation in Mexico,Read More

SunLink Adds HomeRun LTE Combiner Boxes to Product Line

SunLink Adds HomeRun LTE Combiner Boxes to Product Line

January 8, 2013 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corp. unveiled the latest addition to its HomeRun combiner box family with the introduction of HomeRun LTE. The new HomeRun LTE boxes feature a lower price point, more compact enclosures and a streamlined feature set without sacrificing the signature quality of the HomeRun line. “When an installer doesn’t needRead More

Recurrent Energy Completes Fourth Solar Project in Sacramento

Recurrent Energy Completes Fourth Solar Project in Sacramento

January 8, 2013 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Recurrent Energy, a leading North American solar project developer, today announced the commercial operation of the final of four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, providing a total of 88 megawatts (MWdc) of clean electricity to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth largest public utility, under a 20-year feed-in-tariffRead More

Construction Begins on 12.3-MW Installation at N.J. Military Base

Construction Begins on 12.3-MW Installation at N.J. Military Base

January 7, 2013 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

True Green Capital Management LLC and CIT Group Inc. today announced the December closing of $35 million of financing and commencement of construction for a 12.3-MW solar photovoltaic energy installation at Joint Military Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, N.J. The installation is a portfolio company of True Green Capital Management, aRead More

MAGE and SALT Service Install 24-kW System in Florida Keys

MAGE and SALT Service Install 24-kW System in Florida Keys

January 3, 2013 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, a turn-key provider of optimally coordinated PV solutions, and SALT Service Inc. completed a 24-kW PV-system with battery backup on a historical island in the idyllic Florida Keys. Pigeon Key is located between Key West and Key Largo and well known as a paradise for snorkelers with itsRead More

EDF Renewable Energy Closes Financing on Catalina Solar Project

EDF Renewable Energy Closes Financing on Catalina Solar Project

January 3, 2013 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, announced it completed financing on the 143-MW Catalina Solar project in California’s Mojave Desert. Majority interest in the project was acquired by a group of investors comprising GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife Inc., Union Bank,Read More

750-MW Solar Facility Proposed on California Desert Public Lands

750-MW Solar Facility Proposed on California Desert Public Lands

January 2, 2013 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced in December the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the McCoy Solar Energy Project, a proposed 750-MW facility in Riverside County that would be one of the largestRead More

MidAmerican Solar Acquires World’s Largest Solar Project from SunPower

MidAmerican Solar Acquires World’s Largest Solar Project from SunPower

January 2, 2013 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

MidAmerican Solar, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, and SunPower Corp. announced MidAmerican Solar’s acquisition from SunPower of the 579-MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP), two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles Counties in California. Together, the two combined projects will form the largest permitted solar photovoltaic power development in the worldRead More