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SolarCity Installs 295-kW System for Bayer Healthcare

SolarCity Installs 295-kW System for Bayer Healthcare

May 30, 2012 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

SolarCity and Bayer Healthcare today announced a 1,000-panel solar installation — the largest in the city of Berkeley — to help power Bayer’s manufacturing facilities here. The project was financed, designed, and installed by SolarCity, which will also provide ongoing maintenance and monitoring as part of its standard agreement. For Bayer,Read More

3.36-MW Project Planned for Pennsylvania School District

3.36-MW Project Planned for Pennsylvania School District

May 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

WTI (Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc.), a subsidiary of Tremco Inc., today announced it will soon begin working on its largest solar power project in Pennsylvania for the Neshaminy School District. The one-of-a kind solar array project will be installed at Neshaminy High School and Maple Point Middle School. Power generation fromRead More

Premier Alliance Group to EPC $3.1 Million in Projects

Premier Alliance Group to EPC $3.1 Million in Projects

May 29, 2012 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Premier Alliance Group Inc. a professional services company focused on business and technology advisory and consulting services and solutions, today announced that its Energy Division/Greenhouse was chosen by Seaboard Solar LLC of Danbury, Conn., to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) $3.1 million in solar projects. Premier Alliance has entered into aRead More

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, First Solar Complete 250-kW System

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, First Solar Complete 250-kW System

May 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation today inaugurated a new 250-kW solar PV power system donated by First Solar Inc. which will help power the historic Taliesin West campus. The commissioning marks the successful completion of the first phase of the Energizing Taliesin West initiative, a pioneering effort to transform the entireRead More

Salt Lake City Commissions 1.65-MW Rooftop System

Salt Lake City Commissions 1.65-MW Rooftop System

May 24, 2012 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

Salt Lake County and its partners will officially “flip the switch” on Utah’s largest rooftop solar installation at a ceremony today. The 1.65-MW system is forecast to generate approximately 2,347 MWh of clean electricity in its first year, offsetting 17 percent of the Convention Center’s annual electricity consumption. This isRead More

50 MW of PV Projects Reach Commercial Operation in Sacramento County

50 MW of PV Projects Reach Commercial Operation in Sacramento County

May 23, 2012 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Recurrent Energy, a North American solar project developer, today announced that three of its solar PV projects in Sacramento County have achieved commercial operation. The projects are currently delivering 50 MW of clean electricity to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth largest public utility, under a 20-yearRead More

$295 Million DuPont Expansion Doubles Production of Solar Films

$295 Million DuPont Expansion Doubles Production of Solar Films

May 23, 2012 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

DuPont celebrated the completion of a $295 million capacity expansion that has more than doubled production capacity for DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film. The expansion underscores the company’s commitment to help reduce global dependence on fossil fuels through providing enabling materials and technologies designed to increase the adoption ofRead More

Dual Tracking Systems Installed in Tennessee

Dual Tracking Systems Installed in Tennessee

May 22, 2012 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

DEGERenergie has installed 112 DEGERtrakers, featuring MLD technology, with Apex Construction Services LLC in Tennessee. The tracking systems have been installed in four solar fields, which began operation April 14, 2012. Each solar park is equipped with 28 6000NT DEGER trackers and designed to power up to 200 kW. TheRead More

1-MW Solar Canopies Installed at School District by Chevron

1-MW Solar Canopies Installed at School District by Chevron

May 21, 2012 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

The San Lorenzo Unified School District announced the completion of its first solar energy system, which will significantly reduce the district’s future energy costs. Over the lifespan of the project, the district anticipates generating $4.5 million in savings to the district’s general fund, where it can then be used toRead More

SunEdison Closes $65 Million Loan for 20-MW Arizona Project

SunEdison Closes $65 Million Loan for 20-MW Arizona Project

May 21, 2012 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

The North American Development Bank (NADB) and SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., have signed a US$65 million loan agreement for the construction of a 20-MW solar park in Picture Rocks, Ariz. In December 2011, the Board of Directors of NADBRead More