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Calgary Convention Centre Installs 10-kW Solar Power System

Calgary Convention Centre Installs 10-kW Solar Power System

August 23, 2012 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Known for being a dynamic entrepreneurial city, Calgary, Alberta, is making exciting breakthroughs when it comes to innovative environmental initiatives. This year the Calgary Telus Convention Centre is introducing solar panels, which will generate power for meetings and conventions — and generate some attention for the city too. The Calgary TELUS ConventionRead More

Suntech Introduces 300-W Solar Module for Americas

Suntech Introduces 300-W Solar Module for Americas

August 23, 2012 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Suntech Power Holdings Co. is now offering a 300-W solar module for commercial and utility-scale solar projects in North and South America. The new Ve-Series module, with 72 multicrystalline cells and 15.5 percent module efficiency, comes with an improved frame design as well as a 1,000-volt operational certification according to standardsRead More

177.7-kW Solar Power System Installed at Aerospace Museum

177.7-kW Solar Power System Installed at Aerospace Museum

August 23, 2012 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Motech Americas, a solar company with a 20-year heritage of manufacturing quality solar panels has announced the completion of a large solar PV project by Pacific Power Renewables that is now providing all the energy needs for the Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, Calif., just north of Sacramento. TheRead More

Draker and Solar Power Technologies Inc. Merge As One

Draker and Solar Power Technologies Inc. Merge As One

August 22, 2012 at 9:36 am 1 comment

Draker and Solar Power Technologies Inc. (SPTI) jointly announce that they have successfully merged, effective Aug. 21, 2012. The combination creates a global leader with the most innovative offering of performance management solutions for commercial and utility-scale solar markets. The combined company will operate under the “Draker” name. The combinedRead More

SMA America Partners with NABCEP to Promote Solar Training

SMA America Partners with NABCEP to Promote Solar Training

August 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

As part of its continued effort to promote education, certification for installers and quality assurance, SMA America recently entered an official yearlong partnership with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), which includes a premier sponsorship of NABCEP’s Continuing Education Conference, scheduled for spring 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.Read More

Thomas & Betts: Ty-Rap Deltec Cable Tie and Support System

Thomas & Betts: Ty-Rap Deltec Cable Tie and Support System

August 21, 2012 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

The Ty-Rap Deltec Cable Tie and Support System from Thomas & Betts provides a safer and easier method for bundling and supporting cable in outdoor applications. The Ty-Rap Deltec Cable Tie and Support System is designed to tolerate harsh applications that include temperatures as low as minus 85 degrees Fahrenheit. “Bundling cable with conventionalRead More

DPW Installs 50-kW Solar Power System at Manufacturing Facility

DPW Installs 50-kW Solar Power System at Manufacturing Facility

August 21, 2012 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

Preformed Line Products Company recently expanded its global renewable energy power generation by adding a PV solar array at its manufacturing facility located in Albemarle, N.C.  The new 50-kW grid-tied photovoltaic system is divided into multiple arrays positioned on the roof, parking area and front lawn of the facility.  TheRead More

enXco Changes Name to EDF Renewable Energy

enXco Changes Name to EDF Renewable Energy

August 21, 2012 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, announces a name change to EDF Renewable Energy.  The new brand name is a natural progression of the integration process with the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world. Ten years ago, EDF Energies Nouvelles, the EDF subsidiary specializing in renewable energy,Read More

Anderson Power Products: Solar SPEC Pak

Anderson Power Products: Solar SPEC Pak

August 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Anderson Power Products (APP), a leader in high power interconnect solutions, will be showcasing its products for the solar and alternative energy industry at Solar Power International 2012 in booth 3757. APP will showcase its Solar SPEC Pak, which is the first multi-pin connector to meet the photovoltaic industry requirements specifiedRead More

Tigo Energy Achieves TÜV Certification for Smart Module Technology

Tigo Energy Achieves TÜV Certification for Smart Module Technology

August 20, 2012 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

Tigo Energy today announced it has received the industry’s first ever certification for embedding its Tigo Energy Junction Box in PV modules for North America and Europe from TÜV Rheinland Group. This groundbreaking certification means that Tigo Energy technology is integrated seamlessly into solar panels and is available for purchase directlyRead More