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Consolidated Edison Acquires 92 MW from GCL Solar

Consolidated Edison Acquires 92 MW from GCL Solar

August 1, 2012 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Consolidated Edison Development (CED), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., and GCL Solar Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, announced the completion of CED’s acquisition of two solar photovoltaic projects totaling 92 MW DC (70 MW AC) from GCL Solar. The projects, situatedRead More

New Jersey Brownfield to Turn Green, Install Solar Project

New Jersey Brownfield to Turn Green, Install Solar Project

July 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lent a hand today as Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) and union workers broke ground on a renewable energy project that will transform a dormant Hackensack, N.J., brownfield into a solar farm. While kicking off work at the job site, PSEG chairman, president andRead More

Educational Solar Kiosks Being Installed at 30 Arizona Schools

Educational Solar Kiosks Being Installed at 30 Arizona Schools

July 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

As part of the APS Solar for Schools Program, students at more than 30 K-12 Arizona schools will come back from summer break to find their classrooms powered by solar energy. In addition — and perhaps more importantly — the students will have the opportunity to learn about solar powerRead More

AMEC to EPC 10-MW Canadian Solar Power Project

AMEC to EPC 10-MW Canadian Solar Power Project

July 31, 2012 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, and its 50/50 joint venture partner Black & McDonald, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by International Power Canada for the Brockville solar project, a 10-MW solar photovoltaic plant being developed in Eastern Ontario. This is the fourth contract theRead More

Ameresco to Work On 44-MW Solar Project in Ontario

Ameresco to Work On 44-MW Solar Project in Ontario

July 31, 2012 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

Lakeview Solar Farm Inc. and its affiliate Mariposa Solar Farm Inc. are pleased to announce they have selected Ameresco Canada Inc., a leading provider of energy management and renewable energy solutions, as their construction partner for a 44-MW Ontario solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) project portfolio to be submitted for re-application underRead More

Talmage Completes 2.2-MW Solar Power Install in Vermont

Talmage Completes 2.2-MW Solar Power Install in Vermont

July 31, 2012 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Talmage Solar Engineering Inc., an installer of solar PV modules, today announced the completion of its largest project in the United States to date: a 2.2-MW solar power plant in Sharon, Vt. The system incorporates 9,562 Upsolar UP-M230 polycrystalline modules equipped with Tigo Energy Maximizers. The Sharon project is backedRead More

MAGE Solar Panels Used in University of Georgia Project

MAGE Solar Panels Used in University of Georgia Project

July 31, 2012 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR announced today its MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules are powering the Solar Demonstration Project at the University of Georgia in Athens. The 19-kW solar-PV rooftop array is located on the former Visual Arts Building which has been refurbished to serve as a living laboratory for the College of  EnvironmentRead More

Three More Solar Power Systems for IKEA in Philadelphia

Three More Solar Power Systems for IKEA in Philadelphia

July 31, 2012 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in solar energy systems installed at its two Philadelphia-area stores (in Conshohocken and South Philadelphia) as well as atop its U.S. Service Office also in Conshohocken, bringing the total number of completed U.S. solar energy projects for IKEA to 29. Additionally,Read More

Walmart Unveils 100th California Solar Installation

Walmart Unveils 100th California Solar Installation

July 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

Walmart’s College Avenue store in San Diego was today unveiled as the 100th California Walmart store now using rooftop solar panels to generate power, contributing to the company’s broader goal of being supplied 100 percent by renewable energy. Walmart’s investment in solar power typically generates an average of 48 contract positions perRead More

Talesun and Origis Complete 1-MW Solar Project

Talesun and Origis Complete 1-MW Solar Project

July 30, 2012 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Talesun Solar USA Ltd., the U.S. subsidiary of Zhongli Talesun Solar, a globally positioned, premium producer of solar modules and systems, announced the successful completion of the Georgia Power grid connected 1-MW Upson Project that is owned by its partner Origis Energy on July 19. Talesun Solar signed the supplyRead More