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NRG Energy, MidAmerican Solar Complete World’s Largest Solar PV Facility

NRG Energy, MidAmerican Solar Complete World’s Largest Solar PV Facility

April 29, 2014 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary NRG Solar, along with partner MidAmerican Solar announced they have achieved substantial completion at their Agua Caliente Solar Photovoltaic Facility , a 290-MW photovoltaic facility located on 2,400 acres of land between Yuma and Phoenix, Ariz. The electricity that is generated by the station, whichRead More

SunEdison Secures Financing for 60-MW Solar Power Plant in California

SunEdison Secures Financing for 60-MW Solar Power Plant in California

April 29, 2014 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

SunEdison announced it has closed on construction financing underwritten by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.  The funds will be used to construct the 60-MWac Regulus solar power plant located in Kern County, Calif. SunEdison is managing the construction of the plant, which is planned to be operational by the end of 2014.Read More

Borrego Solar, Greenwood Energy Partner on 2.7-MW Install on Vermont Landfill

Borrego Solar, Greenwood Energy Partner on 2.7-MW Install on Vermont Landfill

April 29, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Borrego Solar Systems Inc. announced it has partnered with Soltage Greenwood, a joint venture between Greenwood Energy and Soltage LLC, to develop a solar project, launched by Casella Waste Systems on its Coventry, Vt., landfill site, which would be the largest project of its kind in Vermont. The 2.7-MW project will sell power toRead More

SEPA Names Top 10 Utilities to Add Solar in 2013

SEPA Names Top 10 Utilities to Add Solar in 2013

April 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) today named the Top 10 American electric utilities that in 2013 added the most new solar power to their systems and the most solar on a watts-per-customer basis. This annual ranking, which identifies the companies that are integrating solar into the nation’s power grid, is partRead More

E.ON Breaks Ground on Largest Solar Array on a Military Installation

E.ON Breaks Ground on Largest Solar Array on a Military Installation

April 25, 2014 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

E.ON Climate & Renewables (E.ON) Solar broke ground today on its newest 14-MWac/18-MWdc solar photovoltaic project at the U.S. Army’s Ft. Huachuca in Arizona. The project will serve about 25 percent of Fort Huachuca’s annual electricity requirement. Tucson Electric Power (TEP) contracted with E.ON for the construction management of the project.Read More

$60 Million Dedicated for Solar Energy on Long Island

$60 Million Dedicated for Solar Energy on Long Island

April 25, 2014 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

In an effort to continue the success of Long Island’s solar programs, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced, as part of the statewide NY-Sun Initiative, a $60 million investment to support the Long Island solar industry’s transition to PSEG Long Island. PSEG Long Island will partner with NYSERDA to locally implementRead More

Northland Power to Build Five 10-MW Solar Ground-Mounts in Ontario

Northland Power to Build Five 10-MW Solar Ground-Mounts in Ontario

April 25, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Northland Power Inc. announced it has completed financing for the fourth and last phase of its 130-MW ground-mount program. The five solar projects, totaling 50 MW, are located in various communities in northern and central Ontario. The financing process was managed by The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Mizuho CorporateRead More

250-MW Genesis Solar Energy Center Dedicated in California

250-MW Genesis Solar Energy Center Dedicated in California

April 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

NextEra Energy Resources LLC announced the official dedication of the company’s Genesis Solar Energy Center, located in Riverside County, Calif. Approximately 150 local residents, federal, state and local officials and energy industry leaders, gathered today at the new solar facility, which is capable of generating 250 MW of solar power, enoughRead More

Cobalt Power Systems Installs Unirac Roof-Mounts on 400-kW Project

Cobalt Power Systems Installs Unirac Roof-Mounts on 400-kW Project

April 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Unirac Inc ., a Hilti Group Company, was selected by Cobalt Power Systems Inc. to provide a 397.5-kW Roof Mount (RM) mounting system recently installed at the Oshman Family JCC (OFJCC) campus, in Palo Alto, Calif. The installation, developed by THiNKnrg, is Palo Alto’s second largest solar roof system and encompasses 1,840 solar panels on 12 buildings of the Taube KoretRead More

RGS Energy to EPC 2.6-MW Solar System in Massachusetts

RGS Energy to EPC 2.6-MW Solar System in Massachusetts

April 23, 2014 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

RGS Energy, a nationwide leader of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, and utility customers, has entered into an agreement to develop a project that includes the design, installation and operation of a 2.6-MW ground-mount solar system near Auburn, Mass. The Town of Auburn has agreed to purchase 100%Read More