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SunEdison to Build 33 MW of Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Ontario

SunEdison to Build 33 MW of Utility-Scale Solar Projects in Ontario

April 23, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

SunEdison, a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, announced today it has closed on financing for two solar power plants to be built in Ontario, Canada.  Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is providing construction financing. The plants will provide employment for skilled manufacturing and construction workers inRead More

This Year’s Intersolar North America Strengthens Focus on Energy Storage

This Year’s Intersolar North America Strengthens Focus on Energy Storage

April 22, 2014 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Intersolar North America , the most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities, is expanding its focus on energy storage for the 2014 event. Intersolar North America exhibition will feature a host of energy storage companies showcasing their latest innovations,Read More

The Climate Group, SEIA Join Forces to Expand Solar, Reduce Pollution

The Climate Group, SEIA Join Forces to Expand Solar, Reduce Pollution

April 22, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

In celebration of Earth Day — and as a way to encourage the widespread use of non-polluting energy sources — The Climate Group and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have teamed up to create a Facebook campaign designed to accelerate the adoption of solar energy in the United States.Read More

SunPower Solar Power Systems Planned for Five Schools in California

SunPower Solar Power Systems Planned for Five Schools in California

April 22, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Today at Hall District Elementary School in Watsonville, Calif., Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and SunPower Corp. celebrated the planned installation of 1.2 MW of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems at five district schools. PVUSD estimates that, based on its current utility rates, the solar power generated by the systems willRead More

Con Edison Installs PV Panels on Manhattan Office Tower

Con Edison Installs PV Panels on Manhattan Office Tower

April 22, 2014 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Con Edison is setting an example with the installation of a solar array at its landmark office tower in Manhattan. The utility has installed more than 200 panels atop a 19th-story roof at 4 Irving Place. The panels, manufactured in the United States by Suniva Inc., generate 40 kW ofRead More

Southern Company Acquires 20-MW Adobe Solar Facility in California

Southern Company Acquires 20-MW Adobe Solar Facility in California

April 21, 2014 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy, has announced the official acquisition of the partnership’s second California solar installation. The agreement to acquire the Adobe Solar Facility, a 20-MW solar PV installation in Kern County, Calif., was closed upon successful completion of construction. The facility representsRead More

855-kW Roof-Mount Solar System Complete at Nice-Pak Products

855-kW Roof-Mount Solar System Complete at Nice-Pak Products

April 21, 2014 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

Nice-Pak Products Inc. and its sister company, Professional Disposables International (PDI) — the world’s leading producers of pre-moistened wipes — celebrated Earth Week with a ceremony marking completion of the solar array that was installed on the roof  of its headquarters and manufacturing plant. This 855-kW array, the largest ofRead More

Sunvalley Solar to Build 1.1-MW Solar System for Wreden Ranch in California

Sunvalley Solar to Build 1.1-MW Solar System for Wreden Ranch in California

April 21, 2014 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

Sunvalley Solar announced today it has been awarded a new 1,122-kW solar system installation contract from Wreden Ranch in Hanford, Calif. The 1,122-kW contract is for a system capable of generating 2,096,352Wh of electrical power annually. “This is definitely a milestone for Sunvalley Solar in terms of the system sizeRead More

OutBack Power Offers Half-Price Battery Shipping, NABCEP Training

OutBack Power Offers Half-Price Battery Shipping, NABCEP Training

April 17, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

OutBack Power Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power and mobile applications, today launched OnSite Direct, the company’s commitment to half-price shipping of batteries within five days of order placement. Often the heaviest and most difficult elements to handle in solar orRead More

Energy Dept Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

Energy Dept Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

April 17, 2014 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

In support of the Administration’s goal of doubling renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department today announced $15 million to help communities develop multi-year solar plans to install affordable solar electricity for homes and businesses. The United States continues to be a global leader inRead More