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Del Monte Electric Completes Solar Hookup for 51 Schools

Del Monte Electric Completes Solar Hookup for 51 Schools

March 6, 2013 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Del Monte Electric, one of northern California’s leading electrical contractors, celebrates its recent completion of a 51-school electrical installation for solar power systems at Mount Diablo Unified School District. This large, 15-month project was a collaborative effort between a major solar provider, a general construction company, a steel erection companyRead More

Pristine Sun Taps Mosaic to Fund 6 MW of Solar in California

Pristine Sun Taps Mosaic to Fund 6 MW of Solar in California

March 6, 2013 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

Pristine Sun LLC and Solar Mosaic Inc. have executed several agreements to close on post-construction permanent loans on the first phase of a portfolio build-out of solar PV farms in California over the next nine months. Power from the six projects, totaling nearly 6 MW of Pristine Sun’s 250-MW portfolioRead More

NRG’s 26-MW Borrego Solar Site Begins Operation

NRG’s 26-MW Borrego Solar Site Begins Operation

March 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, announced the start of commercial operations for the Borrego I Solar Generating Station, a 26-MW-AC photovoltaic facility located northeast of Borrego Springs, Calif. The station’s electricity will be sold to San Diego Gas & Electric under a 25-year power purchaseRead More

Intersolar Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Awards

Intersolar Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Awards

March 5, 2013 at 1:28 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 in the U.S. solar market, opened nominations for the sixth annual Intersolar AWARD to be presented at this year’s event. For the first time, the winner of the PV Production AWARD willRead More

Panasonic, Pristine Sun to Partner on 50 MW of California Solar Farms

Panasonic, Pristine Sun to Partner on 50 MW of California Solar Farms

March 5, 2013 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions Energy Management North America and Pristine Sun have aligned to begin the first phase of a portfolio build-out of solar PV farms in California over the next 24 months.  50 MW of solar power will be connected to the grid and sold to PG&E, which is enoughRead More

Walmart Expands Solar Installations in Ohio, Adding 5 MW

Walmart Expands Solar Installations in Ohio, Adding 5 MW

March 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Walmart today announced that it has worked with SolarCity to install solar panels on 12 Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs throughout Ohio. The solar panel installations will add approximately 6,000,000 kWh of generation production — enough energy to power more than 820 homes – and are expected to supply approximatelyRead More

Blue Earth Completes Two Solar PV Projects in California

Blue Earth Completes Two Solar PV Projects in California

March 4, 2013 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Earth Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Xnergy Inc. finalized the completion of two distributive generation (DG) renewable energy projects utilizing solar PV technology. The two completed projects include a 90-kW ground-mounted system for Orange Center School District (OCSD) in Fresno, Calif., and a 48-kW solar shadeRead More

Dominion to Build 7.7-MW Project in Georgia

Dominion to Build 7.7-MW Project in Georgia

March 1, 2013 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy providers, has acquired a solar energy development project in Georgia from Smart Energy Capital and Jacoby Development. The project is to begin commercial operation late this year. Dominion’s Azalea Solar Power Facility, near Augusta in east-central Georgia, is planned to produce approximately 7.7Read More

OneRoof Energy Gains Additional $100 Million in New Financing

OneRoof Energy Gains Additional $100 Million in New Financing

March 1, 2013 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

OneRoof Energy Inc., one of the nation’s fastest growing solar finance providers, announced it has secured an agreement for the acquisition of up to $100 million in residential solar projects with MS Solar Holdings Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, and Main Street Power Company Inc., a NorthRead More

SunEdison Completes Solar Projects at Three Hawaii Walmart Stores

SunEdison Completes Solar Projects at Three Hawaii Walmart Stores

February 28, 2013 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Walmart and SunEdison today announced the completion of new solar power installations in the islands at three Walmart stores in Kahului, Kailua-Kona and Kapolei, doubling the total number of stores in Hawaii powered by renewable solar energy. The installations contribute to the company’s broader aspirational goal of being supplied 100Read More