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KYOCERA Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

KYOCERA Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

January 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Kyocera Solar Inc. today announced the Kyocera Diamond Partner Program for new and existing installers who offer Kyocera solar modules and peripheral photovoltaic (PV) system products. The benefit program offers first access to the Company’s latest products and technology innovations, best price guarantees, special sales, discounted training programs, online toolsRead More

Duke Energy Renewables Completes 10-MW Black Mountain Solar Project

Duke Energy Renewables Completes 10-MW Black Mountain Solar Project

January 9, 2013 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s Commercial Businesses, announced today the completion of its 10-MW Black Mountain Solar Power Project near Kingman, Ariz. “The Black Mountain solar farm joins our growing portfolio of projects in Arizona,” said Duke Energy Renewables President Greg Wolf. “With Black Mountain now producing electricity,Read More

Sempra Completes 150-MW Mesquite Solar 1 Phase

Sempra Completes 150-MW Mesquite Solar 1 Phase

January 9, 2013 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power today announced that it has completed construction of Mesquite Solar 1, the first 150-MW phase of the company’s Mesquite Solar complex in Arlington, Ariz., about 40 miles west of Phoenix.   The photovoltaic solar energy project is now operational and ranks among the largest in the U.S., generatingRead More

Tioga Energy Installs 376-kW System Atop Hawaiian Shopping Center

Tioga Energy Installs 376-kW System Atop Hawaiian Shopping Center

January 9, 2013 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Officials from Kamehameha Schools, Tioga Energy and Hoku Solar today unveiled a new solar energy project for the Keauhou Shopping Center. Comprising solar electric systems installed on seven buildings in the shopping center, the 376-kW Keauhou Shopping Center PV Systems are one of the largest commercial solar electric projects onRead More

Venture Capital Funding in Solar Down 50% in 2012

Venture Capital Funding in Solar Down 50% in 2012

January 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector during 2012. Global venture capital (VC) investments plunged nearly 50 percent to $992 million in 103 deals in 2012 compared to $1.9 billion raisedRead More

Mexican 5-MW Project Installs SPG Solar Trackers

Mexican 5-MW Project Installs SPG Solar Trackers

January 8, 2013 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

SPG Solar, a leading provider of commercial solar power products and services, today announced final shipment and consultation on a 5-MW solar power project in Cerro Prieto, Mexico. Iberdrola Ingenieria & Construccion Mexico S.A. de C.V. chose SPG Solar’s All-Weather SunSeeker tracker for the largest PV solar installation in Mexico,Read More

SunLink Adds HomeRun LTE Combiner Boxes to Product Line

SunLink Adds HomeRun LTE Combiner Boxes to Product Line

January 8, 2013 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corp. unveiled the latest addition to its HomeRun combiner box family with the introduction of HomeRun LTE. The new HomeRun LTE boxes feature a lower price point, more compact enclosures and a streamlined feature set without sacrificing the signature quality of the HomeRun line. “When an installer doesn’t needRead More

Recurrent Energy Completes Fourth Solar Project in Sacramento

Recurrent Energy Completes Fourth Solar Project in Sacramento

January 8, 2013 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Recurrent Energy, a leading North American solar project developer, today announced the commercial operation of the final of four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, providing a total of 88 megawatts (MWdc) of clean electricity to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the nation’s sixth largest public utility, under a 20-year feed-in-tariffRead More

Construction Begins on 12.3-MW Installation at N.J. Military Base

Construction Begins on 12.3-MW Installation at N.J. Military Base

January 7, 2013 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

True Green Capital Management LLC and CIT Group Inc. today announced the December closing of $35 million of financing and commencement of construction for a 12.3-MW solar photovoltaic energy installation at Joint Military Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, N.J. The installation is a portfolio company of True Green Capital Management, aRead More

MAGE and SALT Service Install 24-kW System in Florida Keys

MAGE and SALT Service Install 24-kW System in Florida Keys

January 3, 2013 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, a turn-key provider of optimally coordinated PV solutions, and SALT Service Inc. completed a 24-kW PV-system with battery backup on a historical island in the idyllic Florida Keys. Pigeon Key is located between Key West and Key Largo and well known as a paradise for snorkelers with itsRead More