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EDF Renewable Energy Closes Financing on Catalina Solar Project

EDF Renewable Energy Closes Financing on Catalina Solar Project

January 3, 2013 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, announced it completed financing on the 143-MW Catalina Solar project in California’s Mojave Desert. Majority interest in the project was acquired by a group of investors comprising GE unit GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife Inc., Union Bank,Read More

750-MW Solar Facility Proposed on California Desert Public Lands

750-MW Solar Facility Proposed on California Desert Public Lands

January 2, 2013 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced in December the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the McCoy Solar Energy Project, a proposed 750-MW facility in Riverside County that would be one of the largestRead More

MidAmerican Solar Acquires World’s Largest Solar Project from SunPower

MidAmerican Solar Acquires World’s Largest Solar Project from SunPower

January 2, 2013 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

MidAmerican Solar, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, and SunPower Corp. announced MidAmerican Solar’s acquisition from SunPower of the 579-MW Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP), two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles Counties in California. Together, the two combined projects will form the largest permitted solar photovoltaic power development in the worldRead More

Canadian Solar Purchases Two SunEdison Solar Projects

Canadian Solar Purchases Two SunEdison Solar Projects

January 2, 2013 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar companies, and SunEdison Power Canada Inc., a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., announced that they have completed a purchase and sale transaction wherein Canadian Solar’s direct subsidiary Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solarRead More

6-MW PV Facility Constructed in Hawaii by Alexander & Baldwin

6-MW PV Facility Constructed in Hawaii by Alexander & Baldwin

January 2, 2013 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (A&B) and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) jointly announced the completion of construction of A&B’s 6-MW solar PV facility at Port Allen, Kaua’i. The facility is located on a 20-acre parcel of land owned by A&B adjacent to KIUC’s Port Allen Station power plant. The facility, whichRead More

Southern Energy Mgmt Installs Solar Array at Historic Bed & Breakfast

Southern Energy Mgmt Installs Solar Array at Historic Bed & Breakfast

December 20, 2012 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

A historic inn aims to attract environmentally conscious guests and save money, too, with the first solar photovoltaic system to generate clean electricity at a Virginia bed & breakfast. Oak Grove Plantation Bed & Breakfast is blending the old with the new, promoting both the building’s 200-year history and theRead More

RBI Solar Installs 5-kW System at its Ohio Manufacturing Plant

RBI Solar Installs 5-kW System at its Ohio Manufacturing Plant

December 20, 2012 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

RBI Solar is proud to have manufactured and installed the racking of the first solar electric system in the city of St. Bernard, Ohio.  RBI Solar produces commercial and utility-scale racks for solar electric modules.  RBI Solar has shipped more than 80 MW of solar racking in the past twoRead More

U.S. Solar Installers Say Permitting Requirements Limit Growth

U.S. Solar Installers Say Permitting Requirements Limit Growth

December 20, 2012 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Clean Power Finance  unveiled a nationwide study of solar permitting and the obstacle it poses to the widespread adoption of residential solar. The study, the largest of its kind to date, provides quantifiable evidence of the negative effects complex permitting regulations have on U.S. solar installers and also on theRead More

Harborview Farms Installs 200-kW Solar Array with DuPont Solutions

Harborview Farms Installs 200-kW Solar Array with DuPont Solutions

December 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

This month, DuPont celebrated the installation of a 200-kW solar array at Harborview Farms, one of the largest agriculture operations in Maryland. The 10,000-plus acre farm exemplifies cutting-edge management practices and key collaborations between DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection to provide sustainable solutions for food, energy and environmental protection. “Renewable energy is aRead More

Real Goods Solar to Build 5 MW Across Arizona and California

Real Goods Solar to Build 5 MW Across Arizona and California

December 19, 2012 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

Real Goods Solar Inc., a leading provider of turnkey solar energy solutions, has recently secured more than 5 MW in solar power projects across Arizona and California in key education, municipal, and commercial market segments. These significant multi-site programs were won by RGS Energy, the company’s commercial and utility division,Read More