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Danfoss Introduces New DLX UL PV Inverters

Danfoss Introduces New DLX UL PV Inverters

February 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Danfoss Solar Inverters introduces the Danfoss DLX UL PV inverter series. These transformer-based UL and cUL-listed string inverters deliver industry leading 97.3% efficiency to maximize the effectiveness of solar power applications. Galvanic isolation ensures full compatibility with all PV cell technologies. Convection cooling helps minimize noise (<37db) and ensures longRead More

EIA: Solar Electrical Generation Grows by 140%

EIA: Solar Electrical Generation Grows by 140%

February 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

According to the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly,” with preliminary data through to December 31, 2012, non-hydro renewable sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) increased by 12.8% last year compared to 2011 and provided 5.4% of net U.S. electrical generation. Solar increased byRead More

New Jersey Church Installs 30-kW MAGE Solar System

New Jersey Church Installs 30-kW MAGE Solar System

February 26, 2013 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Since its very beginning over fifty years ago the Church of the First Assembly of God in Shrewsbury, N.J., has been promoting and instilling earth stewardship and environmental responsibility to its members. Recently the church implemented a 30-kW solar photovoltaic system as a highly visible sign that the assembly doesRead More

SunPower Solar Panels to Power San Francisco 49ers’ New Stadium

SunPower Solar Panels to Power San Francisco 49ers’ New Stadium

February 26, 2013 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower Corp., the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the San Francisco 49ers today announced that SunPower has been named the official and exclusive solar technology partner of the San Francisco 49ers and the new Santa Clara Stadium. SunPower will supply 400 kW of its high efficiency solar panels that willRead More

Real Goods Solar to Deliver Solar Power Systems to California City

Real Goods Solar to Deliver Solar Power Systems to California City

February 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

RGS Energy, the commercial and utility division of Real Goods Solar Inc., a provider of turnkey solar energy solutions for residential, commercial and utility customers, has been engaged by the City of El Cerrito, Calif., to design and install 336 kW of solar power at several municipal locations. The projectRead More

Canadian Solar, Strata Solar Partner on Utility Scale Projects

Canadian Solar, Strata Solar Partner on Utility Scale Projects

February 25, 2013 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar Inc. today announced that it has invested in and partnered with Strata Solar on a suite of utility-scale solar power projects located in North Carolina. The projects, developed jointly, will total approximately 85 MW divided amongst 15 unique solar installations. The first project to be commissioned is FuquayRead More

Krannich Solar USA Expands U.S. Operations

Krannich Solar USA Expands U.S. Operations

February 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Krannich Solar USA  is delighted to announce the expansion of its U.S. operations with the opening of a new office and warehouse facility in Oceanside, near San Diego, Calif. The company plans to grow its customer base and support installers and contractors with the supply of a wide array ofRead More

SunPower Installs 3.3 MW for San Diego School District

SunPower Installs 3.3 MW for San Diego School District

February 22, 2013 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Today at San Diego’s Southwest High School, Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) and SunPower Corp. are celebrating the installation of 3.3 MW of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems at six district schools. In addition, SUHSD recently signed a power purchase agreement with SunPower for a potential 6.4 MW ofRead More

Global PV Inverter After-Sales Service Market to Double by 2017

Global PV Inverter After-Sales Service Market to Double by 2017

February 21, 2013 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

The market for photovoltaic (PV) inverter service plans and extended warranties is forecast to grow by 110 percent between 2012 and 2017, according to a recent report entitled PV Inverter Service Plans & Extended Warranties from IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. Despite PV inverter hardware profit margins beingRead More

California Ag Operation Energizes 1-MW SolarWorld, Enphase System

California Ag Operation Energizes 1-MW SolarWorld, Enphase System

February 20, 2013 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Strain Ranches, a diversified agricultural operation in Arbuckle, Calif., has commissioned one of the nation’s largest farm-based solar installations to power its commercial rice drying and storage business. The 902-kW array features solar panels from SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, and Enphase microinverters. Strain Ranches unveiled itsRead More