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Sol Systems Calls for Solar Projects (50-kW to 2-MW) for Acquisition

Sol Systems Calls for Solar Projects (50-kW to 2-MW) for Acquisition

February 12, 2013 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A message from Sol Systems: Sol Systems launches Mid-Market Solution to address financing challenges facing small commercial solar projects. We are actively seeking solar projects 50 kW-2 MW in size for immediate acquisition. This is a fast moving opportunity — our investors are looking to close deals by the endRead More

Strata Solar Plans to Build East Coast’s Largest Solar Farm at 100 MW

Strata Solar Plans to Build East Coast’s Largest Solar Farm at 100 MW

February 11, 2013 at 11:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Strata Solar announced plans for the East Coast’s highest-producing solar farm at its Chapel Hill Solar Farm. The leading solar developer is submitting an application for a 100-MW-DC solar farm in Warsaw, Duplin County, N.C., which will be the largest of its kind within the state and one of theRead More

Quanta Power to EPC Two 20-MW Projects in California

Quanta Power to EPC Two 20-MW Projects in California

February 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Quanta Services Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Quanta Power Generation, Inc., has been selected by Con Edison Development (CED) to engineer, procure and construct two photovoltaic (PV) facilities totaling approximately 40 megawatts (MWac) located in Kings and Tulare counties, Calif. Under the terms of the contracts with SPS White RiverRead More

U.S. Residential Solar Financing to Reach $5.7 Billion by 2016

U.S. Residential Solar Financing to Reach $5.7 Billion by 2016

February 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Third-party financing of solar PV has become the predominant business model in some of the largest residential markets in the United States; today, third-party financed residential installations comprise greater than 50 percent of new residential solar capacity in California, Arizona, Colorado and Massachusetts, with the model gaining greater market shareRead More

SolarCity Project Preserves Historic School Building in California

SolarCity Project Preserves Historic School Building in California

February 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

To preserve “the heart” of its community, Big Pine (Calif.) Unified School District will create a fund to maintain the district’s nearly 100-year-old Big Pine High School building with savings from SolarCity’s installation of more than 800 solar panels on the district’s new parking lot shade structures. School officials willRead More

Nautilus Solar Completes 1.36-MW PV System at NJ School District

Nautilus Solar Completes 1.36-MW PV System at NJ School District

February 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Nautilus Solar Energy (Nautilus Solar), a leading independent solar power producer, announces completion of a 1,360-kW solar photovoltaic system located in Lindenwold, N.J.  The project is on the rooftop and parking lots of the Lindenwold High and Middle School as well as two elementary Schools in the district.  The powerRead More

$100 Million in Solar Financing Immediately Available From aleo, Bosch

$100 Million in Solar Financing Immediately Available From aleo, Bosch

February 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Securing financing is often the most challenging aspect of project development in today’s solar market. As part of the companies’ continuing expansion in the North American market, aleo solar and Bosch Solar Energy North America have organized more than $100 million of immediately available funding for select commercial and residential solarRead More

NextEnergy Installs ET Solar AC Modules in Residential Projects

NextEnergy Installs ET Solar AC Modules in Residential Projects

February 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

ET Solar Group Corp., a leading solar one-stop solution provider, today announces the completion and grid connection of multiple residential PV projects using ET Solar’s new AC Modules with integrated microinverters in California and Colorado. AC modules are particularly suitable for residential & small commercial projects where they can provideRead More

Construction Begins on OCI Solar Power’s Alamo I Project

Construction Begins on OCI Solar Power’s Alamo I Project

February 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

OCI Solar Power has begun construction of the first 41-MW solar PV plant in its 400-MW project for the City of San Antonio. The building permits for OCI Solar Power’s newest solar development project, Alamo I, are in and the site is now under construction on Blue Wing Road in San Antonio. At 41Read More

Largest U.S. Airport Solar Farm to Begin Construction March 2013

Largest U.S. Airport Solar Farm to Begin Construction March 2013

February 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Construction of the largest planned airport solar farm in North America is set to begin in March 2013 at the entrance to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). This $35-$40 million dollar alternative energy project is a significant public-private partnership that includes the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), the City of Indianapolis,Read More