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SOLON Expands Throughout North America

SOLON Expands Throughout North America

March 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SOLON Corp., one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plant services in the United States, announced today it has expanded across several growing solar markets in North America. SOLON’s team is focused on developing, designing, constructing, financing and servicing solar projects that meet the unique needs of utilities,Read More

Wind, Solar More than Double During First Obama Term

Wind, Solar More than Double During First Obama Term

March 28, 2013 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

According to the most recent issue of the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through December 31, 2012, renewable energy sources and natural gas expanded rapidly during the Obama Administration’s first term while coal, nuclear power, oil imports and use, energy consumption and CO2Read More

California School District Becomes PG&E’s 75,000th Solar Customer

California School District Becomes PG&E’s 75,000th Solar Customer

March 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today celebrated the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD) as the 75,000th solar customer in its Northern and Central California service area. Through the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program, PG&E provides rebates that will total more than $1 million for the school district’s nine solar systems that are expectedRead More

Panasonic Installs 115-kW Parking Canopy in California

Panasonic Installs 115-kW Parking Canopy in California

March 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, has completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) parking lot canopy at the new Agoura Hills, Calif., headquarters for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Panasonic served a supporting role in the project that was developed and financed by RSB Funds (RSBF). The 115-kW PVRead More

IHS Ranks Solar EPC Contractors on Worldwide Scale

IHS Ranks Solar EPC Contractors on Worldwide Scale

March 27, 2013 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

For the first time First Solar became the world’s largest photovoltaic PV EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor in 2012, with more than 500 MW of projects completed — an increase of 50 percent over 2011, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. TheRead More

Xnergy to Build 3 MW of Solar PV in Hawaii

Xnergy to Build 3 MW of Solar PV in Hawaii

March 26, 2013 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Earth Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xnergy Inc., entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a major renewable energy company to construct about 3 MW of solar PV projects in Hawaii. Under the MOU, Xnergy will provide engineering support, procurement for majority of theRead More

OneRoof Energy Releases Solar Design and Sales Management Software

OneRoof Energy Releases Solar Design and Sales Management Software

March 26, 2013 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

OneRoof Energy Inc., one of the nation’s fastest growing solar finance providers, announced two new solar design and sales management tools that are helping dealers to bring solar electric systems to more residents throughout the country. The San Diego-based company, which estimates it will supply solar to more than 7,000Read More

New York State DOT Requesting Solar Information

New York State DOT Requesting Solar Information

March 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has posted a request for information #RFI2013PV ‘Carport/Parking, Ground Mounted and Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Deployment’ which can be found at https://www.dot.ny.gov/business (click on ‘Consulting Services’ then ‘Ads’).  There are three documents to download: the RFI, Location Maps and a Spreadsheet.Read More

Bosch Abandons Solar Division

Bosch Abandons Solar Division

March 25, 2013 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Bosch is to discontinue its activities in crystalline photovoltaics. Bosch’s manufacture of ingots, wafers, cells and modules will be ceased at beginning of 2014. As far as possible, individual units are to be sold quickly. All development and marketing activities are likewise to be ended. The module plant in Vénissieux,Read More

Sunvalley Solar Awarded Second Solar Installation Contract in California

Sunvalley Solar Awarded Second Solar Installation Contract in California

March 25, 2013 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Sunvalley Solar Inc., a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announced today that it has been awarded a new 87.5-kW solar system installation contract from Corporate Logistics in City of Industry, Calif. The 87.5-kW contract is for a system capable of generating 131,146 kWh of electrical power annually.Read More