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New Jersey Landfill gets 4.3-MW Solar Facility

New Jersey Landfill gets 4.3-MW Solar Facility

November 28, 2011 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A New Jersey landfill has recently been converted into a solar power generation facility capable of producing over 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity over its lifetime. The solar project, which employs about 9,000 ENN’s PV panels and is located on the south slope of the Edgeboro Landfill in East Brunswick, New Jersey, wasRead More

Ice House of New Jersey Installs 843-kW System

Ice House of New Jersey Installs 843-kW System

November 22, 2011 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Ice House of New Jersey, the Tri-State area’s largest ice arena, has flipped the switch on an 843-kW solar system. The system was designed and installed by Mercury Solar Systems Mays Landing office and is expected to meet 22 percent of Ice House’s annual electricity needs. “This system has drastically reduced our relianceRead More

Five Rooftop Systems Completed in Pennsylvania School District

Five Rooftop Systems Completed in Pennsylvania School District

November 22, 2011 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

A Duke Energy Renewables and Integrys Energy Services joint venture and Smart Energy Capital today announced the completion of five rooftop PV systems for the Bald Eagle Area School District and Bellefonte Area School District, both located in Pennsylvania’s Centre County. The PV rooftop solar arrays in operation at Bald Eagle Middle and High School, WingateRead More

NRG Energy Acquires Solar Power Partners

NRG Energy Acquires Solar Power Partners

November 22, 2011 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc. has acquired San Francisco-based Solar Power Partners, a leading developer of commercial and industrial (C&I) distributed solar projects. In addition to 30 MW of distributed solar projects in operation or under  construction, NRG also will secure development rights to Solar Power Partners’ extensive  pipeline of development projects inRead More

32-MW Long Island Solar Farm Unveiled

32-MW Long Island Solar Farm Unveiled

November 22, 2011 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Officials from the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), BP Solar International Inc. (BP Solar), Brookhaven National Laboratory and a host of government officials and environmental leaders celebrated the completion and commissioning of the Long Island Solar Farm (LISF) Project. Owned by BP Solar and Met Life, the LISF installation isRead More

Time Magazine Names Ascent Solar’s Panels a ‘Best Invention’ of 2011

Time Magazine Names Ascent Solar’s Panels a ‘Best Invention’ of 2011

November 21, 2011 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. , a developer of lightweight, flexible, thin-film PV modules, announced today that its flexible CIGS solar panels were named one of TIME’s 50 Best Inventions of 2011. Ascent’s technology was one of six ‘green’ inventions to be recognized in this year’s list, featured in the Nov. 28Read More

Georgia’s Largest Solar Canopy Powers Up

Georgia’s Largest Solar Canopy Powers Up

November 18, 2011 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that Georgia’s largest solar canopy at the Laredo Bus Facility in Decatur, GA will be Powered by Suniva. The 1.2-MW solar canopy is the second largest in the country at a U.S. transit system. “We’reRead More

California College Dedicates 1.1-MW Solar Power System

California College Dedicates 1.1-MW Solar Power System

November 18, 2011 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

 Mission College, Gilbane Co., a full-service construction company, and SunPower Corp., today announced the dedication of a 1.1-MW solar power system at Mission College, located in Santa Clara, Calif. Over the 25-year-life of the system, Mission College is expected to save approximately $8.5 million in electricity costs. “The SunPower installationRead More

Coalition for Affordable Solar Gains 52 Supporters Within First Week

Coalition for Affordable Solar Gains 52 Supporters Within First Week

November 18, 2011 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Within one week of forming, dozens of U.S. solar companies, representing thousands of American jobs, have joined the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) to urge policymakers to help find a resolution to SolarWorld’s harmful trade petition. The Coalition now represents 52 American solar companies from across the United StatesRead More

Exelon and Constellation Shareholders Approve Merger

Exelon and Constellation Shareholders Approve Merger

November 18, 2011 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

Exelon Corp. and Constellation Energy announced that the shareholders of both companies approved their shareholder proposals for their merger at yesterday’s special meetings. Approval of the merger proposals required the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast by EXC’s shareholders and a majority of CEG’s outstanding shares entitled to vote.Read More