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VISHAY: Category IV High-Voltage Isolation Optocouplers

VISHAY: Category IV High-Voltage Isolation Optocouplers

October 25, 2011 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of the industry’s first Category IV, high-voltage isolation optocouplers available in surface-mount packages. Certified by the international safety regulatory agency VDE, the CNY64ST and CNY65ST series products offer long creepage distances and a high isolation test voltage to protect workersRead More

1st Global Sells Desert Hot Springs Property for Renewable Construction

1st Global Sells Desert Hot Springs Property for Renewable Construction

October 25, 2011 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

1st Global Financial Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Desert Hot Springs (DHS) property for$1,500,000 plus existing property taxes. The company acquired the California property in July of this year for the purchase price of $1,000,000 plus property taxes. The property is being soldRead More

SunPower and School District Dedicate 3.3-MW Project

SunPower and School District Dedicate 3.3-MW Project

October 24, 2011 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

San Ramon Valley Unified School District and SunPower Corp. today dedicated SunPower solar power systems at five schools, totaling 3.3 MW of solar capacity. The systems will generate more than two-thirds of the schools’ energy demands, significantly reducing each school’s electricity bill. “The SunPower systems will bring millions of dollarsRead More

Campbell Soup Co. to Build 2.3-MW Solar System

Campbell Soup Co. to Build 2.3-MW Solar System

October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am 1 comment

  Campbell Soup Company announced it has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Land Lease Agreement (LLA) with American Capital Energy (ACE) to construct a 2.3-MW capacity PV solar power generation ground mount tracker system on 14 acres of the company’s facility in Sacramento, Calif., which supplies Campbell’sRead More

Schneider Electric Earns SEIA Award

Schneider Electric Earns SEIA Award

October 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

At an event held during Solar Power International 2011, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented a Solar Champion Award in the Manufacturer category to Schneider Electric for its 1-MW dual voltage solar farm in Smyrna, Tenn. SEIA, the national trade association of the United States solar energy industry, madeRead More

Molex: SolarSpec DC Connectors

Molex: SolarSpec DC Connectors

October 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Molex Inc. augments its SolarSpec portfolio of products with the introduction of rugged, IP67-sealed SolarSpec DC Connectors that are designed for direct connection to solar junction boxes, field installations and PV grid wiring. Offering exceptional efficiency, the contact resistance of the SolarSpec DC Connector is <0.5 milliohms. The contact canRead More

Switchgear Solution to Reduce Solar Plant Installation Time

Switchgear Solution to Reduce Solar Plant Installation Time

October 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, introduced a switchgear solutions package to help solar plants reduce plant installation time and standardize plant designs. The standardized engineering services and switchgear package for the interconnection substation is ideal for solar plants up to 35 MW. With this solution,Read More

Siemens Sinvert Inverters Used in New Facility

Siemens Sinvert Inverters Used in New Facility

October 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm 1 comment

Siemens Industry announced this week it has added another megawatt of solar power to its portfolio as Granite Construction Company (GCC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Granite Construction Inc. , recently commissioned one of the nation’s first solar-powered aggregate and hot-mix facilities located in Coalinga, Calif. GCC is using Siemens’Read More

SunLink: Core RMS roof mount system

SunLink: Core RMS roof mount system

October 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corporation today released Core RMS — the newest addition to the company’s trusted solar roof mount product line. Core RMS features a sturdy grid assembly that provides superior strength and load distribution for framed or laminate solar projects of 10 degrees or less. The system is both simple to install andRead More

SunLink: HomeRun Combiner Boxes

SunLink: HomeRun Combiner Boxes

October 20, 2011 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

SunLink Corporation announced the next generation of its HomeRun combiner box family. Proven on more than 100 MW of installations across North America, the HomeRun line has now been expanded to include features such as bulkhead connectors, disconnect switches and monitoring to facilitate solar installations of any size or design.Read More