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Southeast’s Largest Rooftop Project Completed in S.C.

Southeast’s Largest Rooftop Project Completed in S.C.

December 2, 2011 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

South Carolina Electric & Gas and Boeing today officially marked the completion of one of the largest single rooftop solar installations in the United States and the largest in the Southeast, by production capacity. The dedication event signaled the start of renewable energy being generated by the 2.6-MW rooftop PVRead More

Seminole Financial to Fund $18 Million Loan for 5.75-MW PV system

Seminole Financial to Fund $18 Million Loan for 5.75-MW PV system

December 2, 2011 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Seminole Financial Services announced today the funding of a $18 million construction loan to Southern Sky Renewable Energy, LLC (Southern Sky) to install a 5.75MW photovoltaic ground mounted solar panel installation in Canton, Massachusetts. The installation will utilize approximately 15 acres of the 40 acre closed municipal landfill in Canton,Read More

DOE Awards $12 Million for Rooftop Solar Challenge

DOE Awards $12 Million for Rooftop Solar Challenge

December 2, 2011 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was joined by Lynn Jurich, the president and co-founder of the solar power company SunRun, and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to announce $12 million in funding for the awardees of the Rooftop Solar Challenge. TheRead More

11.6-MW Solar Project in Los Angeles Taking Shape

11.6-MW Solar Project in Los Angeles Taking Shape

December 1, 2011 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

An 11.6-megawatt DC solar system composed of high-performance solar panels from SolarWorld has begun taking shape at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s high-desert Adelanto Switching and Converter Station. The system features domestically produced solar panels, racking, inverters and other balance-of-system components, showcasing not only American solar technology production but also theRead More

Magnolia Solar Receives Research Fund From US Air Force

Magnolia Solar Receives Research Fund From US Air Force

December 1, 2011 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Magnolia Solar Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar Inc., recently received a $750,000 Phase II award from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. The award will fund a two-year project to develop flexible, lightweight, ultra-high efficiency multi-junctionRead More

FirstEnergy Solutions Signs PPA with Largest Solar Project in Maryland

FirstEnergy Solutions Signs PPA with Largest Solar Project in Maryland

December 1, 2011 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

FirstEnergy Corp. announced that its FirstEnergy Solutions subsidiary has signed a long-term agreement to purchase the output from the Maryland Solar Farm, a green energy facility planned for Hagerstown, Md. When the development is completed by Maryland Solar LLC, the facility will be the largest solar facility in Maryland and amongRead More

200-MW Solar Farm Coming to Hardee County in Florida

200-MW Solar Farm Coming to Hardee County in Florida

November 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

National Solar Power announced the company has entered into a developer agreement with Hardee County, Fla. to establish a 200-MW solar farm in the county. This $700 million project will be the company’s second solar farm project with the first being in Gadsden County, Fla. The Hardee County Commission recentlyRead More

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Join Up for Project SolarStrong

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Join Up for Project SolarStrong

November 30, 2011 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced that they have agreed to terms on financing for SolarStrong, SolarCity’s ambitious five-year plan to build more than $1 billion in solar power projects for privatized U.S. military housing communities across the country. As part of the project, SolarCity plans toRead More

Gemma Renewale Power Signs $16.6 Million EPC Contract

Gemma Renewale Power Signs $16.6 Million EPC Contract

November 30, 2011 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

 Argan Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Gemma Power Systems, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Gemma Renewable Power LLC, has signed an approximately $16.6 million EPC contract with Southern Sky Renewable Energy Canton LLC to design and build a 5.7-MW solar energy facility consisting of approximately 19,800 PV panels located onRead More

U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Stall Arizona’s Solar Progress

U.S.-China Trade Dispute Could Stall Arizona’s Solar Progress

November 30, 2011 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

The Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy (CASE) and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) are concerned that jobs will be lost in Arizona due to SolarWorld’s anti-trade petition. Arizona is the third-largest employer in solar-related fields in America with nearly 5,000 jobs across 980 solar establishments in the state, according to the NationalRead More