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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

Phoenix Solar and Silicon Ranch Join for Largest Tennessee Solar Plant

Phoenix Solar and Silicon Ranch Join for Largest Tennessee Solar Plant

November 17, 2011 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Phoenix Solar Inc. and Silicon Ranch Corp. announced a strategic alliance to develop, finance and construct solar PV power plants in Tennessee and the Southeast.  The companies said their first 1.4 MW project in the city of Pulaski, Tenn., will be the largest privately-owned solar installation in the state. Phoenix Solar, with support fromRead More

Jordache to Build Solar Rooftop Array

Jordache to Build Solar Rooftop Array

November 17, 2011 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

Jordache Enterprises is officially on the green grid. The denim giant has just announced that it will utilize solar energy to power one of the largest solar plants on a single rooftop in the Northeast. The Jordache facility, located in South Plainfield, N.J., serves as an 800,ooo-sq ft distribution center, whichRead More

GM Facility Installs Solar Parking Canopies

GM Facility Installs Solar Parking Canopies

November 17, 2011 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Envision Solar International Inc., a sustainable infrastructure product designer and developer participated in a ribbon cutting of a new Solar Tree structure installation at General Motor’s Warren, Mich., facility.  The installation consists of Envision’s Solar Tree structure which will shade and charge six electric vehicles while providing renewable, solar electric energyRead More

SunPower Panels Featured on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover

SunPower Panels Featured on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover

November 17, 2011 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower Corp., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, announced that its high-efficiency solar panels were installed on the Jusst Sooup Ranch that will be featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition two-hour special on Friday, Nov. 18.  The 25-kW solar system is expected toRead More

Dr. Bernd Köhler

Phoenix Solar to Get New CFO for 2012

November 17, 2011 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Phoenix Solar AG, a leading international system integrator, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Bernd Köhler as a member of the Executive Board, effective Dec. 1. Dr. Köhler will take up his duties on Jan. 1 as the successor to Sabine Kauper, Chief Financial Officer, who, upon expiry of herRead More

Berkshire School's 2-MW solar system, one of several recent projects in Massachusetts to feature high-performance SolarWorld solar panels, offsets 45 percent of the school's energy consumption.

SolarWorld Heightens Profile in Massachusetts’ Rising Solar Market

November 16, 2011 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

An 8-acre solar installation featuring high-performance solar panels from SolarWorld will go online this fall at Berkshire School, a private boarding high school in Sheffield, Mass. The 2-MW system is the largest solar installation for a private school in New England. It is also the latest of three significant Massachusetts solar projects totaling moreRead More

Eaton: Switched Combiner

Eaton: Switched Combiner

November 16, 2011 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the release of the Eaton Switched Combiner (ESC). Uniting Eaton’s 600 voltage direct current (vDC) solar disconnect and source-combiner box in one convenient enclosure, the Switched Combiner is the latest addition to the growing range of innovative solar energy solutions from Eaton. TheRead More

Unirac Names New CEO

Unirac Names New CEO

November 16, 2011 at 9:19 am Comments are Disabled

Unirac Inc., a Hilti Group Company and a provider of infrastructure for solar power systems, announced Peter Lorenz has been appointed as the company’s new chief executive officer. Lorenz succeeds Douglas May who retired from the company at the end of October. Peter comes to Unirac from Quanta Services, aRead More

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 3 N.C. Solar Farms

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 3 N.C. Solar Farms

November 15, 2011 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy Renewables has acquired three 1-MW commercial solar projects in the southwestern corner of the state. The company now owns seven commercial solar farms in North Carolina. Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s Commercial Businesses, purchased the portfolio of PV projects from ESA Renewables, LLC, which designed andRead More