Projects

CalCom Energy designed and constructed a 693-kilowatt solar project for Bella Vista Water District in Redding, CA. The solar array reduces electricity costs and carbon emissions by using clean energy to pump water throughout the district. (PRNewsfoto/CalCom Energy)

Calcom Energy, Bella Vista Water District team up to reduce the district’s electricity use by 75 percent

March 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm 0 comments

CalCom Energy and Bella Vista Water District announce the completion of a 693-kilowatt solar project to provide clean energy for the utility’s use in Redding, Calif. The system will advance the district’s sustainability efforts, improve resiliency and reduce costs by offsetting electricity used to pump water throughout the district. CalComRead More

Blazing a new trail: Canndescent opens first-of-its-kind cannabis cultivation facility thanks to solar power

Blazing a new trail: Canndescent opens first-of-its-kind cannabis cultivation facility thanks to solar power

March 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

Canndescent has completed the cannabis industry’s first, commercial-scale solar project, powering its indoor production facility in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Delivering onsite, renewable energy, the 282.6 kilowatt system uses 734 solar modules on seven different carport structures to energize the company’s historic cannabis production facility, which also earned attention inRead More

Community solar project developed on a brownfield at Long View Forest’s Vermont headquarters

Community solar project developed on a brownfield at Long View Forest’s Vermont headquarters

March 18, 2019 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Long View Forest, Inc. and Encore Renewable Energy announced the commissioning of a 745 kWp community solar array on three acres at the new Long View headquarters and woodyard on Ferry Road in Hartland, VT. The project is on a 28-acre remediated “brownfield” property formerly used as a saw millRead More

HVAC company Trane gets into solar PV installation business, develops carports for five schools in Massachusetts

HVAC company Trane gets into solar PV installation business, develops carports for five schools in Massachusetts

March 18, 2019 at 11:23 am 1 comment

While best recognized as a global leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment and Building Automation Systems, Trane also offers comprehensive energy services providing self-funding energy and cost saving projects to building owners globally. Trane not only provides HVAC equipment, building automation systems, facility improvement measure and renewable energy efficiency solutions, butRead More

Florida A&M University approves a 25-year lease with Duke Energy for huge solar power plant

Florida A&M University approves a 25-year lease with Duke Energy for huge solar power plant

March 11, 2019 at 11:12 am 0 comments

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees approved a partnership with Duke Energy Florida (DEF) to build a solar facility in Central Florida that will benefit students, faculty, utility customers and Floridians. The Board approved a 25-year lease agreement with DEF. The partnership will provide a new, long-term revenueRead More

Microsoft Corp. signs 15-year PPA for this 75-MW solar project in North Carolina

Microsoft Corp. signs 15-year PPA for this 75-MW solar project in North Carolina

March 11, 2019 at 10:08 am 0 comments

Microsoft Corp. and Invenergy are moving ahead with a 74-megawatt solar project in North Carolina, the Wilkinson Solar Energy Center, which will be constructed, owned and operated by Invenergy. Via the 15-year power purchase agreement, Microsoft will become the sole offtaker of the energy generated at the Wilkinson Solar EnergyRead More

Details on Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm (just completed)

Details on Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm (just completed)

March 11, 2019 at 8:34 am 1 comment

Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm has completed construction and is nearing subscriber completion. The 7.1-MW Happy Hollow Community Solar + Storage Farm is built on a gravel pit in Winchendon, Mass., and includes a 3.3-MW energy storage system. The project is owned by SunRaise Investments, developed and constructedRead More

Something to copy: Montecito Fire Protection District Board supports renewable energy-based microgrid

Something to copy: Montecito Fire Protection District Board supports renewable energy-based microgrid

March 7, 2019 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

Fire, Law enforcement, School and County leaders met to plan yesterday! pic.twitter.com/MAkuvkjs3E — Montecito Fire (@montecitofire) February 1, 2018 The Montecito, Calif., Fire Protection District Board of Directors unanimously authorized Fire Chief Chip Hickman to draft a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to proceed with Community Microgrid efforts for the FireRead More

Texas is getting a NetZero capable community via Francis Solar, Quick Mount PV

Texas is getting a NetZero capable community via Francis Solar, Quick Mount PV

February 28, 2019 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Francis Solar and Quick Mount PV are supplying Texas’s first NetZero Capable Community, Whisper Valley, with equipment to go solar. The supply partnership has helped the 7,500 home Texas community win the Grand Award at the 2019 Green Builder Media Sustainability Awards. The new community is a model for theRead More

Sunpreme bifacial solar modules paired with Tigo’s optimizers in this carport, rooftop project

Sunpreme bifacial solar modules paired with Tigo’s optimizers in this carport, rooftop project

February 27, 2019 at 9:12 am 0 comments

A shopping center located in the California Bay Area installed a carport and rooftop installations (totaling 750 kW) that paired Sunpreme‘s GxB380 SM Bifacial PV Panels with Tigo TS4-L (Long Strings) Optimizers, which came integrated with the modules. The DC-to-DC module integration with Tigo allows for longer PV string designs,Read More