Projects

Baker Electric Solar installs solar system at San Diego-based TargetCW

Baker Electric Solar installs solar system at San Diego-based TargetCW

November 30, 2016 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider, designed and installed a 65.52 kW rooftop solar system for contingent workforce services firm, TargetCW, which has a 25,000-sq-ft facility. The rooftop solar installation will produce roughly 45 percent of the company’s annual electricity needs and save the company more than $24,000 on itsRead More

Coronal Tulare solar facility now delivering power to Southern California Edison

Coronal Tulare solar facility now delivering power to Southern California Edison

November 29, 2016 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, sent word that its Coronal Tulare, a 34 MWac (44.2 MWdc) solar energy facility, began commercial operation in mid-September. The project delivers power to Southern California Edison (SCE) through a 20-year power purchase agreement. It is expected to generate 87,500 MWh annually, enough electricity toRead More

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Beyond the Project Impact

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Beyond the Project Impact

November 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm 1 comment

We say it every year: When it comes to solar projects, we are all winners. We already announced the winners of our 2016 Project of the Year vote, but we at Solar Builder liked a bunch of the other submissions too. Here is the third in our series of Editor’s Choice winners. TheseRead More

Details on a record-breaking solar install program in Wisconsin

Details on a record-breaking solar install program in Wisconsin

November 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm 1 comment

Fifty-two home and business owners in the Milwaukee area have helped the Milwaukee Shines and Solar Shorewood solar group buy programs reach 174 kW of installed solar, the largest total for a solar group buy program in Wisconsin to date. The programs, which were a partnership between the City of Milwaukee’sRead More

Largest global install of organic PV now underway in Brazil

Largest global install of organic PV now underway in Brazil

November 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

The largest global use of OPV (Organic Photovoltaic) technology, considered by some to be the third generation in solar energy, was installed on the outside of a commercial building in Brazil. OPV used on glass is capable of transforming sunlight into electricity, and the area where it will be usedRead More

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Community Spirit

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Community Spirit

November 22, 2016 at 8:07 am 1 comment

We say it every year: When it comes to solar projects, we are all winners. We already announced the winners of our 2016 Project of the Year vote, but we at Solar Builder liked a bunch of the other submissions too. Here is the second in our series of Editor’sRead More

Top Solar Projects of the Week (Nov. 14 – Nov. 18)

Top Solar Projects of the Week (Nov. 14 – Nov. 18)

November 18, 2016 at 10:36 am 1 comment

Adhesives company shows solar commitment with display panel The 30 kW solar installation created by Velo Solar on the roof of Chemique Adhesives in Kennesaw, Ga., has begun operation. The array sits atop the North American headquarters of Chemique Adhesives, a company with revenues of about $17.5 million per year andRead More

Check out this solar+storage microgrid housed in a shipping container

Check out this solar+storage microgrid housed in a shipping container

November 18, 2016 at 9:50 am 1 comment

Pure Power Solutions has completed a plug-and-play approach to solar+storage microgrids for remote locations with a system using standard shipping containers and energy dense, non-toxic battery technology from SimpliPhi Power. The first system is now operational at Vacherie Ranch, a 450-acre agricultural and recreational retreat located in Western Sonoma County,Read More

How a community (solar) comes together: Details on Idaho’s first 500-kW community solar install

How a community (solar) comes together: Details on Idaho’s first 500-kW community solar install

November 15, 2016 at 9:31 am 1 comment

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is approving an Idaho Power application to build a 500-kilowatt community solar project in southeast Boise. The $1.16 million single-axis solar project on the southwest corner of Amity and Holcomb roads will allow up to 1,093 residential customers and 470 non-residential customers to buy oneRead More

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Solving space limitations

2016 Editor’s Choice Projects of the Year: Solving space limitations

November 14, 2016 at 9:22 am 3 comments

We say it every year: When it comes to solar projects, we are all winners. We already announced the winners of our 2016 Project of the Year vote, but we at Solar Builder liked a bunch of the other submissions too. Welcome to the first in our series of Editor’sRead More