Projects

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

FG Fortis Groep USA sets plans for new net-zero building projects

FG Fortis Groep USA sets plans for new net-zero building projects

November 11, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

The Fortis Groep is an international builder of sustainable and net zero building projects around the world and it has new sustainable and net-zero building project it is ready to debut world-wide. As of now, these net zero systems will be installed in residential building projects in Florida and NorthRead More

NEXTracker signs big solar tracker MSA with EPC Biosar

NEXTracker signs big solar tracker MSA with EPC Biosar

November 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

NEXTracker, a Flex company, signed a master services agreement to deliver its solar tracker technology to Biosar, part of Aktor Construction Group, and one of the largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms in the Western Hemisphere. The 191.5 MW solar power plant, Pirapora 1, is being constructed by BiosarRead More

North Putnam Community Schools solar+storage project wins award at Midwest PV conference

North Putnam Community Schools solar+storage project wins award at Midwest PV conference

November 10, 2016 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recognized the best photovoltaic projects in the Midwest at the PV Conference and Expo in Chicago. The Project of Distinction Award recognizes solar projects that demonstrate innovation, diverse community involvement, and best practices that advance the industry.Read More