Projects

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

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Staten Solar’s Levee Mount

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Staten Solar’s Levee Mount

November 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

Levee Mount Category: Ground-Mount (C&I) Delano, Calif. | 522 kW The agricultural segment has a conundrum when it comes to adding solar: it could benefit greatly from the power generation, but dedicating too much land for a sizable enough project will cut too deeply into its revenue. Wasting productive landRead More

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Moapa Southern Paiute Solar

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Moapa Southern Paiute Solar

November 7, 2016 at 11:15 am 3 comments

Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Category: Ground-Mount (utility-scale) Moapa, Nev. | 353 MW You may remember this project first appearing in our Sept./Oct. issue in which we highlighted the importance of the ground screws in completing the project. It was entered into the Project of the Year awards shortly thereafter andRead More

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Fort Madison Middle School

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Fort Madison Middle School

November 7, 2016 at 8:51 am 2 comments

Fort Madison Middle School Category: Roof-Mount Fort Madison, Iowa | 300 kW The landmark 1922 Fort Madison Middle School nearly wound up in an Iowa landfill, but thanks to the vision of developer Todd Schneider, and thanks to state-administered funding from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the apartmentRead More

Construction of largest Massachusetts solar rooftop install underway

Construction of largest Massachusetts solar rooftop install underway

November 4, 2016 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Green Street Solar Power, a solar sales, finance and installation company located in the Bronx, NY, has begun construction on a 4.1-megawatt high efficiency PV system in West Bridgewater – the largest single rooftop installation in Massachusetts. The system will be used to offset the electric bills for the entireRead More

Panasonic, Younicos working on solar+storage project in Denver

Panasonic, Younicos working on solar+storage project in Denver

November 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Energy storage company Younicos has signed an agreement with strategic partner Panasonic to design and build a solar-plus-storage system at Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colo., which includes the operations hub for Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Panasonic CityNOW. The system will make use of multiple Younicos Y.Cubes, the innovativeRead More

Details on the world’s largest microgrid install, via Sungrow

Details on the world’s largest microgrid install, via Sungrow

November 3, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Sungrow says that it has help install the world’s largest PV & energy storage microgrid power plant with 13 MW of PV inverters and 7 MW of energy storage inverters, in Shuanghu, China, the highest region in the world located in China’s Tibet province. The 20 MW microgrid power plantRead More