Projects

IKEA reveals plans for its latest solar installation

IKEA reveals plans for its latest solar installation

December 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Forward-thinking companies aren’t adding solar to their rooftops just for the financial payback — they are doing it to make a statement. (Do you know which retailer came out on top for solar capacity this year?).  IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, is one such company and announced plansRead More

Namaste Solar deploys Solectria inverters in utility-owned solar projects in Vermont

Namaste Solar deploys Solectria inverters in utility-owned solar projects in Vermont

December 2, 2016 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

Namasté Solar, an employee-owned cooperative that designs, installs and maintains solar electric systems, deployed Yaskawa-Solectria‘s PVI 28TL and PVI 36TL inverters in two solar systems in Vermont that are the first Solectria inverters to be owned by town and village utilities. The Nebraska Valley and Waterhouse Solar Farms total 2.7Read More

Details on a completed 28-MW solar farm in Georgia developed by Citizens Energy

Details on a completed 28-MW solar farm in Georgia developed by Citizens Energy

December 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Phono Solar, a global provider of integrated solar solutions, delivered 90,000 solar PV modules (315-W, 72-cell) to Citizens Energy, a Boston-based not-for-profit energy developer, who is the owner and operator of this newly-commissioned site in Jenkins County, Ga. “Phono Solar was delighted to partner with Citizens on this project, making itRead More

Replacing nuclear power with solar in Austria, with help from Fronius

Replacing nuclear power with solar in Austria, with help from Fronius

November 30, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Fronius carried out a special project in Zwentendorf, Austria: a PV system has been installed on the site of a former nuclear power plant. Where once nuclear energy was to be produced, today clean, safe energy is generated from natural resources over an area of 3,700 square meters. The project reflectsRead More

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