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Electric Power Research Institute Tests Solar Technology, Performance

Electric Power Research Institute Tests Solar Technology, Performance

November 29, 2012 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) today announced that its 60-kW flat-plate solar photovoltaic (PV) demonstration project is now generating electricity at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) in Aurora, Colo. Researchers are assessing the technologies’ installation, commissioning, performance, reliability, and operations and maintenance requirements. Anticipated versus actual production, dailyRead More

D.E. Shaw, Bright Plain Acquire SunPower’s 5-MW Kalaeloa Solar Farm

D.E. Shaw, Bright Plain Acquire SunPower’s 5-MW Kalaeloa Solar Farm

November 29, 2012 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) and Bright Plain Renewable Energy (BPRE) announced the acquisition of the Kalaeloa solar farm from SunPower Corp. The 5-megawatt (AC) solar farm was developed by SunPower in West Oahu, Hawaii, and has been acquired by an affiliate of DESRI in partnership with BPRE. ConstructionRead More

SunEdison to Constuct 20-MW Solar Project for Riverside, California

SunEdison to Constuct 20-MW Solar Project for Riverside, California

November 29, 2012 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials,  announced a new 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to deliver 20 MW to Riverside Public Utilities (RPU), the municipal electric utility of the City of Riverside, Calif. SunEdison will construct the 20-MW North Lake IRead More

200 MW of Yingli Solar Modules Selected for Centinela Solar Energy Facility

200 MW of Yingli Solar Modules Selected for Centinela Solar Energy Facility

November 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited today announced that its subsidiary Yingli Green Energy Americas has entered into the company’s largest project supply agreement to date. Yingli Americas was selected to supply 200 MW-dc of utility-scale solar PV modules for the Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project, which is segmented in twoRead More

NRG Powers 20 Schools in Haiti with Solar Energy

NRG Powers 20 Schools in Haiti with Solar Energy

November 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc. today announced the successful completion of its “The Sun Lights the Way” project in the Boucan Carre region of Haiti. The program entailed the installation of solar electric systems at 20 schools, a fish farm and a drip irrigation system supporting agricultural production throughout Haiti’s Central Plateau region,Read More

Session Solar is Now Creotecc Solar Mounting Systems

Session Solar is Now Creotecc Solar Mounting Systems

November 28, 2012 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Solar distributor Session Solar has announced a change in business. From its website: “Due to the continued growth and success of Creotecc, we are closing our wholesales division and shifting our full focus to our mounting systems manufacturing division. The same team of solar professionals you’ve come to know forRead More

Solar Source Installs 19 Solar Energy Systems for Parks Project

Solar Source Installs 19 Solar Energy Systems for Parks Project

November 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar Source installed 19 solar systems for the city of St Petersburg, Fla.’s Sunlit City Parks Project. Almost 950 solar panels were mounted on park facilities, including the Science + Technology Education Innovation Center (EIC) and other park recreational centers. The U.S. Department of Energy funded the projects to encourageRead More

SolarCity to Install 924 kW at California School District

SolarCity to Install 924 kW at California School District

November 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Woodland (Calif.) Joint Unified School District, a model of energy efficiency, and SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy services, today announced an ambitious plan to install more than 3,900 solar panels at four district schools. The district incurred no upfront costs for the project and is expected to saveRead More

Cost of Solar Energy Continues Significant Decline, DOE Reports

Cost of Solar Energy Continues Significant Decline, DOE Reports

November 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

The average cost of going solar in the U.S. continued to decrease significantly in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to a report released today by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Solar advocates noted that these findings are the latest indicator that solar isRead More

Emerging Markets Predicted to Bring Stability to Solar Industry

Emerging Markets Predicted to Bring Stability to Solar Industry

November 27, 2012 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

Emerging markets are forecast to help bring stability to ailing solar industry, with up to 12 gigawatts (GW) of new photovoltaic (PV) capacity added in 2017 up from just 1.6 GW in 2012, according to a new IHS solar report. The recently released study, which evaluated the potential for PVRead More