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NextEra Completes Acquisition of 40 MW from First Solar

NextEra Completes Acquisition of 40 MW from First Solar

March 12, 2012 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

NextEra Energy Resources LLC, the competitive energy subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., and First Solar Inc. today announced the completion of NextEra Energy Resources’ acquisition of two solar PV projects totaling 40 MW (AC) in Ontario, Canada, from First Solar. The projects, located in St. Clair, were designed, developed and constructedRead More

Making a Splash

Making a Splash

March 12, 2012 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

Often finding that marquee project is the most challenging part of breaking into a new market. Several innovative new-comers joined on one project to dive into the solar industry together. With a strong presence in several infrastructure-related construction markets, including heavy civil, transportation, construction materials and power, Watsonville, Calif.’s GraniteRead More

Powering up the Economy

Powering up the Economy

March 12, 2012 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Local hands help connect 5 MW to the grid in North Carolina. In less than 90 days, Strata Solar managed to develop and build a 5-MW solar farm with inexperienced hands and still come in on time and on budget. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based solar contractor installed 22,000 panels onRead More

When Smaller is Better

When Smaller is Better

March 12, 2012 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Using microinverters on large projects provides increased efficiency and the ability to reduce stress on the system. By Leanne Butkovic On a 14-acre plot of land in the midst of a commercial tree nursery in Delavan, Wis., thousands of sunflowers burst from the ground. The oil from the seeds helpsRead More

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Bright Ideas

March 12, 2012 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Shifting from improving cell output to improving installation methods is the future for the solar industry. 

“The Roof is on Fire!”

“The Roof is on Fire!”

March 12, 2012 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Making sure you never hear those words concerning rooftop solar arrays can be as simple as installing smaller inverters. By Paul Bundschuh The commercial rooftop PV market is one of the largest segments of the solar industry and contributes to a substantial, and continously growing, percentage of electrical energy supply.Read More

MAGE SOLAR: Systemtec Ground Mounting System

MAGE SOLAR: Systemtec Ground Mounting System

March 9, 2012 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced the introduction of its MAGE SYSTEMTEC mounting system for ground mount applications. MAGE SYSTEMTEC’s initial application for pitched roofs was introduced last fall and quickly established itself as a universally adaptable premium-grade solution for asphalt shingles, roof tile and metalRead More

SMA Sunny Central Inverters Used in World’s Largest PV Plant

SMA Sunny Central Inverters Used in World’s Largest PV Plant

March 8, 2012 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

SMA America is proud to power what is expected to be the largest operational PV plant in the world upon completion. Construction on the 290 MW Agua Caliente solar project in Yuma County, near Dateland, Ariz., is under way, with completion expected in 2014. Built by First Solar Inc., AguaRead More

SOLON Corp. Acquired by Microsol

SOLON Corp. Acquired by Microsol

March 8, 2012 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Microsol, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) based cell manufacturer, has acquired essential components of the insolvent SOLON SE and its subsidiaries, including United States-based SOLON Corp. With the formation of SOLON Energy GmbH as the core of the new group, an integrated solar solutions provider has been established with a strong presence in theRead More

SolarBOS: ReCombiners with Disconnects, Contactors, GFI

SolarBOS: ReCombiners with Disconnects, Contactors, GFI

March 8, 2012 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

SolarBOS, Inc., a leader in electrical ‘Balance of System’ solutions for the solar industry, is pleased to announce their new line of ReCombiners for large commercial and utility-scale PV systems.  The new ReCombiners are listed to UL 1741 for up to 1000 VDC and 2560 amps.  They can also beRead More