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Onion Grower Installs 428.4-kW System in California

Onion Grower Installs 428.4-kW System in California

March 14, 2012 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Varsity Produce, one of California’s premier grower-shipper-processors of yellow, red, white and sweet onions, will not shed a tear about its decision to go solar with Cenergy Power on its processing/cold storage and packing facilities. The 428.40-kW solar system will pay for itself in less than four years, offset approximatelyRead More

JinkoSolar Panels Used in Connecticut Water Treatment Plant Installation

JinkoSolar Panels Used in Connecticut Water Treatment Plant Installation

March 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. , a fast-growing, vertically integrated solar power product manufacturer based in China, today announced the successful completion of a 35.8-kW tracker-based solar system at the Aquarion Water Company’s D.W. Loiselle Water Treatment Plant at Trap Falls Reservoir in Shelton, Connecticut. This project utilizes 29.7 kW of JinkoSolar’sRead More

Advanced Energy Inverters Selected for 8 MW of PV Projects

Advanced Energy Inverters Selected for 8 MW of PV Projects

March 13, 2012 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Advanced Energy Industries Inc. today announced that its inverters have been selected by REgeneration Finance  to power more than 8 MW of U.S. distributed generation PV projects. REgeneration has deployed more than 60 of Advanced Energy’s (AE) industry-leading commercial inverters, ranging in power levels from 35 kW to 260 kW. AERead More

eIQ Energy: vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module

eIQ Energy: vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module

March 13, 2012 at 8:38 am 1 comment

eIQ Energy Inc. today introduced the latest and highest-capacity addition to its vBoost DC Parallel System – the new vBoost 600 DC-to-DC converter module, which reduces the installed cost and improves the efficiency of solar power arrays. The new vBoost 600 modules boost the output of solar panels to aRead More

Clean Power Research Receives $850K Grant for New PV Simulation

Clean Power Research Receives $850K Grant for New PV Simulation

March 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm 1 comment

In a third round of funding from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Clean Power Research will receive a grant of approximately $850,000 from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration (CSI RD&D) Program. As a result of the grant, Clean Power Research will implement new PV fleet simulationRead More

First Solar to Build 26-MW PV Project in Arizona

First Solar to Build 26-MW PV Project in Arizona

March 12, 2012 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc.  and First Solar Inc. today announced an agreement for First Solar to construct NRG’s 26 MW (AC) Avra Valley solar project near Tucson, Ariz. Electricity from the Avra Valley solar project will be sold to Tucson Electric Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The project will utilize FirstRead More

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