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Quanta Selected for Construction of 20-MW Calif. Facility

Quanta Selected for Construction of 20-MW Calif. Facility

October 26, 2011 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

Quanta Services Inc. today announced that it has secured a contract to provide comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Atwell Island Solar Generation Facility Project. The project is a 20-MW utility-scale solar installation for SPS Atwell LLC, a project company partly owned by Samsung C&T America Inc.Read More

Those joining the inauguration of Toray's new solar farm at its headquarters in North Kingstown, R.I., were (left to right), Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island; Rick Schloesser, President and CEO of Toray Plastics; M. Teresa Paiva Weed, Senate President; David M. Dooley, President, the University of Rhode Island, and Keith Stokes, Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.

Construction on Rhode Island’s Largest Solar Farm Complete

October 26, 2011 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. has completed the construction of a $2 million, 445 kW solar PV farm on its 70-acre campus in North Kingstown, R.I. The new, three-acre solar farm is the largest in the state, consists of 1,650 PV panels, and will generate 625 MWh a year, curbing escalatingRead More

Solutia to Acquire Southwall Technologies Inc.

Solutia to Acquire Southwall Technologies Inc.

October 25, 2011 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

Solutia Inc., a market-leading performance materials and specialty chemicals company, is commencing today, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Backbone Acquisition Sub Inc., a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Southwall Technologies Inc.  Solutia announced on Oct. 7, 2011, that it had entered into a mergerRead More

VISHAY: Category IV High-Voltage Isolation Optocouplers

VISHAY: Category IV High-Voltage Isolation Optocouplers

October 25, 2011 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Vishay Intertechnology Inc. broadens its optoelectronics portfolio with the introduction of the industry’s first Category IV, high-voltage isolation optocouplers available in surface-mount packages. Certified by the international safety regulatory agency VDE, the CNY64ST and CNY65ST series products offer long creepage distances and a high isolation test voltage to protect workersRead More

1st Global Sells Desert Hot Springs Property for Renewable Construction

1st Global Sells Desert Hot Springs Property for Renewable Construction

October 25, 2011 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

1st Global Financial Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Desert Hot Springs (DHS) property for$1,500,000 plus existing property taxes. The company acquired the California property in July of this year for the purchase price of $1,000,000 plus property taxes. The property is being soldRead More

SunPower and School District Dedicate 3.3-MW Project

SunPower and School District Dedicate 3.3-MW Project

October 24, 2011 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

San Ramon Valley Unified School District and SunPower Corp. today dedicated SunPower solar power systems at five schools, totaling 3.3 MW of solar capacity. The systems will generate more than two-thirds of the schools’ energy demands, significantly reducing each school’s electricity bill. “The SunPower systems will bring millions of dollarsRead More

Campbell Soup Co. to Build 2.3-MW Solar System

Campbell Soup Co. to Build 2.3-MW Solar System

October 21, 2011 at 9:23 am 1 comment

  Campbell Soup Company announced it has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Land Lease Agreement (LLA) with American Capital Energy (ACE) to construct a 2.3-MW capacity PV solar power generation ground mount tracker system on 14 acres of the company’s facility in Sacramento, Calif., which supplies Campbell’sRead More

Schneider Electric Earns SEIA Award

Schneider Electric Earns SEIA Award

October 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

At an event held during Solar Power International 2011, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) presented a Solar Champion Award in the Manufacturer category to Schneider Electric for its 1-MW dual voltage solar farm in Smyrna, Tenn. SEIA, the national trade association of the United States solar energy industry, madeRead More

Molex: SolarSpec DC Connectors

Molex: SolarSpec DC Connectors

October 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Molex Inc. augments its SolarSpec portfolio of products with the introduction of rugged, IP67-sealed SolarSpec DC Connectors that are designed for direct connection to solar junction boxes, field installations and PV grid wiring. Offering exceptional efficiency, the contact resistance of the SolarSpec DC Connector is <0.5 milliohms. The contact canRead More

Switchgear Solution to Reduce Solar Plant Installation Time

Switchgear Solution to Reduce Solar Plant Installation Time

October 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, introduced a switchgear solutions package to help solar plants reduce plant installation time and standardize plant designs. The standardized engineering services and switchgear package for the interconnection substation is ideal for solar plants up to 35 MW. With this solution,Read More