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Chevron Energy Solutions Completes 2.7-MW Project for School District

Chevron Energy Solutions Completes 2.7-MW Project for School District

September 5, 2012 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Jurupa Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions today announced the completion of a 2.7-MW solar and energy efficiency program expected to reduce energy costs at 27 school sites and save the district more than $34 million. The project added solar photovoltaic panels mounted on parking and shade structures at nineRead More

Mortenson Construction to EPC Canadian Solar Project in NC

Mortenson Construction to EPC Canadian Solar Project in NC

September 5, 2012 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar Inc. and Mortenson Construction broke ground on a 2.5 MW PV solar installation in Laurinburg, N.C., an agricultural community in Scotland County. The solar project is set to be completed in December 2012. Canadian Solar, the project owner is responsible for overall project delivery and will supply modules toRead More

From the Gridiron to the Electric Grid

From the Gridiron to the Electric Grid

September 4, 2012 at 9:10 am 1 comment

Installing solar power systems at NFL stadiums provide both cost savings and great public relations opportunities for everyone involved. 

No Mess, No Fuss

No Mess, No Fuss

September 4, 2012 at 9:07 am 2 comments

Metal foundations are a simple alternative to pouring concrete around ground-mounted systems. Metal Foundations Industries’ decision to introduce its successful business model to the solar industry was just as simple. Solar power systems are sprouting up across the country just as quickly as the grass and greenery surrounding them. WhyRead More

Microinverters in Commercial Projects

Microinverters in Commercial Projects

September 4, 2012 at 9:07 am 1 comment

Integrators are increasingly utilizing microinverters in commercial systems. In projects from 50 kW to 500 kW and beyond, microinverters help overcome design and construction challenges by bringing modular system architecture and site-specific adaptability to projects. Click here to read more.  *This post is an advertorial submitted to Solar Builder.

Solar and MLB: A Homerun

Solar and MLB: A Homerun

September 4, 2012 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Since Busch Stadium opened in 2006, those involved with the St. Louis Cardinals have tried to leave a greener footprint. Microgrid Energy has assisted this crusade for the last three years. CEO Rick Hunter says the energy company has helped save more than $1 million for the MLB franchise byRead More

The Best Fit: aluminum framing systems reduce installation time and costs

The Best Fit: aluminum framing systems reduce installation time and costs

September 4, 2012 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

Project Frog in San Francisco is a clean technology company that incorporates a sophisticated approach — including parametric design, precision fabrication, energy modeling, lean manufacturing and continuous monitoring — to create sustainable, efficient structures that reduce overall operating costs and also meet stringent LEED requirements. Project Frog was chosen toRead More

Putting Solar Products to the Test

Putting Solar Products to the Test

September 4, 2012 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

How can we be sure a panel will work the same in earthquaky California, humid Florida and snowy Colorado? By Debbie Sniderman The top solar installation states in the country — California, New Jersey, Colorado and Arizona — all have very different climates. Solar manufacturers consider forces like hurricane-strength winds,Read More

Solar Going on Rooftop of Home Furnishings Store

Solar Going on Rooftop of Home Furnishings Store

August 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Mooresville, N.C. — a center for alternative energy? That’s the vision of Michael Bay. The innovator who bought and transformed three former mills into huge furniture retailing complexes has announced that his Merinos Home Furnishings in Mooresville will host a large solar project on its roof. Solar panels installed andRead More

$18 Million Financing Closed for Ohio Solar Project

$18 Million Financing Closed for Ohio Solar Project

August 30, 2012 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Sol Systems successfully closed an $18 million transaction through its financing arm, SolMarket, for a 5-MW solar project in Celina, Ohio.  Sol Systems worked with its investor partner, New Energy Capital, to originate and diligence the unique investment opportunity — a 5-MW deal utilizing New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs) and developedRead More