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Real Goods Solar, Gestamp Solar Partner on 4.8-MW Solar Install

Real Goods Solar, Gestamp Solar Partner on 4.8-MW Solar Install

July 18, 2012 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

Real Goods Solar and Gestamp Solar announced plans to construct 4.8 MW of solar power projects in Vermont. Construction on the two solar installations, 2.3 MW in Pownal and 2.5 MW in Williamstown, is slated to begin later this month and the projects are scheduled to complete by the endRead More

Ohio Company Builds Solar Energy Tracker for National Guard

Ohio Company Builds Solar Energy Tracker for National Guard

July 18, 2012 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

Rudolph/Libbe Inc. has designed and built a solar tracker system for the Ohio Air National Guard 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton. The 35-kW solar energy system will use a ground-mounted dual-axis tracker application which will allow the solar panels to tilt and rotate, following the sun to operate at maximumRead More

Veterans Green Jobs Partners with SolarCity to Boost Hiring of Military Veterans

Veterans Green Jobs Partners with SolarCity to Boost Hiring of Military Veterans

July 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Veterans Green Jobs, a national nonprofit organization that puts veterans to work in the green economic sector, has partnered with SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy services, to advance training and employment opportunities for military veterans nationwide. Veterans Green Jobs will match interested and qualified veterans to the open positionsRead More

Unirac to Supply Ground Mount Systems for 110-MW Solar Project

Unirac to Supply Ground Mount Systems for 110-MW Solar Project

July 17, 2012 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Unirac Inc., has been awarded a contract by Bechtel Power Corporation to supply the ground-mount system for the 110-MW AC Catalina Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project in Kern County in Southern California. The project is one of the largest PV ground-mount installation in North America, projected to cover 1,100 acres andRead More

694-kW Solar Power System Finished at IKEA Pittsburgh

694-kW Solar Power System Finished at IKEA Pittsburgh

July 17, 2012 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the new solar energy system installed at its Pittsburgh-area store in Robinson Township, Pa. The 86,800-square-foot PV array consists of a 694-kW system, built with 2,884 panels. IKEA Pittsburgh’s program will produce approximately 852,200 kWh of clean electricity annually, theRead More

Northland Power Closes Financing on Six 10-MW Solar Farms in Canada

Northland Power Closes Financing on Six 10-MW Solar Farms in Canada

July 17, 2012 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Northland Power Inc. announced it has completed financing for the first phase of its 130-MW ground-mount program. The six solar projects, totaling 60 MW, are located in various communities in eastern and central Ontario. The financing was provided by Union Bank Canada Branch, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. and CIT Financial Ltd, andRead More

COMING OUT ON TOP: Standard Solar fits an 850-kW system on the University of Delaware’s barrel-shaped field house.

Head of the Class

July 16, 2012 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

Schools hold our youngsters’ futures in their hands. Standard Solar partners with educational institutions and takes that responsibility one step further, by showing students the advantages of solar energy. In most cities and towns, the local schools drive the sense of community. How many college towns come together for Homecoming?Read More

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Proud to be an American

July 16, 2012 at 8:15 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. military works toward renewable energy goals through the use of local products and companies. By Yvonne Kendrick Mandated by the Department of Defense to reach 25 percent renewable energy by 2025, leadership at many U.S. military bases are taking a serious look at the benefits of solar energy.Read More

More Bang for Your Buck

More Bang for Your Buck

July 16, 2012 at 8:10 am 1 comment

No developer builds a solar project aiming to get a so-so output of energy. Producing efficient cells that withstand the sun’s heat is a complicated puzzle that manufacturers are tackling head-on. The sun is the main ingredient in solar energy production, but it’s also the most destructive element. As theRead More

Space Savers

Space Savers

July 16, 2012 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

Flat rooftops have many obstacles — lights, ducts, vents and more. An all-inclusive one panel mounting system can decrease the need for tricky design layouts. Ole Miss may be nationally known for its football, but it’s no stranger to the green campus movement that has swept across America as universitiesRead More