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Sun Edison, Wells Fargo Announce Financing on 11.3-MW Project

Sun Edison, Wells Fargo Announce Financing on 11.3-MW Project

October 10, 2012 at 1:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Wells Fargo & Co. announced today it has provided project financing for an 11.3-MW solar project developed by Sun Edison LLC, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials. Located in southern New Mexico near El Paso, Texas, this is the sixth SunEdison utility scale solar project funded by Wells Fargo in theRead More

Cogenry to Install 725-kW Solar Power System at California Almond Farm

Cogenry to Install 725-kW Solar Power System at California Almond Farm

October 10, 2012 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

Conergy Projects Group has broken ground on a 725-kW photovoltaic system for T&P Farms out of Arbuckle, Calif.  The system will power T&P Farms almond hulling and shelling operations — allowing the power of the sun to supply the energy needed to “crack” the nuts out of their shells.  TheRead More

Eaton Launches 1,000-Volt DC PVGard Breakers

Eaton Launches 1,000-Volt DC PVGard Breakers

October 9, 2012 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today introduced its new line of molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) designed for commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. Used in solar combiner and inverter applications, Eaton PVGard circuit breakers are rated up to 600 ampere (A) at 1000 volts (V) direct current (DC).Read More

SEIA and BCSE Announce New Partnership

SEIA and BCSE Announce New Partnership

October 9, 2012 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar industry, and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, today announced a partnership to help grow solar energy marketsRead More

IKEA Surpasses 75% U.S. Solar Presence with 1.45-MW System in Georgia

IKEA Surpasses 75% U.S. Solar Presence with 1.45-MW System in Georgia

October 9, 2012 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its distribution center near Savannah, Ga. — the state’s largest private solar rooftop array. The 182,300-square-foot PV array consists of a 1,458.2-kW system, built with 6,076 panels. The IKEA distribution center in Savannah willRead More

Motech Launches UL 1,000-Volt Certified Modules

Motech Launches UL 1,000-Volt Certified Modules

October 9, 2012 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

Motech Americas LLC, a manufacturer of solar modules with its Newark, Del., facility in operations for more than 20 years, has announced the launch of new UL 1,000-volt Certified Modules for PV installations in North America.  The UL 1,000-volt Certified feature has been integrated into Motech’s newly announced multicrystalline IMRead More

Largest Solar PV System Complete in Puerto Rico

Largest Solar PV System Complete in Puerto Rico

October 9, 2012 at 9:01 am 1 comment

Ilumina, the biggest PV plant in operation in Puerto Rico, has been officially inaugurated by the governor, Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burset, on Oct. 5. The 138-acre solar farm, which uses GPtech PV inverters and a Power Plant Controller (PPC) also from GPtech, will use some 100,000 photovoltaic panels to produceRead More

Dental Clinic Installs 47-kW Rooftop Solar Power System

Dental Clinic Installs 47-kW Rooftop Solar Power System

October 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunpreme, a global SmartSilicon crystalline solar power product manufacturer headquartered in Silicon Valley, today announced the completion of two of the largest rooftop installations on a dental clinic in the east bay. Both systems will generate enough electricity to offset approximately 90 percent of the clinics’ annual power needs andRead More

Washington Gas Energy Systems to Build 803-kW Solar Array

Washington Gas Energy Systems to Build 803-kW Solar Array

October 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Washington Gas Energy Systems announced it has signed a contract with the Dorchester County Public School System (DCPS) and Kenyon Energy to build, own and operate a 3,276 panel, 803-kW, ground-mounted solar array in Dorchester County. The expected annual output of 1,108 MWh will help power Mace’s Lane Middle SchoolRead More

Wakefern Food Corp. to Get 24-MW Rooftop Solar Power System

Wakefern Food Corp. to Get 24-MW Rooftop Solar Power System

October 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Wakefern Food Corp. and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, today announced that they began work on the installation of a rooftop solar power system at a Wakefern Food Corp. distribution center in Keasbey, N.J. The 2.4-MW solar system will supply power to a refrigeratedRead More