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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

SolarCraft Completes 34.5-kW Solar Energy System in California

SolarCraft Completes 34.5-kW Solar Energy System in California

October 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft announced that it has completed the design and installation of a 34.5 kW solar electric system for C&T Publishing in Concord, Calif.  The long- standing publishing facility can now capture the sun to power its operations – saving them thousands in utility costs every year. TheRead More

PSEG Queen Creek Solar Farm in Arizona Begins Commercial Operation

PSEG Queen Creek Solar Farm in Arizona Begins Commercial Operation

October 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm Comments are Disabled

PSEG Solar Source today announced the commercial operation of the 25.2 MW DC (19 MW AC) Queen Creek Solar Farm in Queen Creek, Ariz. Salt River Project (SRP) has a 20-year agreement to acquire all of the solar energy generated by the project and has begun accepting power from theRead More

Solar Frontier Completes 80-MW Thin Film Project

Solar Frontier Completes 80-MW Thin Film Project

October 3, 2012 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

Solar Frontier announced 80 MW of its CIS solar modules have been successfully delivered to the world’s largest CIS thin film solar power generation project. The modules will be part of a 143.2-MW installation in Kern County, Calif., developed, built and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco. The firstRead More

Sumitomo Invests in 550-MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm

Sumitomo Invests in 550-MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm

October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA), an integrated trading and investment enterprise, together with its parent Sumitomo Corporation (SC) (collectively Sumitomo), has invested in the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, a 550-MW solar power project under construction in the California desert, east of Palm Springs.  This is Sumitomo’s first investment in U.S. solarRead More