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SunPower Plans 13-MW Solar Plant on Naval Station

SunPower Plans 13-MW Solar Plant on Naval Station

November 11, 2011 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower Corp. announced that the company has begun designs for a 13.78-MW (DC) solar PV power system at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California and intends to break ground next month. SunPower’s high-efficiency solar technology will generate the equivalent of more than 30 percent of China Lake’s annual energy load, helpingRead More

Construction workers installing rows of piles, the foundation for the SunPower T0 Trackers at the California Valley Solar Ranch.

NRG Energy, SunPower Begin Construction on 250-MW Calif. Solar Ranch

November 10, 2011 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

Today in San Luis Obispo, NRG Energy, SunPower Corp. and community leaders will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the California Valley Solar Ranch, one of the first and largest central station solar power plants in the world. The utility-scale solar project is creating 350 construction jobs, investing nearly $315 million intoRead More

Constellation Energy Completes 6.5-MW project in N.J.

Constellation Energy Completes 6.5-MW project in N.J.

November 10, 2011 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Constellation Energy and the city of Vineland, owner and operator of the Vineland Municipal Electric Utility, announced the completion of an aggregate 6.5-MW (AC) solar generation project that will supply affordable energy to the utility’s customers. Baltimore-based Constellation Energy’s retail business built, owns and maintains the solar power system. In return, theRead More

SolarBOS: AFDI combiner

SolarBOS: AFDI combiner

November 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

SolarBOS Inc., a leader in electrical ‘Balance of System’ solutions for the solar industry, has recently unveiled the industry’s first working Arc Fault Detection and Interruption (AFDI) combiner box as well as the first true Ground Fault Interruption (GFI) solution for PV systems. The new AFDI combiner is the latestRead More

Arizona’s Largest Solar Project Dedicated in Florence

Arizona’s Largest Solar Project Dedicated in Florence

November 9, 2011 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Congressman Raul Grijalva joined state and local officials and energy industry leaders to celebrate Arizona’s newest and largest commercial-scale solar power project at the dedication of Iberdrola Renewables’ Copper Crossing Solar Ranch in Florence. Located in Pinal County, the 20-MW project sits on 144 acres and began operation earlier thisRead More

GMP partnered with Shelburne Farms to build a 'solar orchard.'

Green Mountain Power Installs 26,000 Panels in 1,000 Days

November 8, 2011 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

One-thousand days ago, Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced an ambitious goal to install and help its customers install 10,000 solar panels in 1,000 days. GMP announced it has exceeded that goal with more than 26,000 panels installed or approved for installation within its service territory. “Our customers clearly want moreRead More

Study Finds Solar Power Growth Poses Challenge for Grid

Study Finds Solar Power Growth Poses Challenge for Grid

November 8, 2011 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

The increased penetration of solar energy installations by residential and commercial property owners and large-scale solar energy developers could undermine the reliability, safety and quality of power supply on the electric grid for utilities that do not plan for it, according to a new Accenture study. The study, based on aRead More

U.S. Solar Manufacturers Welcome Support of United Steelworkers

U.S. Solar Manufacturers Welcome Support of United Steelworkers

November 8, 2011 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), a group of seven domestic U.S. solar manufacturers led by SolarWorld Industries America Inc., welcomed the support of the United Steelworkers (USW) – with 850,000 active members, the nation’s largest union – for the coalition’s petitions for anti-dumping and countervailing duties on ChineseRead More

Architectural rendering of solar parking canopies to be built at Jurupa Valley High School by Chevron Energy Solutions as part of Jurupa Unified School District's energy efficiency and solar power project.

Chevron Energy to Install 2.7-MW Array at School District

November 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Jurupa Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions are embarking on a 2.7-MW solar and energy efficiency project to save the district $34 million. The project will add solar PV panels mounted on parking shade structures at nine campuses; replace 400 air conditioning units, most of them more than 20Read More

Sunvalley Solar Awarded $1.8Million Install Contract

Sunvalley Solar Awarded $1.8Million Install Contract

November 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Sunvalley Solar Inc., a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announced today that it has signed a 366.6 kW solar installation contract with Best Cheer Stone Inc. in Anaheim, Calif., to provide solar power solutions. “We are very excited to see the continuously increasing demand for commercialRead More