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Kohl’s Department Stores Activates 2.4-MW Rooftop Solar Array

Kohl’s Department Stores Activates 2.4-MW Rooftop Solar Array

December 18, 2012 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Kohl’s Department Stores announced activation of the company’s largest solar project at its million-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center (EFC) in Edgewood, Md. The EFC opened in 2011 and recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the gold level. The location isRead More

SDG&E Signs Two Solar PPAs Totaling 40 MW in Imperial County

SDG&E Signs Two Solar PPAs Totaling 40 MW in Imperial County

December 18, 2012 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it has successfully completed two new long-term power purchase agreements in Imperial Valley totaling 40 MW of renewable energy with diverse business enterprise (DBE) participation. The first contract is DBE-owned via a partnership between Regenerate Power and DBE supplier Tallbear Solar. The second contract is withRead More

PG&E Grant Supports Solar Job Training, Community Vitality

PG&E Grant Supports Solar Job Training, Community Vitality

December 18, 2012 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Courtney Dittmar was thrust into a tough Bay Area job market in 2009 when she lost her job of nine years at a university library. After two years of unemployment, a friend connected her with the nonprofit GRID Alternatives, which runs a Solar Intern Program funded by a $120,000 grant from PacificRead More

NRG, GenOn Complete Merger to Create Nation’s Largest Power Generator

NRG, GenOn Complete Merger to Create Nation’s Largest Power Generator

December 17, 2012 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy Inc. and GenOn Energy Inc. have completed their merger effective Dec. 14, creating the largest competitive power generator in the United States. NRG now has a diverse fleet of almost 100 generation assets with a total capacity of approximately 47,000 MW concentrated in three domestic regions: East, Gulf Coast andRead More

Solectria Provides Inverters for 10 MW of Rooftop Installations

Solectria Provides Inverters for 10 MW of Rooftop Installations

December 14, 2012 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

Solectria Renewables LLC announced it was selected to deliver PVI 60/82/95-kW commercial inverters to 1st Light Energy for solar rooftop installations on Extra Space Storage facilities across the United States. A critical part of Extra Space Storage’s mission statement is to reduce their carbon footprint by utilizing solar to powerRead More

NRG’s 25-MW Avra Valley Solar Facility in Arizona Begins Operations

NRG’s 25-MW Avra Valley Solar Facility in Arizona Begins Operations

December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Today, NRG Energy Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, announced the start of commercial operations for the Avra Valley Solar Generating Station, a 25-MW (AC) photovoltaic facility near Tucson, Ariz. The station’s electricity will be sold to Tucson Electric Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement. “Today weRead More

Duke Energy Acquires 6-MW Solar Project from AstrolSol

Duke Energy Acquires 6-MW Solar Project from AstrolSol

December 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy has acquired a commercial solar power project located within the University of Arizona’s (UA) Science and Technology Park (UA Tech Park) in Tucson, in an area dedicated to solar energy. Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, purchased the 6-MW Gato Montes Solar Power Project fromRead More

US Foods Activates 430-kW Solar Power System in New Mexico

US Foods Activates 430-kW Solar Power System in New Mexico

December 13, 2012 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

Reinforcing its strong commitment to sustainability, US Foods today activated a 430-kW solar power system at its distribution center in Albuquerque. Consisting of 1,772 photovoltaic panels, the rooftop solar array and will provide nearly 25 percent of the facility’s energy needs. At its peak, the solar array will generate 711,000Read More

Blue Earth, Hareon Solar Technology Develop 497-kW Project in Hawaii

Blue Earth, Hareon Solar Technology Develop 497-kW Project in Hawaii

December 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Blue Earth Inc., a renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced today that it signed a joint development agreement with Hareon Solar Technology Co. to jointly fund and develop a 497-kW ground mounted solar PV system, the “Waianae Project,” on the island of Oahu, with Hareon being the controllingRead More

ecoSolargy Secures $150 Million in Project Financing for 2013

ecoSolargy Secures $150 Million in Project Financing for 2013

December 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

ecoSolargy Inc., a full service solar solutions provider, announced today that it has successfully secured $150 million through private equity investors for its 2013 financing program. Spearheaded by the company’s utility project development division, the program aims to finance utility-scale solar projects in all stages of development. “ecoSolargy’s commitment toRead More