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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

Tallahassee Regional Airport Installs Solar Power

Tallahassee Regional Airport Installs Solar Power

November 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

As part of an on-going sustainability initiative to promote green technologies and reduce operating costs, the Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) announced today the installation of a solar PV system in the main terminal. The project will generate about 20 kW of solar power a day and was initiated as partRead More

Advanced Energy Inverters Installed in 35-MW Calif. Plant

Advanced Energy Inverters Installed in 35-MW Calif. Plant

November 4, 2011 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

Advanced Energy Industries today announced that its Solaron PV inverters have been installed at a 35-MW solar project located near Coalinga, Calif. The project was awarded to Advanced Energy (AE) by engineering and construction company Cupertino Electric earlier this year to leverage the Solaron PV inverter’s industry-leading energy-efficiency ratings andRead More

SunPower Announces Company Reorganization

SunPower Announces Company Reorganization

November 4, 2011 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower Corp. announced a reorganization to align its businesses and cost structure with expected market conditions in 2012 and beyond. Several of its longest-tenured executives will adjust their areas of responsibility, including Howard Wenger, who will assume the title of President, Regions; Jack Peurach, who will assume the title ExecutiveRead More

First Solar to Join NRG Energy on Alpine Solar Project

First Solar to Join NRG Energy on Alpine Solar Project

November 4, 2011 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

NRG Energy and First Solar announced an agreement for First Solar to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for NRG’s 66-MW (AC) Alpine solar project in Lancaster, Calif. First Solar will also provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services. Electricity from the Alpine project will be sold under a 20-year powerRead More

Palmdale School District to Install Solar at 18 Schools

Palmdale School District to Install Solar at 18 Schools

November 4, 2011 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Los Amigos School was the host site for Palmdale School District’s ribbon-cutting celebration today for a solar power system that is being installed at 18 of the district’s 24 schools.  Civic officials and business leaders were on-hand to commend school district officials on their foresight and congratulate them on theRead More

SunEdison, Staples Reach Solar Energy Milestone

SunEdison, Staples Reach Solar Energy Milestone

November 3, 2011 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

SunEdison, a solar energy services provider and a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., and Staples, the world’s largest office products company, today announced a production milestone of more than 30 million kWh of energy produced through solar installations on Staples’ properties, which is enough to power 1,800 average U.S. homesRead More