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Walmart to Install Solar on 27 Massachusetts Stores

Walmart to Install Solar on 27 Massachusetts Stores

May 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Walmart announced today that it will install solar panels to generate electricity at 27 of its stores in Massachusetts by 2014, becoming the largest user of solar power in the state and generating more than 10 megawatts of power – enough energy for more than 1,344 homes. “Solar power makesRead More

5.5 MW Installed at Arizona School District  by SunPower

5.5 MW Installed at Arizona School District by SunPower

May 15, 2012 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Today, Scottsdale Unified School District and SunPower Corp. are celebrating the installation of 5.5 MW of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems at 11 district schools. The systems are expected to reduce the district’s electricity costs by $25 million over the next 25 years. “This project will allow Scottsdale Unified School DistrictRead More

The historic Blue Plate mayonnaise factory has been converted into energy-efficient apartments for artists. Powered by a 63kW system with MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules the tenants are enjoying reduced utility costs. © MAGE SOLAR

New Orleans Historic Buildings Get 1-MW System with MAGE SOLAR

May 15, 2012 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced today that its premium high-efficiency modules are part of an ambitious historic redevelopment project in Louisiana. More than 3,300 MAGE POWERTEC PLUS US-modules supply 1.4 GWh of clean, reliable energy per year to six housing projects that were part ofRead More

Suntech and Krannich Enter 120-MW Agreement

Suntech and Krannich Enter 120-MW Agreement

May 15, 2012 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

Suntech Power Holdings Co., the world’s largest producer of solar panels, and Krannich Solar, a leading value added distributor of complete systems, components and pre-packaged systems, announced an agreement for Suntech to supply up to 120 MW  solar panels in 2012. Under the terms of the agreement, Suntech and KrannichRead More

NREL Finds Microinverters Can Improve Performance in Shade

NREL Finds Microinverters Can Improve Performance in Shade

May 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a new repeatable test protocol that simulates real shade conditions and can predict with much greater precision the effects of shade on a solar array. The new test demonstrated that under heavy shading conditions the use ofRead More

Getting that Competitive Edge

Getting that Competitive Edge

May 14, 2012 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Solar installations help large retailers save costs and better forecast their budgets. Even big-box stores like to save money, and retailers have been turning to solar power more frequently in the last few years as panel and overall system prices have dropped. Knowing electricity prices for the next 20 yearsRead More

Q&A: The Importance of Large Inverters

Q&A: The Importance of Large Inverters

May 14, 2012 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

A Q&A with Ryan Parsons, senior solar PV application consultant with Siemens Q: Why is it important in large commercial and utility-scale applications to ensure integration of solar products? A: Integration of equipment is critical to maintain high energy output with highest efficiency at a low overall capital cost overRead More

Improving Tomorrow’s Installers

Improving Tomorrow’s Installers

May 14, 2012 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Krannich Solar offers industry-approved training courses to newbies and veterans looking to learn the right way to build the U.S. solar industry.  Mark Loeser had seen it all in New Jersey solar energy systems — shoddy frameworks, careless installs and just overall bad planning. While the state was creeping closerRead More

A Stahlin enclosure was chosen to house solar inverters on a rooftop installation in California.

Valuable Protection

May 14, 2012 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

Choosing the right enclosure material for wires and other solar equipment can prolong the life of the entire system.

Life After Death

Life After Death

May 14, 2012 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

As solar modules reach the end of their lifespans, safe disposal options include recycling and reusing.