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Global PV Installations to Exceed 35 GW

Global PV Installations to Exceed 35 GW

April 8, 2013 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Global photovoltaic (PV) installations are forecast to exceed 35 gigawatts (GW) in 2013, equivalent to growth of 12 percent, according to recently released analysis from IHS. IHS also reaffirmed its earlier prediction that global PV installations surpassed 30 GW in 2012, with final analysis showing that installations, in fact, grewRead More

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Installs Solar System on Business Roof

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Installs Solar System on Business Roof

April 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

At 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of tech companies Twitter and Square, will join his parents, Tim and Marcia Dorsey, to celebrate the completion of a 25-kW solar energy system installed on the rooftop of their downtown business, MA Tech Services. The business’s solar panel systemRead More

Washington Gas Energy Systems to Build 3.8-MW Solar Array

Washington Gas Energy Systems to Build 3.8-MW Solar Array

April 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc. today announced it has signed a contract with the town of Bellingham, Mass. to build, own and operate a 3,802-kW solar array that will provide renewable energy for the town. The ground-mounted installation will consist of 12,672 panels and is expected to help reduce greenhouseRead More

SunPower Dedicates First Commercial Deployment of Concentrating Technology

SunPower Dedicates First Commercial Deployment of Concentrating Technology

April 5, 2013 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

Salt River Project (SRP) and SunPower Corp. today are dedicating a 1-MW solar photovoltaic power plant at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Ariz. The facility is the first commercial deployment of the SunPower C7 Tracker (C7 Tracker) technology, a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun’sRead More

Black & Veatch to Build 32-MW Solar Plant for APS

Black & Veatch to Build 32-MW Solar Plant for APS

April 4, 2013 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) has selected Black & Veatch to design and build a new solar photovoltaic facility — the 32-MW Gila Bend Solar Power Plant, part of the APS AZ Sun Program. Construction will begin in October 2013 with project completion expected in June 2014. The nine-month projectRead More

20-MW PPA Signed by 8minuteenergy, saferay

20-MW PPA Signed by 8minuteenergy, saferay

April 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

8minutenergy Renewables and saferay today announced the signing of a 20-year contract to sell 20 MW-AC (26.3 MW-DC) of clean, renewable solar energy from their Redcrest Solar Farm project in Kern County, Calif., to Southern California Edison (SCE).  The transaction was conducted with 67RK 8ME LLC, a subsidiary of Folsom, Calif.-based 8minutenergy Renewables,Read More

10-kW Rooftop System Donated to Children’s Shelter by Circular Energy

10-kW Rooftop System Donated to Children’s Shelter by Circular Energy

April 3, 2013 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Circular Energy, a full-service solar design and installation firm, today unveiled a custom solar energy system it donated to the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS). The Austin-based firm installed the 10,000-watt solar PV array, consisting of 40 solar panels, on the roof of the ACS gymnasium. The gymnasium is the largestRead More

SunPower Launches X-Series Family of Solar Panels

SunPower Launches X-Series Family of Solar Panels

April 3, 2013 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

SunPower Corp., a global solar energy and technology provider, today introduced its SunPower X-Series Solar Panels (X-Series), a new product line for the residential market that offers an unprecedented 21.5 percent efficiency.  The X-Series delivers more energy, higher reliability and superior aesthetics than conventional solar panels.  The new world-record efficiencyRead More

Solectria Renewables Chosen to Power 2.5-MW New Mexico System

Solectria Renewables Chosen to Power 2.5-MW New Mexico System

April 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Solectria Renewables LLC, a U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that it has been chosen by  Green States Energy, an independent power producer (IPP), to power a 2.5-MW ground-mount PV system in Roswell, N.M. This PV system will be powered by Solectria’s PVI 95-kW line of central inverters. “This installationRead More

First Ballasted Mounting Systems Installed on California School Rooftops

First Ballasted Mounting Systems Installed on California School Rooftops

April 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Two San Mateo County schools are the first schools in California to be fitted with ballasted solar mounting systems, through the use of peer-reviewed wind tunnel data. They have installed PanelClaw’s Grizzly Bear flat roof racking system. PanelClaw is the first in the industry to have its wind-tunnel data successfullyRead More