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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

Blue Oak Energy Builds 4.2-MW Solar Facility in California

Blue Oak Energy Builds 4.2-MW Solar Facility in California

April 2, 2013 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility photovoltaic system engineering and construction company, has completed the delivery of a 4.2-MW utility scale solar power generation facility in Gridley, Calif. The electricity generated by the Gridley solar facility will be directed to two members of the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)Read More

Eaton Expands Switched Combiner Line for Utility-Scale Solar

Eaton Expands Switched Combiner Line for Utility-Scale Solar

April 2, 2013 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has expanded its line of switched combiners with new solutions for utility-scale PV solar applications. The new 1000-volt (V) direct current (DC) switched combiners incorporate the function of a solar combiner box and separate disconnect – providing a visible means of disconnect and fuse protection inRead More

MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY Releases Q3 & Q4 Course Calendar

MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY Releases Q3 & Q4 Course Calendar

April 2, 2013 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY, a premiere training and education arena for the PV industry, has released its course curriculum for the second half of the year. After the successful introduction of a completely new online segment at the beginning of 2013, MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY will increase its convenient on-demand course offeringsRead More

Enecsys Launches Second Generation Microinverter Platform

Enecsys Launches Second Generation Microinverter Platform

April 2, 2013 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Enecsys Limited, a supplier of microinverter products for the global solar market, today announced the launch of its second generation microinverter platform, including a new communications gateway and online monitoring service.  Building upon its success over the last year while expanding deployments of its first generation platform in key internationalRead More