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Oberlin's 59-kW system on the roof of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center.

2.27-MW Solar Array for Ohio College

April 27, 2012 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Oberlin College has entered into a power purchasing agreement with Spear Point Energy to purchase electricity from a 2.27-MW solar array to be constructed on college property. It will be the largest PV array on any college or university campus in Ohio. Construction will begin in early May and is expected toRead More

Fundraising Fund Created for Those Looking into Solar

Fundraising Fund Created for Those Looking into Solar

April 26, 2012 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

1st Light Energy, a provider of solar energy solutions in New Jersey, California and Massachusetts, today announced the creation of its Benevolent Solar Fund. This unique program enables municipalities and other nonprofit organizations to create substantial fundraising opportunities and save money on their electric bills while reducing their carbon footprint,Read More

First 100 MW of Agua Caliente Solar Project Connected to Grid

First 100 MW of Agua Caliente Solar Project Connected to Grid

April 26, 2012 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Representatives from NRG Energy Inc., MidAmerican Solar and First Solar Inc. gathered with federal and local officials today at the 290-MW (AC) Agua Caliente solar project in Yuma County, Ariz., to celebrate the project’s first 100 MW being delivered to the grid, making it North America’s largest PV power plant inRead More

SPG Installs 7 New Systems in Tucson

SPG Installs 7 New Systems in Tucson

April 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Seven new solar PV power systems installed at City of Tucson facilities are coming online in Tucson, Ariz. The new 2.3-MW DC rooftop and carport solar power systems — developed by SPG Solar and interconnected by Tucson Electric Power (TEP) — span downtown Tucson, including the Tucson Convention Center, providing combined $6.2Read More

Constellation Energy Installs 450-kW System for Massachusetts Schools

Constellation Energy Installs 450-kW System for Massachusetts Schools

April 25, 2012 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

Constellation Energy, a business unit of Exelon, and the town of Swampscott, Mass., today announced the completion of an aggregate 450-kW (DC) solar generation project at Swampscott Middle School and Swampscott High School. “Hosting on-site solar generation is an option for many customers to keep electricity prices affordable without a huge upfrontRead More

197-kW PV System Installed in Chattanooga by Lawson Electric Co.

197-kW PV System Installed in Chattanooga by Lawson Electric Co.

April 25, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Lawson Electric Company completed the interconnection of their new 197.34-kW grid-connected PV system to the Electric Power Board’s (EPB) grid earlier this week. The ground-mounted solar system sits on idle acreage adjacent to Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn. It was installed, and is owned and operated by Lawson Electric Company. TheRead More

1.26-MW Rooftop Install Complete in North Carolina

1.26-MW Rooftop Install Complete in North Carolina

April 24, 2012 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar, ESA Renewables and Zep Solar Inc., today announced the successful completion of a 1.26-MW commercial rooftop solar project in New Bern, N.C., that provides clean, renewable solar energy to approximately 100 homes. This project utilizes Canadian Solar’s Zep Compatible PV modules and Zep Solar’s patented Zep System IIIRead More

eIQ Energy: Parallel Solar Technology

eIQ Energy: Parallel Solar Technology

April 24, 2012 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

eIQ Energy announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for the innovative energy harvesting technology used in its DC Parallel Solar System, which makes solar energy more effective and affordable by allowing solar PV panels to be connected in parallel rather thanRead More

NJ’s Boarding School Installs 235-kW System with Tioga Energy

NJ’s Boarding School Installs 235-kW System with Tioga Energy

April 23, 2012 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Administrators of renowned boarding school Blair Academy today announced the completion of a 253-kW solar electric system on its campus. The project — developed under a SurePath Solar power purchase agreement (PPA) from Tioga Energy, a leading provider of renewable energy services to commercial, government and non-profit organizations — willRead More

sPower Installs 330-kW System for University of Utah

sPower Installs 330-kW System for University of Utah

April 23, 2012 at 8:44 am Comments are Disabled

Sustainable Power Group (sPower) has announced the installation and commissioning of solar power generation systems on the rooftops of the Natural History Museum of Utah and the HPER East Building at the University of Utah. The Natural History Museum’s system is a 330-kW system and the HPER East system isRead More