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US Army Dedicates White Sands Missile Range Solar Power System

US Army Dedicates White Sands Missile Range Solar Power System

January 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Today the U.S. Army dedicated the U.S. Army’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system at White Sands Missile Range. The ceremony was led by Brigadier General Gwen Bingham, who was joined by the Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment. Developed in coordination with theRead More

Stellar Energy to Install 296-kW System at ASC Profiles Inc.

Stellar Energy to Install 296-kW System at ASC Profiles Inc.

January 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Stellar Energy, a large-scale solar energy project developer and systems integrator, based in Rohnert Park, Calif., is proud to announce the completion of a 296-kW solar project that provides solar energy to ASC Profiles Inc., a manufacturer of steel roof, wall and deck building products. The new 296-kW solar energyRead More

Phoenix Turns to Solar for Water Treatment Plant

Phoenix Turns to Solar for Water Treatment Plant

January 16, 2013 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

The city of Phoenix’s Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant has started working directly with the sun to help produce the energy needed to operate the plant, which produces 15 billion gallons of tap water each year.  A 7.5-MW high efficiency solar power system, which was designed and built by SunPower Corp.Read More

CleanEdison, Veterans Green Jobs Join Forces to Put Veterans to Work

CleanEdison, Veterans Green Jobs Join Forces to Put Veterans to Work

January 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

CleanEdison, a national training provider focused on clean technology education, has partnered with Veterans Green Jobs, a national nonprofit organization that puts veterans to work in the green economic sector. Through this partnership, the two organizations will advance training and employment opportunities for military veterans in the clean energy fieldRead More

Industry Leaders Form truSolar to Set Solar Project Standards

Industry Leaders Form truSolar to Set Solar Project Standards

January 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

The truSolar Working Group was established today as a collaborative consortium of 16 market leaders in the solar industry dedicated to addressing a broad array of project risks through the development of uniform standards that will facilitate lower transaction and capital costs, and improve project finance liquidity within the commercialRead More

Affordability of Solar Photovoltaic Systems Accelerate their Uptake

Affordability of Solar Photovoltaic Systems Accelerate their Uptake

January 15, 2013 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

Solar photovoltaic (PV) will hold its spot as the fastest growing technology in the U.S. energy industry for the next four years. The prices of solar modules have been in a free fall since 2008, accelerating PV systems’ commercialization, while encouraging the development of new financing models for the residentialRead More

Solar Net Metering to Provide $92 Million to California Ratepayers

Solar Net Metering to Provide $92 Million to California Ratepayers

January 15, 2013 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

A study released today by the Vote Solar Initiative finds that net-metered rooftop solar will provide more than $92 million in annual benefits to ratepayers of California’s three investor-owned utilities. Net metering is a program that provides rooftop solar customers with utility bill credits for the surplus clean energy thatRead More

Worldwide PV Module Shipments Surge in 4Q 2012

Worldwide PV Module Shipments Surge in 4Q 2012

January 15, 2013 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

After a disastrous third quarter of 2012 featuring extremely low factory utilization rates across the entire photovoltaic (PV) supply chain, a surge in demand was seen in the final quarter of the year for PV modules. A new PV module shipment record of 11 GW was reached in the fourthRead More

Pretty / Handsome / Attractive / Tasteful

Pretty / Handsome / Attractive / Tasteful

January 15, 2013 at 9:10 am 2 comments

Solar power systems can be aesthetically pleasing for the end customer, something PHAT Energy encourages with its carport and canopy designs. Almost everyone appreciates the benefits of solar power systems. Almost no one thinks they look attractive — especially residential installations that look like an afterthought on sloped rooftops. PHATRead More

Escape from (Fossil Fuels at) Alcatraz

Escape from (Fossil Fuels at) Alcatraz

January 15, 2013 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

The national historic landmark recently installed solar power in a way that doesn’t change the island’s authenticity but does shrink its carbon footprint. It’s safe to say that Al Capone never saw a solar panel. The solar cell was first patented in 1946, more than a decade after Capone wasRead More