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Understanding a PPA

Understanding a PPA

November 15, 2012 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

Power purchase agreements make buying solar energy more cost-effective for customers and a better fit in their future plans. Knowing how to approach them encourages building better projects. For decades, businesses and homeowners alike have installed solar panels on their roofs and begun generating their own power to offset theirRead More

Cable Management

Cable Management

November 15, 2012 at 9:01 am Comments are Disabled

There’s nothing worse than a sleek solar power system with wires sticking out all over the place. A cable management solution for microinverter installations takes care of that problem. By Mike Levesque With the growing strength of the renewable energy movement, the principles of economic theory continue to influence theRead More

Guaranteeing Solar Warranties

Guaranteeing Solar Warranties

November 15, 2012 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Reassurance that investments in solar will be protected long-term is what grows the industry. By David A. Schroeder and Jeanne Schwartz Equipment warranties are becoming as critical as the sun for solar project development. This idea may seem counterintuitive based on typical 20- to 25-year lifespan of solar projects, butRead More

Chint Power Provides Free Inverter Uptime Performance Guarantee

Chint Power Provides Free Inverter Uptime Performance Guarantee

November 14, 2012 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

As a leader of 3-Phase string and central inverter solutions for commercial applications, Chint Power Systems delivers leading product performance, flexibility and reduced installed cost.  Now, customers have financial protection for energy harvest cash-flows.  Chint customers already enjoy the upside benefits of lower installed cost and design flexibility.  The new,Read More

El Paso Electric, Element Power Sign PPA for 50-MW Solar Project

El Paso Electric, Element Power Sign PPA for 50-MW Solar Project

November 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

El Paso Electric and Element Power announced the execution of a power purchase agreement for the total output from Element Power’s Macho Springs Solar Project, a 50-MW AC solar photovoltaic power plant located near Deming, N.M., on land leased from the New Mexico State Land Office. El Paso Electric (EPE) selectedRead More

PSEG Dedicates 25-MW Queen Creek Solar Farm in Arizona

PSEG Dedicates 25-MW Queen Creek Solar Farm in Arizona

November 14, 2012 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

PSEG Solar Source, The Salt River Project (SRP) and juwi solar Inc. (JSI), today dedicated the PSEG Queen Creek Solar Farm in Queen Creek, Ariz. Joining representatives from the companies were Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as well as other local officials and business leaders. The PSEG Queen Creek SolarRead More

Lightway Solar to Deliver 16.6 MW of Solar Panels to Premier Power

Lightway Solar to Deliver 16.6 MW of Solar Panels to Premier Power

November 14, 2012 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Lightway Solar America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Lightway Green New Energy Co. Ltd., has announced the execution of a 16.6 megawatt Supply Agreement with Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc. Lightway is scheduled to begin delivery of solar panels from Q4 2012 throughout 2013 for projects developed by Premier PowerRead More

DOE Certifies Borrego Solar as Pre-Qualified Energy Service Company

DOE Certifies Borrego Solar as Pre-Qualified Energy Service Company

November 14, 2012 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a designer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it has been certified by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program as a pre-qualified Energy Service Company (ESCO), allowing the company to perform energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) directly withRead More

SEIA: Solar Jobs Figures Show that Smart Policy Works

SEIA: Solar Jobs Figures Show that Smart Policy Works

November 14, 2012 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today responded to the full results from The Solar Foundation’s (TSF) third annual National Solar Jobs Census, which details subsector job figures for the U.S. solar energy industry. The report shows the continued growth in U.S. solar jobs is led by system installers, salesRead More

CPV Advances Set to Ignite Market Development

November 14, 2012 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

On-going, significant technological advances from  companies such as Solar Junction and Amonix will help drive concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) installations to almost 1.2 GW by 2016,  according to a new report from IMS Research. The report, The World Market for Concentrated PV (CPV) – 2012, predicts that the cost of aRead More