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Washington Gas Energy Systems Completes 4-MW Array on Capped Landfill

Washington Gas Energy Systems Completes 4-MW Array on Capped Landfill

November 12, 2013 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

The town of Marshfield, Mass. will unveil its 4-MW solar array in a ribbon cutting ceremony today with representatives from Washington Gas Energy Systems Inc., AMSOLAR, SunDurance Energy and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The ground-mounted solar array is built on a capped landfill and consists of 13,518 panelsRead More

IHS Boosts Solar Capital Spending Forecast as Market Conditions Continue to Improve

IHS Boosts Solar Capital Spending Forecast as Market Conditions Continue to Improve

November 11, 2013 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Amid new signs that solar market conditions are improving and major suppliers are increasing production, IHS Inc. is raising its forecast of photovoltaic (PV) capital spending. Global capital spending in 2014 by producers of PV modules, cells, ingots, wafers and polysilicon will rise by a robust 42 percent to reachRead More

Eaton Launches One-Stop BOS Power Center for Residential and Light Commercial

Eaton Launches One-Stop BOS Power Center for Residential and Light Commercial

November 11, 2013 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of solar power centers for residential and light commercial applications. The offering, which includes loadcenters and meter breakers, combines utility and solar photovoltaic (PV) power into one enclosure, providing one-stop-shopping for balance of system (BOS) equipment, and making PV systems more accessible,Read More

Worldwide Solar PV Installations to Double by 2020

Worldwide Solar PV Installations to Double by 2020

November 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Despite waning government support, the threat of international trade wars and high-profile bankruptcies, the solar photovoltaic (PV) market continues to grow. Solar PV technology costs have steadily declined, and pathways to further cost reduction are being pursued. By the end of this decade, solar PV is expected to be costRead More

Intersolar North America Returns to San Francisco in July 2014

Intersolar North America Returns to San Francisco in July 2014

November 8, 2013 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Prominent solar industry executives, policymakers, innovators and thought leaders will return to San Francisco for the seventh year in a row for Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business connections in North America, held July 7 to 10, 2014Read More

Sun Valley Solar Installs Two Systems for Phoenix Church and School

Sun Valley Solar Installs Two Systems for Phoenix Church and School

November 7, 2013 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

As one of the oldest churches in the diocese of Phoenix, Sacred Heart Church and School has been serving the community for many decades. Last month, the progressive church expanded its leadership role by promoting environmental responsibility through the implementation of dual solar photovoltaic systems at its campus in Prescott, Ariz.Read More

Custom Equipment’s Low-Level Scissor Lifts Have 750 lbs of Capacity

Custom Equipment’s Low-Level Scissor Lifts Have 750 lbs of Capacity

November 7, 2013 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Custom Equipment’s Hy-Brid HB-1030 low-level scissor lifts give maintenance crews and contractors 750 lbs of platform capacity, which is greater than competing low-level lifts and 19-ft models. Operators can load the lifts with more tools and supplies, including drywall, lumber, HVAC parts, painting equipment and electrical materials, which reduces theRead More

IKEA to Double Current Rooftop Solar Installation at Maryland Distribution Center

IKEA to Double Current Rooftop Solar Installation at Maryland Distribution Center

November 7, 2013 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to nearly double the solar array completed in April atop its Perryville, Md.-distribution center, the state’s largest such solar energy system. Installation of the new panels will begin this month with completion expected after the New Year. The 467,618-square-foot solarRead More

SunPower Installs 20 MW+ at California Community Colleges

SunPower Installs 20 MW+ at California Community Colleges

November 6, 2013 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

At the Community College Facility Coalition Annual Conference in Sacramento today, SunPower Corp. announced it has installed approximately 20 MW of solar power systems at 12 community college districts in California. The systems are generating enough clean, renewable solar electricity to power more than 4,100 California homes each year, according toRead More

Standard Solar Installs Solar at Two Maryland Wastewater Treatment Plants

Standard Solar Installs Solar at Two Maryland Wastewater Treatment Plants

November 6, 2013 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) unveiled two fields of solar panels today, which will provide power to two of its wastewater treatment plants. The two 2-MW ground-mounted installations, each with nearly 8,500 solar panels spanning several acres, are located at the Western Branch Wastewater Treatment Plant in Upper Marlboro,Read More