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New York State DOT Requesting Solar Information

New York State DOT Requesting Solar Information

March 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has posted a request for information #RFI2013PV ‘Carport/Parking, Ground Mounted and Roof Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Deployment’ which can be found at https://www.dot.ny.gov/business (click on ‘Consulting Services’ then ‘Ads’).  There are three documents to download: the RFI, Location Maps and a Spreadsheet.Read More

Bosch Abandons Solar Division

Bosch Abandons Solar Division

March 25, 2013 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Bosch is to discontinue its activities in crystalline photovoltaics. Bosch’s manufacture of ingots, wafers, cells and modules will be ceased at beginning of 2014. As far as possible, individual units are to be sold quickly. All development and marketing activities are likewise to be ended. The module plant in Vénissieux,Read More

Sunvalley Solar Awarded Second Solar Installation Contract in California

Sunvalley Solar Awarded Second Solar Installation Contract in California

March 25, 2013 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Sunvalley Solar Inc., a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announced today that it has been awarded a new 87.5-kW solar system installation contract from Corporate Logistics in City of Industry, Calif. The 87.5-kW contract is for a system capable of generating 131,146 kWh of electrical power annually.Read More

SolarWorld and Other Donors, Volunteers Install 100-kW System in S.C.

SolarWorld and Other Donors, Volunteers Install 100-kW System in S.C.

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

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, today joined Water Missions International (WMI), a host of supply and service donors and dozens of volunteers in celebrating the commissioning of a 100-kW system at the international water-engineering nonprofit’s new headquarters location in North Charleston, S.C. The systemRead More

Woodward 1,000-V Solar Inverters Earn UL-1741 Certification

Woodward 1,000-V Solar Inverters Earn UL-1741 Certification

March 21, 2013 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Woodward Inc. announced that its 1,000-V SOLO solar inverters have successfully passed all testing in accordance with the UL-1741 standard for solar inverters and equipment. The 250- and 500-kW inverters and Smart String Boxes were tested and certified by a nationally recognized test lab (NRTL). Now this proven European technology is available inRead More

The SolarBridge microinverter comes pre-installed
 on the solar panel, providing a quick and easy installation.

Low Voltage, High Potential

March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The AC module combines a powerful solar panel with a microinverter, joining both pieces at the factory and selling it as one. Instead of solely being a microinverter manufacturer, SolarBridge Technologies sees itself as an AC module enabler. AC modules are a simple and attractive option for the residential solarRead More

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

Incubating the Midwest Solar Market

March 20, 2013 at 8:50 am Comments are Disabled

Ohio developer Third Sun Solar has seen many changes in the industry in the last 15 years and likes where things are heading. In 1804, Ohio University became the first university established in Ohio. The ninth oldest public university in the United States, OU set up camp in Athens, Ohio,Read More

Headache Remedy

Headache Remedy

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

Solar permitting can be a pain, but Clean Power Finance is working on a database to help. By James Tong Ask solar installers about their profession, and you’ll get a lot of passion and pride. Ask them about solar permitting, and you’ll get a lot of passion… and maybe some four-letterRead More

Installation of the DynoRaxx system is quick and effortless. Each module takes less than 1 minute to lock into place — no tools needed.

In a League of its Own

March 20, 2013 at 8:45 am Comments are Disabled

DynoRaxx went about finding what sets it apart from the competition and found it in tool-less, fiberglass mounting and racking systems. In an industry as competitive as solar, it’s important to find your niche. DynoRaxx has established its niche among racking and mounting manufacturers by producing a product that isRead More

Solar Impact has worked on roof lease plans for public schools and libraries throughout the Gainesville-area — including this 100-kW installation at the Millhopper Branch Library.

Community Impact

March 20, 2013 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

The feed-in-tariff program in Gainesville, Fla., has provided many leasing and building opportunities for local installer Solar Impact. In January, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) voted to implement a feed-in tariff (FIT) program for 100 MW of solar PV generation. The announcement was significant because LosRead More