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Largest U.S. Auto Factory Solar Install Dedicated at Volkswagen Chattanooga

Largest U.S. Auto Factory Solar Install Dedicated at Volkswagen Chattanooga

January 23, 2013 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

Volkswagen today “powered-up” the largest single solar installation at an automotive manufacturing facility in the United States and the biggest solar installation in the state of Tennessee. At a dedication ceremony here, dignitaries today flipped a giant light switch to signal the official opening of the “Volkswagen Chattanooga Solar Park”,Read More

Swinerton Renewable Energy to Include Comprehensive O&M Services

Swinerton Renewable Energy to Include Comprehensive O&M Services

January 23, 2013 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Swinerton Renewable Energy, a leading builder and service provider in the solar utility industry, has expanded its services to include comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) services for any North American solar facility. Swinerton Renewable Energy has a strong track record of photovoltaic (PV) facilities management, with O&M services comprising performanceRead More

Edison, BrightSource Cancel California Solar Thermal PPA

Edison, BrightSource Cancel California Solar Thermal PPA

January 22, 2013 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Edison International, the owner of California’s second-largest electric utility, and BrightSource Energy Inc. (BRSE) canceled a power purchase agreement for a 200-MW solar-thermal project. Utility Southern California Edison and BrightSource “mutually terminated” the contract for the developer’s Rio Mesa 2 project near Blythe, California, Edison spokeswoman Vanessa McGrady said in an e-mail.Read More

Canadian Solar Launches AC-Module System

Canadian Solar Launches AC-Module System

January 22, 2013 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced the launch of its next generation ResidentialAC system. Until now, PV system installers had to make use of first generation microinverter technology. Canadian Solar’s ResidentialAC system combines the company’s highly efficient 250W PV module with a state ofRead More

Bold Alternatives Installs 105-kW System at Ohio College

Bold Alternatives Installs 105-kW System at Ohio College

January 21, 2013 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Baldwin Wallace University’s Center for Innovation and Growth has enjoyed its first week of harnessing the sun’s energy to power its building in Berea. The solar array is a 105-kW installation mounted on the building’s roof. The total solar production will offset almost 50 percent of the power consumed by the building. BaldwinRead More

IMS Research Ranks Popularity of PV Inverter Brands

IMS Research Ranks Popularity of PV Inverter Brands

January 21, 2013 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

A new survey conducted by IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc.) of more than 400 photovoltaic (PV) inverter purchasers has revealed that the most preferred PV inverter brand globally in 2012 was SMA Solar Technology. IMS Research’s recently released report PV Inverter Customer Survey – World – 2013 analysesRead More

Nautilus Solar Completes 1.1-MW Solar Project in NJ

Nautilus Solar Completes 1.1-MW Solar Project in NJ

January 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Nautilus Solar Energy, a leading independent solar power producer, has started commercial operation of its 1,115kW roof mounted, solar photovoltaic project located in Gibbstown, N.J.  The project is on the rooftop of Raymour & Flanigan’s distribution center on Swedesboro Avenue.  The power is being sold at a discount to theRead More

Dept. of Interior Finalizes Plan for Renewable Energy Zone in Arizona

Dept. of Interior Finalizes Plan for Renewable Energy Zone in Arizona

January 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that Interior has designated 192,100 acres of public land across Arizona as potentially suitable for utility-scale solar and wind energy development, furthering President Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ strategy to expand domestic energy production. The publication of the Record of Decision (ROD) for this initiative,Read More

FERC Proposes Key Interconnection Rule, SEIA Applauds

FERC Proposes Key Interconnection Rule, SEIA Applauds

January 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today praised a proposed rule issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that will, if finalized, expedite and reduce the cost of solar project interconnection while maintaining electric system reliability and safety. In 2005, FERC issued Order No. 2006, which for the firstRead More

Chevron Energy Solutions Completes Solar Project for School District

Chevron Energy Solutions Completes Solar Project for School District

January 17, 2013 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Santa Cruz County Office of Education and Chevron Energy Solutions today announced completion of a solar installation and energy efficiency improvements expected to reduce both carbon emissions and energy costs, saving more than $2 million over the program’s life. “We believe this project has the potential to significantly reduce our operating expensesRead More