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Solar energy systems do not have the same installation regulations as wind turbines, but there are concerns with the potential release of hazardous gasses if a panel breaks or catches fire.

New Report: U.S. Solar Installs Sets Record for 2011 with 1,855 MW

March 14, 2012 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. solar energy industry installed a record 1,855 MW of PV capacity in 2011, more than doubling the previous annual record of 887 MW set in 2010, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. The record amount of solar installations is enough to power more than 370,000Read More

1-MW PV Tracking System to be Installed at Arizona State University

1-MW PV Tracking System to be Installed at Arizona State University

January 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Salt River Project (SRP), Arizona State University (ASU) and SunPower Corp. today announced an agreement to build a 1-MW solar PV power plant at ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Ariz. The 1-MW facility will be the first commercial deployment of SunPower C7 Tracker technology, a solar PV tracking system that concentratesRead More

Making the Best Better

Making the Best Better

January 9, 2012 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

A special racking system pushes a California city closer to its renewable goals.

Largest Texas Solar Farm Goes Online at 30 MW

Largest Texas Solar Farm Goes Online at 30 MW

January 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Austin Energy, along with Austin City Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Village of Webberville Mayor Hector Gonzales, today announced the activation of a 30-MW solar power plant located within the Village of Webberville, Texas. The activation of the power plant marks the first utility-scale solar deployment for Austin Energy and helpsRead More

MidAmerican Energy to Acquire 550-MW Farm From First Solar

MidAmerican Energy to Acquire 550-MW Farm From First Solar

December 7, 2011 at 9:46 am 1 comment

Today, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the Topaz Solar Farm from First Solar Inc. The 550-MW PV power plant being built in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., will have the capacity to generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 160,000 average CaliforniaRead More

Berkshire School's 2-MW solar system, one of several recent projects in Massachusetts to feature high-performance SolarWorld solar panels, offsets 45 percent of the school's energy consumption.

SolarWorld Heightens Profile in Massachusetts’ Rising Solar Market

November 16, 2011 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

An 8-acre solar installation featuring high-performance solar panels from SolarWorld will go online this fall at Berkshire School, a private boarding high school in Sheffield, Mass. The 2-MW system is the largest solar installation for a private school in New England. It is also the latest of three significant Massachusetts solar projects totaling moreRead More

SunPeak Solar Chooses Schneider Electric PV Boxes for 23-MW Farm

SunPeak Solar Chooses Schneider Electric PV Boxes for 23-MW Farm

October 14, 2011 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

  Schneider Electric has been selected by SunPeak Solar LLC, a privately-owned solar energy project developer, to supply 25 solar power conversion substations (known as a PV Box) for the 23 MW IVSC-1 solar power plant in Niland, Calif. The Schneider Electric PV Box is a pre-wired equipment package specificallyRead More

Signal Energy Completes Construction on 10.8-MW Solar Farm

Signal Energy Completes Construction on 10.8-MW Solar Farm

October 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Signal Energy LLC, a design/build general contractor to the North American renewable energy industry, completed construction on a 10.8-MW solar farm, part of a major solar project in New Mexico that includes tracking technology to maximize electricity generated from the sun.  The solar plant was deployed and will be maintainedRead More