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Huntsinger Farms gains grant money to add 100-kW solar array on Wisconsin farm

Huntsinger Farms gains grant money to add 100-kW solar array on Wisconsin farm

December 11, 2019 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Huntsinger Farms, the world’s largest grower and processor of horseradish and the parent company of Silver Spring Foods, has won a $28,902.60 Focus on Energy grant to subsidize a new solar power installation on its Eau Claire, Wis., farm. Carlson Electric of Hudson, Wis., will install the solar farm inRead More

Rendering of the solar farm at St. Elmo, IL Conagra facility

Wish-Bone salad dressing to be produced by solar energy via 15-year SolAmerica agreement

December 9, 2019 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

Conagra Brands, Inc. entered into a 15-year service agreement with SolAmerica Energy to place eight acres of solar panels on the company’s St. Elmo, Ill. facility property. The energy generated by the photovoltaic array will be equivalent to the amount needed to produce approximately 35 percent of all Wish-Bone salad dressingsRead More

CentraState hospital in New Jersey, a CleanCapital project. Photo credit: KDC Solar

How to find the value in complex corporate solar deals

December 2, 2019 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

In 2008, when the investment tax credit (ITC) came into play, people had no idea what a power purchase agreement (PPA) was. Fast forward 10 years to 2018 and there is 300x growth in corporate energy procurement through PPAs. The market has matured, and a lot of different investors areRead More

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Faith in solar: Places of worship doubled their installed solar capacity over three years

November 26, 2019 at 9:58 am 1 comment

Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) conducted a new survey to quantify installed solar on congregations in the U.S.—and found a doubling from three years ago. After interviewing hundreds of congregations and partner organizations, the group documented more than 770 faith communities with solar for a combined capacity of 45 megawattsRead More

Target celebrates reaching 500 solar installations

Target celebrates reaching 500 solar installations

November 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

It may not be a cool enough chain to win a Project of the Year award, but Target has long been a champion of solar energy. Back in 2015, Target made the promise to add rooftop solar panels to 500 locations by 2020. At the time it sounded ambitious. CutRead More

BENLEE adds rooftop solar system to Michigan headquarters via POWERHOME Solar

BENLEE adds rooftop solar system to Michigan headquarters via POWERHOME Solar

November 15, 2019 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

BENLEE, a leading roll-off trailer and lugger truck manufacturer in North America, has established new sustainability goals for 2020 and beyond. As part of those goals, the company had POWERHOME (another company that loves all-caps) install 404 roof-mounted solar panels on its corporate headquarters in Romulus, Mich. The addition of POWERHOME’sRead More

KACO adds five new solar inverters between 87 and 150 kW

KACO adds five new solar inverters between 87 and 150 kW

November 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

KACO new energy has added five new C&I string inverters to its 1,500-volt product range with outputs between 87 and 150 kilowatts. All new inverters use semiconductor components made of silicon carbide. Since 1,500 Volt technology is an emerging trend in the solar roof sector, both inverters are also suitableRead More

McKinstry finishing up 371-kW solar install for City of Wauwatosa, Wisc.

McKinstry finishing up 371-kW solar install for City of Wauwatosa, Wisc.

November 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

  The City of Wauwatosa, Wisc., partnered with McKinstry to design, install, commission and monitor a 371.3 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) array on the roof of the city’s Public Works Facility. The project is expected to generate 466.4 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar energy each year, saving city residents inRead More

2019 Solar Builder Project of the Year Winners

2019 Solar Builder Project of the Year Winners

November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am 2 comments

Solar Builder Project of the Year submissions were sent in throughout the year by the solar community at-large — developers, EPCs, contractors and manufacturers — to highlight the year’s most outstanding solar sites. The Solar Builder editorial staff reviewed each entry and nominated our favorite 15 projects. From there, itRead More

Greener steel? Shepard Steel says its solar system is exceeding early production estimates

Greener steel? Shepard Steel says its solar system is exceeding early production estimates

November 8, 2019 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Shepard Steel, a structural steel and miscellaneous metals company serving the Greater Hartford region since 1956, says that a 611-kilowatt (kW) DC solar energy system installed on its headquarters went live on July 23, and has exceeded production estimates in the months since. In the first three months of operation, theRead More