AET provides ground mount system for highway corridor solar project

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a supplier of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, announced that it will provide its Rayport-G ECO ground mount racking system for an innovative 282 kW highway corridor solar project along Route 44 in Carver, Massachusetts. The project is phase II adding on to the 99 kW phase I development built in


Array Technologies to unveil solar tracking system at Intersolar North America

Array Technologies is gearing up to showcase its new tracking technology at Intersolar North America in San Francisco, California. Array’s 1,200-square-foot booth space, 9421, will feature its newest evolution in solar tracking technology. Visitors can expect to learn about ATI’s recently-launched solar tracking product, the DuraTrack HZ v3, which has been specifically engineered to deliver


Soligent sells Stellar Energy to REC Solar

Soligent, solar distribution company has sold  its commercial energy provider, Stellar Energy, to REC Solar through an asset purchase agreement. Duke Energy, the nation’s largest electric utility, recently acquired a majority interest in REC Solar, a national fully integrated solar solutions provider focused exclusively on commercial businesses. Stellar Energy has expanded rapidly since 2013, growing


Installation Notes: Solar carports help Fresno country club get on the green

Broad, flat, and just as suited to soaking up sunlight as shading whatever’s underneath, carports have emerged as popular platforms for solar arrays. You might think of them as the logical evolution of ground-mount PV systems: taller, and dual purpose. For members of the Fort Washington Golf and Country Club in Fresno, Calif., shaded parking

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SunPower breaks ground on 102-MW solar project

SunPower Corp. has started construction on the 102-MWac Henrietta Solar Project in Kings County, Calif. The system will generate power for Pacific Gas and Electric’s customers under a long-term power purchase agreement. SunPower expects the plant to be operational by the end of 2016. “With more than 5.8 GW of operating solar systems worldwide, SunPower designs and


SMA adds 60 kW model to Sunny Tripower inverter line

SMA is now taking orders for its newest solution for medium to large-scale PV plants: the Sunny Tripower 60-US. This 60 kW inverter combines the advantages of a decentralized system layout with the benefits of a centralized inverter design, bringing together the best of both worlds. It offers high efficiency, industry-leading power density, easy installation,

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Fronius USA and Amicus Solar enter preferred vendor agreement

Fronius USA announced recently the signing of a cooperative supplier agreement with Amicus Solar Cooperative, a national community of independently owned and operated solar PV installation companies. The Fronius line of solar inverters will now be available to Amicus customers across the 50 office locations and 26 states Amicus serves. “Our cooperative exists to serve the needs


SolarCity introduces first community solar option for renters

SolarCity and Minnetonka-based solar developer Sunrise Energy Ventures have partnered to create a new community solar program offering that allows renters, schools, municipalities and other current Xcel Energy customers to purchase renewable energy without installing solar panels on their properties. Minnesota’s new community solar program is mandated by law and is expected to be the largest


REC Solar acquires Stellar Energy

REC Solar has acquired Stellar Energy, a leading solar provider in the western U.S., through an asset purchase agreement. REC Solar, the only national, fully integrated solar provider focused exclusively on commercial businesses and backed by one of the largest energy companies in the U.S., will provide customers with integrated, turnkey solar solutions ranging from financing


Global solar installations to reach 57.4 GW globally in 2015, reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group projects a strong year for solar, forecasting global installations to reach 57.4 GW in 2015. “We are revising our forecast upwards since our previous update due to positive news coming out of China along with revised installation goals,” said Raj Prabhu, CEO and Co-Founder of Mercom Capital Group. Mercom expects China, Japan