sPower, Salt River Project unveil 45-MW solar array

sPower and Salt River Project announced the opening of sPower Sandstone Solar, one of the Valley’s largest photovoltaic facilities. SRP is purchasing all 45 MW of the solar energy produced at the facility, which is owned and operated by sPower, a Utah-based independent power producer. Sandstone Solar is located on more than 300 acres in Florence,

GTM’s Solar Summit back for ninth year this May in Arizona

Solar Summit 2016 is the premier conference for defining industry needs and creating new business opportunities.   Now in its ninth year, Solar Summit is GTM’s flagship annual solar conference that attracts leaders from across the solar value chain.   Join GTM in Arizona May 11-12 for two days of unrivaled networking opportunities and innovative,

Four points to know about the growing community solar market

Article by Tim Braun, director of public affairs, Clean Energy Collective Though solar is becoming more mainstream than ever, there are still many who aren’t able to own their own solar array—mostly renters or those whose roofs don’t get enough sunlight or lack the structural integrity for solar. Yet, this potential market could be as

Gestamp Solar becomes X-ELIO after KKR acquisition

Gestamp Solar, a leading global developer and operator of solar photovoltaic plants, has changed its name to X-ELIO following the successful completion of KKR’s acquisition of an 80 percent stake in the business. “X-ELIO combines all the elements that are needed to capture the dramatic increase in demand for solar energy: capital resources to invest

6-MW solar brownfield installation completed in Massachusetts

Syncarpha Capital LLC, Borrego Solar Systems Inc., and Renewable Energy Massachusetts LLC (REM) announce the completion of a 6-MW solar array located on the former Palmer Metropolitan Airfield in Palmer, Mass. The Palmer Airfield Solar Project is unique in that it is both the first and, at 6 MW, the largest Department of Energy Resources (DOER) qualified

SoloPower Systems technology selected by Direct Group Africa for Green Living City Program

SoloPower Systems, a photovoltaic technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and deployment of CIGS flexible thin-film solar technology, announced that Direct Group Africa, a pioneer of sustainable housing projects, has executed a letter of intent to integrate SoloPower’s innovative lightweight solar photovoltaic technology into the manufacture of up to 15,000 low income and student

Inverter company Nextronex acquired by Price Energy Systems

Price Energy Systems LLC, an affiliate of David Price Metal Services Inc., in Norwalk, Ohio, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Nextronex, a leader in high performance solar inverter systems. The Nextronex inverter solution is based on a patented Distributed Architecture topology which provides increased yields due to superior low light energy harvesting,

Snow what? Solar works fine among winter’s flurries

Article by Chris Blevins, co-founder, Pick My Solar Common sense often leads would-be solar buyers to believe that purchasing a PV system in cold, snowy climates is a foolish investment. With low temperatures and snow cover, how could a solar owner possibly get his or her money’s worth during the winter months? Though these fears

Solar Speaks: Why are breweries going solar?

Two breweries open every day in the U.S., and 75% of Americans live within 10 miles of one. And as it turns out, many brewery owners are conscience of the environment and energy usage, making them perfect potential solar customers. This is especially true as breweries mature and make plans for their next phase of

Applied Energy Technologies’ (AET) sells more than 1,000 Rayport-I solar string inverter mounts

Applied Energy Technologies (AET), a manufacturer of commercial and utility-scale racking systems, announced it has surpassed more than 1,000 units sold of its Rayport-I string inverter mounting solution. AET’s Rayport-I was the first of its kind, designed to address a market need for a product that not only protects the string inverter, but also simplifies