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SunPower installs 3.6 MW of solar across 16 Oakland schools

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in California reported that SunPower solar power systems at 16 schools are expected to significantly reduce the district’s annual electricity costs over the next 25 years or more. Additionally, SunPower is bringing the math and science behind the solar technology into the classroom in the form of curriculum that helps prepare

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ViZn Energy Systems offers solar program to deploy its zinc redox flow batteries

ViZn Energy Systems, a provider of energy storage systems for commercial & industrial, microgrid and utility applications, and LFC Capital, an equipment leasing and financial services company, have teamed up to make property owners’ acquisition of solar PV and energy storage affordable. The availability of as much as $5 million per project is expected to

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SolarCity creates fund to finance $750M in residential solar with Google

SolarCity has created a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects [1] with an investment from Google. The new fund will cover the upfront cost of solar panel installations for thousands of homeowners in 14 states and the District of Columbia, and make it possible for them to pay less for solar

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Swinerton completes 6-MW project with NEXTracker single-axis technology

Swinerton Renewable Energy, a leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company based in San Diego, California, has completed a 6-MW solar power plant using NEXTracker technology.  The solar power system, located in Lancaster, California, will supply 12 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity annually through a long term power purchase agreement. “This is our second

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Standard Solar installs rooftop system for D.C. school district

Washington D.C.’s Parkside Campus of Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy is now host to an interactive learning solar power system. Completed at the end of last year, the 170-kilowatt rooftop system will provide nearly 12 percent of the school’s annual electricity use while providing hands-on learning for students, staff and visitors. Standard Solar

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Array Technologies secures supply agreement for 104-MW project in Utah

Nationally recognized engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Swinerton Renewable Energy has contracted with Albuquerque-based Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) to procure 104 MW of its DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracking system for the 630-acre Utah Red Hills Renewable Park. Scatec Solar, the project’s developer and a long-term owner, hired Swinerton Renewable Energy to construct the plant

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California food distributor goes solar and saves big

The new 176-kilowatt (kW) solar system at Tiao Peng Trading, Inc. in Hayward, CA will eliminate the company’s steep electric bills and yield approximately $2 million in savings over the life of the system. More benefits include: Cash purchase with a 2.9 year payback Offsets over 99.5% of electricity usage Generates 285,874 kWh annually Offsets over

The SunEdison Outdoor Microstation stands outside the SunEdison Eradication of Darkness Summit 2015, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in New York. The Microstation is a stand-alone power generation unit that provides renewable and reliable electricity for a variety of off-grid applications. (John Minchillo/AP Images for SunEdison)

SunEdison works to bring electricity to 20 million people by 2020

SunEdison announced an ambitious plan to electrify 20 million people in underserved communities around the world. The initiative will be led by SunEdison Social Innovations, a global group focused on developing new business models and new technologies which make renewable energy in rural communities economically sustainable over the long term, while also contributing to social

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REC Group to supply 100 MW of solar panels to Sunrun

REC Group and Sunrun announced the expansion of their supply agreement signed in August 2014. Under the terms of the deal, Sunrun will purchase 100 MW of REC’s high-quality, high-performing Peak Energy solar panels, with deliveries scheduled throughout 2015. “Our original panel supply contract with Sunrun called for a minimum of 50 MW, with an option

NRG Home Solar has launched operations in North Carolina

NRG Home Solar, one of the country’s leading residential solar companies, announced it has expanded its U.S. operations into North Carolina. The company is offering fully integrated solar solutions in the state, providing homeowners with the opportunity to install solar through financing options that require zero-money down. “North Carolina is an ideal market for solar