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Vaisala supports 30% of solar auction submissions in Argentina

Argentina will hold its first renewable energy auction on October 12 and the auction is fast-moving and competitive. The bidding deadline earlier this month attracted more than 2.8 GW of solar bids for only 300 MW of PV (photovoltaic) projects and 30 percent of the solar due diligence reports for these bids were delivered by

Online marketplace BuildDirect launches clean energy division

BuildDirect, a leading online marketplace for home improvement products, today announced that it is launching Clean Energy within its Home Marketplace to make it easy and cost-effective for mainstream consumers to bring sustainable energy into their homes. This division is currently focused on offering solar energy products ranging from photovoltaic (PV) panels, invertors, full off

What do architects think about solar power?

By Robert Shaw, marketing director, SolarTech, Inc. It’s no secret that solar panels have changed the way we gather and consume energy on a global scale. In attempt to move away from the environmentally-damaging impact of fossil fuels, governments and homeowners are encouraging architectural designers to look for renewable approaches to affordable energy – a challenge

Vivint Solar brings affordable residential solar power to Texas

Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced its expansion into Texas, with services beginning in the Austin area. The Texas market presents a compelling opportunity for Vivint Solar. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas leads the nation in energy consumption, accounting for more than one-eighth of the U.S. total.

Everybody Solar will donate a 15-kW solar array to the Sciencenter in New York

Everybody Solar, an award-winning solar energy nonprofit, announced that it will donate a 15 kilowatt (kW) solar array to the Sciencenter, a hands-on science museum in upstate New York. This was made possible by All Points North Foundation (APNF), Cornell University, JinkoSolar and over 50 individual donors, who rose up to bring solar energy and sustainability education to

How to find a great solar ground mount provider

By the team at TerraSmart When it comes to selecting the right partner and product for your next solar ground mount project, there are six key things to always look for. These items will quickly narrow down the choices and lead you to the partner with the best selection of services and products for your next

XsunX to install solar canopy that can cover trucks up to 90-ft long

XsunX, a leading solar and energy saving technologies provider, continues development of diversified clientele, as the latest commercial stand-alone solar canopy installation prepares to initiate. This 65-kW solar truck port system will provide coverage for trucks up to 90-ft long, yielding shelter and shade for loading operations, while simultaneously providing the customer with 100% of

REC Solar surpasses 100 agriculture solar installations with 1-MW project for Taylor Farms

REC Solar, a leading provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, announced in conjunction with Taylor Farms that it surpassed 100 installations for the agriculture sector. To reach this milestone, REC Solar and Taylor Farms, the leading producer of value-added produce in North America, completed a 1-MW project in Gonzales, California. This installation is part of

L’Oréal USA to meet 100% renewable electricity goals through two major solar projects

L’Oréal USA will exceed its carbon emission reduction goals and build two large-scale solar projects at the company’s manufacturing facilities in North Little Rock, Arkansas and Florence, Kentucky as part of its global sustainability strategy Sharing Beauty with All. The two projects – among the largest in each state – represent an acceleration of the

Mortenson, SunShare break ground on first of eight solar gardens in Minnesota

Mortenson Construction has broken ground on the first of eight solar gardens administered by SunShare planned to come online in Minnesota by early next year. The two companies and Real Capital Solutions, the project owner, are partnering to build 11 MW of solar gardens in Minnesota in 2016. More SunShare-administered solar gardens will be constructed