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California Hampton Inn Offsets 44% Of Electricity With Solar

REC Solar has completed a 102-kW array for The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport in Bakersfield, California. The carport-mounted installation will offset 44% of the electricity costs for the 94-room hotel, saving up to $8,800 per month. The installation reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to accelerating solar deployment with hospitality customers. “Solar never made

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Ideal Power Partners With Sharp Electronics On SmartStorage Systems

Ideal Power, a developer of power conversion technology, has signed a multi-year purchase agreement with Sharp, whereby Sharp will use Ideal Power’s 30-kW battery converter in its SmartStorage systems.  Ideal Power has received an initial order from Sharp under this agreement, and it expects order volumes to scale along with Sharp’s SmartStorage business. Sharp’s SmartStorage


ModSolar Expands To Germany, Australia And The UK

Philadelphia-based software developer ModSolar recently announced that it will be expanding internationally, making their software available in Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom, this summer. “These are the first International solar markets we are ready to serve, but they will not be the last, as we continue to refine and enhance the ModSolar platform with


Inovateus Solar Participates In Superfund Project

Inovateus Solar, a worldwide developer and installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has participated in the development of a ground-based solar array project installed on the newly operational Maywood Solar farm near the Vertellus Specialties headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. The 43 acre site is owned by Vertellus Specialties and supported by Indianapolis Power

WestGate Church has more than 2,500 congregation members at two South Bay area locations.

Vista Solar Completes 153-kW WestGate Church Array

Vista Solar recently completed a 153-kW solar array for WestGate Church in San Jose, Calif. The system, which was designed and installed by Vista Solar, is expected to offset WestGate’s electricity bill by nearly 95% and generate more than 250,000 kWh of clean energy each year, the equivalent of powering 24 homes. Vista Solar secured


LegalZoom And Meridian Solar Install 260 kW In Texas

LegalZoom, provider of online legal help for businesses and families, has partnered with Meridian Solar, a leader in commercial solar energy solutions, to engineer and construct a 260 kW solar electric system at LegalZoom’s Spectrum Drive office in Austin, Texas. The 260 kW solar electric system, comprised of 864 PV modules, will produce an estimated

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Solar Speaks: How The HDPV Alliance Is Helping Lower The Cost of Solar

The HDPV Alliance formed in 2012 wish a mission of lowering solar project costs and increasing project performance. The group of various component manufacturers found a formula to do so by setting standards to allow their components to work more closely, optimizing system design and deployment. Solar Power World Managing Editor Kathie Zipp checked in

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Ginlong’s Solis PV Inverter Achieves UL 1741 Certification

Ginlong Technologies’ Solis PV Inverter 2nd generation recently achieved UL 1741 certification. The UL listed Solis transformerless PV inverters from 1 kW to 5 kW have built-in option of DC Arc Fault Circuit Interruption (AFCI), meeting the requirement of NEC 2011 code. Since Ginlong introduced transformerless string inverters to the market in 2005, Ginlong has installed over

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SolarReserve Signs 20MW Supply Contract In El Salvador

SolarReserve, a developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced thermal energy storage technology, recently signed a supply contract for its 20 MW Acajutla PV solar power project in El Salvador as part of a highly competitive tender solicitation by the local electric distribution companies. The tender, the country’s first for utility-scale solar power, was

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SEIA Responds To Department Of Commerce Solar Tariff Decision

On July 25, 2014, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determinations in the anti-dumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan. For the purpose of AD investigations, dumping occurs when a foreign comp any sells a product in the United States at less than its