Soltec to supply 150 MW of single-axis trackers to U.S. utility solar project

Soltec, a leading manufacturer of highly innovative single-axis trackers, will supply 150 MW of its SF Utility Single-Axis Tracker in the United States. For this project Soltec has successfully designed and delivered product innovations adapting to extreme local climate conditions. With this project and others in the Americas, Soltec has attained annual sales of 1

Colorado flood-damaged dam to be replaced with 3.5-MW solar array

Namasté Solar, an employee-owned cooperative and leading provider of commercial and residential solar solutions in Colorado, California, and the Northeast will begin construction next month on a 3.5-MW ground-mounted solar array for the City of Loveland, Colorado. The Foothills Solar and Substation project is the first electric generating facility in the United States to receive

Contractors Corner: Canadian EPC installs in the freezing Arctic Circle to bring solar to diesel-country

  Many in the solar industry claim to be green-minded and passionate about their jobs. The question is: Are they passionate enough to travel over 2,500 miles from their warm homebase into the arctic tundra just to install a 15-kW system? Green Sun Rising talks the talk and walks the walk, installing solar in its

Signal Energy selects AISG for security systems on two solar projects

American Integrated Security Group (AISG), North America’s fastest growing full service security systems integrator, is proud to announce the completion of a high tech integrated security platform at Tranquility Solar generating facility, Fresno, California. The AISG Critical Infrastructure group is now moved on to Garland Solar Farm, Mojave, California, the second solar site recently awarded

Private Puerto Rican academy selects Kyocera panels for 207-kW installation

Kyocera Solar Inc. and authorized installer Dynamic Solar Solutions announced the installation of 207 kW of Kyocera solar modules atop Academia Cristo de los Milagros (ACM) in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The modules will provide a significant reduction to the private school’s electricity bill by harnessing Puerto Rico’s abundant sunshine to offset rising energy prices. The total

Podcast: Finding funding for small commercial solar

We spoke with Bryan Birsic, CEO of Wunder Capital to give us some insight into challenges of and solutions for financing small commercial solar projects.   Podcast sponsored by Wunder Capital

Mexican pipeline of solar projects to use Solar Frontier CIS modules

Solar Frontier Americas, U.S. subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier, announced its solar modules have been selected to be installed in a pipeline of residential, agri-business and agro-industrial solar power generation projects in and around Sonora, Mexico, by Enilso. Enilso is a rapidly-growing solar distribution and installation organization serving

CalCom Solar completes 2.2 MW solar system at D’Arrigo Bros. Co.

CalCom Solar, a leader in design-build solar projects for agribusinesses and water districts, has installed a new 2.2 MW solar power system at D’Arrigo Bros. Co., of CA, a premier grower, packer, and shipper of quality fruits and vegetables, in Salinas, CA. “CalCom Solar had the technology and knowledge that helped solar energy work for

SolarCity looks to enter utility-scale market with launch of new grid services

SolarCity, best known as a provider of rooftop solar to consumers and businesses, has introduced a new set of services for utility and grid operators. SolarCity’s new services include installation, financing, and consulting services for utility-scale solar and energy storage resource development, as well as advanced controls for demand response, distributed energy resources, and aggregated grid services. Utility-Scale Solar

Midwest utility Alliant Energy unveils solar research and education project with 23 solar trees

Midwest utility Alliant Energy has announced the opening of its Madison Solar Demonstration Project. In collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the utility has integrated multiple solar and clean energy technologies—including 23 Spotlight Solar trees—to create a center for research, education and collaboration. The initiative will study different types of technologies in a Midwest climate to provide the utility with valuable insights into