Legend Solar installs system for Jeep parts manufacturer in Utah

Legend Solar is saving TeraFlex,  a parts manufacturer for Jeep in West Jordan, Utah, approximately $30,000 per year in energy costs with a 140-kWh solar power system installed by the company. The new system offsets almost all of TeraFlex’s energy costs for its office and warehouse space with room for additional solar power panels as the

First solar panels in 120-MW portfolio installed at Florida military base

Executives from Gulf Power and Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic, joined officials from Eglin Air Force Base and Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola for the installation of the first two solar photovoltaic panels on two large-scale solar projects. The projects at Eglin Air Force Base and NAS Pensacola’s Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Saufley, along

RBI Solar brings installation to remote Massachusetts island accessible only by boat

This article is adapted from an RBI Solar blog and re-posted with permission from the company. See the original here.  Cuttyhunk Island—a mile and a half stretch of land at the outermost band of Massachusetts’ Elizabethan Islands—is home to a single school, many bed & breakfasts and little more than 50 permanent residents. The population

CleanCapital, Generate Capital partner to acquire $300 million of DG solar projects

CleanCapital announced a partnership with Generate Capital that enables the acquisition of approximately $300 million of operating clean energy assets. The transaction harnesses Generate Capital’s proven track record of backing innovative approaches to financing clean energy infrastructure solutions. The relationship between these groundbreaking firms brings liquidity to the distributed solar market and provides project owners

What solar contractors need to know about NEC 2017

By Marvin Hamon, P.E., principal, Hamon Engineering The 2017 triennial update of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is complete and has been released for adoption. Though AHJs may take months or years to adopt the latest edition (California won’t adopt the 2017 NEC until 2020), it’s important for solar contractors to know what’s coming. Here’s

4 ways PACE can help you land commercial projects

This blog was originally published at CivicSolar.com by Charlie Seltzer. The property-assessed clean energy (PACE) model is an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private property. PACE programs allow local governments, state governments, or other inter-jurisdictional authorities, when authorized by state law, to fund the up-front cost of energy improvements on

Huawei to be inverter supplier for EPC contractor SOVENTIX

SOVENTIX and Huawei Solar have signed a Framework Agreement positioning Huawei as the exclusive supplier of inverter equipment to the global EPC contractor and its pipeline worldwide. The landmark Agreement, signed at Huawei’s HQ in Shanghai, strengthens SOVENTIX’s project pipeline, which is roughly 150MW per annum and increases Huawei’s global footprint as a leading supplier

IKEA installs Washington’s largest rooftop solar array at new Seattle-area store

IKEA announced that the installation of solar panels is complete atop the relocated Seattle-area store currently under construction in Renton, Washington, that will open in early Spring 2017. The project is the largest solar rooftop array in the state of Washington. The store’s 244,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 1.13 MW system, built with 3,268

SunPower installs 3.9 MW of Helix solar systems across 13 California school sites

Bonita Unified School District (BUSD) and SunPower Corp. will celebrate the near completion of multiple SunPower Helix solar systems across 13 school sites in California’s San Gabriel Valley with a community ribbon-cutting event at San Dimas High School today. A combination of carports, shade structures and fixed-tilt systems will total 3.9 MW. The Helix systems

New York’s National Grid utility to actively work with Sunrun to bring more rooftop solar to grid

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, and National Grid PLC, one of the largest international investor-owned utilities, announced a multifaceted partnership that underscores the long-term importance of rooftop solar in the energy resource mix. The partnership includes a joint marketing agreement, a collaborative grid services pilot, and a direct investment