The newly completed Anthony Wayne solar array will supply about 30% of the zoo's electricity each year.

Completed 2.1MW Anthony Wayne Solar Array Powers Toledo Zoo

A 22-acre Toledo Zoo brownfield site that was once in receivership is starting a brand-new life as home to the recently completed 2.1-MW Anthony Wayne ground-mount solar array. Bordered by a buffer zone with newly planted trees and green spaces for native grasses that will be planted this fall, the 28,500-panel solar array is one

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When Lightning Strikes Twice, Is Your Solar Project Safe?

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Australian Wildlife Park Takes A Bite Out Of Electrical Bill With Solar

Open to the public every day, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures had an average annual electricity bill of $100,000. To minimize operating expenses, the park owner explored alternative options to offset the attraction’s large energy needs. Contractor Australian Sustainable Energy Services (ASES) has installed an Enphase microinverter system at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, a wildlife attraction in Australia.

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Tigo Updates: Solar Decathlon And Smart Module Modeling

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Distributor Hosts Free Solar Summer Webinar Series

Catch distributor AEE Solar’s summer webinar series every other Friday at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST (PST). The educational webinars are complimentary. Each presentation will feature 40 minutes of content and 20 minutes of open questions and answers. So, grab a coffee and gather the team for these interactive sessions! Register here. July 18th – Social

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Bringing The Solar Dream To Life

Summer is prime time for solar installers all across the country, and nonprofit organization GRID Alternatives is among the many up on the roof. Enphase employees joined GRID for the latest installment in a series of Sebastopol, Calif., homes that have been given a clean energy upgrade. As part of a long-standing partnership with GRID,


World’s Largest Wind-Solar Hybrid Installation Unveiled In Jamaica

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NBA Legend Bill Walton New Voice Of NRG Home Solar

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Juhl Renewable Energy Systems Brings Rooftop Solar To Chicago

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WTO Ruling On Case DS436: US Violated Global Trade Rules

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