San Francisco non-profit goes solar with crowd-funded project

ODC, the San Francisco-based contemporary arts institution will be generating more than applause in the coming years. They will be generating their own electricity. Through a new crowd-lending campaign with CollectiveSun, ODC has raised nearly $200,000 from their community for a solar power system.  The community investors will be repaid at a 4.8% interest rate


Webinar: Evaluating flush and tilted PV system’s on metal roof decks

Live webinar is May 14 at 2 PM Eastern.  The webinar will focus on PV mounting systems for metal roof decks. Advanced Racking Solutions will share the knowledge base compiled over the past 5 plus years of mounting solar arrays on standing seam and corrugated metal roof decks. In addition the presentation will review the


Eaton supplies inverters, engineering services to 6.3-MW project

Power management company Eaton has provided electrical distribution equipment, engineering services and solar inverters for a 6.3-MW solar installation at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey. The photovoltaic (PV) solar array annually will generate more than 8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of sustainable electricity to help the nonprofit health organization offset approximately 25 percent of


SolarWorld provides modules to largest PV system in Washington, DC, area

SolarWorld has provided 1.6 MW of 315-watt, 72-cell monocrystalline solar panels for a project to power the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s George Washington Carver Center. The four-building office campus houses many members of the federal department’s headquarters staff, including its Agricultural Research Service.  The ground-mount system located on 10 acres at the facility in Beltsville, Md., is


Mississippi building state’s largest solar installations

Mississippi Power is partnering with two solar businesses and the U.S. Navy to build utility-scale solar electric generating farms at two different locations in the company’s service territory. With a combined total of approximately 53 MW, together these projects would represent the largest solar installations in Mississippi. “We are excited to be a part of

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ViZn Energy Systems’ zinc-iron flow battery provides back-up for Randolph-Macon College Solar Project

ViZn Energy Systems, a provider of energy storage systems for microgrid and utility-scale applications, announces its advanced flow battery system has been installed at Randolph-Macon College to test utility integration with renewable generation. Randolph-Macon College is in partnership on a solar energy project with Dominion Resources, an East Coast utility provider and one of the

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Schneider Electric plans 50-MW solar contract in eastern U.S.

Schneider Electric Solar Business has been awarded a 50-MW contract for a solar project in eastern U.S. This contract follows Schneider Electric’s recent 300 MW project win for the largest PV power plant in Europe to be built in Cestas, France. Schneider Electric was also recently named by IHS as one of the top 3


SunPower system promises 97% electricity bill offset

Vista Solar announced the completion of a 183-kW solar power carport system for Campbell Church of Christ and Campbell Christian School in Campbell, Calif. The four-carport system, which was designed and installed by Vista Solar, features high-efficiency SunPower solar panels, which deliver 50 percent more energy than conventional panels in the same amount of space.


SunEdison to help Massachusetts town save $8million with solar landfill project

SunEdison has signed an agreement to develop and install a 2.6-MW solar power plant for the town of Winchendon, Mass., on a previously unusable 12 acre town-owned landfill site. The landfill site will be converted under Massachusetts’ Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC II) program, which provides preferred incentives for brown field projects. “The State’s incentive program


NRG Renew and SunShare partner to offer large community solar portfolios

NRG Renew, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, and SunShare, one of the country’s first and fastest-growing community solar companies, are partnering to finance and build 8.2 megawatts (MWac) of community solar projects along the Front Range of Colorado (including Colorado Springs and Denver), which is enough to power more than 1,600 homes for