sPower, Salt River Project unveil 45-MW solar array

sPower and Salt River Project announced the opening of sPower Sandstone Solar, one of the Valley’s largest photovoltaic facilities. SRP is purchasing all 45 MW of the solar energy produced at the facility, which is owned and operated by sPower, a Utah-based independent power producer. Sandstone Solar is located on more than 300 acres in Florence,

6-MW solar brownfield installation completed in Massachusetts

Syncarpha Capital LLC, Borrego Solar Systems Inc., and Renewable Energy Massachusetts LLC (REM) announce the completion of a 6-MW solar array located on the former Palmer Metropolitan Airfield in Palmer, Mass. The Palmer Airfield Solar Project is unique in that it is both the first and, at 6 MW, the largest Department of Energy Resources (DOER) qualified

Snow what? Solar works fine among winter’s flurries

Article by Chris Blevins, co-founder, Pick My Solar Common sense often leads would-be solar buyers to believe that purchasing a PV system in cold, snowy climates is a foolish investment. With low temperatures and snow cover, how could a solar owner possibly get his or her money’s worth during the winter months? Though these fears

National trade association for community solar officially launched

Leading energy companies in the solar market have announced the formation of the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), the first-ever national trade association for community solar. The Coalition’s founding leadership includes Clean Energy Collective, Community Energy, Ecoplexus, Ethical Electric, First Solar, and Recurrent Energy. CCSA is a business-led trade organization that works to expand

Constellation installs largest solar project at a Baltimore City school

Constellation and Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins), a K-8 Baltimore City public school operated by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, today announced the completion of a 178-kWdc solar generation project. The project is the second and largest solar generation project to be unveiled at a Baltimore City school. “Henderson-Hopkins pursues the

Global solar PV pipeline surpasses 200 GW

With the United States in the lead, due in large part to the recent extension in the country’s solar investment tax credit (ITC) late last year, the global solar photovoltaic pipeline now exceeds 200 gigawatts (GW). At a combined capacity of 110 GW, projects in the U.S., China and Brazil make up half of the

SunGreen Systems completes 183-kW solar system for Mortech Manufacturing

SunGreen Systems, a solar design and construction and smart energy solutions firm, will participate in today’s official ribbon-cutting of the new PV system for Mortech Manufacturing, makers of quality anatomy equipment and instruments for post-mortem facilities. The ribbon-cutting ceremony  marks the culmination of a successful SunGreen Systems design and build project, where SunGreen was able

Canadian Solar supplies 50 MWac of solar panels to Ontario project

Canadian Solar Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has secured contracts to supply 50 MWac of MaxPower CS6X Ontario-made solar panels and 30 medium voltage power stations for the Southgate Solar facility. This utility-scale solar project, developed by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure (CC&L Infrastructure), will be built in

U.S. PV installs expected to grow 60% this year, with help from ITC extension

With the recent multi-year extension of the investment tax credit (ITC) in the United States, PV installations are predicted to grow 60 percent year over year, reaching 15 GW in 2016. PV installations in the U.S. will reach record levels in 2016, primarily due to strong demand for utility-scale PV. The Western and Southwestern U.S.

JinkoSolar donates 57 kW of panels to philanthropic projects by Everybody Solar

JinkoSolar Holding Co. has donated 57 kW to Everybody Solar, a U.S. non-profit organization working to provide solar to local charities. JinkoSolar’s donation of 212 of its high-efficiency PV modules will help Everybody Solar provide solar energy systems to 3 non-profits in the U.S.: the Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) in Petaluma, California, the Sciencenter, in