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Sol Inc. Awarded Breathe California’s Clean Air Technology Award For Solar Lighting

Sol Inc., a global commercial solar outdoor LED lighting solutions company and the market leader in North America, announced today that its solar lighting project with the Town of Discovery Bay has been awarded the Technology Award in Breathe California’s 2014 Clean Air Awards. The award recognizes Sol and Discovery Bay for their leadership in


Unirac Partners With Cobalt Power Systems To Supply 397.5-KW Roof Mount

Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company and provider of PV mounting solutions in North America, was selected by Cobalt Power Systems Inc. to provide a 397.5 kW Roof Mount (RM) mounting system recently installed at the Oshman Family JCC (OFJCC) campus, in Palo Alto, Calif. The installation, developed by THiNKnrg, is Palo Alto’s second largest

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2014 Trends: Solar Distribution

Several years ago, a solar distributor was nothing more than a big warehouse that managed the job-by-job logistics, as Geoff Stenrick, president and CEO of SimpleRay Solar remembers. “Anyone could stock products and sell them,”Stenrick says. “Today’s solar distributor is a partner to the installer, providing many solutions to help their customers succeed.” These solutions


JinkoSolar Connects Two PV Projects Totaling 39 MW In Jiangsu Province

JinkoSolar, a global solar PV company, connected its 24 MW solar PV power plant in Xinyi, Jiangsu Province and 15 MW solar PV power plant in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, to the grid. The company has so far successfully connected to the grid for more than 252 MW of solar PV power projects. The 24 MW Xinyi


Hanwha Q Cells PV Flat-Roof System Is One Of Denmark’s Largest

German-headquartered PV specialist Hanwha Q CELLS completed one of the largest flat roof systems in Denmark. The 345 kW flat-roof solution on a Danish retirement home of Lions Park Birkerød near Copenhagen has received net metering approval from Danish authorities and has been connected to the grid. Hanwha Q CELLS has been responsible for base


Yingli Solar Signs Agreement With United PV For 300 MW Solar PV Plants

Yingli Solar, a vertically-integrated photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group for the acquisition of China-based solar PV plants to be developed and constructed by Yingli Solar. United PV is a company listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. According to the agreement, United PV will acquire at least 300

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Nextronex Introduces RAY-MAX Solar Inverter Power Podium

Nextronex introduces the RAY-MAX Power Podium, which integrates the RAY-MAX Inverters, MV Load Centers, DC Bus Power Strip, and the Smart Controller on a factory installed platform, allowing for simple and fast-track field installation. The RAY-MAX Power Podium simplifies on-site wiring, facilitates construction scheduling, and reduces field concrete and labor expenses. Because all equipment is

Wayne Suggs, owner of Classic New Mexico Homes in Las Cruces

Solar-Powered Home Designed To Beat The Heat

  Positive Energy Solar and Classic New Mexico Homes have a solution to Las Cruces’ hot summer days and soaring electricity bills: a beautiful pueblo-style home equipped with a state-of-the-art photovoltaic array that will harness the sun’s power to keep the home cool and comfortable without high energy costs. The home is one of more


Solar Speaks: Amicus And Locus Energy Discuss Solar Monitoring And Purchasing Cooperatives

In this Solar Speaks podcast, join the president of the first and only solar purchasing cooperative in the U.S., Amicus, and the head of marketing at solar monitoring and analytics firm Locus Energy in a discussion about the organizations’ new partnership. Amicus is the first group to bring the Ace Hardware cooperative model to solar.


SMA’s Sunny Portal Reaches 100 Terawatt Hours

SMA’s Sunny Portal has reached 100 terawatt hours (TWh) of solar energy monitoring on Earth Day. This achievement, which affirms Sunny Portal’s status as a leading Web-based PV monitoring platform, is the equivalent of avoiding more than 70 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering Earth’s atmosphere. “Reaching 100 TWh of energy in Sunny Portal