Enphase Energy and North State Solar bring 500-kW solar array to California Buddhist center

Enphase Energy and North State Solar, a Northern California-based general contractor,  announced their latest collaboration, a 500-kW solar photovoltaic system for the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB), the main center for the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. The two companies will unveil the array as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the CTTB on Saturday,

Berkeley Lab finds utility solar prices fell last year

Solar energy system pricing is at an all-time low, according to the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports released today by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). All segments say price drops, with the largest price drop in the utility solar sector. Within the market for distributed

RES has started construction on 131-MW project with ATI solar trackers

A big solar power plant is coming to the big state, in Dawson County, Texas. Market leader in development, engineering, and construction Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES), has partnered with Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global industry leader in solar tracking technology, to supply the project with high reliability trackers that will boost performance

Developers integrate Mounting Systems’ Sigma I Steel ground mount into 1-MW project

After installers drove the last pile and mounted the last panel, Consumers Energy can finally celebrate the completion of a 1 MW solar project on the grounds of Western Michigan University’s (WMU) College of Engineering and Applied Sciences campus in Kalamazoo, MI. This photovoltaic development is part of Consumers Energy’s community Solar Garden program to harvest clean solar

IKEA to install Washington’s largest rooftop solar array at relocated Seattle-area store

IKEA announced plans to install solar panels atop the relocated Seattle-area store under construction in Renton, Washington. Installation will begin this fall, with completion expected in winter for the largest rooftop solar array in the State of Washington. The store’s 244,504-square-foot solar array will consist of a 1.18-MW system, built with 3,420 panels, and will

Conergy announces financial close in Australian utility solar and storage project

Conergy, one of the world’s largest downstream solar companies, will commence construction this month on the first and largest utility-scale solar PV + battery storage project in Asia Pacific. The AU$42.5 million Lakeland Solar and Storage (LSS) project located near Lakeland in North Queensland, Australia will consist of a 13MW solar array (featuring 41,440 solar

GRID Alternatives provides solar training for women

GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer, recently hosted its first Women in Solar intensive training as part of its Women in Solar initiative, a national push, in partnership with SunEdison, to involve more women in all aspects of solar. Erica Mackie co-founded GRID Alternatives in 2001 with the goal of making solar PV

Installation Notes: Microgrid reduces California winery’s carbon footprint

Stone Edge Farm Winery sits on 16-acres in Sonoma, California. About 20 years ago, the farm was established by entrepreneur, environmentalist and winemaker Mac McQuown, along with his wife Leslie who contributed her design knowledge to the farm. McQuown also enlisted his previous associate Jeff Baker for his experience in winemaking. Along with grapevines, Stone

Ross Solar Group to install solar on iconic former Coca-Cola factory in Connecticut

Ross Solar Group has secured funding to complete an upcoming solar installation for Mike’s Famous Harley-Davidson, located at the historic Coca-Cola factory in New London, CT.  This project will offset 100% of the Mike’s Famous’ electrical energy needs through the installation of high-efficient SunPower modules.  Solar will complement the many other efficiency retrofits being completed

SunLink’s PowerCare installation services expand into Northeast

Highlighting the demand for its solar engineering, installation and O&M services for EPCs in the mid-range fixed tilt and tracker market nationwide, the PowerCare team from SunLink has expanded its installation services into the Northeastern United States. PowerCare recently completed installation services on a GeoPro project in Sheffield, Mass., is currently installing at a second GeoPro project