Solar companies extend partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Selected Central Massachusetts military veterans and their families will continue receiving playhouses with solar energy systems through a recently extended partnership of New England Clean Energy, Canadian Solar and Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester. The three companies initiated a six-month pilot in November 2014, to test the installation of Canadian Solar’s Maple Solar Systems on


SolarWorld partners with Bank of the West to finance commercial solar systems

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for 40 years, announced a partnership with Bank of the West to finance commercial-scale solar systems, rounding out the solar producer’s financing options in its SolarWorld Financial Solutions Program.  In many cases, customers will enjoy the financial and environmental benefits of a solar power system without initial capital


S-Energy to provide 25 MW of solar modules to New Mexico projects

S-Energy Co. has reached an agreement to provide 25 MW of solar modules to juwi Inc. S-Energy’s modules will be utilized to two utility-scale projects in New Mexico to serve Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), the largest electricity provider in New Mexico. Under the terms of this agreement, S-Energy will deliver a total of 25


NRG Home Solar partners with Solar Decathlon Team from Stevens

NRG Home Solar has joined forces  with Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey to support the production of its U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon entry, the Sure House. NRG joins Moxa in its support of the students at Stevens. The Sure House will be a home designed to use 90% less energy than


Moxa sponsors Stevens Institute of Technology in Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon

Moxa will sponsor Stevens Institute of Technology as it competes in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015, an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Moxa will provide its industrial hardened networking equipment to Stevens Institute of Technology students as they build


Enphase Energy and GRID Alternatives form low-income solar partnership

Enphase Energy announced a major expansion of its philanthropic partnership with GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer, helping the organization provide rooftop solar installations and hands-on job training in low-income communities across the United States. The agreement will help drive an estimated three megawatts (MW) of new capacity, save 900 families $25 million in energy


Nine solar projects up for the 2015 Intersolar Awards

In a recent press release, nine finalists were announced for the Solar Projects in North America award for the 2015 Intersolar North America national conference. Each year, the conference highlights successful projects and interesting innovations that have occurred between conferences through the Intersolar Awards.  Solar Power World editors will be at the conference taking place July 14-16 in San Francisco, so stay

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Denver announces community solar garden

SunShare announced that 400 kW of solar energy from two of its Denver Community Solar Gardens will soon be powering sixteen City-owned locations. One of the nation’s leading Community Solar providers, SunShare is headquartered in the Mile High City, known for having over 300 days of sunshine a year. A concept pioneered by the state of

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Silicor Materials makes Iceland part of solar supply chain

Silicor Materials recently announced the signing of a contract with MT Hojgaard for the design and construction of Silicor’s commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland. The companies have worked together for more than a year to optimize the design of the 121,000 square-meter production facility, which will supply photovoltaic (PV) cell and module manufacturers around the

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Sungrow to supply 75 MW of solar inverters in Thailand, opens Thai office

Sungrow will supply 75MW of central inverters to be connected to the power grid in Thailand. These projects are separately developed and built by the wholly owned subsidiaries of Super Block Co., Ltd; Electrica Asia Power Co., Ltd, Health Planet Management Thailand Co., Ltd, Media Mark Co., Ltd, and 17 Aunyawee Holding Co., Ltd. Sungrow