Independent Power Systems installs AllEarth trackers on two Colorado projects

Innovative dual-axis solar trackers are now powering two homes in Longmont, Colordo. The first tracker powers 20 345-W SunPower panels for a total system capacity of 6.9 kW and is expected to produce 15,837 kWh annually. The second system has 24 345-W panels for a total system capacity of 8.28 kW and is expected to produce

S-5! mini clamps used on 82-kW solar install on metal roof in Hawaii

Utility costs in Hawaii are higher than most of the United States, so it’s not uncommon to see larger-scale solar projects taking advantage of the state’s plentiful sunshine. After repairing a 30-year-old standing seam roof, the Word of Life Christian Center installed an 82-kW solar array, attached with clamps from S-5!. To cover the cost

Tampa Electric’s Big Bend solar project complete

Burns & McDonnell met substantial completion requirements on March 1 for commercial operation of the Big Bend Solar project in Tampa, Florida. The 106-acre solar photovoltaic (PV) project is owned and operated by Tampa Electric and is the largest single source of solar power in the Tampa area with capacity to serve 3,300 homes. Situated

Standard Solar completes largest U.S. urban solar development in Washington, DC

Standard Solar marks a milestone with the completion of 28 of 30 solar rooftop arrays in Washington, D.C., for the DC Department of General Services (DGS). Rooftops of 28 DC schools, educational buildings, police and fire facilities are now producing solar energy. The DGS-led program will boost the District’s total solar generation capacity by approximately 70%

California cafe’s 325-kW solar system powered by Mitsubishi, Solectria

As part of its commitment to clean energy, 85°C Bakery Cafe installed PV panels from Mitsubishi Electric to power its central kitchen in Brea, California. 85°C Bakery Cafe installed a 325-kW system including 1,226 Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Premium solar modules and 7 inverters from Yaskawa – Solectria Solar. The system is projected to produce 527,702kWh

1.21-MW solar array installed on new Columbus IKEA

IKEA announced that the solar panel installation is complete atop its future Columbus store opening summer 2017. The array is one of the largest solar rooftops in Ohio, just as is the Cincinnati-area one. The Columbus store’s 213,000-square-foot solar array will consist of a 1.21-MW system, built with 3,546 panels, and will produce approximately 1,447,700

Solect installs 119-kW rooftop system for Massachusetts-based nonprofit

Lawrence Family Development (LFD), a 501 (c)3 (nonprofit) that includes four major programming areas—including a Massachusetts Commonwealth charter school district that supports language and cultural values important to families in the Lawrence community—recently contracted  Solect Energy and PowerOptions to install a 119-kW rooftop solar system. The installation will allow Lawrence Family Development to reduce its

Current installing 13 solar projects throughout the Northeast

Businesses across the Northeast are using the power of the sun to reduce energy costs and improve their environmental impact. Solar solutions from Current, powered by GE, are now generating clean energy to fuel diverse industries like healthcare, manufacturing and municipalities. The Boston-based company is building more than 17 MW in solar carport and ground-mount projects

JinkoSolar to donate solar panels to support GRID Alternatives projects

JinkoSolar has activated a partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer. JinkoSolar will donate over 620 kW of high-efficiency solar modules to support GRID Alternatives’ work bringing solar power and job training to low-income communities across the country. JinkoSolar’s contribution will help GRID Alternatives meet its goal of providing solar to an estimated

REC Solar completes largest solar installation in Hawaii

REC Solar, a provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, announced that it completed the installation of the 27.6-MW Eurus Waianae Solar Project. The utility-scale project, whose yearly energy output is equivalent to the electricity used by 11,000 homes, is owned and operated by Eurus Energy, an independent power producer and global developer of utility