An SPG Solar tracker system.

SPG Solar SunSeeker Delivered For Utility Project In Arizona

SPG Solar, a provider of single-axis solar tracker solutions, has completed the on-time delivery of the SunSeeker tracker to a 50-MW DC system in Gila Bend, Ariz. Constructed by engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch, it will be one of Arizona’s largest solar power installations. “This project not only validates the incredible ease


There’s A New Way To Guarantee Your Solar Project Goes Smoothly

  The U.S. Energy Information Agency calls the future of solar bright, projecting that it will be the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in the United States until 2035. Still, as the number of building owners and sustainability officers looking to incorporate solar into their facilities grows, many still find pulling the trigger easier said


25 MW Of Solar Power Plants With Yingli Solar In China Commenced

  Yingli Solar, a global, integrated photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, commenced construction of its two ground-mounted PV plants in Hebei Province. The two projects will have a combined capacity of 25 MW and are located in the cities of Baoding and Xingtai of Hebei Province. The company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Co. enjoys 100% economic interest in

Abbas Ghassemi

Q&A: Solar Net-Metering Is Inevitable

Solar Power World interviewed Dr. Abbas Ghassemi, director of the Institute for Energy and Environment (IE&E) and professor of Chemical Engineering at New Mexico State University, about net-metering.  Dr. Ghassemi is also the president of the National Advisory Board for Ecotech Institute. Dr. Ghassemi views net-metering as part of the natural evolution of the smart grid, and


Massachusetts Companies Collaborate On 30-MW Mexican Solar Project

U.S. PV inverter manufacturer Solectria Renewables says that during the Massachusetts-Mexico Innovation Partnership Mission, March 19-21, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Duval Patrick, and Zacatecas Governor Miguel Alejandro Alonso Reyes joined representatives from three Massachusetts companies, Solectria Renewables, The Vertex Companies, and Panel Claw, to announce ZacSol, a 30-megawatt solar electric project that will be among the


KACO Supplies Solar At The Cape In South Africa

When farmers were still tilling the land, electricity in the South African Province of North Cape was still a novelty and electricity from sunlight was unthinkable. But there is an enormous 22-MW solar power plant. This project, as well as a second 11-MW park nearby was conceived by Tenesol South Africa, a subsidiary of Sunpower.


GTM Research, SunSpec Alliance Join To Advance Performance Analytics

GTM Research, a U.S. solar market intelligence provider, and the SunSpec Alliance, a global information standards trade alliance for the distributed energy industry, are partnering to provide solar plant performance data analytics to the development and finance community in order to increase transparency, better characterize risk, and improve access to capital. The Open Solar Performance


Can These Three Smart-Grid Startups Ease Solar’s Integration?

By Gretchen Fitzgibbons, Special to Solar Power World When you think of smart-grid developments, your thoughts turn immediately to solar integration or metering debates. But you should be including smart water heaters and 3D imaging in the discussions. Three promising Midwest startups may do just that. A few exciting companies from Illinois are affecting the


Swinerton Awarded EPC Contracts For 40MW Of California PV Projects

  Duke Energy Renewables has granted turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to Swinerton Renewable Energy for its Pumpjack and Wildwood PV projects in Bakersfield, Calif. Duke Energy Renewables acquired the two 20MW projects from Infigen Energy earlier this month. Design and procurement services have already commenced, with both solar farms expected to be

Unirac's GMS (Ground Mount Steel) racking system.

Unirac Awarded Contract For 37.2 MW Ground Mount Steel (GMS) Installation In Guam

Unirac has been selected by Sunora Energy Solutions and NRG Energy to provide a 37.2 MW Ground Mount Steel (GMS) mounting system to be installed on the island of Inarajan, Guam. The solar array will offset 15,000 tons of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel generation and provide clean energy to power the equivalent of 12,000