REC Group Signs Panel Agreements Totaling 85 MW

REC Group recently signed solar panel supply agreements totaling 85 MW with a major U.S. engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company for utility-scale projects in the United States. The multimillion-dollar deal marks the first purchase orders for its Peak Energy 72-cell panel series, which was introduced in July to meet the specific requirements in the


JinkoSolar Signs 100 MW Agreement With Local Government

JinkoSolar, a global solar PV provider, signed project investment agreements with the local government of Hengfeng county in Jiangxi Province to develop totally 100 MW PV projects. Jinko Power will own the projects and will manage the project investment and EPC as well as operations and maintenance. According to the terms of the agreement, Jinko Power


Yingli Solar Supplies Modules For Large-Scale U.K. Projects

Yingli Solar, a large vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer partnered with renewable energy developer Push Energy to supply its multicyrstalline modules for four large-scale PV power plants in the United Kingdom. The four sites will collectively have a clean, renewable electricity capacity of up to 66 MWp and will be located in East Anglia, U.K. The projects will be


Why Is Networking Important In A Solar Project?

From utility-grade to residential solar installations, networking infrastructures are the keys to a good monitoring system. This, in turn, will affect the efficiency of the energy production. The advent of transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), the prevalence of Ethernet and mobile-networking technologies, opens the possibility of allowing the field engineers, solar-equipment providers or the power

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Chint Power Systems America Partners With Texas Homeless Shelter

Chint Power Systems America, a solar inverter manufacturer, has formed an agreement with non-profit organization Wichita Falls Faith Mission in Wichita Falls, Texas.  The mission’s shelter for women and children, Faith Refuge, opened in May 2012 and is partially powered by about 650 solar panels. Under the agreement, Chint will provide array services to maximize


ReneSola’s Testing Laboratory Joins SATELLITE Program

The ReneSola Jiangsu Product Center Laboratory recently joined SATELLITE, a global data acceptance program administered by Intertek, a quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. As an accredited member, ReneSola can conduct testing at its in-house facilities and mark qualifying modules with Intertek’s proprietary ETL certification. “By joining the SATELLITE program, we can better coordinate our

A 3-MW solar array on capped landfill makes Scituate, MA the first town in The Commonwealth to be 100% powered by renewable energy. -Jerry Holmes

Landfills Provide Green Opportunities For Solar Development

Landfills can be great sites for solar, as long as attention is given to certain considerations unique to these projects. Location One of the first considerations in developing a solar project is to find a suitable location. Several basic land-related requirements must be satisfied, including: • Low development cost real estate • Sufficient sun exposure •


Array Technologies Supplying Trackers For 24-MW Western Blue Sky Ranch

Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI) and leading turnkey solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Rosendin Electric, have joined together to bring a 24 MW DuraTrack HZ solar tracking system to Lancaster, California. The Western Blue Sky Ranch project will see nearly 80,000 solar modules mounted on ATI’s industry-leading single-axis solar tracker within the city limits


Which Generating Technology Has The Greatest Advantage?

In a perfect world, all solar generating technology would work together to form an alliance to challenge conventional energy as well as competing renewable technologies for the hearts, minds and lungs of energy consumers everywhere. In an even more perfect world all renewable technologies would work together to displace conventional sources of energy, including nuclear


Why You Shouldn’t Use Solar Connectors From Different Manufactures Together

By: Brian Mills, Product Manager of Photovoltaics for Multi-Contact North America The practice of claiming one’s PV connector is acceptable for cross-mating to that of another company’s connector has unfortunately become alarmingly common place. For the sake of clarity, “cross-mating” refers to the plugging of two connector halves of a different type or from different