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$54 Million For New York State Solar Projects

New York solar news from Jake Richardson at CleanTechnica. [repostus jump=4 hash=a36da470ee3f7a835b603c1123170783 title=%2454+Million+For+New+York+State+Solar+Projects host=Clean+Technica short=1HQUi snip=Sixty-four+megawatts+of+solar+power+will+be+added+to+New+York+state%E2%80%99s+current+solar+capacity.+Governor+Andrew+M.+Cuomo%E2%80%99s+NY-Sun+initiative+will+receive+%2454+million+for+79+new+solar+energy+installations+in+26+counties+across+the+state.+Most+of+the%26hellip%3B thumb=6366973]

July 12th

SolarBridge Partners with Hareon to Launch AC Module Technology to the U.S and Global Markets

“Tier-one global module manufacturers like Hareon are naturally drawn to the simplicity of TRUEAC and the proven reliability of SolarBridge products,” said Bill Mulligan, president and CEO of SolarBridge. “As a partner-oriented innovator, SolarBridge integrates well with Hareon’s offering, which will allow us to distribute our TRUEAC technology around the globe.”

July 10th

Enphase Energy Announces New Commercial Solar Initiative in Europe

“Commercial solar projects are becoming more widespread in Europe. In France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland and United Kingdom, small commercial systems up to 100kW represent a fast-growing, addressable market for our microinverters,” said Olivier Jacques, Managing Director for Enphase Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “Enphase offers installers and users a technology solution with a modular architecture, integrated intelligence, lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and increased project profitability.”

June 19th

50MW Power Purchase Agreement Approved for Largest New Mexico Solar Power Plant

The solar array will realize immediate and very significant water savings over gas-fired or coal-fired generating plants and will also have zero air emissions. The proposed Macho Springs solar power plant will generate enough clean energy to power more than 18,000 average New Mexico homes, which use about 669 kilowatt hours of electricity per month. The project will displace more than 40,000 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 7,500 cars off the road, and will displace water consumption annually (more than 340,000 metric tons).

June 6th

City of Sacramento and SolarCity Announce Completion of Solar Projects at Two City Water Treatment Plants

SolarCity and the City of Sacramento today announced the completion of two solar installations to power the city’s E.A. Fairbairn Water Treatment Plant on the American River and the Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant on the Sacramento River. SolarCity financed, installed and will maintain the solar systems at no cost to the City, with the City paying less for the renewable power generated by the solar systems than the current utility rates. With these new solar systems, the City of Sacramento will deliver the critical commodity of clean drinking water to thousands of residents using clean, solar energy.

May 9th

SolarCity Opens its Largest U.S. Operations Center in Riverside

New Facility Will Service Inland Empire, Brings Jobs to the Region SolarCity has opened its largest U.S. operations center in Riverside, CA to accommodate growing demand in the Inland Empire. The 35,000-square-foot facility is staffed by 75 employees and currently has 20 additional job openings, and SolarCity expects to hire 50 additional employees in the […]

May 1st

Masdar Launches Africa’s Largest Solar PV Plant

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today launched an US$31.99 million utility-scale, 15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant is located in the capital city of Nouakchott and is the largest solar PV plant in Africa. The new facility accounts for 10 percent of Mauritania’s energy capacity and will displace approximately 21,225 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

April 19th

IKEA Completes Maryland’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array Atop Distribution Center in Perryville

Retailer IKEA today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its distribution center in Perryville, Maryland. The 768,972-square-foot PV array consists of a 2,674.9-kW system, built with 18,576 panels, and is the state’s largest rooftop array. The IKEA distribution center will produce approximately 3,397,178 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 2,397 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 499 cars or powering 359 homes yearly.

April 16th

UK Utility Scale Solar PV Plant Cluster Completed by Martifer Solar: Total Capacity of 28.1 MWp

Martifer Solar has entered into an agreement with the UK’s largest solar energy generator, Lightsource Renewable Energy, who has purchased all five projects, already commissioned. The entire cluster of 28.1 MWp will be added to the Lightsource asset management portfolio in the UK whilst Martifer Solar will be retained under an operations and maintenance contract to ensure all five plants perform at optimal generation levels.

April 11th

Solar America Continues Mexico Expansion with New Strategic Alliance

“Our strategic alliance with SolarMex gives us the ability to capitalize on the existing infrastructure and relationships built by SolarMex and its principals as we work to acquire additional projects in Mexico,” stated Robert Bludorn, CEO of Solar America. “I have been very impressed by product and market intelligence of SolarMex’s principals as we discussed their fresh ideas and ambition in regards to Mexico’s solar potential.”

March 26th

Solar Panel Oversupply is a Good Thing: Resnick Sustainability Institute

The current oversupply of solar modules which is putting tremendous pressure on the industry and its financial backers has led to a generally negative view of the solar industry. However, according to Dr. Harry A. Atwater, Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, while the current oversupply of silicon solar panels is painful in the short term, it is a boon for long term adoption of solar energy. This viewpoint was shared during this week’s VX 2013 Conference in Los Angeles.

February 20th

KKR to Acquire Ontario Solar Projects

Located in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, SSM Solar has a total capacity of 69MWdc and 60MWac, representing one of the largest PV facilities in North America and the second largest in Canada. SSM Solar is fully contracted to sell its energy output to the Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) under 20-year power purchase agreements entered under the authority’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (“RESOP”). SSM Solar powers approximately 7,000 households.

February 17th