Looks at the Synergies Between Solar Adoption and Energy Efficiency Upgrades
September 15, 2014
The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar electric systems are providing insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy efficiency upgrades that could help in the design of future residential energy programs.
Company Says State Is a Rapidly Increasing Market for Solar Technology
July 30, 2014
NRG Home Solar, a leading residential solar company, announced that it is expanding its operations into Connecticut. The company said it will provide homeowners with the opportunity to install solar for little to no upfront costs via leasing.
Facility Is First Net-Zero Municipal Building in New York State
October 21, 2013
Mechanical contracting firm TAG Mechanical Systems Inc. announced that it provided HVAC mechanical systems and a 54 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system for the Skaneateles Village Hall in Skaneateles, N.Y. The facility is the first municipal net-zero energy building in New York State.
System Includes Backup Power, Demand Reduction, and Peak Shaving
July 11, 2013
Standard Solar, a leader in developing, constructing, integrating, financing, and installing solar electric systems, in partnership with Solar Grid Storage, has announced the installation of a grid-interactive energy storage system with a new solar photovoltaic (PV) array, creating one of the nation’s first commercial scale micro-grids.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $46 million has been awarded under his NY-Sun initiative for solar energy projects that will add 52 megawatts to the state’s solar capacity. This announcement follows a year of significant growth for solar installations in the state as a result of the NY-Sun initiative.
Solar Energy International (SEI) announced that it is expanding its online training with the launch of a series of online courses starting March 11 and continuing through 2013 covering a variety of topics.
IKEA announced that it has officially plugged in the solar energy system installed at its store in Sunrise, Fla., which will be the largest solar installation in south Florida and, when combined with IKEA projects already completed at stores in Orlando and Tampa, will make IKEA the state’s largest non-utility solar owner.
As part its SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced a $29 million investment in four solar energy projects. These projects are aimed at improving grid connection and reducing installation costs through plug-and-play technologies and reliable solar power forecasts.
SunPower Corp. has announced the completion of the U.S. Navy’s largest solar power system, a 13.78-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. The power plant is the first federal agency project to be financed through a 20-year solar power purchase agreement.
The Catholic University of America (CUA) dedicated the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) panel system in Washington, D.C., featuring more than 2,600 solar panels designed to generate in excess of 830,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year, including a canopy of 714 panels over more than 70 parking spaces.