Articles Tagged with ''solar power''

April 18, 2014: NRG Acquires Roof Diagnostics Solar

Move Significantly Expands NRG’s Residential Solar Business, Complements Existing Network of Installers
April 18, 2014

NRG Energy Inc. has announced the acquisition of Roof Diagnostics Solar (RDS), to support and expand the company’s residential solar business. NRG said RDS will complement its network of independent solar installers and dealers and significantly increase its ability to meet the growing demand for residential solar.


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April 9, 2014: ABM Installing 2 MW Solar Array at Cornell University

A Section of the Solar Array Will Be Designated for Academic Use
April 9, 2014

ABM, a leading provider of facility solutions, announced that its energy business has started construction on a 2 MW solar array to be implemented on Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, N.Y., representing the university’s first large solar installation.


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Inovateus Solar Completes Rooftop Solar Array for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Project Is the Largest Solar Installation on any Cultural Institution in the State of Illinois
March 24, 2014

Inovateus Solar LLC installed the solar systems at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium to launch the first phase of the institution’s clean-energy initiative. The solar installer was an integral part of an energy construction project headed by Schneider Electric.


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March 21, 2014: DOE Awards $2.2 Million for Solutions That Reduce Costs of Solar

Awards to Three California-Based Small Businesses to Drive Down Hardware and Non-Hardware Costs
March 21, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $2.2 million for three projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. DOE said this funding will help develop technologies and streamline processes to make solar more accessible for residential and commercial applications.


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Dec. 24, 2013: DOE Announces $13 Million in Funding for Solar Power Development

These Awards Aim to Help Lower the Cost of Solar Electricity
December 24, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar power technologies.


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Dec. 6, 2013: Renewable Energy to be Half of Global Generation Increase to 2035

Report Also Says a Renewed Global Focus on Energy Efficiency Is Taking Hold
December 6, 2013
Renewable energy sources could account for nearly half of the increase in global power generation through 2035, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook. Solar energy and wind energy could make up 45 percent of that expansion in renewables.


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Sept. 24, 2013: Direct Energy, SolarCity Sign Deal to Supply Solar to Businesses

Financing Tailored for New and Existing Direct Energy Customers
September 24, 2013
Direct Energy and SolarCity have established a broad agreement to provide solar electricity directly to businesses. The two companies have created a dedicated investment fund capable of financing up to $124 million in solar projects for Direct Energy’s commercial and industrial (C&I) customers.


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Sept. 19, 2013: Solar Universe Acquires Gen110

Acquisition Will Help Solar Universe Drive Growth in New Franchise Markets
September 19, 2013
Solar Universe, a leader in solar franchising, announced that it has acquired Gen110, a leading distributed electricity company. Solar Universe said the acquisition will enable it to utilize the sales capabilities developed by Gen110, providing more opportunities to reach a wider range of customers.


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Aug. 27, 2013: First Solar Acquires US and Mexico Assets from Element Power

First Solar Said the Projects Are Competitively Positioned in Their Respective Markets
August 27, 2013
First Solar Inc. announced that it has acquired U.S. and Mexico development assets from Element Power. The 1.5 GW acquired includes geographically diverse projects in various stages of development. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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Aug. 20, 2013: U.S. Renewable Energy Use Continues to Grow

Lower Prices, Favorable Policies Lead to More Solar and Wind Power
August 20, 2013
The United States used more electricity from solar and wind energy sources in 2012 than in the previous year, according to the new annual analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).


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