Articles Tagged with ''solar energy''

April 17, 2014: Support for Solar Energy Has Climbed to Nearly 80 Percent of Americans

Consumer Favorability Has Rebounded After Several Years of Decline
April 17, 2014

Between 2009 and 2012, there were steady declines in consumer favorability for energy and environmental concepts such as solar and wind energy, according to an annual national survey by Navigant Research. In the latest consumer survey, however, favorability has rebounded.


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March 12, 2014: Army Awards 20 Contracts for Renewable Energy

The Base Contracts Enable Third-Party-Financed Renewable Energy Projects
March 12, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the award of 20 base contracts to companies for renewable energy-related technologies. The contracts include 15 for solar energy, three for wind energy, and two for biomass energy.


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Aug. 28, 2013: Solar Thin Films to Acquire KLC Green Energy

KLC Manufactures Smart Solar Tracking System
August 28, 2013
Solar Thin Films Inc. has announced an agreement, subject to final documentation, to acquire 100 percent of KLC Green Energy Corp.


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Solar Projects Selected for Consumers Energy Program

Program Provides for Long-Term Purchase of Solar Energy from Utility’s Customers
July 8, 2013
Thirteen solar projects planned by two businesses and nine residential customers have been selected to move forward as part of Consumers Energy’s ongoing implementation of Michigan’s energy reform law.


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July 4, 2013: IKEA Store to Double Size of Its Solar Rooftop Array

It Will Become Colorado’s Largest Rooftop Array
July 4, 2013
IKEA has announced plans to double the size of the solar array atop its Denver-area store that opened two years ago in Centennial, Colo. Installation of panels on the roof’s remaining space is beginning this month, with completion expected by fall 2013.


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May 30, 2013: Solar Power Energizes Unusable Farmland

Solar Turns Farm’s Liability into an Asset
May 30, 2013
Local public officials, Vista Solar, and Uesugi Farms have officially dedicated the farm’s new 792 kW solar system. The system, installed by Vista Solar, is producing enough solar energy to offset 91.5 percent of Uesugi Farms’ electrical demand. 


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May 23, 2013: SolarCity Opens its Largest U.S. Operations Center

May 23, 2013
SolarCity® has opened its largest United States operations center in Riverside, Calif., to accommodate growing demand in the Southern California area. 


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May 7, 2013: IKEA Completes Maryland’s Largest Solar Rooftop Array

May 7, 2013
IKEA officially plugged-in the solar power system installed at its distribution center in Perryville, Md., which is the state’s largest solar rooftop array. The 768,972-square-foot photovoltaic (PV) array is a 2,674.9-kW system, built with 18,576 panels.


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March 20, 2013: Semprius Named to MIT Technology Review’s 50 Disruptive Companies List

March 20, 2013
Solar company Semprius Inc. has been identified in the field of Energy and Materials as one of 2013’s 50 Disruptive Companies, an annual list compiled by MIT Technology Review of the world’s most innovative technology companies.


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Feb. 15, 2013: With New Florida Store System, IKEA Becomes State’s Largest Non-Utility Solar Owner

February 15, 2013
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.


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