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July 23, 2014: IKEA Completes Near-Doubling of Solar Array on Distribution Center

Solar Array is Largest in Maryland and One of the Largest in US
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IKEA has officially plugged-in an expansion of the solar rooftop array on its Perryville, Maryland, distribution center. The company said installation of the new solar panels nearly doubles the size of the original project, which already was the state’s largest rooftop array.


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Vista Solar to Install Solar System for Food and Wine Distributor

The System Will Generate Over 99 Percent of Lettieri & Company’s Energy Needs
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Vista Solar, a California commercial solar electric design and installation firm, announced that it will install a 160-kW solar system for food and wine distributor, Lettieri & Company.


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June 19, 2014: US Residential Solar Exceeds Commercial for First Time in First Quarter

Ongoing Strength in Residential Sector and Volatility in Commercial Market Spurred This Milestone
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According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q1 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 232 megawatts of residential PV, exceeding the commercial market’s 225 megawatts for the first time in the history of the report.


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May 29, 2014: Walmart Commits to Doubling On-site Solar in the US by 2020

Walmart Has Made Significant Progress toward Its Goal to be Supplied by 100 Percent Renewable Energy
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Walmart has announced that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its United States stores, Sam’s Clubs, and distribution centers by 2020. The commitment is part of Walmart’s global initiative to produce or procure 7 billion kWh of renewable energy by the end of 2020.


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

Consumer Favorability Has Rebounded After Several Years of Decline
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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