Group will aim to standardize O&M contracts and set service expectations
October 28, 2016
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has launched a new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) working group to address issues surrounding the reliable production of electricity from solar panels and what’s required to ensure panels are properly maintained.
Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. has installed a 369 kW solar electric system, using its own solar modules, on the rooftop of its U.S. headquarters in Cypress, California. The system is expected to significantly cut energy costs and reduce pollutants over the next 25 years.
Project Totaling 1.6 Megawatts to Power Office and Research Facility
May 7, 2015
SolarWorld announced that it has provided 1.6 megawatts of 315-watt, 72-cell monocrystalline solar panels for a project to power the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) George Washington Carver Center. The ground-mount system is believed to be the largest solar power system in the Washington, District of Columbia, area.
Bardi Heating, Cooling and Plumbing has announced that, through Aug. 22, it is offering four free solar panels with the purchase of a high-efficiency 21-SEER Lennox heating and cooling system with 0 percent financing.
Technologies Like Rooftop Solar and CHP Are Transforming the Residential Market
June 26, 2014
Solar panels are just the most visible form of distributed energy resources (DER), notes Navigant Research. According to a new report from the research firm, worldwide revenue from all forms of residential distributed generation and energy storage will grow from $52.7 billion annually in 2014 to $71.6 billion in 2023.
Customers Who Purchase a Carrier Product and Install Solar Will Receive a $1,000 Rebate
May 7, 2014
Carrier has announced a new partnership with SolarCity, a full-service solar power provider, that allows Carrier-trained technicians and comfort consultants to offer solar services to Carrier customers. Those who purchase a new Carrier product and choose to install SolarCity solar panels will receive a $1,000 rebate.
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.
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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