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Soltec Announces SF7 Single-Axis Solar Tracker

Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has announced its next-generation SF7 tracker. The company says it will officially launch SF7 at the upcoming Intersolar Europe trade show in Munich starting May 31, as well as exhibit the [Read More]


Recent Solar News

GE Unit Surpasses $15B In Renewable Energy Investments

GE Energy Financial Services, a business unit of GE, has surpassed $15 billion in renewable energy investments across wind, solar and other renewable energy projects globally. Over the past three years, GE Energy Financial Services has committed to invest approximately [Read More]


SolarWorld Americas Warns Workers About Impending Mass Layoff

SolarWorld Americas, which operates a large PV manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore., has notified all of its workers about an impending mass layoff and potential plant closure. Ben Santarris, head of corporate communications at SolarWorld Americas, tells Solar Industry that [Read More]

DNV GL Launches On-Demand Renewable Energy Forecasting Solution

DNV GL has added to its suite of short-term wind and solar power forecasting services with the launch of Forecaster NOW, an on-demand Web portal with e-commerce-enabled transactions. The global energy advisory and certification company is demonstrating its new solution [Read More]


 


GRID Alternatives, SEIA Kick Off Women In Solar Program

Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives has launched its national Women in Solar Program, which the organization describes as an effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive solar industry by providing pathways to technical careers for women, highlighting the voices [Read More]

Texas Co-op Develops Solar Monitoring Software

Texas-based Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) has developed Apolloware, a cloud-based software solution to help its commercial and residential members monitor solar and energy storage installations in real time. According to the co-op, its software allows the solar array owner to [Read More]


How A Team Blew The Lid Off The Arkansas Solar Market

Two electric cooperatives, one defense contractor, a solar developer – and a whole lot of other people who had never talked or thought much about renewable energy – completed a notable project last year.

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Projects & Contracts

TEP Inks Low-Cost Deal For Large Solar+Storage Project

Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has announced a deal to buy low-cost solar energy from a planned solar-plus-energy storage project it says will be large enough to power 21,000 homes. The new 100 MW solar array and an accompanying 30 MW [Read More]

SunPower Starts Project At California Air Force Base 

SunPower Corp. has broken ground on a 28 MW solar photovoltaic project at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif. The company expects the project to create about 150 jobs at peak of construction and, once complete, be the U.S. Air [Read More]

Ameren Completes Multi-Tech Clean Energy Microgrid System

Ameren Corp. has completed what the energy company is touting as one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren’s Technology Applications Center adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in [Read More]

Duke Energy Cuts Ribbon On Solar Project At Indiana Naval Base

On Thursday, Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch joined leaders from utility Duke Energy, the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) and Naval Support Activity Crane at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the 17 MW solar power plant [Read More]

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