Archive for solar – Page 9

Tucson Electric Power Plans More Renewables, Less Coal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), which provides electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in southern Arizona, has announced plans to expand the utility’s renewable energy portfolio and reduce its reliance on coal-fired generating resources. TEP says its long-term strategy to build [Read More]

Maryland Seeks Community Solar Providers For Pilot Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 06, 2017

Following the recent approval of utility tariffs, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced it will soon begin accepting applications from operators of community solar generating systems to take part in the state’s community solar pilot program. The PSC [Read More]

DOE-Funded Program Works To Match Solar Job Seekers With Employers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

The Solar Training Network, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative and administered by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, has launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities [Read More]

Major Clean Energy, Transmission Investment Planned In Mountain States

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power, part of PacifiCorp, has announced a 20-year, $3.5 billion initiative that includes adding more wind and solar and making existing wind turbines more efficient. In addition, the plan incorporates building a segment of a transmission line to [Read More]

IKEA To Install 1.25 MW Solar Array Atop Future Grand Prairie Store

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Home furnishings retailer IKEA plans to install solar atop its future Grand Prairie, Texas, store, which is opening as the company’s fourth location in the state this fall. Panel installation will begin during the summer, and IKEA notes that its [Read More]

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar And Sunworks Partner On Inverters

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, a U.S. commercial PV inverter manufacturer, has announced a partnership with solar systems provider Sunworks. Sunworks will install co-branded PVI 50/60TL transformerless three-phase string inverters, which are a part of Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s commercial string [Read More]

120 MW East Pecos Solar Facility Goes Online In Texas

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., has announced commercial operation of the 120 MW East Pecos Solar Facility in Pecos County, Texas. “The East Pecos Solar Facility joins our growing renewable fleet in Texas, and we look forward to [Read More]

Consortium Moves Closer Toward Mass Production Of IBC Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

China-based panel manufacturer Yingli Solar says it has produced interdigitated back contact (IBC) n-type solar cells based on six-inch wafers at an industrial pilot line within just three months by adopting the new production process co-developed by Dutch research center [Read More]

Eaton To Assist U.S. Department Of Defense Microgrid Demo Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 05, 2017

Power management company Eaton has been selected by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to help conduct a microgrid demonstration under the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) at the Ft. Custer Training Center in Michigan. The project team will [Read More]

Palmetto Electric Cooperative Dedicates Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

With the goal of making solar energy more accessible for all its members, Palmetto Electric Cooperative says it has dedicated the area’s first community solar farm, adjacent to its New River office in Hardeeville, S.C. The cooperative says it committed [Read More]