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Phase 1 of University of Arizona Tech Park Solar Zone Is Complete

Karen Henry

Washington Gas Energy Systems has completed a 1 MW Cogenra Solar array that will produce renewable energy for Tucson Electric Power (TEP). The array at the Solar Zone, located at the University of Arizona’s UA Tech Park, consists of ground-mounted Cogenra T14 systems using Cogenra’s Dense Cell Interconnect (DCI) technology. The solar array is the   …Continue Reading


Chesapeake College Installs Solar, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

Chesapeake College in Maryland signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SolarCity to install a solar array and solar parking lot canopy, along with 10 electric car-charging stations, reports MyEasternShoreMD. The main solar array of the 2 MW project will feature fixed-mount panels as well as tracking solar panels. Per the power purchase agreement,   …Continue Reading


SCE Seeks Energy from Solar Installations

Linda Hardesty

Southern California Edison (SCE) launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to procure electricity from independent power producers as part of its solar photovoltaic program. The RFO is the fourth solicitation since the program began in 2010. The program is primarily designed to encourage energy production from rooftop-mounted solar photovoltaic facilities sized between 500 kW and   …Continue Reading


SolarCity Becomes Lender of Solar Loans

Linda Hardesty

Recently, an article in Bloomberg lauded SolarCity for its savvy business model of “selling power, not panels” to solar customers. Now, SolarCity is keeping Wall Street on its toes with a new business model: The company introduced MyPower, which provides loans to residential customers so they can buy and own the solar equipment on their   …Continue Reading


Google Invests $145M in Regulus Solar Project

Karen Henry

Google has agreed to provide $145 million in equity financing for the Regulus solar plant. When completed, the solar project will be SunEdison’s largest developed and constructed project in North America. Located in Kern County, Calif., the Regulus plant will begin operation later this year and will supply power to Southern California Edison through a   …Continue Reading


University of California Signs Historic PPAs

Karen Henry

Frontier Renewables, a utility scale project developer, announced the signing of two 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the University of California (UC) to provide its campuses and medical centers with a total of 80 MW of solar photovoltaic energy. The contracts, representing the largest solar energy purchase by a US higher education institution, are   …Continue Reading


Prison, Hospital Send Power to California Grid

Linda Hardesty

SunEdison and its affiliate TerraForm Power completed the interconnection of a 2.6 MW DC system at the Coalinga State Hospital and a 1.6 MW DC system at the Pleasant Valley State Prison. The systems were installed for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Department of State Hospitals. SunEdison says it has   …Continue Reading


Suniva, Technology Credit Offer PV Financing

Linda Hardesty

Suniva, an Atlanta based manufacturer of solar cells and modules, and Technology Credit Corporation (TCC), a privately held financial services firm, are partnering to offer financing to Suniva customers. Target customers include community non-profit organizations such as schools, houses of worship, homeowners associations and health service providers. TCC has more than 300 commercial PV systems   …Continue Reading


$500M Invested in Mexico Distributed Solar

Linda Hardesty

Greenwood Energy and ILIOSS partnered to invest $500 million and develop over 250 MW of new solar photovoltaic projects in Mexico by 2017 based on the Mexican Energy Reform. Greenwood Energy is the North and Latin American clean energy division of the Libra Group, a privately owned international business group comprising 30 subsidiaries operating across   …Continue Reading


Army Awards Final Contracts to Support $7B Renewable Energy Plan

Karen Henry

The US Army has awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC). The US Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) and the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville   …Continue Reading


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