The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Medical Center and the Post Office Square Redevelopment Corp. are banding together to buy electricity from a solar farm that is yet to be built. The facility – the Summit Farms solar farm – will be constructed in North Carolina. It will feature 255,000 solar panels, cover about 650 …Continue Reading
Tesla and Panasonic have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the manufacture and production of photovoltaic cells and modules in SolarCity’s Buffalo, NY, facility. The agreement is contingent on the closing of SolarCity acquisition by Tesla. The equipment that is produced will integrate with Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack to create an end-to-end …Continue Reading
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has chosen ConEdison Solutions (CES) for a solar initiative that is expected to reduce energy costs by $6.2 million during the next 20 years. The campus-wide project will feature 15,576 photovoltaic panels at eight sites. They will be owned, operated and maintained by CES. The panels will provide 5.3 MW …Continue Reading
Solect Energy is installing a 300 kW solar system on the roof of New England Apple Products’ Leominster, MA, facility. The cider mill, which bills itself as the largest in New England, has been in business for more than a century. The array, the press release says, is expected to produce about 90 percent of …Continue Reading
Curtis Packaging, a company that provides luxury packaging, has almost finished a $2.5 million project to improve energy efficiency and increase use of renewables at its Sandy Hook, CT, headquarters. Financing for the project is from the Connecticut Green Bank, according to Westfair Communications. The vehicle is a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing. …Continue Reading
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Stanford University is nearing completion of a solar facility in Kern County, CA, according to the school’s newspaper. The Stanford Solar Generating Station is expected to provide about half of the electricity used by the school and likely will be operational by the end of next month. A period of system testing will follow. The …Continue Reading
Toyota says that its dealership in Corvallis, OR, will be the car maker’s first Certified Net Zero Energy Automotive Dealership when it opens. The press release says that the architect – Gensler – will collect data to enable the building, when complete, to gain LEED Platinum certification. The facility will use solar power and return unused energy to …Continue Reading
Things can be tricky when the organization occupying a facility doesn’t own it. Three groups are cooperating to help the sides lean how to work through the issues.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City this week unveiled a project featuring 3,152 rooftop solar panels. The installation was done by ConEdison Solutions, which will operate and maintain the panels. They will generate 1.1 million kWh of energy annually. The ConEdison Solutions press release says that the installation, which is on the roof …Continue Reading