solar energy project News

  • Solar America showcase projects

    The Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation ProjectBerkeley Unified School District, together with West Contra Costa Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, the Sequoia Foundation and its sponsored project, KyotoUSA, and MIG, Inc., will prepare a 'Solar Master Plan' that will plan and deploy the installation of photovoltaic systems on all appropriate district schools and ...

  • Department of energy offers support for Arizona solar project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to Agua Caliente Solar, LLC for a loan guarantee of up to $967 million. The loan guarantee will support the construction of a 290-megawatt photovoltaic solar generating facility located in Yuma County, Arizona that will use thin film solar panels from First Solar, Inc. The project sponsor, NRG Solar, estimates ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Apple building big solar energy project in California

    Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest single consumer of energy from the new solar facility. It is being constructed on 2,900 acres in rural Monterey County, south of the San Francisco Bay Area where ...


    By Associated Press

  • FPL Accelerates Major Solar Energy Development Projects

    Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, recently announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 - comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels. "We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar so we can deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Pacific Wind Project and Catalina Solar Project

    EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, celebrates the construction and operation of two Kern County projects producing clean energy for Southern California. The 140 MW Pacific Wind and 143 MWp Catalina Solar projects were developed and contracted independently; however, their close geographic proximity to one another enabled the projects to share certain infrastructure ...


  • Borrego Solar Creates Its Largest Single Fund For Solar Energy Projects

    Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it closed a new $64.4 million fund to finance solar energy projects for corporate, education and municipal customers. Both ...


    By Borrego Solar Systems, Inc.

  • Solar Tour Showcases Local Solar Projects

    The following release is being issued by the Georgia Solar Energy Association: WHO: The Georgia Solar Energy Association WHAT: Solar installations host open house statewide WHEN: 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Saturday, Oct. 1 WHERE; Locations throughout ...

  • Turning On N.Ireland’s Largest Solar Project!

    We’re pleased to announce the commissioning of a major solar development in Antrim, delivering over 32 MW of clean, renewable energy into the Northern Irish energy grid. This is Northern Ireland’s largest solar energy development. The Antrim project will create enough energy to power more than 11,000 homes. This latest Lightsource solar development will reduce Northern Ireland’s ...

  • Eaton powers solar carport project

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton today announced it has collaborated with renewz sustainable solutions inc., of Montreal, Canada, to install its first Integrated Power Solution (IPS) solar carport in the United States, at the Simon Property ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • MassMutual completes rooftop solar project

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) announced today the completion of a $2.4 million solar construction project at its headquarters in Springfield, Mass., reaffirming its commitment to increasing earth-friendly "green" standards in its operations by reducing its environmental impact and improving sustainability. "By installing more than 600 solar panels on the roof of our ...

  • MassMutual completes rooftop solar project

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) announced today the completion of a $2.4 million solar construction project at its headquarters in Springfield, Mass., reaffirming its commitment to increasing earth-friendly "green" standards in its operations by reducing its environmental impact and improving sustainability. "By installing more than 600 solar panels on the roof of our ...

  • THURSDAY: EPA Administrator to Highlight New Solar Energy Project in Washington, DC

    Tomorrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Obama Administration officials, GRID Alternatives and Habitat for Humanity for an event helping low-income families in Northeast DC gain access to solar energy and job training in a growing industry. During the president’s first term, the United States more than doubled generation of electricity from ...

  • Bosch Solar Energy Completes 1.9 Megawatt Project in Maui County

     Bosch Solar Energy, a division of the Bosch Group, has completed the largest solar photovoltaic project in Maui County, Hawaii. The project will provide power for 11 sites with a combined system capacity of 1.9 megawatts (DC). The sites include four fire stations, two senior centers, the Lahaina police station, the Eddie Tam Community Center and the Kihei Aquatic Center. ...


    By Robert Bosch

  • Islam Analysis: Solar energy project must be more open

    Desertec, an ambitious solar power project in the Middle East and Africa, should be more transparent and participatory, argues Athar Osama. Desertec is the largest solar power project ever conceived. It is designed to provide a significant portion of the electricity needs of participating ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Energy Department finalizes loan guarantee to support california solar generation project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department finalized partial loan guarantees of $1.46 billion in loans to Desert Sunlight 250, LLC and Desert Sunlight 300, LLC to support the Desert Sunlight Project.  The 550 MW project is expected to be one of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic plants and is expected to fund over 550 construction jobs.  The project ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • US to invest up to US$13.7m for breakthrough solar energy projects

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) says it will invest up to US$13.7 million, over three years (Fiscal Years 2008 – 2010), for 11 university-led projects that will focus on developing advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) technology manufacturing processes and products.  These projects are integral to President Bush’s Solar America Initiative, which aims to make solar energy cost-competitive ...

  • Solar Projects to Provide Clean, Renewable Energy to Southern California Edison Customers

    Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (Panasonic) and Coronal Group LLC (Coronal) announce the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California. The projects provide 16.2 MW of energy to Southern California Edison's grid to power approximately 14,500 homes annually. “Significant solar projects are beneficial to the economy and how we produce and ...

  • Department of Energy Commits support for landmark rooftop solar project

    Largest Rooftop Project in U.S. History Will Enable Wide Distribution of Solar Power Across Country While Creating at Least a Thousand Jobs U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment to provide a partial guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan to support Project Amp.  This project will support the installation of solar panels on industrial buildings ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Canada’s largest operating solar energy project now on line

    The recent completion of the 100 megawatt (MW) Cayuga Grand Renewable Solar Project (GRS), the largest operating solar energy project of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Besides its many benefits in terms of reducing dependency on fossil fuel energy and producing clean energy, the project represents a significant benefit – both economic and social ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • AMEC awarded US$7.3 million solar energy project

    AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, announces today that it has been awarded a $7.3 million project to design and build a 1-megawatt (MW) solar power plant at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado. The award was one of two solar projects AMEC has won in Colorado in recent weeks. Under the contract with the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, AMEC will design the ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

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