NASA's Glenn Research Center reaches a major milestone in testing an advanced solar array that will enable NASA's asteroid initiative, journeys to Mars, and more. NASA officials will visit the research center's Plum Brook Station on Wednesday, March 12, to see the system being tested there.
SunEdison, Nationwide Mutual, Sol Systems, and National Bank of Arizona announce a $50 million fund to finance 13.4 MW of solar installations for the California Department of General Services. The projects are expected to help the local economy and tax base.
SolarBridge Technologies has closed a $42 million round of funding to expand sales and marketing, as well as to continue the company's focus on research and development as it rapidly scales its customer base. The company believes AC solar will be a significant contributor to further reducing the cost of solar and driving growth in the market.
TIP Capital and Green Charge Networks announce a $10 million fund for zero-down financing for energy storage projects. The program makes intelligent energy storage more accessible and affordable for business owners.
Duke Energy Renewables acquires two solar projects from Infigen Energy, adding 40 MW to its California portfolio. When the projects are completed, the company will own and operate more than 65 MW of solar power in the state.
Clearlake Oaks County Water District turns HelioPower solar system into a local jobs stimulus program -- just in time for Christmas. The Water District's 220 kW solar power system will not only save nearly $900,000 over the next 20 years but also provided much-needed jobs for some local residents.
OnForce solar is awarded additional funding by NYSERDA for large-scale solar projects in New York. The commercial-scale projects will bring 2.291 MW of new solar energy generation to the state.
Community Energy announces that its 120 MW Comanche Solar project in Colorado will supply 120 MW of solar generation to Xcel Energy. The project, which will provide the bulk of solar power for the approved Xcel Energy Resource Plan, will be one of the largest in the U.S.
Key Equipment Finance provides solar equipment financing to Providence and Worcester Railroad Company in Worcester, Massachusetts. The equipment financing company partners with solar installer Solect Energy Development and panel manufacturer ET Solar to provide the railroad company with savings from the sun.
By Joy Hughes
Originally published on the Solar Gardens Institute blog
Kehilla Community Synagogue goes solar as part of their commitment to protecting the Earth. The installation was crowd-funded through RE-volv, a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit. Electricity payments from the installation will support three future community solar projects.
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