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BWI Airport Solar Array to Deliver $400K in Annual Savings

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport recently unveiled a 505-kilowatt solar system, which along with new energy efficient lighting is expected to save the facility nearly $400,000 a year. The eight-panel solar array installed by Pepco Energy Services is mounted on top of the airport’s nine-story parking garage. The system will … Read more »

Rockcastle Regional Hospital Installs Green Earth Solar Array

Rockcastle Regional hospital in Kentucky and Green Earth Solar have installed a 60.9 kW solar array on the roof of the hospital’s Outpatients Services Center. The hospital went live with the solar array (pictured) on November 30, 2011. Rockcastle says this makes it Kentucky’s first hospital to have a such … Read more »

Renewable Briefing: AstraZeneca, Bloomberg, UPS, Total, ClearEdge

Industrial solar power company Solar Trust of America breaks ground Friday on the Blythe Solar Power Project, expected to be the largest solar thermal power facility in the world. The Blythe, Calif.-based project will have 1,000 MW of generating capacity, or enough to power more than 300,000 homes a year, … Read more »

Solar Briefing: Hershey, Arizona Western, McCormick

Arizona Western College (AWC) in Yuma, Ariz., is the site of a 5 MW solar project expected to meet 100 percent of the college’s daytime electrical demand. The project comprises five one-megawatt sites across the campus. The utility-scale project has an estimated cost of more than $25 million but will … Read more »

White House, NASA Go Solar

The White House announced plans to install solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House Residence. These two solar installations will be part of a Department of Energy (DOE) demonstration project that shows that American solar technologies are available and reliable for installation … Read more »

Bell Group Unveils Largest Solar Array in New Mexico

The Bell Group headquarters’ parking structure is now home to the largest solar array in New Mexico. The installation covers five acres of parking area and will generate more than 1,600,000 kWh of clean electricity annually, which is enough to meet 80 percent of the company’s electricity needs. The 1.1-megawatt … Read more »

Carlson Orchards Powers up 220-kW Solar Array

Carlson Orchards in Harvard, Mass., has powered up its two-acre, 220-kilowatt ground-mounted solar-array installation that will supply about two-thirds of its power. The solar array consists of 1,050 Evergreen Solar ES-A-210W STRING RIBBON solar panels. The system will supply electricity to the 120-acre apple, peach and nectarine orchard by powering … Read more »

Roundup – Google, Facebook, Coca-Cola, Clorox

Google & Facebook: A tale of two data centers Datacenter Knowledge Coca-Cola gets real about its business People’s Daily Online Clorox goes green with new natural product line San Francisco Chronicle Kimco Realty and American Capital Energy Launch Rooftop Solar Array at New Jersey Shopping Center PR Newswire Audit that … Read more »

Power Integrations Powers Up 600 kW Solar Array

Power Integrations, a manufacturer of high-voltage integrated circuits (ICs), has powered up its $3.6-million solar array at its San Jose headquarters in the Edenvale Technology Park. The photovoltaic installation includes more than 2,500 solar panels covering a 44,448-square-foot parking lot. At 600 kilowatts (kW), the system is among the 10 … Read more »

Anheuser-Busch Adds Solar Array to NJ Brewery

Anheuser-Busch has installed a solar array on the roof of its Newark, N.J. brewery that will generate more than 523,000 kW hours of electricity annually. The array, consisting of more than 3,000 solar panels, covers 65,000 square feet, and at peak production will supply nearly five percent of the brewery’s … Read more »

Odell Brewing Adds 77KW Solar Array

Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo., has added a 76.8 kilowatt solar array atop the roof of a building expansion, reports the Coloradoan. Another Colorado brewer, New Belgium, in recent weeks activated an 870-panel, 200-kilowatt solar array at its facility, which is tied into Fort Collins’ distributed energy program. The … Read more »

Porsche Deploys Solar Power System in the U.S.

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has unveiled the deployment of its first solar-power system in the U.S. at the Porsche Logistics LLC facility in Ontario, California. Ontario Mayer Paul S. Leon, along with representatives from HelioPower and Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group were present for the opening ceremony. Representing one … Read more »