Why Green Power is Golden

Applied Materials is pleased to be recognized once again for our commitment to green energy. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Green Power Partnership report, Applied ranked no. 15 on the list of the Top 20 Tech and Telecom companies and no. 35 on the Fortune 500 list. As I’m caught up in Olympic […] Read more

NREL’s Renewable Energy Atlas

So, you’re surfing the Intertubes and read that the IKEA store in Tempe, Arizona, is having a sale on that Björkna serving dish you’ve been wanting. And, wait, what’s this? The store had added a 600-kWh solar array to its roof. Cool. IKEA store, Tempe, Arizona, with solar panels on the roof. That begs the […] Read more

PACE Legislation Tracker for HR2599

Given its potential impact on the residential solar market, the PACE Assessment Protection Act of 2011 is a very big deal.  Thanks to the folks over at Open Congress, you can now track the status of that bill with a handy widget that we have added after the jump. Here is the current status of […] Read more

IMO Unveils South Carolina’s Largest Solar Tracker

Germany-based IMO has unveiled the biggest solar tracker of South Carolina that has afootprint larger than most first homes. With an area of 1614sqf, themetallic square turns to face the sun’s brightest spot to capture moreenergy. The futuristic-looking 53-foot-tall structure has a performancerating of 22.5KW. The tracker will be used to power IMO’s manufacturing operating […] Read more

PV Trackers, Granite Bay Energy Sign Tracker Supply Contract

PV Trackers, a Bend, Ore.-based solar tracker manufacturer, has signed a supply contract for over 1 MW of trackers to Granite Bay Energy on three projects in the Greater Sacramento, Calif., area. Thethree projects are expected to be completed by year’s end. The projectswill use PV Trackers’ 6.0DX tracker, which features dual-axis trackingand a wide […] Read more

SunPower Launches New T20 Tracker

SunPower Corp., a manufacturer of solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, has introducedthe newest addition to its SunPower T20 Tracker line. The newest T20Tracker is a single-axis, ground-mounted tracker that incorporates128-cell, 400 W solar panels. It is pre-assembled and offers customersa choice of design options to meet specific site needs. Accordingto SunPower, the tracker […] Read more

Sun-A-Ray Technologies Releases Dual-Axis Commercial Tracker

Sun-A-Ray Technologies LLC, based in Cedar City, Utah, has introducedthe SAR-1026, a commercial-size 13 kW dual-axis tracker. The unit has amodule surface area of 1,026 square feet and will accommodate almostany solar module. The tracker’s patent-pending design featuresmultiple footing choices, including one that requires no concrete,making it ready for the tracker in one hour. The […] Read more