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2011-01-24 05:00:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Research®, one of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) RD&D grant awardees, has released a free, high resolution solar resource data set covering the entire state of California as part of its CSI grant. SolarAnywhere Enhanced Resolution (ER) enhances SolarAnywhere - a web-based solar irradiance data service - to provide industry-leading spatial resolution of 1 km x 1 km and temporal resolution (frequency) of 30...

2010-12-02 14:32:00

DETROIT, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison's second-generation solar energy facility in Scio Township in Washtenaw County is the first installation to produce power for the grid under the company's SolarCurrents program. The 60-kilowatt photovoltaic installation nearly doubled the size of the previous experimental solar energy facility at that site. The installation at 1901 S. Wagner, which started producing electricity in 1997, was decommissioned last summer in favor of newer...

2010-10-24 00:14:03

Metro Solar Design and Installation releases educational material on the importance of commercial solar installations San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2010 5 reasons a great deal has been said about the benefits of solar electrical systems for homeowners and about how much money can be saved. It can actually be even more beneficial for businesses than for a homeowner. Businesses typically use more energy than a home does and because energy rates continue to increase, a business that is...

2010-09-17 06:00:00

WALNUT, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSOL), a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announces a statewide partnership with GRID Alternatives to provide solar solutions to low income families in California. Since 2001, GRID Alternatives has been working to bring the power of solar electricity and energy efficiency to low-income homeowners, and to provide community members with training and hands-on...

2010-09-09 08:52:00

WINDSOR, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Ice Energy, a leading provider of smart-grid enabled, advanced energy storage solutions to the electric utility industry, will work with SunPower Corp., (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), on a unique pilot project funded by the California Public Utilities Commission that will combine its Ice Bear energy storage technology with SunPower's photovoltaic (PV) solar systems. The project, part of the California Solar Initiative's Research, Development, Deployment...

2010-09-07 18:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In a second round of funding by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), will receive a grant of approximately $1.8 million from the California Solar Initiative Research, Development, Deployment and Demonstration (CSI RD&D) Program. This grant will enable SunPower to research photovoltaic (PV) energy storage for large commercial applications. SunPower will partner with three energy storage...

2010-08-19 12:42:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the San Jose Credit Union, who are also City of San Jose employees and retirees, can now go solar more efficiently and cost effectively thanks to an innovative group buy program that is the first of its kind in the U.S. The San Jose Employee Solar Group Buy program is the result of a partnership between the San Jose Credit Union and San Jose's Solar America City Program. A group of 130 City employees and retirees negotiated the group...

2010-05-24 09:00:00

DETROIT, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Edison has provided more than $1 million to customers in Southeastern Michigan to help power their homes and businesses with solar energy. But there's plenty of money still available to help customers reduce their monthly electricity costs, as well as their carbon footprint, for the next 20 years. "The response to the SolarCurrents program has been good," said Trevor Lauer, DTE Energy vice president, Retail Marketing. "But we still have another $24...

2010-04-22 15:14:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said it plans to begin implementing a major new solar photovoltaic (PV) program, which the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved today. The program, once complete, will generate up to 500 megawatts (MW) of clean energy, enough to meet the needs of about 150,000 homes in PG&E's Northern and Central California service area. "We applaud the CPUC's decision to approve this important...

2010-03-29 09:01:00

DETROIT, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Detroit Edison is looking for several businesses and educational institutions with large rooftops or ground area to host solar energy installations that will provide renewable energy and reduce their energy bills. The utility is starting another aspect of its pilot SolarCurrents program that calls for photovoltaic systems installed on customer rooftops or property to generate 15 megawatts (MW) of electricity throughout its Southeast Michigan...


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