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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFNRG Energy, Inc. and SunPower Corp. has announced the completion of the final phase of the California Valley Solar Ranch photovoltaic generating facility in San Luis Obispo County, California, bringing total electric generating capacity of the plant up to 250 megawatts (AC). CVSR is one of the world’s largest operating solar PV power plants and will sell its electricity to Pacific Gas & Electric under two long-term power purchase agreements.
  • Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection today urged residents and small businesses to act now to take advantage of the remaining $1 million in rebates available through the agency’s Sunshine Solar Program, ending Dec. 31 or when funds are exhausted. The $1 million in remaining funds will be disbursed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Homeowners are eligible for rebates of up to $7,500 for solar electric projects; and small businesses of 100 or fewer employees are eligible to receive up to $52,500. Homeowners are eligible for rebates of up to $5,000 for solar hot water projects, while small businesses are eligible to receive up to $50,000.
  • Stellar Solar was selected by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego to design and install a 73kW solar system. Stellar Solar was selected after a very thorough vetting process by the church and was chosen based on a combination of experience, competitive pricing, and their low-pressure, educational approach.
  • Canadian Solar Inc. has announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide China Three Gorges New Energy Co., Ltd. with photovoltaic modules totaling 100MW for a solar power project located in Guazhou County, in the Gansu Province of China. Canadian Solar will supply its high efficiency 60 cell CS6P250P and CS6P-255P modules with power output of 250Wp and 255Wp for the project.
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