Schmid Group to Establish a Fully Integrated PV Manufacturing Plant in Iran

The German  PV equipment supplier Schmid Group announced this week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) to start a collaboration to establish a fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Iran. The state of the art manufacturing facility will include the entire photovoltaics value chain, including the production of polysilicon wafers, solar cells and modules.

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Alectris and Optimal Sun to provide O&M services for 3.1 MW solar plant in Mallorca Island

Alectris, a global solar asset care innovation firm, and Optimal Sun, a solar photovoltaic operations and maintenance specialist in Spain,  announced yesterday they have been chosen to provide operations, maintenance and asset management for a 3.1 megawatt (MW) capacity plant located on the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean.

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IKEA to Install Tennessee’s Largest Solar Rooftop Array

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install a solar energy system atop its Memphis store opening late Fall 2016. Panel installation will begin this summer, with completion expected in early Fall for what will be the largest rooftop solar array in the State of Tennessee. The 271,000 square-foot future IKEA Memphis, including approximately 800 parking spaces, will be built on 35 acres in the Wolfchase Corridor along the southwestern side of Interstate-40 near the Germantown Parkway exit.

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Standard Solar Installs Largest Rooftop Array in Virginia

Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, announced this week that it has completed the installation of a 1 MW (dc) rooftop solar array at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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CED and CPS Energy dedicate Alamo 5, largest solar farm of it’s kind in North America

ConEdison Development (CED), one of America’s largest owners and operators of renewable energy infrastructure projects, dedicated yesterday Alamo 5, a 118-MW DC/95-MW AC, dual-axis solar installation in Uvalde and Knippa, Texas that will deliver clean energy to CPS Energy of San Antonio.  CPS Energy is the country’s largest municipally-owned natural gas and electric company.

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