Alameda, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/– The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, in partnership with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) today announced the completion of a 9.54 kilowatt solar-electric installation at the NOLS Pacific Northwest campus located south of Mt. Vernon, Wash. The new installation will provide 20 percent of the electricity needs for the campus and will serve as an education tool for NOLS students and the community, complete with an on-site solar data monitoring system that will provide live updates on energy production.
“NOLS has been a partner of The North Face and we are very aligned with their efforts to get more people outdoors,” said Adam Mott, senior manager of corporate sustainability at The North Face. “When they approached us with the opportunity to provide power at their Pacific Northwest campus through the BEF Solar 4R SchoolsTM program, we gladly signed on as a sponsor. This solar-electric installation will not only decrease their energy bill but will introduce students and staff to the positive effects of energy conservation and raise awareness about the impact of climate change.” Continue reading
DAVIS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Oak Energy, a commercial and utility photovoltaic system engineering and construction company, has completed the delivery of a 4.2 MWp utility scale solar power generation facility in Gridley, California. The electricity generated by the Gridley solar facility will be directed to two members of the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) through separate energy meters: the City of Gridley and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The project was developed by LightBeam Energy, Inc.
The Gridley solar facility is a ground-mounted solar electric system comprised of 17,584 solar panels manufactured by Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL). The solar modules are mounted on a single-axis tracker system which follows the daily movement of the sun to increase energy harvest. The solar energy facility is monitored and scheduled by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) through a secure remote information gateway. Continue reading
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HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (or “IES”), an infrastructure services company with leading positions in a broad range of markets for electrical and communications products and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Acro Energy group (or “Acro”), a residential solar energy integrator. The acquisition is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.
“Offering alternative energy services to the residential market represents a long term growth market for IES Residential,” said Dwayne Collier, President of IES Residential. “As Acro Energy’s exclusive installation provider since late 2011, this acquisition will not only strengthen our position in the residential solar market, but also provide IES Residential with Acro’s sales force capabilities to cross-sell additional electrical services.” Continue reading
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