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Interest Growing in Commercial and Community Microgrids
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors Aug. 27.
Solar power “soft” costs remain the United States’ greatest opportunity for cost reductions in solar energy deployment. These costs — which include permitting, inspection, interconnection, financing, customer acquisition, and others — represent approximately half of the total installed cost of residential solar systems, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Standard Solar, in partnership with Solar Grid Storage, in late June announced the installation of a grid-interactive energy storage system co-located with a new photovoltaic (PV) array, creating one of the nation's first commercial scale micro-grids.
Maryland's University Park Elementary School (UPES) is installing a rooftop photovoltaic solar array projected to generate up to $18,000 each year in addition to clean energy. Raised through the sale of electricity and renewable energy tax credits, the revenue stream will be shared by the school and the town of University Park.
Maryland-based Standard Solar Inc. is constructing a rooftop solar array for the University Park Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Md. The project, scheduled for completion later this month, is a partnership between the Town of University Park and the county's public school system.
Standard Solar, a specialist in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems, in partnership with Solar Grid Storage, today announced the installation of a grid-interactive energy storage system co-located with a new photovoltaic (PV) array, creating one of the nation's first commercial scale micro-grids.
Things are looking sunny for University Park Elementary, which is set to become the first Prince George’s County public school to get a rooftop solar panel array, providing clean energy as well as educational opportunities for students
PV integrator Standard Solar is to install what is claimed to be one of the first commercial solar micro-grids in the United States.
Solar needs to reach a marketable price point before the Federal tax credit expires in 2016. While there’s debate about what that price point will be, I’m not really concerned with hitting a specific number.
Standard Solar has announced it has completed the installation of an 809.4 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Fairlee Lagoons in Kent County, Maryland.