Electrical Line RSS Feed SunPower Solar Technology Selected for Multiple U.S. Federal Government Facilities

    SunPower Corp. announces that SunPower world-leading solar technology has been selected for installation at several U.S. government properties, including for the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Navy and the Air Force. SunPower expects to create more than 1000 local jobs during the construction of these projects. These contracts represent a minimum of 20 megawatts (MW) of new solar projects for SunPower. "SunPower has worked with federal agencies since 1999, resulting in the installation of more than 20 MW of solar power systems at government facilities," said Karen Butterfield, SunPower's director of federal accounts. "As a result, SunPower has the experience and credibility to successfully navigate the federal procurement process and deliver reliable, high performance solar systems that meet agency requirements. With the addition of a U.S.-based panel manufacturing facility this year, we have also bolstered our ability to serve this growing demand."

    Recent government contracts won by SunPower include the following:

    • SunPower was selected by NREL to design and construct a 2-megawatt solar power system at the Department of Energy's new Research Support Facility on the NREL campus in Golden, Colo. The project will be installed at three sites, including a new ultra-low energy office complex, an outdoor parking area, and a parking garage. Colorado-based SunPower Premier Dealer Namaste Solar is partnering with SunPower to install the systems. This project is being financed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.
    • The General Services Administration (GSA) and general contractor Shiel Sexton selected SunPower solar technology for the 1.8-MW solar system that is under construction at the General Emmett Bean Federal Building in Indianapolis, Ind. The project uses the SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile system, which integrates a high-efficiency solar panel, frame and roof-mounting system into a single pre-engineered unit. The T5 Solar Roof Tiles position the solar panels at a 5-degree tilt, for greatest energy production. Scheduled for completion in January 2011, the system will be the largest rooftop solar power system on a GSA facility. This project is being financed through ARRA.
    • SunPower was one of five solar providers awarded an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract by Naval Facilities Command to deliver solar power systems to Navy and Marine Corps installations throughout the southwestern United States. Under the contract, SunPower will design, build, operate and maintain the systems, and sell the power to the Navy and Marine Corps under power purchase agreements. Projects may range in size from one to 15 MW. The Navy will have up to five years to award up to 40 MW of solar projects under this $200 million contract.
    • Earlier this month, SunPower announced an agreement with Arizona Public Service (APS) to design and construct a 15-MWac solar photovoltaic power system at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona. The system will use SunPower solar panels with the SunPower Tracker® system, which follows the sun's movement during the day, increasing sunlight capture by up to 25 percent over conventional fixed-tilt systems, while significantly reducing land use requirements. Scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011, it is expected to be the largest solar power installation at a U.S. government facility and generate the equivalent of 50 percent of the annual energy requirements for Luke Air Force Base.

    About SunPower
    Founded in 1985, SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers the planet's most powerful solar technology broadly available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's experience and proven results to maximize return on investment.

    For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com.

    SOURCE: SunPower Corp.

    » MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Top Stories

    May 28, 2014 – CPSC announced the recall of 1.7 million emergency lighting units, the recall indicates that the circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to catch fire.   Name of product: Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumer Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday...
    The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, today announced almost $10 million in new investments for five Ontario projects under Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund. The SD Tech Fund supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil, providing solutions to key Canadian...
    The City of Calgary’s Department of Transportation has selected GE Lighting to replace and upgrade existing street light fixtures with GE Evolve™ LED technology. In a two-phased project plan, the city of Calgary hopes to eventually retrofit approximately 80,000 street lights with fixtures that consume 55 percent less electricity and offer a lifespan of over a decade. The first phase of the project will call for installation of GE’s LED technology, the Scalable Cobrahead ERS1 and ERS2, in five...
    After three years of construction, Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc. officially open Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, a 272-MW project commissioned in December 2013 and one of the biggest wind farms in Canada. In recognition of this important milestone, a ceremony was held at the foot of one of the project's tallest turbines earlier today in the presence of Caroline Simard, Member for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré, representing the Minister of Energy and...
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014. The Maritime Link Project is a 500 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable...

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Industry News

    Showing Industry News.

     

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Keeping Current

    Showing Keeping Current.

     

    • July 29, 2014

      REXEL announces the appointment of Brian McNally to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel North America, effective August 1st, 2014. In this role, Brian McNally will become a member of Rexel’s Executive Committee and be in charge of Rexel’s operations in North America, encompassing both the US and Canadian businesses, which represent about one-third of the Group’s total sales.

      This leadership change will reinforce and strengthen Rexel’s organization and management in North America. It comes in the wake of the previously announced decision by Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel Holdings USA Christopher Hartmann to leave the company, as well as Jeff Hall’s recent decision to...

    • July 28, 2014

      Denis Lavoie       Denis LavoieLED ROADWAY LIGHTING LTD. (LRL) CEO Charles Cartmill announces the appointment of Denis Lavoie as company President. The appointment was announced in Halifax and received unanimous approval by the company’s...

    • July 25, 2014

      BJ TAKE INC., a manufacturer of energy-efficient custom lighting products, announces the appointment of Munden Enterprise Ltd. as their representative in Atlantic Canada for BJ Take's complete line of LED and Fluorescent light fixtures. Tony Munden, President of Munden Enterprises Ltd. and his team bring years of experience and expertise selling to the Maritimes' electrical distribution industry. Tony can be reached at 902-542-9796 or e-mail tonymunden@eastlink.ca.

      www.bjtake.com | www.mundenenterprises.com

    • July 14, 2014

      ENERGY COUNCIL OF CANADA (ECC) announces Anthony Haines, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro Corporation, as the 2014 Canadian Energy Person of the Year.

      The Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award was first presented in 2001 to recognize and pay tribute to a Canadian energy leader who has made a significant impact at the national and international levels with the energy sector.

      Mr. Haines was nominated by the City of Toronto's City Manager, Joseph Pennachetti, in recognition of Mr. Haines' fundamental leadership of the city's electricity utility, which delivers electricity to approximately 733,000 customers located in the City of Toronto.

      Nominations for the Canadian Energy Person of the Year award are based...

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Upcoming Events

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Product Safety Alert!

    View the latest safety alerts on recalled and counterfeit products:

     

    Electrical Line RSS Feed EL Newswire

    Electricalline Newswire
    Keep up-to-date with the latest news affecting your industry, personnel appointments, career opportunities, upcoming events and new product launches by subscribing to EL Newswire.
    Email:

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Product Showcase

    Showing results.
    • July 24, 2014

       The HOBO Plug Load logger is designed to monitor energy consumption of AC-powered plug in loads. This compact device can be used as a power meter with its built-in LCD for real-time energy monitoring or as a data logger that can record up to 1.4 million measurements for analysis. With the ability to view or log true RMS voltage (V), true RMS current (A), active power (W), active energy (Wh), apparent power (VA... read more

    • July 23, 2014

       Klein Tools, for professionals since 1857, advances its Voice/Data/Video (VDV) product line by offering the new Scout® Pro 2 Series of cable testers. The Scout Pro 2 is a multi-functional tester that tests voice, data and video connections. It also locates cable runs with location ID remotes, supports multiple tones to decipher wires and can measure... read more

    • July 23, 2014

      Hammond Power Solutions is delighted to announce the launch of its new reactor, the HPS Centurion® R. This reactor provides a unique blend of improved performance and reliability while reducing the product footprint.

      The HPS Centurion® R reactor is designed to address both line-side and load-side issues... read more



    Electrical Line RSS Feed Google Adsense