Mission Solar teams with ImagineSolar on new solar training initiative

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Mission Solar Energy, a U.S. supplier of high-power solar modules, announced a new training collaboration with ImagineSolar, a solar training provider in sync with NABCEP job task analyses for the solar industry.

Mission Solar Energy has committed to providing high-efficiency solar panels and technical materials needed to complete technical and sales training offered by ImagineSolar. In addition to providing product and training materials, Mission Solar Energy’s team of engineering and sales experts will provide educational sessions as needed.

“We are always looking for ways to offer our support within the solar industry. Partnering with ImagineSolar is allowing us to contribute in training the current and future solar professionals and ensuring that the end consumers receive a quality solar installation experience,” said Sam Martens, Commercial Operations Director of Mission Solar Energy.

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ImagineSolar will feature Mission Solar’s panels starting with its upcoming Advanced 5-day Solar Workshop. This comprehensive, hands-on workshop will be held at ImagineSolar’s state-of-the-art solar lab facility in Austin, TX, September 7-11, 2018.

ImagineSolar provides training and advisory services to contractors, solar installers, entrepreneurs, and individuals from across the U.S. on solar and smart grid technologies. The Austin-based education provider is only a short distance from Mission Solar Energy’s headquarters in San Antonio.

“We continue to upgrade our solar lab equipment using leading edge technology,” said Michael Kuhn, founder and CEO of ImagineSolar LLC. “The Mission Solar MSE PERC 72 solar panels lead in their class with very high efficiencies and pair well with the module-level power electronics that our customers install and commission in our hands-on workshops.”

— Solar Builder magazine

NASA building topped with 120-kW solar system, featuring Mission Solar Energy panels

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A roof top PV system featuring Mission Solar Energy panels was installed atop one of NASA’s newest buildings at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Over the years, NASA has made an effort to replace and revitalize many of the pre-Apollo era facilities at Marshall Space Flight Center. These new buildings were designed to be more technologically advanced and create a smaller footprint.

“We are pleased that NASA has chosen to incorporate solar in its new building construction plans at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Our team is proud to design, engineer and assemble our solar panels in the U.S. and deploying our products to projects like this gives us great pride,” said Jae Yang, President & CEO of Mission Solar Energy.

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) headquartered in Charleston, SC, was selected by Madison Electric in 2017 to design, engineer and install NASA’s 120 kilowatt (kW) solar array, which is identical to the solar array HSGS installed for NASA in 2013. This solar array contains more than 370 Mission Solar Energy MSE MONO 72 solar panels, a high-power solar module ideal for commercial and industrial applications.

“We are veterans proud to continue serving our country and proud to continue providing solar energy generation for NASA,” said Retired COL Dave McNeil, President & CEO of Hannah Solar Government Solutions.

— Solar Builder magazine

NASA building topped with 120-kW solar system, featuring Mission Solar Energy panels

Mission Solar Energy

A roof top PV system featuring Mission Solar Energy panels was installed atop one of NASA’s newest buildings at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Over the years, NASA has made an effort to replace and revitalize many of the pre-Apollo era facilities at Marshall Space Flight Center. These new buildings were designed to be more technologically advanced and create a smaller footprint.

“We are pleased that NASA has chosen to incorporate solar in its new building construction plans at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Our team is proud to design, engineer and assemble our solar panels in the U.S. and deploying our products to projects like this gives us great pride,” said Jae Yang, President & CEO of Mission Solar Energy.

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) headquartered in Charleston, SC, was selected by Madison Electric in 2017 to design, engineer and install NASA’s 120 kilowatt (kW) solar array, which is identical to the solar array HSGS installed for NASA in 2013. This solar array contains more than 370 Mission Solar Energy MSE MONO 72 solar panels, a high-power solar module ideal for commercial and industrial applications.

“We are veterans proud to continue serving our country and proud to continue providing solar energy generation for NASA,” said Retired COL Dave McNeil, President & CEO of Hannah Solar Government Solutions.

— Solar Builder magazine

South Carolina school district adds 515-kW system, featuring Mission Solar modules

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The Edgefield County School District in South Carolina is now the proud owner of a 515-kW solar farm that sits on the campus of Parker Elementary in Edgefield, South Carolina. The school’s solar farm is the first large-scale solar installation in the county, which in addition to earning the school district approximately $165,000 each year from the sale of its electricity to the utility company, according to Edgefield School District, was able to be constructed at no upfront cost.

Designed, installed and commissioned by Southern View Energy, the project features 1,610 of Mission Solar Energy’s high-powered solar panels which are spread over three acres of land at the school’s campus. The Edgefield County solar array is capable of generating 736 kW of annual electricity, enough to power an average of 190 homes each year.

South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) is purchasing 100% of the generated electricity through a 10-year agreement. In addition to producing energy, the project will also help educate both students and the public about solar power through use of its web-based, real-time system monitoring that hosts a display of the system’s ongoing production.

“Seeing the interest in solar technology and the commitment Parker Elementary has demonstrated in educating its students on renewable energy is commendable. We couldn’t be happier to see our solar modules featured in this project. Our team finds great value in educating America’s next generation of solar leaders,” said Sam Martens, Mission Solar Energy’s commercial operations director.

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The Parker Elementary School Solar Farm stands out from other projects that are marketed as community solar farms since the entire project is owned by the school district. According to Edgefield School District, as a result of this direct ownership, all of the county’s citizens receive the economic benefits of his or her indirect “share” of the project – a practically “net-zero” energy budget for this large elementary school, and a cleaner environment.

“Southern View Energy’s work as both the design/build firm and project funding coordinator for the Parker Elementary School Solar Farm underscores our commitment to helping entities like Edgefield School District make larger-scale, financially stable renewable energy projects a reality at a truly local level,” said Scott Earp, president of Southern View Energy.

— Solar Builder magazine

Solar installed to power these homes for homeless women veterans in New York

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Cindy Seymour, President of Serenity for Women, believes the following three words should never be linked together – homeless, women and veteran — but unfortunately women veterans are nearly three times more likely to be homeless as non-veteran women. To combat this issue, Seymour sought out partnerships and property to create long-term, sustainable homes for these women in the Syracuse, New York community. Thanks to a collaboration with Mission Solar Energy LLC  and Nickels Energy Solutions, this plan is taking shape.

Serenity for Women has led the construction of two new tiny homes that will be turn-key for the participants. Located in Syracuse, NY, these 12’ X 16’ tiny homes will provide residents with a living room, kitchen, bathroom and sleeping area. Not only will each tiny home be fully furnished and functional when women arrive, but will also feature a solar system.

“Including a solar system seemed to be the logical way to go when considering sustainable solutions for these homes,” said Seymour.

Nickels Energy Solutions, a Syracuse-based solar installer, generously provided the design and installation labor for no cost to the nonprofit organization. Additional funds were raised locally to pay for the materials needed to install the solar panels.

“When I first heard of Serenity for Women’s plan to address homelessness in our community, I immediately thought that solar panels should be included in the design plans and fundraising efforts. Cindy Seymour at Serenity for Women was on board with the idea right away, but she was very clear from the beginning that we had to use USA-made products. We install Mission Solar Energy’s PERC 60 solar panel on a regular basis already, so we were confident in suggesting Mission Solar panels for the Tiny Homes”, said Kevin Nickels, Vice President of Nickels Energy Solutions.

Mission Solar Energy was pleased to supply their Texas-built solar panels to this endeavor.

“Joining forces with Nickels Energy Solutions to supply our solar modules for this project seemed to be a natural fit. We are proud to design, engineer and assemble our products in the U.S. and are honored to support America’s heroes”, said Sam Martens, Commercial Operations Director of Mission Solar Energy.

These tiny homes are hoped to be the first of many. Plans to partner with Serenity for Women for future tiny homes benefitting homeless veterans are being explored.

— Solar Builder magazine