Tag: Southwest

  • Another demand charge bites the dust: El Paso Electric settlement approved

    The Texas Public Utilities Commission approved a settlement supported by El Paso Electric, the Office of Public Utility Counsel, Energy Freedom Coalition of America, SEIA, Eco El Paso, and Sunrun to drop a demand charge targeted at customers who invest in rooftop solar. El Paso Electric, which serves 300,000 customersRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • Check out Austin’s largest rooftop solar array (via Freedom Solar)

    Freedom Solar Power inaugurated the largest rooftop solar installation in Central Texas at the Strictly Pediatrics Surgery Center in Mueller at a festive celebration June 18. Comprised of nearly 2,500 high-efficiency solar panels from SunPower, the 812-kW system designed and installed by Freedom Solar Power includes two solar canopy structuresRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • Toyota’s new U.S. headquarters to feature 7.75-MW solar system from SunPower

    SunPower will be designing and constructing a 7.75-MW solar power system at Toyota’s new North American headquarters in Plano, Texas, which the auto maker plans to occupy next year. Expected to generate 25 percent of the headquarters’ total electricity demand, the system is anticipated to be the largest corporate officeRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • PCI Solar awarded contract by Austin Independent School District (592 kW)

    PCI Solar has been awarded the contract to build solar arrays on four schools for the Austin Independent School District. The award was decided through a competitive RFP process and construction is slated to begin in the second half of 2016. The RFP called for a total of 592.8 kWRead More — Solar Builder magazine

  • New SolSmart program to cut ‘red tape’ for communities looking to boost solar installs

    The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) just launched a new designation program that will recognize leading solar cities and counties as well as empower new communities to advance through no-cost technical assistance. A core component of the technical assistance program — named SolSmart — areRead More — Solar Builder magazine