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Lessons Learned: 3 Tips to Ensure a Successful Commercial Microgrid

By C.J. Colavito, Director of Engineering, Standard Solar

Dominion powering education (literally and figuratively)

Dominion subsidiary Dominion Virginia Power and Standard Solar have completed the largest single rooftop array in Virginia -- a 1 MW (dc) solar array at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Va.

Solyndra vs. SunEdison: 2 Bankruptcies Show How Solar Has Changed

When solar manufacturer Solyndra went belly up in 2011, it led to a full-blown Washington scandal, with congressional hearings and accusations of White House wrongdoing. Solyndra became a one-word expletive that tagged the young solar industry as a boondoggle.

Western Branch Cuts Ribbon on State's Largest Rooftop Solar Panel System

Western Branch High School, along with Dominion Power, cut the ribbon on a brand-new rooftop solar energy system on Wednesday.

Case Study: Solar Project Powers Empowerment for the Disabled.

Melwood partnered with Standard Solar to build a 413.8 kW rooftop system on its Horticulture Training Center, along with a 517.1 kW carport system (930 kW total), which will provide 95 percent of the center’s energy needs.

The Big Question

What is your greatest concern for your industry in 2016? Read Tony Clifford's response on page 14 of the magazine.

Solar Garage Canopy with EV Charging

Pike & Rose is a mixed use “neighborhood” in North Bethesda, Maryland (US), with over 430,000 square feet of retail space, 1,500 new residences, 1.1 million square feet of office space, a theatre complex and a luxurious hotel. Owned and operated by Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRIT), the company recently unveiled its new 265kW solar canopy system on top of a 7-level, 566 parking retail-parking garage. Federal Realty (FRIT) specializes in this type of mixed use development, and the company sees solar as an important asset. According to Jay Corbalis, Development Associate at FRIT, “Incorporating solar PV garage canopies and electric vehicle charging at Pike & Rose is a visible and beneficial part of the overall sustainability methods used in building this community."

Living Learning Center

(Page 8) A solar array allows the Potomac Watershed's new Environmental Education Center to be carbon neutral.