ZAF supplies batteries to the Air Force, Standard Solar completes Virginia school projects: pvMB 10/9/19


ZAF to supply nickel-zinc battery to US Air Force – ZAF Energy Systems, a developer of next-generation battery technology, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.4 million contract for a nickel-zinc battery system to support the U.S. Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile ground facility. ZAF’s nickel-zinc batteries are helping to meet customer demands for powerful, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly battery solutions and are uniquely positioned to respond quickly to power outages. The project, which will run for 24 months, is expected to result in a prototype stationary energy storage system capable of powering the silo’s systems in the event of a power outage, and until standby generators can be started. Source: ZAF


Standard Solar completes Virginia school projects –  Standard solar has finished solar projects on four schools in Virginia, providing the school system with 30% of its electrical need. The arrays are on the rooftops of Riverheads Elementary School, Riverheads High School, Wilson Elementary School and Wilson Middle School, all in in Augusta County, Virginia. The projects have a combined capacity of 1 MW. The installation represents the largest solar project of any school system in Virginia. Source: Standard Solar 


Con Edison changes name of subsidiary –  Con Edison Solutions, one of the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, has officially changed the name of its subsidiary CES Danbury Solar, LLC to Con Edison Solutions.  The company acquired assets of Ross Solar, an industry-leading, Danbury, CT-based provider of turnkey solar power systems for residential, commercial and municipal customers in the Northeast, in January 2017. Since the acquisition, the former CES Danbury Solar/Ross Solar team has continued to operate as a trusted local company, but has gained the additional resources, financial strength, purchasing power, and broad energy and renewables expertise of its parent company, Con Edison Solutions.  Moreover, it has continued Con Edison Solutions’ growth as one of the country’s most-prominent providers of renewable energy and sustainability services to businesses and homeowners. Source: Con Edison Solutions 


Solaria adds to board of directors – There’s a shortage of empty chairs at Solaria, as the company has added Steve Gomo and Howard Wenger to the board of directors. Gomo previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer of NetApp, a storage and data management solutions company and is currently a director of three public companies. Wenger, on the other hand, served as president and CEO of SunPower Systems and executive roles at PowerLight. Source: Solaria 


sPower completes 20 MW in California – sPower completed its latest addition to its solar portfolio in Lancaster, California. Antelope DSR 3 is a 20 MW AC solar energy project, constructed by Cupertino Electric, Inc., a California-based company. The project, located in California’s Antelope Valley, will provide energy to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a long-term power purchase agreement. The expected electricity generated by the Antelope DSR 3 Solar Project, at full capacity, is enough to meet the consumption of up to 7,300 average California homes.” Source” sPower

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