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REC Solar to Install Largest Solar Carport for Arizona Veterans Facility

When the bidding was all said and done, it was REC Solar that was left standing as the winner of the opportunity to design and install the largest carport-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar electric system in the United States. The San Luis Obispo, California-based solar installer announced the news yesterday and is almost ready to begin the project. The system will stretch across seven separate carports at a Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs facility in Tucson, Arizona.

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Massachusetts Veterans House Equipped with Solar Power

A disturbing trend has taken shape in New Bedford, Massachusetts -- one that the city's mayor, Scott Lang, and a team of retired military men and women who started Welcome Home Veterans Housing (WHVH) are working to change.

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Pennsylvania's Largest Solar Energy System Now Complete

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Wednesday, June 30 2010 under: Solar Industry News, Sharp Solar, ARRA, Pennsylvania Solar, Veterans Affairs

With the flip of a switch, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) building in Philadelphia today became host to Pennsylvania's largest solar energy system. Able to generate over half-a-million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of solar electricity annually, the system will power nearly five percent of all of the building's electricity needs.

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Veterans Affairs to Add Solar to 18 Sites

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Monday, April 26 2010 under: Solar Power Info, government, Veterans Affairs

Last week, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) detailed a plan it introduced last fall to install solar energy systems atop its medical centers. The VA's initial announcement in November included solar installations at facilities in Texas, California, Nevada and Arizona that would amount to 1.7 megawatts (MW) of solar energy.

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Hudson Valley Solar Installer Lands $7.8M Federal Contract

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, January 8 2010 under: Solar Industry News, New York Solar, Veterans Affairs

SunWize Technologies, a Hudson Valley solar installation firm, has landed a $7.8 million federal contract to upgrade the solar energy systems at veterans' hospitals across the country, reports The Daily Freeman.

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Veterans Affairs Hospitals to Get Solar Power

Judging from recent announcements, the Department of Veterans Affairs is aiming for a solar-powered future.

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