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.
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.
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.
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.
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.