17 Oct '11, 9am

Granite Construction Buys 1.2MW Solar Array

Granite Construction Inc. has completed a 1.2 MW solar array at its aggregate and hot mix facility in Coalinga, Calif., using parts from eIQ Energy Inc., Siemens and Solar Frontier. The system – which includes eIQ Energy’s vBoost DC Parallel System – is believed to be the largest completed solar electric generating system to use distributed power electronics, according to eIQ. eIQ’s distributed power electronics system targets labor and material savings by eliminating much of the wiring, combiner boxes, and installation costs required by traditional series-wired systems. The installation uses thin-film solar modules from Solar Frontier and inverters from Siemens. It is expected to offset up to 50 percent of the facility’s total energy requirements. In other solar news, GE has announced that is plans to open the U.S.’s largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Aurora, Colo...

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