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July 10, 2002

New Solar Power Systems Installed in California and Planned for Massachusetts

There has been a number of large solar power installations in California recently, including a 33-kilowatt installation on Lunardi's Market in Burlingame, dedicated in late May, and a 10-kilowatt installation in late June on the common house of the Muir Commons co-housing community in Davis. The Muir Commons installation was performed as part of a hands-on photovoltaic solar panel design and installation workshop, for which participants were charged $650 apiece. See the PowerLight Corporation and Muir Commons press releases.

A large solar power installation is also planned for Massachusetts. Northern Power Systems has been commissioned to design and install a 26.4-kilowatt solar electric system for the Woods Hole Research Center's new Ordway Campus in Falmouth. The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is funding the project through a $226,308 grant. See the press releases from Northern Power (PDF 91 KB) and from the Woods Hole Research Center. Download Acrobat Reader.