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SunEnergy1 Recognized For Energy Industry Leadership
On Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Kenny Habul was one of 10 individuals from the business and academic communities who were recognized at the Energy Leadership Awards in Charlotte, NC. The event was hosted by The Charlotte Business Journal. Award recipients were selected based on their impact on job growth, their role in building the region into a national or international player in the industry, and their influence on local, state or national energy policy.
Kenny Habul, founder and CEO of SunEnergy1, was recognized in December by NC State Representative Ruth Samuelson and the North Carolina Solar Center for the contributions that he and SunEnergy1 have made to enhance and encourage the commercial use of solar energy in North Carolina.
SunEnergy1 has begun installing JinkoSolar panels at the Duke Energy Renewables-owned Capital Partners Solar Project in eastern North Carolina.
The solar project was announced June 24 as a unique partnership among three customers – George Washington University, American University and the George Washington University Hospital -- that will bring solar power from rural North Carolina to the urban settings of the Washington, D.C., institutions. Customer First Renewables, a renewable energy integrator, facilitated the partnership. Read more
NC Solar Development Seeing A Summer Spike - Charlotte Business Journal
SunEnergy1 CEO Kenny Habul says investor interest in financing N.C. solar energy projects is increasing sharply, allowing his company to propose $311 million worth of new solar construction this year. Read more
One of the largest projects in the country is right here in North Carolina at SHOE SHOW, INC.'s Kannapolis distribution center. "It's the largest crystalline panel solar rooftop in the United States," said Kenny Habul, CEO of SunEnergy1. The Mooresville-based company designed and installed 18,464 solar panels on the roof of the concord distribution center. See video and read more
Solar Energy Promises New Jobs In The East - WCTI Channel 12 One local town goes on the cutting edge of solar technology, which is expected to help bring a few jobs to the East. The town of Plymouth is home to a new solar farm that was unveiled Monday morning. Read more
Solar Farm Ribbon Cutting Held Monday - WITN SunEnergy1 has completed the first stage of its own solar farm located in Plymouth, NC and held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday. According to the solar technology company, stage one of the project is 2.4 megawatt and the panels were installed in under 17 days. Read more
Biltmore Estate Completes Huge Solar Array
- Mountain Xpress, Asheville
The sun will soon help power some operations at the Biltmore Estate: The company is preparing its new solar farm — a six-acre, 1.5 mega-Watt system of some 5,000 interconnected solar panels — for action next week. Among the largest of such installations in Western North Carolina, it can be glimpsed along Interstate 40 in Asheville. Read more
Biltmore Installs Solar Renewable Energy System
- Mountain Xpress, Asheville
Biltmore has begun installation of a solar renewable energy system that will be completed over the next few months. It is located below Antler Hill Village on the estate’s grounds. The new system will use solar energy to supply over 25 percent of the estate’s energy, specifically in the village area. Read more
SunEnergy1 To Build $7.3M Solar Array For Truck Line
- The Charlotte Business Journal
Mooresville’s SunEnergy1 is getting busy in the rooftop-solar business — preparing to build a $7.3 million solar array for Old Dominion Freight Lines in Thomasville even as it’s finishing the massive, $27.5 million solar project for Shoe Show Inc. in Kannapolis. Read more
Kannapolis Business Home To One Of World's Largest Solar Farms
- Independent Tribune
One of the largest rooftop solar farms in the world is under construction at the Shoe Show, Inc., headquarters in Kannapolis. The $22 million solar farm will generate roughly 5 megawatts of solar energy, which is enough energy to power about 600 homes, said Kenny Habul, CEO of SunEnergy1, the Mooresville-based company installing Shoe Shoe’s solar farm. Read more