grid connected solar power News

  • RWE connects solar farm to UK grid

    RWE Supply & Trading today announces the successful connection of the 37MWp solar power plant at Kencot Hill to the UK grid. The solar park has been constructed and commissioned by global downstream company Conergy. Upon ROC (Renewables Obligation Certificate) accreditation by the UK regulator Ofgem, Kencot Hill will be sold to Foresight Solar Fund Limited, a LSE listed fund managed by ...


    By RWE AG

  • China`s first 10MW ground mount solar system connects to the grid

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's leading manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, has announced the completion and grid connection of the first 10MW utility-scale solar power project in China. Located in Shizuishan, Ningxia Autonomous Region, the 10MW ground mount solar system is the first phase of a 50MW solar plant that is targeted to be completed ...

  • 392MW Ivanpah Plant now connected to the grid

    The world’s largest concentrated solar power development – the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is now online. There has been little fuss but one of the most iconic solar developments in the world has connected to the gird and is now producing clean power.  The project spans over a vast 3500 acres with 170’000 heliostats and dominates the visual landscape of northeast ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Ayitepa wind farm secures grid connection with Ghana Grid Company

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power announces the signing of a Grid Connection Agreement for the 225 megawatt Ayitepa wind farm in Ghana. The agreement was signed at the Headquarters of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) in Tema and is a very significant step towards preparing the project to commence construction early next year. Set to become Ghana’s first ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • World’s Largest Operational Solar PV Project, Agua Caliente, Achieves 250 Megawatts of Grid-Connected Power

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that the Agua Caliente solar project has achieved a peak generating capacity of 250 megawatts (MW)AC connected to the electrical grid. The project, which is under construction in Yuma County, Ariz., is currently the world’s largest operating photovoltaic (PV) power plant and will have a generating capacity ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Global Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Market By Grid Type (Grid-Connected, Off-Grid) Market 2012-2018 - Industry Trends,Players,opportunity,fore

    Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect. Solar radiation is trapped and converted to electricity via solar PV panels. The solar PV systems generate electricity with negligible carbon emissions thereby cutting the carbon level in the environment. Solar energy is freely and abundantly available, eliminating the cost involved in fuel input. ...


  • Connecting renewable generation to the grid faces technological and regulatory challenges

    A wave of renewable energy generation construction has swept the nation, accounting for the majority of new capacity over the last two years, and that has led to a new challenge—getting it all on the grid in the most efficient way. “The competitiveness of wind and solar has made them a go-to option,” said Aaron Bloom, project manager for the National Renewable Energy ...

  • 9REN connects 500 KW PV plant to grid, its first in Israel

    9REN announces it has connected to the grid its first solar PV installation in Israel. The solar plant, mounted on the roof of a cow-shed in the Hafetz Haim Kibbutz in central Israel, has a capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW) and will generate more than 810 megawatt-hours (MWh) a year of electricity. The plant was installed by 9REN for Sunshine Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of FK Generators Group. ...


    By 9REN Group

  • NREL Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical Grids

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter ...

  • Eaton connecting utility customers to the power of the sun with expanded product portfolio at Solar Power International 2012

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is making reliable solar generation a reality for utility customers with new products engineered to safely and efficiently maximize solar harvest and enhance grid connection. The new solutions will be on display from Sept. 10 -13, 2012, at Solar Power International, in booth #3701, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a ...

  • Sungrow Joins Hands with IBC SOLAR In the Newly-connected Maniago Installation

    As the largest Asian producer of PV inverters, Sungrow Power Supply Co,. Ltd recently announced that a 5MW-peak power large scale PV plant using Sungrow PV inverters has been successfully connected to the Italian medium voltage grid in winter 2012. The plant is located in Maniago with 5MW installation capacity in total, and was developed, engineered and constructed by IBC SOLAR AG, a leading ...

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • SMA America Partners with Sacramento State University and IEEE to Discuss Grid-Tied Solar Power

    Sacramento State University, in conjunction with the IEEE Sacramento Valley Section and the SMA Solar Academy, recently held an educational seminar for engineering students and business professionals on the university campus.The event was hosted by the California Smart Grid Center in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Sacramento State and featured a one day training course and ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Smartening the Grid - What’s at stake

    When President Obama signed into law the economic stimulus act, he opened the door for a massive infusion of capital to bring new forms of clean energy on line to reduce America’s dependency upon foreign oil, and to deploy technologies that would help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Of all the many initiatives that will be funded, none will have a greater impact in terms of bang for the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Eaton forges ahead in solar power

    Eaton’s Electrical Sector has further extended its strong presence is the solar energy sector by supplying and installing complete BoS (balance of system) solutions for three major new solar energy parks (developed and owned by Lightsource Renewable Energy). The largest of the new parks, at Chittering in Cambridgeshire, has an installed capacity of 5MWp. The other two parks, at Great Knowle ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

    Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls. Increasing access to energy is critical to ensuring socioeconomic development in the world's poorest countries. An estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries have no access to electricity, with more than 80 per cent of these living in sub-Saharan ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Smart Grid and Energy Storage on Shetland Demonstrates the Power Of Renewable Energy

    The five year long, £18m Shetland-based Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) project has demonstrated that an islanded electricity distribution system can operate securely with a high penetration of local renewable generation. The project, which was run by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), trialed domestic demand side management (DSM) and large scale energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Commission proposes EU priority corridors for power grids and gas pipelines

    The European Commission today presented its energy infrastructure priorities for the next two decades, aimed at making networks fit for the 21st century. In the Communication, the Commission defines EU priority corridors for the transport of electricity, gas and oil. This map of priorities will serve as a basis for future permit granting and financing decisions on concrete EU projects. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Energy department announces new SunShot investment in solar energy grid solutions

    As part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, which is working to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade, the Energy Department today announced a $29 million investment in four projects that will help advance affordable, reliable clean energy for U.S. families and businesses. These projects are aimed at improving grid connection ...


    By US Department of Energy

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