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  • Photovoltaic Power Plants ASTM International standard

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will be used to provide guidance for potential stakeholders involved in the financing, construction and maintenance of solar photovoltaic electric power plants. WK43549, Practice for Installation, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance Process, is being developed by Subcommittee E44.09 on Photovoltaic ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Fort Irwin

    Last week, Soitec announced it has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its certification program technologies conducive to environmental protection ESTCP (U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program). The contract is for a 1 MW solar project at Fort Irwin, California. The U.S. Department of Defense conducts tests at ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Siemens Receives Photovoltaic Power Plant Order in the USA

    Siemens Energy, Inc. has been selected by Syncarpha Capital to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a 3-megawatt-peak (MWp), ground-based PV power plant in Eastampton, New Jersey. Construction is scheduled to begin in ...


    By Siemens Energy, Inc.

  • Enel begins construction of the americas’ largest solar photovoltaic plant

    Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its Mexican renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power México (“EGPM”), has started construction works at its 754 MW1 Villanueva solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Viesca, Coahuila State, which is the largest PV facility under construction in the Americas and Enel’s largest solar project worldwide. The construction works were ...


    By Enel Green Power SpA

  • Enel Green Power Has Begun Construction on Two Photovoltaic Plants in Chile

    Lalackama, with an installed capacity of 60 MW, is expected to be the Group’s largest photovoltaic plant. Once built and fully operational, the plant will be capable of generating up to 160 GWh per year, equivalent to the electricity needs of about 90 thousand Chilean households, and will avoid the emission of over 100 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. The new plant is expected to ...


    By Enel Green Power SpA

  • First Solar and PG&E Sign Contracts for 72 Megawatts of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has signed power purchase agreements with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for 72 megawatts AC of solar electricity to be generated at two photovoltaic power plants that First Solar is developing in central California. The 32-megawatt Lost Hills project in Kern County and the 40-megawatt Cuyama ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • 20 MW photovoltaic power station in Murcia

    Elecnor intends to build a turnkey photovoltaic power station of 20 MW at Jumilla (Murcia). The site, which will be called Hoya de los Vicentes, will be owned by Luzentia, and will cover more than 65 hectares, the equivalent of 80 football pitches. It will contain 200 separate units, to be managed both on site and remotely, making monitoring easier not only for the operators of the plant but also ...


  • New Software Helps Plan and Customise Photovoltaic Plants

    Valentin Software GmbH, located in Berlin, will be presenting its new planning software PV*SOL premium at the world’s largest trade fair for the solar industry for the very first time. With a new intuitive user interface, PV*SOL premium will succeed the company’s simulation program PV*SOL Expert starting in June – it will help users plan and visualize solar power plants in ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • First Solar Achieves 5GW Photovoltaic Production Milestone

    First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced cumulative production has reached 5 gigawatts (GW), or 66 million solar modules, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power approximately 2.5 million homes. The company began commercial production in 2002 and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, with ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • First Solar Acquires 150 MWac Solar Gen 2 Photovoltaic Power Project

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) has acquired the 150-megawattAC (MW) Solar Gen 2 power project from an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), Energy Power Partners and a third equity partner for the project. Construction of the facility, which is located in Imperial County, Calif., near El Centro, is expected to start this year and be completed in 2014. The photovoltaic (PV) ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Donauer Solartechnik completes photovoltaic plants in South Africa

    Directly following Intersolar Europe 2012, Donauer Solartechnik will commission a photovoltaic plant on the roof of the University of the Witwatersrand in the South African city of Johannesburg. The plant will deliver an annual yield of around 2,800 kilowatt hours and is a part of a project to provide environmentally friendly electricity for two educational institutions on location. In ...


  • First Photovoltaic Solar Panel Installed on Largest Solar Project in the World

    Less than two weeks after its official groundbreaking ceremony, MidAmerican Solar and First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) marked another milestone at Topaz Solar Farms, located in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. On Wednesday, the first solar panel was installed on what is the largest solar project under construction in the world. When complete, the 550-megawattAC ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Linzer Products Corporation Reduces Energy Costs with Mitsubishi Electric Photovoltaic System

    Linzer Products Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers, importers, and exporters of paint tools and accessories, is replacing all the company’s electricity ...


    By Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.

  • Abengoa celebrates start of construction for its photovoltaic plant in Atacama 1, the largest solar complex in Latin America

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, celebrated today the start of the construction of the photovoltaic plant that will be part of Atacama 1 solar complex, located in the north of Chile (Comuna de María Elena, Segunda Región). The event was attended by ...


    By Abengoa

  • Photovoltaic Generator Market in India

    Dropping solar power tariff rate is spurring the Indian photovoltaic generator market.   The report begins with an introduction into the energy scenario in India. Installed capacity, demand supply gap of power prevailing in India and hence the need for renewable sources of energy is showcased.  It gives a clear overview of the components of a solar PV plant and the production chain of ...


  • Latest Study: US Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market to 2020 - Capacity, Assets and Market Share

    By 2020, the global cumulative installed capacity is expected to reach 271, 442 MW as the sector is anticipated to receive government support in he coming years. This is the key takeaway provided by the alternative energy report -"US Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market to 2020 Capacity, Assets and Market Share"from GlobalData. This report highlights the country's solar PV installed capacity ...


  • US Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market to 2020 - Capacity, Assets and Market Share Now Available at ReportsandReports

    Dallas, TX: ReportsandReports announce it Will US Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market to 2020 - Capacity, Assets and Market Share Market Research Report in its Store. Browse complete Report on: ...


  • Wind power `can be cheaper` than photovoltaics, study says

    Generating wind energy is more than twice as cheap as solar photovoltaic (PV) energy production, a study of alternative energy in six developing countries has found. The findings, published in Nature Climate Change last week (15 April), could help inform global debates on financing initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries. The authors note that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • BELECTRIC Becomes the First Company in the World to Install 1 Gigawatt of Photovoltaic Power

     The global market leader BELECTRIC has achieved a historic milestone for the solar industry. With the commissioning of multiple photovoltaic systems at the beginning of this week, BELECTRIC has become the first company in the world to install more than 1 gigawatt of photovoltaic power, which corresponds to the system output of a large conventional power plant. "This is an outstanding event ...

  • NRG Completes 66 MW Alpine Solar Photovoltaic Facility

    Today,NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, announced the start of commercial operations for the Alpine Solar Generating Station, a 66 megawatt (AC) photovoltaic facility, currently the largest fully operational solar plant in California. The station’s electricity will be sold to Pacific Gas & Electric under a 20-year power purchase agreement. ...


    By NRG Energy, Inc.

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