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  • Morocco unveils massive solar plant

    Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy. The $3.9-billion project in the southern town of Ouarzazate, also known as Noor I, is the first phase of a project expected to provide 1.2 million Moroccans with power. Row after row of solar panels glisten in the sunlight, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scatec Solar to build first large scale solar plant in West Africa

    An historic agreement to Build-Own-and Operate West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant was signed here today by Norwegian company Scatec Solar ( ...


    By Scatec Solar Solutions GmbH

  • Canadian Solar Completes Sale of Solar Power Plant to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced the Company has completed the sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners ("Stonepeak") of a utility-scale solar power plant for approximately C$48.0 million (US$48.4 million).  As the developer, EPC and construction financier, Canadian Solar built the solar ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • Masdar to Develop 15 MW Solar Plant in Mauritania

    Masdar announced today the development of a 15-megawatt solar power project in Nouakchott, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The plant will deliver 10 per cent of electricity capacity in Mauritania. Masdar is a renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which has large and small-scale power projects around the world. ...


    By MASDAR

  • ‎Building one of the worlds largest Solar Plant

    Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the ...

  • New solar manufacturing plants coming to four states

    The Dow Chemical Company announced on February 3 that it has picked Midland, Michigan, as the site for the first full-scale production facility for its Dow Powerhouse solar shingle, if the company obtains sufficient local, state, and federal funding. That became more likely on February 25, when the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) awarded $61.3 million in tax credits over 15 years ...

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Phoenix Solar Builds Solar Plant For Dow Corning in Michigan

        SAN RAMON, Calif. and MIDLAND, Mich., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Solar and Dow Corning Corporation today jointly announced the completion of a solar installation at Dow Corning's world headquarters and for both companies to collaborate on efforts to commercialize a total ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • Utility-Scale Solar Plant Goes Online in Nevada

    BOULDER CITY, Nevada (ENS) - Nevada Solar One, the first concentrating solar power plant in Nevada went on line on Saturday. Covering 250 acres of desert in the El Dorado Valley near Boulder City, this 64 megawatt concentrating solar plant is the first modern utility-scale solar electric power plant in the United States. It is the largest solar electric power plant to be built ...

  • Dow Solar to Begin Hiring for Midland Plant

    Initial Jobs to be in Advanced Manufacturing as Business Prepares for 2011 Commercial Launch of the POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle MIDLAND, Mich. - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced the creation of 100 new, full-time jobs to support the development of its revolutionary DOW™ POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles at its facility in Midland, Michigan. ...


    By The Dow Chemical Company

  • Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows

    A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across ...


    By Associated Press

  • Uterne Solar Power Plant Now Providing Clean Energy in Alice Springs

    SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced the completion of Australia's largest tracking solar power plant, the 1-megawatt (MW) Uterne solar power plant in Alice Springs. The Uterne project features more than 3,000 high-efficiency SunPower solar photovoltaic panels generating up to 50 percent more electricity than conventional solar panels. Installed on ...


    By SunPower Corporation

  • Soltec Supplies 13 MW of Solar Trackers to PV Plant in Oregon

    Soltec is supplying complete tracker equipment to the Eagle Point solar PV plant located in the state of Oregon by leading project developer Cypress Creek Renewables. “Our trackers require the fewest piles per megawatt and keep earth grading operations to a minimum, preserving the site’s wetlands and fragile ecosystem,” reported José María Lozano, Engineering ...


    By Soltec Renewable Energies

  • Ivanpah: Design & integration of the world’s largest solar thermal plant

    As the attention of the CSP industry in the United States turns towards mastering the design, engineering and construction of large-scale plants, EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) groups have become a vital cog in guaranteeing the success of 100MW+ projects. Currently the most prominent example would be the work of Bechtel Corporation at Ivanpah, California, the $2.2 billion ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Sempra Generation Completes Largest U.S. Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant

    SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/01/10 -- Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), today announced that it has completed construction on the largest photovoltaic solar power plant in the U.S. The 48-megawatt (MW) Copper Mountain Solar facility, located in Boulder City, Nev., about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas, is now generating enough emission-free electricity to ...


  • First PPA Signed for Utility-Scale Solar PV Plant in Jordan

    In December 2013, Phoenix Solar and Mustakbal Clean Tech signed an agreement for the contract of a 1MW PV plant for the Ma’an Development Company. This is the first-utility-scale project confirmed to go ahead in the country. Phoenix solar, an international EPC contractor, is the engineering lead and responsible for procuring components. It has also been confirmed that Trina solar modules ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Yingli Green Energy to Power the Largest Solar Plant in Singapore

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar", announced today that its wholly-owned ...

  • FPL Announces Sites Selected For Eight New Solar Power Plants

    Florida Power & Light Company announced the names and locations of its 2017 and 2018 universal solar projects, consisting of eight new 74.5-megawatt solar power plants that will be built over the next 12 months. The following four plants are expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2017: FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center, Putnam County FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center, Alachua ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Sempra Generation Receives Approval to Build Southern California Solar Plant

    Rosamond Solar to Create 300 Construction JobsSAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/10 -- Sempra Generation yesterday received unanimous approval from the Kern County Board of Supervisors to construct a new photovoltaic solar power plant in California's Antelope Valley. Located in the high desert about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, Rosamond Solar will generate up to 200 megawatts (MW) or ...


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