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Acciona begins the start-up of the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin america, in Atacama (Chile)

Acciona Energía has begun the start-up phase of the ‘El Romero Solar’ photovoltaic solar plant, the biggest in Latin America with a maximum capacity of 246 MWp (196 MW rated power), just thirteen months after starting construction work. The company has also completed the assembly of the last sets of panels in the plant: 776,000 … Continue reading Acciona begins the start-up of the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin america, in Atacama (Chile)

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Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

Gamesa was recently honoured with the “Rising Star” award for its Solar EPC capabilities at the India Solar Week 2016 organized by trade journal “Solar Quarter”. The award recognises Gamesa for its proven capabilities in the renewable energy sector, after having commissioned over 68 MW of solar power in India in less than a year. … Continue reading Gamesa, recognised for its solar EPC capabilities in India

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Acciona will build the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin America in Chile

ACCIONA Energía will construct the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin America -El Romero Solar- in Chile, with an investment of 343 million dollars (307 million euros at current exchange rates). Located in the Atacama Desert, it will have a maximum capacity of 246.6 megawatts (MWp) -196 MW rated power-, making it one of the ten … Continue reading Acciona will build the biggest photovoltaic plant in Latin America in Chile

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Chilean mines are turning to renewable energy: CSP, PV and wind power

The mining industry requires a lot of energy to keep moving, and bottom lines depend on keeping the price of that energy as low as possible. To maintain efficiency, the mining industry seems to be increasingly looking to the renewable sector to supply its power, an action that is especially prevalent in Latin America regions … Continue reading Chilean mines are turning to renewable energy: CSP, PV and wind power

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Photovotaic (PV) solarpower plant Aura II in Honduras, built by Isolux Corsan, begins operations

Isolux Corsan has delivered its first PV Solar project in Honduras on a budget of nearly $100m: the Aura II PV Solar Plant, which will produce 61.48 MWp and has been built within a tight window of only 7 months. The PV Solar Plant, located in the region of Choluteca, will generate 109 million kWh … Continue reading Photovotaic (PV) solarpower plant Aura II in Honduras, built by Isolux Corsan, begins operations

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SkyPower Awarded 200 MW of Solar Power Photovoltaic (PV) in the State of Telangana, India

SkyPower is pleased to announce that it has been awarded 200 MW in the Telangana, India solar competitive tender process. The State of Telangana, under the leadership of Chief Minister Rao, has proven to be one of the most advanced jurisdictions in India to embrace solar energy and is forward thinking in its efforts? to … Continue reading SkyPower Awarded 200 MW of Solar Power Photovoltaic (PV) in the State of Telangana, India

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Distributed Generation Drives the Next Wave of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Innovation

High-efficiency silicon technologies will target rapidly growing residential and commercial installations, pushing leading module costs down to $0.48/Wp in 2020.   High-efficiency silicon technologies are the next wave of solar innovation, raising module efficiencies as high as 24% over the next five years. These technologies will boost the ability of distributed generation (DG) – mainly … Continue reading Distributed Generation Drives the Next Wave of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Innovation

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Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) today unveiled a new solar battery project that will explore how to store and use energy from the sun. A $1 million grant from Duke Energy is funding the research at USFSP. As part of the grant, a 100-kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) … Continue reading Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg unveil photovoltaic solar energy battery project

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Enel Green Power’s First Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant in Panama Brought Online

Enel Green Power has completed and connected to the grid Chiriquí, its first photovoltaic plant in Panama. The solar facility is located 400 km west of Panama City, 90 km away from Enel Green Power’s Fortuna hydropower plant.   With a total installed capacity of 12 MW, the new plant can generate over 19 GWh … Continue reading Enel Green Power’s First Photovoltaic Solar Energy Plant in Panama Brought Online

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SunEdison strikes renewable energy portfolio

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the signature of definitive agreements to acquire five portfolios of renewable energy projects and two corporate platforms, LAP Holding, BV in Latin America and two subsidiaries of Honiton Energy Holding, Ltd., in China, as well as the closing of equity investments and … Continue reading SunEdison strikes renewable energy portfolio

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Enel Green Power has begun construction of the Pampa Norte photovoltaic plant in Chile

Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has begun construction of the Pampa Norte photovoltaic plant, which is located in the municipality of Taltal, in Chile’s Antofagasta region.   The new plant, which will have a total installed capacity of 79 MW, will be able to generate more than 200 GWh per year once fully operational, equivalent to … Continue reading Enel Green Power has begun construction of the Pampa Norte photovoltaic plant in Chile

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Apple Partners With SunPower to Build Two Solar Power Projects Totaling 40 MW in China

SunPower Corporation today announced that it plans to partner with Apple to build two solar power projects totaling 40 megawatts (MW) in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures, Sichuan Province of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). When complete, the two projects will be co-owned by Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co., Ltd., SunPower’s project … Continue reading Apple Partners With SunPower to Build Two Solar Power Projects Totaling 40 MW in China

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Bahamas to develop solar power

The Bahamas government has announced the development of solar power plants for eleven of the country’s islands as part of the Carbon War Room project, which aims to speed the shift toward renewable energy.   Housing and Environment Minister Kenred Dorsett said officials are holding meetings with representatives from the CWR and the International Renewable … Continue reading Bahamas to develop solar power

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Facebook develops solar power drones

Looks like Facebook’s ambitions are of a flying variety. Code named the Aquila (that is The Eagle to you), Facebook plans on beaming down the internet to its users through that very Eagle. At its F8 developer conference today in Fort Mason, Facebook revealed plans that showcased a V shaped unmanned vehicle that has a wingspan comparable to … Continue reading Facebook develops solar power drones

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Top 10 Biggest Solar Photovoltaic Projects in Chile

A recent study by GTM Research shows that the Latin American PV market grew by 370% in 2014, when 625 MW of additional solar power were installed. Chile has been the most active country in the region and installed three quarters of the new PV capacity. Thanks to the fully liberalized electricity market, the high … Continue reading Top 10 Biggest Solar Photovoltaic Projects in Chile

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Renewables and Mining Summit in Chile

Over 60 of Chile’s top mining executives will meet with the global renewables sector this May 6-7 at the Renewables and Mining Summit & Exhibition which marks the first formal meeting of the mining and renewables sectors in Chile. Nelson Pizarro Contador, CEO of Codelco is the keynote presenter at this timely Summit focused on … Continue reading Renewables and Mining Summit in Chile

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Brazilian renewable power auction set for Nov. 13

Brazil’s Ministry of Mining and Energy will hold an auction for electricity from renewable power plants on Nov. 13. In the auction, wind energy and solar power projects will compete for contracts to sell power starting in November 2018, the ministry said in the official gazette Tuesday. Developers bid down the price at which they’re … Continue reading Brazilian renewable power auction set for Nov. 13

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China builds Solar Power Photovoltaic in desert

China is building a huge photovoltaic (PV) solar power generation base in the Ulan Buh Desert, the country’s eighth largest desert, to boost new energy development.   The base is located in Dengkou County in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. A number of energy companies are expected to invest 4.9 billion yuan (797 million … Continue reading China builds Solar Power Photovoltaic in desert

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Photovoltaic solar energy in Panama

Panama confirms 80MW of installed PV solar capacity as the country moves to diversify its power matrix. 2014 closed as the year that Central American governments increased their interest in renewable energies. The authorities in the region know the potential of solar energy, the cost has decreased and is now a feasible solution that can … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy in Panama

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Photovoltaic industry shipments grew by 15% in 2014 over 2013 to 39.3-GWp from 34.0-GWp

PV industry shipments grew by 15% in 2014 over 2013 to 39.3-GWp from 34.0-GWp the previous year, according to the IDTechEx/SPV Market Research annual supply report Photovoltaic Manufacturer Shipments: Capacity, Production, Prices and Revenues to 2019. Supply side inventory was 1.1-GWp at the end of 2014 and demand side inventory decreased by 400-MWp to 2.4-GWp. … Continue reading Photovoltaic industry shipments grew by 15% in 2014 over 2013 to 39.3-GWp from 34.0-GWp

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