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SunEdison Announces Utah’s Largest Solar Power Plant Is Now Operational

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the successful completion and interconnection of the South Milford solar facility in Milford, Utah. The 3.8 megawatt DC facility is now the largest operating solar power plant in Utah. TerraForm Power acquired the solar power plant from its Call Right Projects List. … Continue reading SunEdison Announces Utah’s Largest Solar Power Plant Is Now Operational

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Solar Power to develop 500 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) in Japan

Solar Power Inc. on Tuesday announced a joint venture agreement with a Japanese company to develop more than 500 megawatts of solar photovoltaic power projects in Japan. The work will be done by Solar Power and subsidiary SPI Solar Japan G.K. with Japanese company K.K. Uniroot of Osaka, Japan. Solar Power Inc. primarily will be … Continue reading Solar Power to develop 500 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) in Japan

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Australians backs solar power

A survey of 1200 people has found solar energy is the most popular electricity in Australia, Fairfax media reported Monday.   The study, funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency investigated the potential public barriers large-solar farms might encounter and how local communities might be won over. The survey found 87 percent of respondents supported … Continue reading Australians backs solar power

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Construction on world’s largest floating photovoltaic solar power plant completed in Japan

The construction on a 2.3-megawatt floating solar power plant has been completed on Sunday in Hyogo prefecture, western Japan, which is the world’s largest floating solar power plant in terms of output. The plant, coinvested by electronics giant Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, is expected to generate 2, 680 megawatt hours (MWh) every … Continue reading Construction on world’s largest floating photovoltaic solar power plant completed in Japan

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GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

This week, at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2015 conference and exhibition, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the results of the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study Phase 3 (WWSIS-3). The study, a collaborative effort between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and GE, showed that, with the use of good, … Continue reading GE Energy Consulting Study Shows Western Grid Can Withstand Disturbances under High Renewable Penetrations

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Enel Green Power begins work on new solar power plant in South Africa

Enel Green Power (“EGP”) has begun construction of Pulida solar power plant, which is located in the Free State Province in South Africa. The new solar facility will have a total installed capacity of 82.5 MW and once fully operational will be able to generate more than 150 GWh per year, equivalent to the annual … Continue reading Enel Green Power begins work on new solar power plant in South Africa

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Photovoltaic solar energy SunEdison awarded 33 megawatt in southern California

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has been awarded contracts to build 33 megawatts (MW) DC of rooftop solar with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the utility company’s latest round of solar procurement. The solar systems will be built on rooftops throughout the Orange County and … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy SunEdison awarded 33 megawatt in southern California

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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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Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

Solar Energy in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth, released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).     From the end of 2004 through the end of 2014, the deployment of solar energy in the United States grew at an unprecedented rate, according to a new video report, Solar Energy in … Continue reading Solar Power in the United States: A Decade of Record Growth

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Solar energy installations cross 2,000 MW in India in 2015

Solar power installations in India have gone up to more than 2,000 Mw so far in 2015 due to positive developments in Tamil Nadu. The Modi administration has continued to announce various solar programmes, goals and policies during its one year in office, but has yet to call an auction.     According to a … Continue reading Solar energy installations cross 2,000 MW in India in 2015

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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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Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

More than 7.7 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This is an 18 per cent increase from last year’s figure of 6.5 million. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015, also provides a … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 7.7 Million People Worldwide

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ASD to present new hybrid battery with exceptionally long lifespan at Intersolar

German energy storage systems manufacturer ASD Automatic Storage Device is set to exhibit its updated hybrid battery, which has recently gone into production, at Intersolar 2015. It is distinguished by its extremely long lifespan, which has been made possible by specially developed software with an integrated feature that compensates for degradation. “Our new electronic storage … Continue reading ASD to present new hybrid battery with exceptionally long lifespan at Intersolar

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King Abdullah II inaugurates the first solar power plant in Jordan

King Abdullah II on Sunday inaugurated the Royal Hashemite Court’s grid connected solar power plant which was established inside the Royal Court compound. The 5.6 megawatt plant came in line with His Majesty’s directives to build similar projects of renewable energy in order to encourage switching to this source of power. It will cover the … Continue reading King Abdullah II inaugurates the first solar power plant in Jordan

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Queensland targeting 50% renewable energy by 2030

Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark Bailey said Queensland is open for business and keen to capitalise on the state’s world class solar resources. Mr Bailey told the Australian Solar Council in Melbourne this week the government had a vision to see projects of the future become a reality – like the Mount Emerald … Continue reading Queensland targeting 50% renewable energy by 2030

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Ghana’s renewable energy investment plan endorsed, with wind power and solar energy

The plan, which is slated to receive $40 million in funding from the CIF’s Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP), is structured around four key projects: renewable energy mini-grids and stand-alone solar PV systems; solar PV-based net metering with storage; utility-scale solar PV/wind power generation; and a technical assistance project … Continue reading Ghana’s renewable energy investment plan endorsed, with wind power and solar energy

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Government of dinosaurs will give Australia a ‘fossilised economy’

Following a recent meeting of federal and state ministers with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figures, the federal government announced that it will publish by mid-year the emissions target it will take to the Paris Climate Summit in November. However, even if all the world’s governments agree … Continue reading Government of dinosaurs will give Australia a ‘fossilised economy’

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Yemen turn to solar power out of necessity

Since launching his small solar business a couple of years ago in Sanaa, Emad Adel al-Sakkaf has tried to get people excited about alternative energy sources. It has been a challenge for him. Yemen’s populace has little disposable income to invest in such projects and government policies have maintained a status quo of dependency on fossil … Continue reading Yemen turn to solar power out of necessity

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Azure Power commissions 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Rajasthan, India

The solar energy plant has been constructed under the second phase of India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) at Jodhpur.   The commissioning of the facility made Azure Power the single largest owner and operator of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants under the NSM with a combined operational capacity of 142MW. Azure Power founder and chief executive … Continue reading Azure Power commissions 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Rajasthan, India

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Photovoltaic solar power plant opens at Omaruru, Namibia

Managing director of NamPower, Paulinus Shilamba said the plant by Innosun Energy Holdings is the first independent power producer (IPP) to set up a photovoltaic power plant in Namibia. Innosun was formed in 2008, with Black Diamond Investment as a local shareholder.     “The 4,5 MW solar power plant is a clear testimony of … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar power plant opens at Omaruru, Namibia

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