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Jasper Solar Power Project

Largest African Solar Energy Plant Comes Online In South Africa

96 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) project helps power the South African electric grid with renewable energy, creates jobs, and investment.   SolarReserve, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, today announced that the 96 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) Jasper solar power project completed construction and is fully operational, […]

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SunPower acquires Photovoltaic (PV) developer SolarBridge

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) today expanded its product portfolio for its residential customers with the acquisition of SolarBridge Technologies, Inc., a leader in integrated microinverter technologies for the solar industry. SunPower will utilize this technology, which converts direct current (DC) generated by a single solar photovoltaic panel into alternating current (AC), to develop next generation […]

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Ford to power selected dealerships with wind power and solar energy

The automaker has currently sold easily the second-most plug-ins in the United States this year, trailing only Nissan and the record-setting LEAF. The automaker is also fond of producing great infographics to help the general public grasp the nuances of electric vehicles. Back in August, Ford released plans to build a mammoth solar canopy, the […]

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BrightSource Energy and Shanghai Electric Partner to Deliver Huanghe’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Projects

The joint venture will construct two 135MW plants as part of the first phase of the Qinghai Delingha Solar Thermal Power Generation Project. The scheme will eventually be made up of six CSP tower plants in the Qinghai province, with work slated to start in 2015. Joint venture combines BrightSource’s advanced Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) […]

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Rioglass introduces its next generation “UVAC 70-7G” receiver tube

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Rioglass introduces its next generation “UVAC 70-7G” receiver tube and sets a new benchmark for solar thermal output efficiency.    Rioglass, the world leader in the development, production, and marketing of high end receiver tubes and concentrating mirrors, proudly introduces its new cutting edge, unrivaled nextgeneration receiver tube, the “UVAC 7G”. […]

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Construction of 230 MW solar power plant begins in west Japan

A Japanese firm on Friday started construction of a solar power plant in western Japan’s Okayama prefecture, which will be one of the country’s biggest, the Kyodo news agency reported Friday.   The 230-megawatt facility’s operator, Setouchi Future Creations LLC, a company founded by firms including GE Energy Financial Services and Toyo Engineering Corp., plans […]

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Alstom’s tidal turbines have generated over 1GWh to the Scottish grid

As part of their testing programmes at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, Alstom’s tidal devices have now generated over 1GWh of electricity, in actual operating conditions, to the Scottish grid.   Alstom’s 1MW tidal turbine, deployed in 2013 as part of the ReDAPT[1]  project, at EMEC’s tidal test site, has demonstrated […]

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SunEdison 100 MW Amanecer Solar CAP Power Plant

Etrion completes construction of 70 MW solar energy plant in Chile

Etrion, a solar independent power producer, has constructed the 70MW Salvador project in the Atacama region of Chile.   The Salvador project is considered to be the world’s largest solar power plant based on spot market electricity revenues and is the second-largest solar park connected in Chile. Etrion chief executive officer Marco Northland said: “The […]

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NextEra Energy Resources breaks ground on two solar power projects in southern California

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, through its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries, today announced it has begun construction of two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on separate sites in southern California. The solar PV systems will be ground mounted on 20-acre privately owned sites in Apple Valley, Calif., and Blythe, Calif.   “We are committed to developing projects that […]

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UN report urges switch to cleaner fuels to combat climate change

A comprehensive report published by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Sunday stressed the need to turn to cleaner sources of energy to combat climate change. With 95 percent certainty, the report found that human activity, such as the burning of fossil fuels, is the primary cause of rising temperatures since […]

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Abengoa to continue with Palen Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project development

The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project will now incorporate Abengoa’s technology, including a large storage system, to better meet the needs of  California. Abengoa’s new proposal will make use of the company’s molten salt tower with Thermal Energy Storage (TES) proprietary technology. TES is a proven technology that allows solar energy to be stored so […]

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Renewable Energy potential exceeds 12,000 MW in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is not only a country with rich natural resources, but also a nation capable of taking advantages of alternative resources, such as solar power, wind energy, thermal energies.   The total capacity of alternative and renewable energy sources in Azerbaijan exceeds 12,000 megawatts, the Deputy Head of the Department of Investments and Strategic Development […]

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Myanmar plans 41 new power plants in 15 years

Myanmar has mapped a 15-year power development plan to meet increasing demand, setting its sights on boosting capacity from 4,581 megawatts to over 29,000MW in 2031. According to Myint Oo, director at the Ministry of Electric Power, the plan will shift Myanmar’s focus from hydropower to other energy sources, including coal, natural gas, solar, and […]

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