Solar Energy Plants News

  • Alabama Power Partners with Signature Homes to Develop Smart Neighborhood

    Alabama Power is partnering with Signature Homes, Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology vendors to introduce Smart Neighborhood by Alabama Power. The state-of-the-art community of 62 homes will feature emerging energy-efficient technologies, materials and appliances, and a community-scale microgrid. Smart Neighborhood - to be located at Signature Homes' new Reynold's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Alectra Study Identifies Residential Solar Storage Potential

    Alectra Inc., with the support of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has completed a feasibility study for mass adoption of the utility's residential solar storage pilot, POWER.HOUSE, in Southern York Region. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Experts Outline Pathway for Generating Up to Ten Terawatts of Power from Sunlight by 2030

    The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), their counterparts from similar institutes in Japan and Germany, along with researchers at universities ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Experts Outline Pathway for Generating Up to Ten Terawatts of Power from Sunlight by 2030

    The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), their counterparts from similar institutes in Japan and Germany, along with researchers at universities ...

  • NREL Establishes World Record for Solar Hydrogen Production

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. The new solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency record is 16.2 percent, topping a reported14 percent efficiency in 2015 by an international team made up of researchers from ...

  • PROINSO Launches Social Entrepreneurship CSR Initiative to Tackle Use of Kerosene

    Six years after launching its CSR initiative – Solar Energy Solidarity solar energy distributor and integrator, PROINSO, is launching a new corporate social responsibility initiative. The initiative aims to tackle youth unemployment in underprivileged communities by promoting social entrepreneurship, with a focus on solar; and to reduce health risks by replacing fossil fuels with solar ...


    By Proinso USA

  • World’s first to be launched at Plantworx (stand no H33)

    Garic, will be launching the latest in its range of eco-efficient solar powered products at Plantworx (6th – 8th June). The new highly innovative drying room is a world first and looks set to save up to 86% in energy costs. Design-patented, the 10’x8’ drying unit with two changing benches and a coat rail is the only stand alone, self-contained solar powered unit on the market. ...


    By Garic Ltd.

  • SMA Blazes Trail for Residential Solar with New UL Listing for Sunny Boy Inverters

    Today SMA America announced the Sunny Boy-US series as the first residential inverter to achieve UL 1741 SA ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • 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

  • New NREL Report Shines Light on Installed Costs and Deployment Barriers for Residential Solar PV with Energy Storage

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential photovoltaic (PV) solar systems equipped with energy storage-and quantifying previously unknown soft costs for the first time. The report, titled  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SMA Inverters Selected for Massive Copper Mountain Solar Project

    SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar facilities in the U.S. When Copper Mountain Solar 4 is complete, it will power approximately 41,000 California homes. This is one of the first major solar ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Aging electrical grid could cost $5 trillion to replace

    The aging U.S. electricity grid, which has been an integral part of American life since the late 19th century, could cost almost $5 trillion upgrade and replace, according to a new analysis. Joshua D. Rhodes, a Postdoctoral Researcher of Energy at the University of Texas at Austin, says that the currently depreciated value of the energy grid, which includes power plants, transmission lines, ...

  • Turning On N.Ireland’s Largest Solar Project!

    We’re pleased to announce the commissioning of a major solar development in Antrim, delivering over 32 MW of clean, renewable energy into the Northern Irish energy grid. This is Northern Ireland’s largest solar energy development. The Antrim project will create enough energy to power more than 11,000 homes. This latest Lightsource solar development will reduce Northern Ireland’s ...

  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • FPL Selects Black & Veatch and Blattner Energy to Build New Solar Energy Centers in Florida

    Florida Power & Light Company recently announced that it has selected Blattner Energy and Black & Veatch - two leading providers of renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services - to build its new universal solar projects. Blattner Energy will be the EPC contractor for four 74.5-MW solar power plants targeted for Dec. 31, 2017, completion: FPL Coral Farms Solar ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Alpiq Creates Structures For Future Growth

    Swiss energy company Alpiq notes that the digital transformation of the energy world covers the entire value chain from electricity generation to consumption. The integration of new renewable energies as well as the shift from traditional end customers towards prosumers present new and complex challenges to infrastructure in the energy industry. The Commerce & Trading and Energy Services ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Cooperative Solar Skyrockets

    By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America's electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released today by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are on pace to add 480 megawatts of solar, which would bring their total capacity to 873 MW. This more than quadruples the 180 MW reached in 2015 and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • First Nation Solar Highlights

    The students of the Amisk Community School will be learning from devices powered by the sun. The array is being installed in 2 separate phases in congruence with AISP funding. This groundbreaking First Nation solar project is one of the first to receive funding from the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program. It is a true ...


    By Kuby Renewable Energy Ltd

  • Vectren Announces $500 Million Plan For Energy Grid Modernization

    Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren) announced on Feb. 22 a robust electric infrastructure improvement strategy the company intends to undertake over the next seven years to modernize its electric grid that delivers power to more than 144,000 southwestern Indiana homes and businesses.  The electric system improvements include upgrades to portions of Vectren's network of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

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