grid connected solar power News

  • RWE connects solar farm to UK grid

    RWE Supply & Trading today announces the successful connection of the 37MWp solar power plant at Kencot Hill to the UK grid. The solar park has been constructed and commissioned by global downstream company Conergy. Upon ROC (Renewables Obligation Certificate) accreditation by the UK regulator Ofgem, Kencot Hill will be sold to Foresight Solar Fund Limited, a LSE listed fund managed by ...


    By RWE AG

  • Grid connectivity in Chile to unlock solar potential

    The connection of the two biggest electric systems (named SIC and SING) has recently been approved in Chile. This game-changing decision will create a balance between the energy supply and demand in the country, helping the installation of solar power plants in the north where solar radiation is higher. At ChileSol 2014 (27 and 28 May, Santiago de Chile), the new Executive Secretary of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • China`s first 10MW ground mount solar system connects to the grid

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's leading manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, has announced the completion and grid connection of the first 10MW utility-scale solar power project in China. Located in Shizuishan, Ningxia Autonomous Region, the 10MW ground mount solar system is the first phase of a 50MW solar plant that is targeted to be completed ...

  • New grid inter-connectivity in Chile to boost solar industry

    Last month the Chilean Senate passed a law which allows the inter-connectivity between the central electricity system (SIC) and the north electricity system (SING). This connection will improve the entry of energy powered by CSP plants. The Chilean Senate has finally taken a step forward the inter-connection of the two biggest electricity systems in the country. With the recent approval of the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 392MW Ivanpah Plant now connected to the grid

    The world’s largest concentrated solar power development – the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Thermal Project is now online. There has been little fuss but one of the most iconic solar developments in the world has connected to the gird and is now producing clean power.  The project spans over a vast 3500 acres with 170’000 heliostats and dominates the visual landscape of northeast ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • World’s Largest Operational Solar PV Project, Agua Caliente, Achieves 250 Megawatts of Grid-Connected Power

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that the Agua Caliente solar project has achieved a peak generating capacity of 250 megawatts (MW)AC connected to the electrical grid. The project, which is under construction in Yuma County, Ariz., is currently the world’s largest operating photovoltaic (PV) power plant and will have a generating capacity ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Ayitepa wind farm secures grid connection with Ghana Grid Company

    Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power announces the signing of a Grid Connection Agreement for the 225 megawatt Ayitepa wind farm in Ghana. The agreement was signed at the Headquarters of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) in Tema and is a very significant step towards preparing the project to commence construction early next year. Set to become Ghana’s first ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • Soitec Completes Construction and Grid Connection of Largest Concentrator Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant in Italy

    Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, announced today it has completed construction and grid connection for the largest concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar power plant in Italy. Located in the Belpasso municipality in the Catania province in Sicily, the highly efficient, ...


    By Soitec

  • WAAREE Achieves Another Milestone – 5 MW Solar PV Power Plant Connected to Grid in Bikaner District of Rajasthan for Greentech Power Pvt Ltd

      WAAREE Energies Pvt. Ltd. - a company in EPC business of PV plants in India, and manufacturer of PV modules - has successfully connected a 5MW PV Power Plant for Greentech Power Pvt. Ltd. at Kolayat, in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. The plant is using crystalline PV modules manufactured and supplied from WAAREE's Surat plant. The plant is operating at full capacity and has ...


    By Waaree Group

  • Global Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Market By Grid Type (Grid-Connected, Off-Grid) Market 2012-2018 - Industry Trends,Players,opportunity,fore

    Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect. Solar radiation is trapped and converted to electricity via solar PV panels. The solar PV systems generate electricity with negligible carbon emissions thereby cutting the carbon level in the environment. Solar energy is freely and abundantly available, eliminating the cost involved in fuel input. ...


  • 9REN connects 500 KW PV plant to grid, its first in Israel

    9REN announces it has connected to the grid its first solar PV installation in Israel. The solar plant, mounted on the roof of a cow-shed in the Hafetz Haim Kibbutz in central Israel, has a capacity of 500 kilowatts (kW) and will generate more than 810 megawatt-hours (MWh) a year of electricity. The plant was installed by 9REN for Sunshine Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of FK Generators Group. ...


    By 9REN Group

  • `SuperSmart Grid` could connect up renewable energy across Europe

    Renewable energy could help Europe meet twin goals: a more secure energy supply and climate change mitigation. A recent study describes a new approach to electricity distribution in the form of a 'SuperSmart Grid'. This supports both long-distance transmission and decentralised energy generation and could enable a 100 per cent renewable electricity system by 2050. A major problem with renewable ...

  • NREL Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical Grids

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter ...

  • Eaton connecting utility customers to the power of the sun with expanded product portfolio at Solar Power International 2012

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is making reliable solar generation a reality for utility customers with new products engineered to safely and efficiently maximize solar harvest and enhance grid connection. The new solutions will be on display from Sept. 10 -13, 2012, at Solar Power International, in booth #3701, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Verengo Solar Steps Up Partnership With GRID Alternatives

    Verengo Solar, one of the nation's leading residential solar companies, today announced they have successfully installed the first batch of GRID Alternatives residential projects in Southern California. The three Verengo residential installations were done in a neighborhood of Piru in Eastern ...


    By Marketwire

  • INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a ...

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • SMA America introduces central inverter engineered for optimum medium voltage grid connection

    SMA America LLC, the U.S.-based subsidiary of global solar technology leader SMA Solar Technology AG, has expanded its U.S. line of commercial and utility products with the Sunny Central 500HE-US. The new 500 kilowatt solar inverter provides installers with a utility scale solution that features the industry’s best efficiency in the medium voltage category.Leveraging more than 25 years of ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Solar power for the united nations

    The United Nations has shown by example how to conserve energy. A European company has installed the largest on-roof solar-power system in Africa atop the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi . The 515 kWp solar-power system was connected to the grid on during the UN Global Ministerial Environment Forum meeting mow underway. This project has created the first ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Consortium launches 39 megawatt-hour grid connected renewable energy storage project in Europe

    McPhy Energy recently announced that the company as part of a consortium of seven partners has successfully kicked off the INGRID R&D and demonstration project, with an overall budget of 23.9M Euros. The project will be granted with a financial contribution of 13.8M Euro by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme for European Research and Innovation and will take four ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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