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  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • A dirt sensor for solar plants

    The mirrors that incorporate the heliostats, parabolic concentrators or solar device are exposed to the toughest of atmospheric conditions and, in some cases, endure extreme conditions owing to the places where they are located, chosen to make the most of the hours of sunlight. The inclemency of the weather, like rain, wind or dust cause impurities and dirt to accumulate on the mirrors and the ...

  • Morocco unveils massive solar plant

    Morocco's King Mohammed VI unveiled one of the world's biggest solar plants Thursday, taking advantage of the Sahara sunshine and a growing global push for renewable energy. The $3.9-billion project in the southern town of Ouarzazate, also known as Noor I, is the first phase of a project expected to provide 1.2 million Moroccans with power. Row after row of solar panels glisten in the sunlight, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Largest solar plant of Canada to be built

    Canadian Solar Solutions commissioned a consortium a photovoltaic solar plant of 100 megawatts (MW) for the Grand Renewable Energy Park in Ontario, the most densely populate province in Canada. This plant is part of a major investment program of $5 billion launched by Samsung Renewable Energy and other partners to create a green energy hub combining wind and solar, with an installed capacity of ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Phoenix Solar Builds Solar Plant For Dow Corning in Michigan

        SAN RAMON, Calif. and MIDLAND, Mich., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Solar and Dow Corning Corporation today jointly announced the completion of a solar installation at Dow Corning's world headquarters and for both companies to collaborate on efforts to commercialize a total ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • New solar drying plant in Wetalla, Australia

    The Wetalla Water Reclamation Plant in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, treats 120,000 EP of residential and industrial wastewater per day. Both phosphorus and nitrogen are reduced by the process, which is a Variation on the Modified University of Cape Town BNR configuration. 54 tonnes (Mg) dry solids are processed each week, which undergoes thickening, aerobic digestion and belt filter pressing ...


    By IST-Anlagenbau GmbH

  • Dow Solar to Begin Hiring for Midland Plant

    Initial Jobs to be in Advanced Manufacturing as Business Prepares for 2011 Commercial Launch of the POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle MIDLAND, Mich. - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced the creation of 100 new, full-time jobs to support the development of its revolutionary DOW™ POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles at its facility in Midland, Michigan. ...


    By The Dow Chemical Company

  • Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows

    A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry that is testing the balance between wilderness conservation and the pursuit of green energy across the West. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across ...


    By Associated Press

  • Utility-Scale Solar Plant Goes Online in Nevada

    BOULDER CITY, Nevada (ENS) - Nevada Solar One, the first concentrating solar power plant in Nevada went on line on Saturday. Covering 250 acres of desert in the El Dorado Valley near Boulder City, this 64 megawatt concentrating solar plant is the first modern utility-scale solar electric power plant in the United States. It is the largest solar electric power plant to be built ...

  • Scatec Solar to build first large scale solar plant in West Africa

    An historic agreement to Build-Own-and Operate West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant was signed here today by Norwegian company Scatec Solar ( ...


    By Scatec Solar Solutions GmbH

  • Etrion Contracts Phoenix Solar to Build 2.6 MW Solar Power Plant

    Etrion Corporation ("Etrion" or the "Company") (TSX: ETX)(OMX: ETX), an independent solar power producer, and Phoenix Solar AG ("Phoenix Solar"), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the German TecDAX, today announced a new agreement to build a 2.6 MW solar power plant near Nettuno in the Lazio region of Italy. Etrion will own the power plant, and Phoenix Solar will design, ...


    By Etrion Corporation

  • Ivanpah – World’s largest solar plant opens to visitors

    On February 13th the inaugural opening ceremony at Ivanpah took place giving the world a first look at the world’s largest solar thermal facility. It has now been announced that attendees of CSP Today USA 2014 (5-6 June, Las Vegas) will be given the opportunity the visit the operational plant.  The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now fully commercial and delegates will be ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Fluor Completes Polysilicon Plant in China for LDK Solar

    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it has completed construction for LDK Solar’s (NYSE: LDK) polysilicon plant in Xinyu City, China, one of the largest such production facility in the world. Fluor provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the plant, which produces solar-grade silicon for the photovoltaic ...


    By Fluor Corporation

  • Robots Saving Labor Costs At Solar Energy Plants

    A team of robots in California is hard at work installing and cleaning 45-pound solar panels. The robot named Spot moves along rows of panels cleaning off the entire months’ worth of dirt and grime, and then dries them off with a squeegee. Cleaning and installing solar panels is monotonous work, and it is rather hot out there all day in the sun. Not to these workers, they are ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Trigeneration plant with Solar roof to provide Hospital with electricity

    Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital in Perugia, Italy, has now a photovoltaic plant and a trigeneration plant to produce electricity. The trigeneration plant allows the joint production of electricity (for the total consumption of the hospital), thermal energy for the winter and air conditioning for the summer, using the heat recovery and exhaust gas cooling. The plant has an electrical ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • ‎Building one of the worlds largest Solar Plant

    Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the largest producer of oil and gas in Oman, and GlassPoint Solar, the ...

  • 52MW PV Solar plant gets PPA in Jordan

    First Solar, a major shareholder of Shams Ma'an Power Generation PSC announced last week that it is able to develop and construct a 52MW photovoltaic plant thanks to the signing of a PPA with the National Electricity Production Company (NEPCO) This is the country’s first utility-scale photovoltaic plant to have a PPA closed with NEPCO. Several more PPAs are expected to be signed with ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Huge solar plant lags in early production

    The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected. Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in February, with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Masdar Launches Africa’s Largest Solar PV Plant

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today launched an US$31.99 million utility-scale, 15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The ...


    By MASDAR

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