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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Canadian Solar Completes Sale of Solar Power Plant to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced the Company has completed the sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners ("Stonepeak") of a utility-scale solar power plant for approximately C$48.0 million (US$48.4 million).  As the developer, EPC and construction financier, Canadian Solar built the solar ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Largest solar plant of the world to be launched in California

    BrightSource Energy, a U.S. company specializing in solar thermal electricity generation, is about to inaugurate by the end of the year the largest production center ever built in the Mojave Desert in California. The new plant of Ivanpah, in the County of San Bernardino, is the project of the world's largest solar power plant, and has a focus on solar thermal concentrating technology ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Visit announced to Ivanpah solar thermal plant

    Now Ivanpah has opened all eyes are on the plant to see what its performance means for tower technology. 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 able to get an exclusive first look at the ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Amerisolar 750KW Solar Plant Completed in California USA

    As a solar brand originated from America (USA) with production bases in USA, China. Taiwan and Vietnam, Amerisolar is taking more competitive strategies based on its Leading Technology, High Quality, Very Competitive prices and worldwide Door-to-Door logistics services. Today. Amerisolar announced that its 750kw solar plant has been successfully completed at Rock Church. San Bernardino. CA, USA. ...


    By Amerisolar

  • New Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Fort Irwin

    Last week, Soitec announced it has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its certification program technologies conducive to environmental protection ESTCP (U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program). The contract is for a 1 MW solar project at Fort Irwin, California. The U.S. Department of Defense conducts tests at ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Enfinity turns on solar plants for California school district

     Solar energy project developer Enfinity America Corporation, today announced the completion of a portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across ten sites for the Greenfield Union School District (GUSD) in Bakersfield, California. All the installations went into commercial operation in mid-December 2012. Total system size ...


    By Enfinity

  • New Robot builds solar power plants

    Building open area solar parks is mostly manual work. Identical processes are repeated hundreds of thousands of times, so PV-Kraftwerker have been looking into automation options for some time. At the Intersolar North America exhibition in San Francisco, the company will present "Momo" for the first time in the USA. The mobile assembly robot named Momo can tackle the whole building ...


  • Total working on a new South African solar plant

    The oil group Total announced it has been selected for a project to build an on-ground solar power plant, with a total capacity peak of 86 megawatts (MWp), by the South African Ministry of Energy in the third invitation to tender for the development of production capacity of renewable energy. This on-ground solar project of 86 MWp plant is located in Prieska, in the North- Eastern Cape province ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Apple to build solar plant to power data center

    Apple Inc. said it will pay for construction of an 18-megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in northern Nevada to provide power for a data center the technology giant plans east of Reno. The Fort Churchill Solar Array, to be built in Yerington, was included in a filing Monday by NV Energy Inc. with the Public Utilities Commission. Apple ...


    By Associated Press

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