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SunEdison to develop solar power plants in Chile and the Honduras

SunEdison has announced two new deals by which they will be developing solar power projects in Chile and the Honduras. SunEdison announced on December 15 that they have been awarded a contract to supply 570 gigawatts of clean solar power a year to the National Energy Commission in Chile. SunEdison will be investing more than $700 million to develop 350 megawatts of utility scale solar photovoltaic plants in Chile. The plants will be added to the call right list of TerraForm Power, Inc., a global owner and operator of renew...

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JA Solar provides modules for Pakistan’s first large-scale solar farm

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. will be providing the solar modules for the first large-scale solar farm in Pakistan. JA Solar announced on December 8 that it shipped 100 megawatts of solar modules to a solar farm located within the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. The project, located in the province of Punjab, is said to have some of the highest solar irradiance in the world with approximately 3,000 hours of sunlight a year. While the high solar irradiance makes it suitable for solar power generation, there is some concern that the...

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G.E. Energy Financial Services investing in 42-MW solar power plant in Japan

General Electric has announced that they have completed their second solar project financing transaction with Tokyo-based solar project developer Pacifico Energy. G.E. Energy Financial Service is investing in Mimasaka Musashi, a 42-MW photovoltaic solar power plant currently under construction in the prefecture of Okayama. Mimasaka is expected to reach commercial operations in the third quarter of 2016. Power from the plant will be sold to Chugoku Electric through a 20-year power purchase agreement. Pacifico Energy will manage...

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Multi-junction solar cell sets record efficiency at 46 percent

A new multi-junction solar cell has set a record for solar cell efficiency, converting 46 percent of solar light into electricity. The solar cell was developed by solar power company Soitec and CEA-Leti, France, along with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany. It is the cooperation’s second world record after one previously announced in September 2013. Multi-junction cells are used in concentrator photovoltaic systems where each cell is paired with a device that can concentrate the suns light onto the cell. The record setting...

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IKEA to expand largest rooftop solar power array in Michigan

Home furnishing retailer IKEA has announced that they are increasing the size and energy generation capacity of a solar array in one of their Detroit-area stores. The solar installation in the IKEA store in Canton, Michigan, was completed eight years ago, providing clean energy for the store. The solar installation was the largest solar rooftop array in Michigan. IKEA will now add a 44,000-square foot expansion to the store, which will include an array of new solar panels. A 240.9-kilowatt system, consisting of 765 panels will be built...

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Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt solar panel installation. The project by Solar Philippines Commercial Rooftop, Inc. is said to be the world’s largest solar-powered shopping mall. According to Interaksyon.com, Solar Philippines, in partnership with SM Malls, launched the solar power facility located at SM North EDSA on November 24. Solar Philippines installed 5,760 solar panels and 60 inverters on over 12,000 square meters of the rooftop of the mall’s parking building. The solar po...

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BrightSource, Shanghai Electric Group partner to bring C.S.P. to China

BrightSourceEnergy , Inc. and Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd. are forming a joint venture to build concentrating solar power plants in China. The joint venture will leverage both companies’ contributions to provide engineering, procurement and construction service for projects using BrightSource’s solar power tower technology in China. “Concentrated solar thermal power with integrated thermal energy storage is a cost effective way to bring reliable, dispatchable renewable energy...

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Solar landfill completed in New York State

New York State has its first solar landfill. OnForce Solar announced the completion of construction on a 2.364 megawatt solar array for the town of Clarkstown on October 29. The array is built on a decommissioned, capped landfill in West Nyack.“We are very proud to be the first municipality in New York to install a solar field on a capped landfill. Councilman Hoehmann, who first proposed this idea in 2009, town officials, our consultants H2M architects + engin...

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Blue Oak Energy completes solar power project in California

Commercial and utility engineering firm Blue Oak Energy has completed construction on a 2.6 megawatt solar power project in Winters, California. The solar farm is located 30 miles west of Sacramento and will be locally owned and operated. It is the result of a collaboration between Blue Oak Energy, Array Technologies, and the Solvida Energy Group. The Putah Creek Solar Farm LLC contracted Blue Oak Energy to engineer and construct the solar farm which uses 8,600 modules...

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Chile gets 70-MW solar power project

A 70-megawatt solar power project has been completed in the Atacama region of Chile. The 70-MW Project Salvador is the world’s largest solar power plant based on spot market electricity revenues and is the second-largest solar park in Chile. Project Salvador is expected to produce approximately 200 gigawatt-hours of solar electricity per year, enough to supply electricity to approximately 80,000 households in Chile.The plant is built on 133 hectares leased...

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