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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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SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China. SPI Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI Solar Power Suzhou Co., Ltd., has entered into a framework purchase agreement with ZhongNeng GuoDian New Energy Development and Investment Jiangsu Co., Ltd. The terms of the framework purchase agreement announces SPI Solar’s intention to acquire six photovoltaic projects currently under construction in China. Yet another...

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CEC GreatWall Energy to develop 60MW of solar power in Guangdong and Jiangxi

CEC GreatWall Energy will raise over $87 million to fund the procurement and construction of solar power projects in the Guangdong and Jiangxi provinces in China. The projects will add a combined capacity of 60 megawatts of solar power generation to Central and Eastern China. CEC GreatWall is a division of China Great Wall Computer Shenzhen Co. Ltd., the acquired the assets of solar company Satcon in 2013. The announced projects in Guangdong and Jiangxi will...

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World’s largest convention center solar array completed in Las Vegas

The world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center has been completed at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. NRG Energy, Inc. and MGM Resorts International cooperated on the 6.4 megawatt photovoltaic array which will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1,000 U.S. homes. “As one of the largest providers of renewable energy solutions in North America, we’re delighted to be the chosen partner of MGM...

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Etrion begins construction on 34 MW of solar power projects in Japan

Solar power producer Etrion Corporation has announced that they have begun construction on their first solar power projects in Japan, two installations totaling 34 megawatts. The projects will be jointly owned with Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. The larger of the two projects is the Shizukuishi Solar Project, 24.7 utility-scale project in the Iwate Prefecture of Japan. Construction is expected to begin this month with the pro...

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Nine solar power projects delivering 16.2 MW of power in California

Nine newly completed projects in Central California are delivering 16.2 megawatts worth of clean energy. Power from the projects will be provided to Southern California Edison’s grid to power approximately 14,500 homes annually. Panasonic Enterprise Solution Company and Coronal Group LLC completed the projects, located in Tulare and Kings Counties. The two companies acquired the projects from Macquarie Capital in 2013. “The completion of...

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