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First Wind, Rocky Mountain Power finalize P.P.A.’s for Utah solar projects

Renewable energy company First Wind has finalized seven power purchase agreements for their solar projects in Utah. Under the terms of the power purchase agreements, Rocky Mountain Power will buy the output of the planned 20-megawatt Seven Sisters solar portfolio. The power purchase agreements will be effective for 20 years. Seven Sisters includes seven separate solar photovoltaic projects, four in Beaver...

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Two South African ground-mounted solar power projects operational

Two South African ground-mounted solar power projects are now feeding 33 megawatts of clean power to the grid. The 22 MW Herbert project, and the 11 MW Greefspan project, located in near Douglas, South Africa, in the Northern Cape Province, were constructed by Sun Power. The projects are owned by AE-AMD Renewable energy, a joint venture between the Spanish AMDA energia and the South African Alt-E Tech...

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South Africa’s largest solar projects delivering clean power to the grid

The Lesedi and Letsatsi projects, the two largest solar projects in South Africa, have now come on-line. As of May 28, the two 75-megawatt projects, developed by SolarReserve, have completed construction and are fully operational and delivering power to the South African electric grid. The two are among the largest project finance transactions ever completed in South Africa and the lar...

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First Wind completes its first solar project

Renewable energy company First Wind has begun commercial operations on their first solar project. The 3 megawatt Millbury Solar project is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. It is the first solar development of the Massachusetts-based First Wind, which has previously been more active in the wind power sector (see related story). “We are thrilled to have our first solar project up...

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Macho Springs solar project sold to Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy

The 50 megawatt Macho Springs Solar Power Plant has been sold to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable. The sale was announced by First Solar, which developed and constructed the project working closely with the New Mexico State Land Office and El Paso Electric (see related story). Macho Springs, located on approximately 600 acres of State Trust land near Deming, New Mexico., is the...

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Go green with best solar panel power through green loans

If you are planning to take help of solar power, it shows you are trying to focus towards the major notions of environment friendly methods, for the same. In case you are looking for solar power system or any sort of solar hot water service, you might be thinking first of the governmental grants or rebates to deal with. On the other hand, if you are not associated with the zone of governmental debts...

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Philippines’ first large-scale solar power plant begins operations

The Philippines’ first large-scale, commercially financed and commissioned solar power plant has officially started operations. The 22 megawatt San Carlos Solar Energy (SaCaSol) project, being developed by renewable energy developer Bronzeoak Philippines and Swiss-German financier ThomasLloyd, officially started operations last Thursday (May 14) in Negros Occidental province in the Visayas region...

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Yingli forms consortium for solar energy in Thailand

China’s Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited has announced that it is forming a consortium to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a 5 megawatt solar power plant in Thailand. The consortium will consist of the company’s holding subsidiary Yingli Energy (Beijing) Co., Ltd.; Hydrochina International Engineering Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Power Construction Corpora...

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It’s time to use solar energy

Why it is Time to Increase Dependence on Solar Energy? A spurt in emerging market economies continues to fuel the use of energy resources. While the world is wishful about replacing the existing energy resources dominated by non-renewable with renewable sources, the extent of replacement continues to be slow. The replacement is so slow that fossil fuels and non – renewable sources still comprise about 80...

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Abengoa garners approval for 110 MW solar thermal project in Chile

A 110 megawatt solar thermal project has received a crucial piece of environmental approval from the government of Chile. Abengoa, an international renewable energy technologies company, has released a statement that announced that they have obtained favorable environmental ratings from the authorities of the Chilean Environmental Service to develop a solar-thermal plant using molt...

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