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Agua Caliente solar project completed

The 290 megawatt Agua Caliente Solar Photovoltaic Facility in Arizona is now complete. NRG Energy, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary NRG Solar, and its partner MidAmerican Solar, announced that they have achieved substantial completion at the Agua Caliente solar project. “Large-scale utility accomplishments, like our Agua Caliente project, raises the bar in terms of our clean-energy techno...

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G.E. invests in 151 MW Indian solar project

General Electric is investing $24 million in a solar power project in India. G.E. unit, G.E. Energy Financial Services, has announced a partnership with Indian clean energy company Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. This will be G.E. Energy Financial Services’ first investment in Indian solar power. The investment will fund the 151 megawatt Neemuch solar photovoltaic project which W.R.E.P.L. put into...

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Martifer Solar connects almost 80 MW worth of solar power in U.K.

Martifer Solar has connected nearly 80 megawatts of solar photovoltaic power to the United Kingdom grid. The company, which is a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, built a 78.4 MW PV cluster for U.K. solar energy generator Lightsource Renewable Energy. The cluster consisted of five plants completed and connected by March 31. Time-to-power was only nine weeks, which equated to almost 2 MW installed per day. “With the successful...

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CSUN, PV-Systems to cooperate for 15 MW of solar projects in Turkey

CSUN will be providing 15 megawatts of solar power panels for projects in Turkey. The solar company announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Turkish EPC PV-Systems during a Solarex exhibition held on April 10 in Istanbul. “The framework contract signed today is a major milestone for CSUN and confirms our strategy to invest into production facilities in Turkey, which we consider a major...

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Rwanda gets first photovoltaic energy system

The African country of Rwanda has just received their first photovoltaic solar energy system. BYD Company Ltd., a Chinese technology company known for advanced batteries, electric vehicles and other green technologies, announced that they have just shipped a solar energy system to Rwanda. The 8.58 megawatt plant is expected to increase Rwanda’s total electrical generation by at least 8 per...

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Power purchase agreement inked for 52 MW Jordanian solar project

A 52 megawatt-solar power project is set to rise in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. First Solar, Inc. and Shams Ma’an Power Generation announced that they have signed a power purchase agreement for their first planned solar development, a 52.2 MW installation in southern Jordan. The planned power plant will be the largest facility of its kind in Jordan, representing one percent of the...

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St. Maarten resort producing its own clean power using solar

The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa, along the southeastern shore of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, has completed a solar installation that allows it to produce six to eight hours of clean power on-site during peak times. The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa is part of the Westin brand of hotels and resorts With the completion of their solar power system, they are now the first Westin es...

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Burn proof: Tips for finding a reputable solar power system installation company

Solar power represents the future of energy supply and many homeowners are looking to get a solar power system installed as a way of ticking a lot of environmentally friendly boxes and also to keep better control of their future energy costs. Buying a solar power system is an investment and it is therefore very important that you choose the right system for your needs and you find an installer that you can trust...

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Panama’s first utility-scale solar power installation complete

Panama’s first utility-scale solar power installation in now completed. According to Greenwood Biosar, they have completed the design and construction of a 2.4-meggawatt solar power installation for Enel Green Power Panama. The solar array, located nine miles from the city of Chitre, can provide 30 percent of the surrounding area’s electricity demand – the equivalent of 2,600 homes. The project...

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Solenergy taps Philippines’ solar power potential

Solar power system design and installation company Solenergy Systems Inc. has been harnessing the Philippines’ solar power potential with four additional projects commissioned in 2013. Back in May 2013, Solenergy was awarded two project contracts: one from Fortune 100 company Kraft Foods/Mondelez International, and the other with a local power generation company. The solar power project with...

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