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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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Solar energy by the numbers

We experience the sun’s rays daily, whether directly or indirectly. Playing a backseat role in our perception of the world, the sun’s true potential is often overlooked. As each year passes, nearly $1 trillion is spent by US consumers on oil, gas and coal. With fuel costs rising, the quest for sustainable energy sources is well underway. Though solar energy solutions have become more popular in the past...

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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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