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Important factors to consider while choosing PV solar panels

Solar panels are a major investment and the decision of purchasing can’t be based on cost alone. Here are factors to consider while you choose a PV solar panel. Photovoltaic Solar panels generate electricity by obtaining energy from the sun that can used to power commercial buildings and households electrical appliances. PV solar panels differ in efficiency and price. While selecting a PV solar panel you’ve to make sure that except...

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A.D.B. running on 100 percent renewable energy

The Manila headquarters of the Asian Development Bank is now running on 100 percent renewable energy. “As an institution, we are strongly committed to expanding the use of renewable energy across Asia and the Pacific, so it is only fiting that we walk the talk in our own headquarters,” said A.D.B. Vice President Bruce Davis. The headquarters is now powered fully by renewable energy through...

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First Solar achieves record breaking conversion efficiency for CdTe solar cell

Thin-film solar company, First Solar, Inc. has set a new world record for cadmium-telluride photovoltaic solar cell conversion efficiency. The company announced that, a solar cell constructed at the Perrysburg, Ohio factory, has achieved 20.4 percent conversion efficiency. “This record marks another achievement in our mission to unlock the industry-changing poten...

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SunEdison completes solar installation for Air Force Base in Arizona

Sun Edison and MIC Solar Energy Holdings have completed a 16.4 megawatt solar power plant at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. “The project is very rewarding for our tem because we are helping save our fellow taxpayer’s money, said Bob Powell, president of North America, SunEdison. The project, developed on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense, is expected to...

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Ivanpah solar thermal project begins commercial operations in California

The Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System, the largest solar thermal power project in the world, is now operational, generating and delivering clean solar energy in California. The facility can produce a total of 392 megawatts of solar power or enough energy for 140,000 California homes. The power generated at Ivanpah is enough to prevent the emissions of 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year. The power from Ivanpah...

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Recurrent Energy begins commercial operations at Californian and Arizonian solar power plants

Six solar power projects developed by Recurrent Energy have begun commercial operations in Southern California and Arizona. The six –project portfolio has a total capacity of 106 megawatts peak. It includes five projects in Southern California and one in Arizona. They will generate enough clean energy to power more than 17,000 homes. Four of the six projects are located in Kern County, California; another is loca...

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Etrion, HHT move forward with Mito and Shizukuishi solar parks in Japan

Solar power company Etrion Corporation has announced that they have taken steps towards the development of their first solar power projects in Japan – the 9.3 megawatt Mito solar park and the 24.7 MW Shizukuishi solar park. “We have secured the Feed-in-tariff and have recently executed land agreements for our first two solar projects in Japan, Shizukuishi and Mito, with a combined total capacity...

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102 MW Nyngan solar power project begins construction in Australia

First Solar has commenced construction on a 102 megawatt solar power project in New South Wales, Australia. The Nyngan solar power project will be Australia’s largest utility-scale solar project. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2015, at which point it will generate enough clean energy to power more than 33,000 average homes in New South Wales. “Breaking ground at the Nyngan...

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Solar power facility on La Reunion to use energy storage system for reliable energy delivery

A 9 megawatt-solar power plant on an island in the Indian Ocean will be generating and providing clean energy with the help of a lithium-ion energy storage system built by advanced technology battery company Saft. Saft has released a statement announcing that a consortium that they lead has been awarded the mulit-million euro-project by Akuo Energy. Akuo Energy is developing the 9 MW...

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Canadian Solar connects 40 MW of solar power to China’s national grid

The start of 2014 sees Canadian Solar Inc. continuing to make inroads in the Chinese solar market with 40 megawatts of solar power newly connected to the grid. In Tumushuke City in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of Western China, Canadian Solar announced on January 6 the successful completion and grid connection of a 30 MW ground mounted solar power project. "We are pleased to announce...

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