French utility company Engie has announced it will shutter the Hazelwood coal fired generating plant near Brisbane and replace it with grid scale solar power installations. The plant provides 20% of the electricity to the state of Victoria.
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Two Chinese companies plan to invest $1 billion to build a 1 gigawatt grid scale solar farm on land near the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that had a meltdown in 1986. There is almost no other imaginable use for the land.
A North Carolina company plans to re-use a former landfill for a solar farm. The idea is a creative use for land that has few other potential uses.
The US smashed all prior records for installation of both grid scale and residential solar power in 2016 according to SEIA and GTM Research. Both expect the trend to continue into the first half of 2017.
The world’s largest solar panel project is located in Karmuthi, India. It consists of 2.5 million solar panels spread over 2,500 acres and generates 648 megawatts of electricity. It took just 8 months to build.
A containerized PV solar system with energy storage in the form of lithium-ion batteries has been be installed at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. The Eco Power station concept was unveiled in 2015, and a press release said the PV solar system capacity is 5 kilowatts. They system includes backup electricity generating capacity from […]
Kevala specialized in data collection that makes accurate grid maps available so solar developers can see where the least expensive and most efficient areas are to build solar power facilities.
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo has arranged for solar panel arrays mounted on trailers to power the encampments of the Native Americans protesting the Dakota Access pipeline this winter.
Argentina’s first renewable energy tender under the new RenovAr program has attracted more than 2,834 megawatts (MW) worth of solar energy project capacity bids, according to a recent public announcement from the country’s Ministry of Energy. This is despite the fact that the solar energy quota for the tender is just 300 MW. (To be […]
The largest solar installation in New Mexico was dedicated last week. The 140 megawatt facility features sun tracking hardware to boost total output.