Solar Projects

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Russia To Get 25MW Solar Power Plant

A new 25MW solar power plant is being planned in the Orenburg region of Russia by Avelar Solar Technology.

 The company, which is a subsidiary of the Swiss Avelar Energy Group, has already begun the process by making an investment agreement with the Ministry of Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade in the Orenburg region. […]

December 6th

Africa’s Largest Solar Power Plant To Be In Ghana

155 MW is big. That’s a huge power plant. And that’s the size of the power plant planned for construction in Ghana. It will be the largest solar power plant in Africa when completed, which should be in October 2015. It will also be one of the largest in the world. The UK’s Blue Energy […]

December 6th

1st EVSI Solar Tree Installations Will Be At California GM Dealership

GM hasn’t been hiding it — it has taken a liking to solar power. As yet another indication of that, it’s been announced that Envision Solar International’s “Solar Tree” will see its first installation at a GM dealership in California, the Fremont Cadillac Buick GMC dealership. Reportedly, the installation should be complete in the first quarter of […]

December 1st

Former Airport To Be Covered In Solar In Japan

I just wrote about ORIX Corporation’s whopping 82 MW of solar power plants under development in Japan (thanks to Japan’s generous solar feed-in tariff). One notable project (of the 17) is this project on a former airport site. This solar project (or mega-solar project, as ORIX calls it) is to be located on the Japanese island […]

December 1st

82 MW Of Solar Power Plants On 17 Sites In Japan (FTW!)

Japan is the next Germany (when it comes to solar). Its generous feed-in tariff for solar power is sparking a solar boom, and we can only hope that will inspire more countries to follow suit (just wish there was a way Americans could somehow visit, study, and follow the lead of the Japanese and Germans). […]

December 1st

Saudi Arabia: $109 Billion For Solar, Wants 33% Solar By 2032

Saudi Arabia is planning to invest $109 billion into solar energy, looking to develop a solar industry that can provide 1/3 of its electricity by 2032. Doing so will free up larger quantities of its reserves for international sales rather than for use domestically. With the price of oil expected to rise significantly in the […]

November 25th

1st Crowdfunding Site For Clean Energy?

  The English translation (from German) of the homepage of sunnycrowd.com says that it is “the first crowdfunding platform for sustainable energy, in which each with a small amount of renewable energy projects can participate online.” I’ll take that to mean that anyone with any size clean energy project can submit a proposal and try to get […]

November 23rd

New Solar Power Plant Completed In Modesto

  The Modesto Irrigation District in California is now home to the 25-megawatt McHenry Solar Plant designed and constructed by SunPower and currently providing power for approximately 6,000 homes. The project created nearly 150 construction jobs and is owned by K Road Power Holdings. SunPower is providing operations and maintenance services for the site, and […]

November 5th