Originally published on CleanTechies. The Indian government has confirmed that it will go ahead with a second phase of its solar power park program. The announcement was made by the Minister of Finance in the union budget speech for financial year 2017-18. India will increase the planned capacity addition under its solar power park program […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica by Saurabh Mahapatra Yet another floating solar power project is under consideration in India. According to media reports, the state government of Andhra Pradesh is considering setting up a floating solar project of 100 megawatts of capacity. The project could come up at Penna Ahobilam Balancing Reservoir which has a live […]
Jimmy Carter has help consruct a 1.3 megawatt solar farm near his home in Plains, Georgia. It will supply half of the energy needs of the town each year.
Italian energy company Enel is about to begin construction of a 292 megawatt solar power installation in Brazil. When complete, it will be the largest solar facility in South America.
China solar capacity doubled in 2016 and is set to double again as the country takes bold steps to increase its access to clean renewable power to 20% by 2030. It will invest $364 billion to achieve that goal.
India is one of the most densely populated nations on earth. In fact, its population density is three times greater than neighboring China. India’s expanding economy means that it will need three times as much electrical energy in 2030 as it has available today as the country seeks to meet the needs of the 300 […]
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.
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.