Dresden Tram Railyard Gets 1,000-Panel Solar Upgrade

SOLARWATT has equipped a tram railyard in Dresden, Germany, with 1,000 solar panels. The clean energy infrastructure is being installed on the roof of public transport operator Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe’s (DVB) new Trachenberge railyard buildings and will offer a total output of 300kW. The two new rail ports have been built …

Saudi Arabia to Build 2.6GW Solar Plant near Mecca

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal for a 2.6GW solar farm to be built in the Makkah Region. The facility, which will be located near the holy city of Mecca, will supply electricity to Al Faisaliah city and the western parts of the country at times of peak demand, increasing …

Thailand’s Renewable Future Looks Sunny with Floating Solar Plans

Thailand has unveiled plans to build the world’s largest floating solar farm. Bloomberg reports the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) is looking to build floating solar farms with a combined capacity of more than 2.7GW – the biggest will be a 325MW plant at Sirikit Dam, which is …

Swiss Solar Roofs Could Produce 83% of All Power Demand

Solar panels installed on every roof across Switzerland could produce 83% of the nation’s entire electricity demand. That’s the calculation made by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, which worked out potential generation by combining maps from Swisstopo with weather data from Swiss Meteo. It worked out a countrywide rollout …

Sheep and Solar Panels? Not a Baaa-d Idea!

A new solar plant in Hawaii relies on a flock of sheep to keep vegetation from growing over its panels. The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s new 28MW facility in Lawai has employed the services of 300 of the animals to keep the former sugar plantation’s 155-acre fields suitably trimmed. The …

World’s Largest Solar + Battery Plant Unveiled in Hawaii

Hawaii has a new, game-changing tool in its renewable energy arsenal. Power producer AES Corporation and the not-for-profit Kaua’i island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) unveiled what’s claimed to be the world’s largest solar-plus-storage peaker on the island of Kauai on Tuesday, the Lāwa’i Solar and Energy Storage Project. This is a significant step to help the Aloha State reach its 100 …

Uganda Celebrates Completion of 24MW Solar Farm

The $25 million Kabulasoke Solar Power Park has completed vital critical commissioning tests. Uganda is celebrating the completion of a new 24MW solar farm in the south of the sub-Saharan nation. The $25 million (£19.6m) Kabulasoke Solar Power Park, which has been developed by a consortium made up of of Great …