Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …

Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels. The energy ministry said Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and Electricite de France SA bid to supply power …

SunPower Shines in France

SunPower is to supply E-Series solar panels totalling 64.4MW for seven photovoltaic plants to be developed by La Compagnie du Vent in France. A large portion of the panels will be manufactured at SunPower’s facilities in France, the company said. La Compagnie du Vent is a subsidiary of Engie. SunPower …

ABB Delivers Dubai Sun

ABB has completed a substation to deliver the electricity generated by a 200MW photovoltaic plant in Dubai. The 400/132kV gas-insulated switchgear unit, built for local utility Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), will connect and integrate the second phase of the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park with the …