First Solar offloads 11 MW

An affiliate of D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments has acquired the 11-megawatt Rancho Seco solar project in Sacramento County from First Solar. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Golden 1 Center, currently under construction for the Sacramento Kings basketball team, will obtain approximately 85 percent of its power …

700,000 solar panels have been installed on our facilities so far

The Prime Ministers of Sweden and Serbia confirmed that  IKEA  will  invest  300 million euros in Serbia by the end of the year at the World Economic Forum in Davos during January. Exclusively for Energy portal Mrs Irena Dobosz, the manager  for sustainability at IKEA company for Southeast Europe, has …

Solar Energy to Power India of the Future

The World Bank Group is moving to help India deliver on its unprecedented plans to scale up solar energy, from installing solar panels on rooftops to setting up massive solar parks. This will catapult India to the forefront of the global effort to bring electricity to all, mitigate the effects …

Dubai to Build World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Dubai will soon be home to the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has announced the second phase of a massive solar project located in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. According to a press release, the park is the largest …

100 MW-AC Solar Project to Power the Santiago Metro

SunPower and Total’s Pelican solar project will supply 42% of the subway system’s electricity needs, and a wind plant will supply another 18%. Today SunPower, Total and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced a solar project that will supply 42% of the electricity used by the subway system in Santiago, Chile. …

North America’s largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America’s largest coal-fired power plant. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since 2013. Now the site is to be re-purposed …

The world’s largest floating solar power plant is being built in Japan

As solar power becomes a bigger and bigger part of the overall energy landscape, engineers around the world are busy working out how to build plants that are large and efficient enough to keep up with demand. Now Japanese electronics giant Kyocera is starting construction on what it says will …