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Florida Power & Light breaks ground on three new solar PV plants totaling 224 MW

2016-02-12 |

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL, Juno Beach, Florida, U.S.) on February 11th, 2016 celebrated the ground breaking of its three new solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants with a ceremony on the site of the future FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center. The three new large, community-scale PV plants, which include the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center and the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center, are expected to begin producing solar power by the end of 2016 and will triple the company's current PV capacity. Read more...

 
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Florida Power & Light breaks ground on three new solar PV plants totaling 224 MW

Florida Power & Light breaks ground on three new solar PV plants totaling 224 MW

2016-02-12

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL, Juno Beach, Florida, U.S.) on February 11th, 2016 celebrated the ground breaking of its three new solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants with a ceremony on the site of the future FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center. The three new large, community-scale PV plants, which include the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center and the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center, are expected to begin producing solar power by the end of 2016 and will triple the company's current PV capacity. Read more...

The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar program has gained momentum across sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank Group supports 200 MW solar PV project in Senegal

2016-02-12

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, on February 9th, 2016 signed an agreement with the government of Senegal to develop up to 200 megawatts of solar power under “Scaling Solar,” a World Bank Group initiative helping African countries procure renewable energy quickly and affordably. Read more...

sPower Sandstone Solar in Florence, Arizona has more than 182,000 PV modules, making it one of the Valley’s largest solar facilities

sPower, SRP unveil 45 MW Sandstone Solar PV facility

2016-02-12

sPower (Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.) and Salt River Project (SRP, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.) on February 11th, 2016 announced the opening of sPower Sandstone Solar, one of the Valley’s largest photovoltaic facilities. SRP is purchasing all 45 megawatts of the solar power produced at the facility, which is owned and operated by sPower. Sandstone Solar produces enough solar power to supply more than 8,000 homes, according to sPower. Read more...

The 2 MW photovoltaic (PV) array located on top of Tampa International Airport's Economy Parking Garage. It produces enough electricity to power up to 250 homes. Tampa Electric owns the system and the electricity is fed into the grid

TECO opens its largest solar PV plant at Tampa International Airport

2016-02-12

Tampa International Airport and Tampa Electric Company (TECO, Tampa, Florida, U.S.) on February 11th, 2016 unveiled a canopy of solar PV panels on the top floor of the airport’s south Economy Parking Garage – which provides solar energy to Tampa Electric’s customers and shade for parking patrons. Read more...

Gestamp Solar, now called X-ELIO, is a global developer and operator of solar photovoltaic plants

Gestamp Solar becomes X-ELIO after KKR completes acquisition of 80% stake

2016-02-12

Gestamp Solar, a global developer and operator of solar photovoltaic plants, has changed its name to X-ELIO following the successful completion of KKR’s acquisition of an 80 percent stake in the business. “X-ELIO combines all the elements that are needed to capture the dramatic increase in demand for solar energy: capital resources to invest in the long term, an entrepreneurial mindset, technology leadership and the ability to scale the business,” said CEO Jorge Barredo. Read more...

According to the report, California, Massachusetts and Hawaii lead the nation in residential solar PV attractiveness

GTM Research: 20 U.S. states at grid parity for residential solar PV

2016-02-11

As installation costs continue to decline and retail electricity rates climb, residential solar photovoltaic (PV) economics have become increasingly attractive across the United States, according to the latest report from GTM Research (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.). “U.S. Residential Solar Economic Outlook: Grid Parity, Rate Design and Net Metering Risk” finds that 20 U.S. states are currently at grid parity, and 42 states are expected to reach that milestone by 2020 under business-as-usual conditions. Read more...

The system will also store up to 1 megawatt-hour of electricity using EcoBlade, Schneider Electric's energy storage system powered by lithium-ion batteries

Schneider Electric to deploy solar PV powered micro-grid and energy storage system at Boston One Campus

2016-02-11

Schneider Electric, (Rueil-Malmaison, France), a global specialist in energy management and automation, will build a micro-grid system at its Boston One Campus (Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.) to develop, test and showcase micro-grid energy management solutions. The system will include a 400 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system built and operated by REC Solar Inc. (San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.), a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions. Read more...

Mitsubishi Electric solar modules cover Mortech Manufacturing’s facility. The 183.4 kW PV installation is in Azusa, California

Mitsubishi, Mortech Manufacturing PV system reduces need for grid-supplied power by 80 percent

2016-02-11

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. (Cypress, California, U.S.) on February 10th, 2016 announced the installation of a 183.4 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Mortech Manufacturing Inc.'s facilities in Azusa, California. The PV system was manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. and installed by SunGreen Systems. Local political leaders, including Azusa Mayor Joe Rocha, joined a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday recognizing the PV system as the largest in the city of Azusa. Read more...

The oldest and most prestigious prize for young scientists in the PV industry will be awarded for the 11th time

PV research: SolarWorld accepting applications for 2016 Junior Einstein Award

2016-02-11

SolarWorld (Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.), the largest U.S. crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer for more than 40 years, is now accepting applications for its SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award 2016. The oldest and most prestigious prize for young scientists in the photovoltaic (PV) industry will be awarded for the 11th time. Read more...

An iconic Australian solar PV installation

Australian solar PV Installations hit the 5 GW mark; 913 MW added in 2015

2016-02-10

According to solar energy consultancy SunWiz, 5 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity are now installed in Australia. Solar now represents 9% of Australia's total electricity generation capacity of 56 GW. SunWiz recently calculated that there are over 23 million solar PV panels installed in Australia, a solar panel for every man, woman and child. Read more...

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