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Kyocera Solar completes construction of third floating PV Plant; 2.3 MW in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

2015-05-28 |

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation on May 28th, 2015 announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of its third floating mega-solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. A ceremony was held on May 24th to commemorate completion of the 2.3 MW plant, which will generate an estimated total of 2,680 megawatt hours (MWh) of solar power annually – enough electricity to power approximately 820 typical households. Read more...

 
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2.3 MW floating PV plant in Kasai City

Kyocera Solar completes construction of third floating PV Plant; 2.3 MW in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

2015-05-28

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan) and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation on May 28th, 2015 announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of its third floating mega-solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. A ceremony was held on May 24th to commemorate completion of the 2.3 MW plant, which will generate an estimated total of 2,680 megawatt hours (MWh) of solar power annually – enough electricity to power approximately 820 typical households. Read more...

The Atacama 1 and 2 solar complex will include CSP and storage technology, and a 100 MW PV plant respectively

Abengoa obtains environmental approval for its second solar power complex of 210 MW in Chile, Atacama 2

2015-05-28

Abengoa SA (Seville, Spain) has obtained a favorable environmental rating for Atacama 2, a 210 MW solar power complex located near Sierra Gorda, in the Antofagasta region of Northern Chile. Atacama 2 will feature a 110 MW concentrating solar power plant (CSP) with tower technology that will incorporate a thermal energy storage system able to generate electricity for 15 hours without direct solar radiation. It will also include a 100 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant. Read more...

United PV sees the cooperation with Huaxia Life as another big step forward for its acquisition business of solar PV plants

Huaxia Life Insurance Company invests approx. USD 1.455 billion to jointly develop PV plants totaling 1 GW with United PV

2015-05-28

United Photovoltaics Group Limited (United PV, Hong Kong, China), on May 26th, 2015 announced that the Company will partner up with Huaxia Life Insurance Company Limited (Huaxia Life) to develop solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in China, with a total installed capacity of 1 GW and an aggregate consideration of RMB 9 billion (approx. USD 1.455 billion), in the coming two years. Read more...

Ivanpah concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, United States

U.S. DOE announces USD 32 million to boost solar workforce training, drive CSP innovation

2015-05-28

On May 26th, 2015 the U.S. Energy Department has announced USD 32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data. The Department is making up to USD 12 million available to develop a diverse, well-trained solar support workforce, including professionals in the insurance, real estate and utility industries, who consumers rely on when they choose solar. Read more...

MECASOLAR PV tracker installation in Romania

MECASOLAR supplies 2-axis trackers to solar PV plant in Romania totalling 1 MW

2015-05-28

Mecasolar (Fustiñana, Spain) has supplied 97 dual axis solar photovoltaic (PV) trackers to a new project in Romania. The solar facility in Miroslava, 400 km away from Bucharest, is one of the biggest PV power plants in the country. It will be connected to the grid at the end of June. The PV plant, which is expected to have an annual solar power output of 1,700 MWh, features 97 10,31 kWp 2-Axis trackers and more than 4,170 PV modules. Read more...

LG Solar NeON PV module

LG Solar PV module shortlisted for the Intersolar Award 2015

2015-05-28

LG Solar, the solar business unit of LG Electronics (Seoul,Korea) has announced its MonoX NeON 2 (NeON 2) solar photovoltaic (PV) module with Cello Technology has been shortlisted for the Intersolar Award 2015. Part of Intersolar Europe, these awards bring together the solar industry’s brightest to showcase and recognize innovation, LG Solar emphasizes in a press release. Read more...

The complete solution features GE’s Mark VI plant control system with SCADA, Brilliance MW Inverters, packaged lithium ion battery modules, medium-voltage transformers and switchgear integration

Convergent Energy + Power to install a GE energy storage system for Ontario grid operator

2015-05-28

GE’s renewable energy business on May 27th, 2015 announced it will supply Convergent Energy + Power with a 7 megawatt (MW) / 7 megawatt hour (MWh) battery energy storage system for the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The new system is expected to help the IESO balance longer duration voltage and frequency irregularities in the area. While it was engineered primarily to provide ancillary power services, including voltage control, reactive power support, frequency regulation and ramp rate control, the control system also offers energy related services such as peak shaving and load shifting, depending on the IESO’s needs. Read more...

The South Milford PV plant is expected to generate enough solar power to supply more than 500 homes

SunEdison: Utah's largest solar PV plant is now operational; 3.8 MW at Milford

2015-05-27

SunEdison, Inc. (Belmont, California, U.S.) on May 27th, 2015 announced the successful completion and interconnection of the South Milford solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Milford, Utah. The 3.8 megawatt DC facility is now the largest operating PV power plant in Utah. TerraForm Power acquired the solar power plant from its Call Right Projects List. Read more...

Rendering of the Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills PV plant

Kyocera and partners announce construction of a 92 MW solar PV plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

2015-05-27

Kyocera Corporation (Kyoto, Japan), K.K. GAIA POWER, Kyudenko Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation on May 27th, 2015 announced that the companies have made a joint investment in Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills LLC, a solar power operating company, to construct and operate a 92 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. Planned for construction on a site stretching across Kanoya City and Osaki Town in Kagoshima Prefecture, the PV project will become one of the largest solar installations in Japan. Read more...

The report comprehensively details the IEA PVPS program’s research and outreach activities in detail, as well as the situation of PV in 2014 in its member countries

IEA PV Programme 2014 Annual Report: For the first time in history, PV satisfies more than 1% of the global electricity demand

2015-05-27

IEA PVPS published its Annual Report on May 26th, 2015. In a solar photovoltaic (PV) market becoming rapidly global, the IEA’s PV technology cooperation programme continues to provide unbiased and reliable information on PV deployment and challenges. “Electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems has continued to grow all around the globe achieving, for the first time in history, more than 1% of the annual global electricity demand, comments IEA PVPS Chairman Stefan Nowak. Read more...

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