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OG&E and SunPower Announce 10-Megawatt Solar Plant

2017-07-21 |

OGE Energy Corp. electric utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) and SunPower Corp. have signed a contract to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, Oklahoma. Read more...

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SunPower will design and build a SunPower Oasis Power Plant system at the Covington site. Here in picture the 250-megawatt (AC) California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR) located in San Luis Obispo County, California. Image: SunPower

OG&E and SunPower Announce 10-Megawatt Solar Plant

2017-07-21

OGE Energy Corp. electric utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) and SunPower Corp. have signed a contract to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, Oklahoma. Read more...

SolarReserve will build a 390 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Likana Solar Project with 5.1 GW-hours of energy storage (here in picture: SolarReserve’s Solar Energy Plant Crescent Dunes). Image: SolarReserve

SolarReserve receives Environmental Approval for 390-MW-Power-Station

2017-07-20

SolarReserve has now received the environmental approval for a 390 MW solar thermal power station including 5,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in Chile. Read more...

The 40MW solar park will be build on 72 hectares of land at Woodington Farm near Romsey. Image: Hive Energy

Hive Energy granted planning permission to develop 40MW subsidy free Hampshire solar park

2017-07-20

Hive Energy have confirmed plans to create a subsidy free 40MW solar park on 72 hectares of land at Woodington Farm near Romsey. Read more...

Mobisol provide solar home systems to low-income households and individuals in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda. Image: Mobisol

Mobisol secures additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund

2017-07-18

Mobisol has strengthened its capital base by an additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.), following an already provided senior loan in 2016 to Mobisol’s operations in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. Read more...

The concentrating photovoltaic system showing the top lenslet; the little black square visible near the middle is the solar cell and the lines running away from it are the contact wires Image: Giebing lab

Rooftop concentrating photovoltaics win big over silicon in outdoor testing

2017-07-18

A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce over 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in a head-to-head competition, according to a team of engineers who field tested a prototype unit over two sunny days last fall. Read more...

A total of 50 million electric vehicles are expected on roads worldwide by 2030. Power2Drive Europe will be the new international platform for e-mobility. photo: Solar Promotion GmbH

New Platform for E-Mobility

2017-07-17

Power2Drive, the new exhibition for e-mobility and charging technology will celebrate its debut from June 20–22, 2018 in Munich. Read more...

Lenders of SolarWorld have agreed immediately to forward $6 million in cash to the U.S. company. Photo: SolarWorld Americas Inc.

SolarWorld Americas expects immediate infusion of cash to lift up U.S. operations

2017-07-14

SolarWorld Americas Inc. announced that it expects a double-digit-million-dollar infusion of cash to enable the company to stabilize and optimize operations through 2017 and beyond. Read more...

“Redwood“ is one of 8minuteenergy Projects completed, Capacity: 260 MW, Imperial County, California. photo: 8minutenergy

328 MW Mount Signal 3 Solar Project

2017-07-13

Third phase of Mount Signal Solar Farm, among the largest PV projects worldwide, will be developed by 8minutenergy and owned by Capital Dynamics. Read more...

Together, the two companies have deployed or have been awarded 48 projects totaling 463 MW of battery-based energy storage across 13 countries © Siemens

Siemens and AES join forces

2017-07-12

Siemens and AES join forces to create Fluence, a new global energy storage technology company. Read more...

The stacked cell acts almost like a sieve for sunlight, with the specialized materials in each layer absorbing the energy of a specific set of wavelengths. © The George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science

New Technology Creates Highly Efficient New Type of Solar Cell

2017-07-12

Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum. Read more...

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