SolarWorld Americas supplies panels for project in Nevada

In Patua, Nevada, photovoltaic is combined with geothermal energy. The solar modules were supplied by SolarWorld Americas. Image: SolarWorld Americas

SolarWorld Americas Inc. announced today that it has supplied 14.2 megawatts DC of its solar panels for a project in Nevada that combines complementary solar and geothermal power generation.

The project at Patua, about 40 miles east of Reno, has set the solar array side by side with a binary geothermal production plant to take advantage of solar’s peak performance periods at times when the geothermal is comparatively less efficient – during the daytime and summer. The combined result provides constant power generation. While not the first, the project is thought to be the biggest of its kind. On an AC basis, the 2-year-old Patua geothermal installation is about 25 MW and the brand-new solar plant, dedicated today, is 10 MW.

Hunt Electric Co., headquartered in Salt Lake City, provided engineering, procurement and construction for the project.

Also based in Salt Lake City, Cyrq Energy, a renewable-energy developer and owner focusing on geothermal energy, is the project’s owner-operator.  Energy production goes to Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).


2017-09-01 | Source: SolarWorld Americas | © EEM Energy & Environment Media GmbH

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