Monday, March 27, 2017

First Solar to Deliver 48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm in Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(eSolarEnergyNews)--First Solar today announced that financial close has been reached for the Manildra Solar Farm in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. First Solar will leverage its expertise in utility-scale solar development to deliver the 48.5 megawatt (MW)AC project, which will utilize approximately 466,000 First Solar thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules and single-axis tracking technology expected to produce more than 120,000 megawatt-hours of electricity in its first year of operation. The Manildra Solar Farm will take First Solar's installed capacity in Australia to more than 400MWAC when it is complete in 2018.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Envision Solar Receives More Follow-on Orders from Caltrans for EV ARC™ Solar Powered EV Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA--(eSolarEnergyNews) - Envision Solar, the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that Caltrans has issued more repeat purchase orders for the Company's EV ARC™ product to provide EV charging infrastructure and emergency power.

Caltrans has previously purchased EV ARC™ products for EV charging at locations across California. This latest purchase will be the first for EV ARC™ units which have both EV charging and emergency power capabilities. Fresno County, Marin County and Los Angeles County are also taking advantage of the new E-Power system that Envision is delivering on select EV ARC™ models. No other EV charging solution can deliver both sustained and sustainable EV charging and emergency power during grid outages.

SunPower is Leading Solar Panel Provider in First Round French Tender

PARIS, FRANCE--(eSolarEnergyNews)-- SunPower announced today that, in the first round of France's tender process for large-scale solar power, the company will supply 31 percent of the solar panels required for the awarded solar projects, more than any other solar panel brand. In total, SunPower will provide 130 megawatts of its high efficiency SunPower® E-Series solar panels for installation at 25 ground-mount and carport solar projects.

Monday, March 20, 2017

IKEA Adds Fuel Cell System to Generate More Onsite Power at New Haven, Connecticut Store

NEW HAVEN, CT--(eSolarEnergyNews)--With Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Bloom Energy Chief Commercial Officer Bill Kurtz on-hand, IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today ‘flipped-the-switch’ on its first fuel cell system on the east coast, at its store in New Haven, CT. Furthering the Swedish retailer’s investment in fuel cell technology, this project complements the company’s focus on other renewable energies such as solar and wind. IKEA already operates five fuel cell systems, at stores in California. Now that the New Haven fuel cell system is operational, IKEA is on track to generate 1.5 MW of energy in total via fuel cells, supplementing onsite solar arrays atop all these stores.

Solar Farm Developer Selling Over $10Billion-7.5GW's of Premier Projects

ASHEVILLE, N.C., --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Innovative Solar Systems has just announced the Sales Offering of over 7.5 Gigawatts (GW's) of premier, high return Solar Farm projects here in the United States. ISS has become the single largest developer of Utility Scale Solar Farms in the US and has a revolving pipeline of projects that equate to well over 5GW's per year now. Solar Farms have become the gold standard of Solar Investments by Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, and Renewable Energy funds due to the low risk nature of the investment and the fact that these Solar Investments will generate stable cash flow and returns for a minimum of forty years (40) and sometimes much longer. Innovative Solar Systems (ISS) is currently in the process of selling off approximately 150 large scale projects (20MW-80MW in size) while the company moves these projects to construction and then works to develop and sell its next massive pipeline of projects to investors.

Dominion Announces Two Large-Scale Solar Energy Projects in South Carolina

RICHMOND, VA. --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Dominion today announced that it plans to construct, own and operate 81 megawatts (AC) of solar generating capacity in Jasper County, S.C. Two projects – a 71.4-megawatt facility that would be South Carolina's largest and a 10-megawatt array – are expected to enter service in 2017.

"Dominion is excited to work with a number of partners – including Solvay and South Carolina Gas & Electric – not only to bring additional non-carbon-emitting solar generation to the power grid but also to add to our South Carolina energy infrastructure portfolio," said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. "We are proud of the work we are doing in South Carolina to help people, electric and gas distribution companies and industry access clean energy."

Dubai Solar Park Adds 200 MW of Solar Power Generation

DUBAI, UAE--(eSolarEnergyNews)--HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the 200 megawatt (MW) second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project reflects a new era in the excellence and leadership of the UAE, as it increases the share of clean and renewable energy. The inauguration coincided with the International Day of Happiness.

This phase of the solar park is the first and largest solar-energy project in the region, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It was accomplished through a partnership between DEWA and the consortium led by ACWA Power from Saudi Arabia, the main developer of the project, and TSK from Spain, the main contractor, with an investment of AED 1.2 billion. This phase can generate clean energy for 50,000 residences in Dubai, and will reduce 214,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. This phase installed 2.3 million photovoltaic solar panels over 4.5 square kilometres with 1.5 million Safe Man Hours without Lost Time Injury during project execution. The efforts of Shuaa Energy 1, which was established by DEWA and the consortium led by ACWA Power and TSK, have been vital in completing the work efficiently and professionally.