Tag: solar farm


A German-led initiative to tap solar energy in the deserts of Northern Africa and the Middle East to meet Europe’s long-term energy needs has targeted a site in Morocco for its first large-scale solar farm. The Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) Read more…


Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has just approved the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, a 550-megawatt (MW) solar power project to be built in the California desert east of Palm Springs. The solar-photovoltaic facility will create more than 630 jobs Read more…


Amidst the flurry of bad news being broadcast out of the UK, as London riots rage across the city, there has been some good news on the alternative energy front as well. Westmill Solar Farm, the UK’s largest solar farm, Read more…


Hawaii’s commitment to alternative energy recently reached a milestone. According to Business Week, Hawaiian Electric Co. has reached 20 megawatts of solar photovoltaic energy on the island of Oahu. The utility said the mark was reached in July when they Read more…


Solar power is not the first energy type that leaps to mind when we think of New York City. But the Big Apple is starting to assess more seriously the potential of solar power to transform the world’s capital into Read more…


There’s solar trouble in Ohio. For the second year of a two-year-old Renewable Portfolio Standard, Ohio utilities are requesting waivers from their solar electricity requirement. First Energy Corp – which is parent company to Toledo Edison, Ohio Edison and Cleveland Read more…


Enfinity Canada (Enfinity) has broken ground on its latest green energy project, a 36 MW solar farm in East Hawkesbury, Ontario. The installation, called the Stardale project, will create jobs for graduates of the province’s photovoltaic training classes, like those Read more…


Cornwall Power, a company that helps landowners to set up renewable energy projects in the southwestern region of England, has been given the green light by local authorities to develop community solar farms in the region. The company has received Read more…


NRG Solar and SunPower Corporation are planning a 250MW solar panel “farm” in California.


Quechan tribe in California sues to block Imperial Valley CSP plant.


How large can a Photo Voltaic (PV) solar farm be? It, of course, depends, on the available land space and the efficiency of the solar cells involved. Sarnia Solar Facility, deemed the world’s largest Photo Voltaic solar power station, has Read more…


The variability of cloud patterns is a problem for solar power capturing, especially for larger solar farm operations. If grid operators could forecast or predict these changes before they occur, they would be in a better position to manage load Read more…


The wild west is alive and well, and in New Jersey. 

I have a client there who consults with farmers who own wide swaths of land and with renewable energy companies that are looking to develop solar farms on that land.  He describes…


The Ontario Power Authority has offered a contract to the city of Belleville to install a new grid-tie solar project.  The solar farm will be installed on the roof of the Quinte Sports Centre at an estimated cost of $4 Read more…

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