Great video of two SunEdison utility scale power plants using the NEXTracker system in the Atacama of northern Chile. The Crucero Project of 71 MWp using 236,320 solar panels, and the Javiera Project of 69 MWp using 231,074 panels. High efficiency utility scale tracking systems can increase electricity production by an impressive 40% over a fixed-mount array. At utility sizes like this, that is a huge iincrease in output. The video shows the shear scale of this type of project, and the depth of design and engineering that goes into clean energy production.
Sun Edison announced today a partnership with the electronic manufacturing facility Flextronics to begin construction on solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in Ontario, Canada. A specific aim is to help the region fulfill product demand for its new feed-in tariff program (FIT) -- the first such electricity pricing structure in North America. A FIT ensures that an owner receives a premium for the clean energy they generate.
SunEdison just flipped the switch on a 70-megawatt (MW) solar energy plant in Rovigo, a small town in northeast Italy. The Rovigo plant is currently the largest single photovoltaic (PV) plant in Europe.
The Maryland-based solar energy services company SunEdison is continuing to expand its business. In late August, for example, the company -- a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials -- partnered with AT&T to bring a 2-megawatt (MW) solar rooftop system to Southern California's San Diego County. This one installation alone will produce roughly 420,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of solar energy in its first year, enough to power the equivalent of forty typical American homes for a year.
Following the recent completion of a 1.5-megawatt (MW) solar energy system at a Staples distribution center in Hagerstown, Maryland, the world's largest supplier of office products is now the largest host of solar energy generation in the state.
Monday marked an important day for the California solar industry as AT&T and SunEdison introduced a new San Diego, California rooftop solar energy installation that is expected to produce 420,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy during its first year of operation. According to MarketWatch, the system will generate over 7.7 million kWh of energy over a 20-year lifespan -- enough to power 720 homes in the United States each year.
SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (NYSE: WFR), has activated a 300,000-square-foot, 1.1-megawatt (MW) solar energy system atop a Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) fulfillment center in La Mirada, California. It marks the 32nd SunEdison solar power system to be hosted by the office supplies retailer.
Sun Power Corp. and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have etched out a contract that will add 40 megawatts (mW) of photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity to the planned California Valley Solar Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, California. Today's announcement comes on the heels of the original agreement, in August 2008, to build the California Valley Solar Ranch, bringing the total planned capacity to 250 megawatts.
North America's largest solar energy services provider, SunEdison, and Xcel Energy's regional operating company, Southwestern Public Service Company, today announced a deal for five photovoltaic (PV) solar installations in New Mexico. Together the installations will total 50 megawatts (mWs) of solar generation capacity -- enough to power more than 10,000 homes. To be sited in Lea and Eddy counties in southeastern New Mexico, the five 10 mW utility-scale installations should be fully operational by the end of 2011.
Yesterday, the Irvine United School District formally announced (PDF) its plans to install solar at each of its 21 sites, which together serve over 27,000 K-12 students. Partnering with SunEdison and SPG Solar for the financing and installation, IUSD can look forward to great energy savings with no cash outlay: