Project Focus

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  • Kern County, California

    135MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 22 October 2014, 00:16

    8minutenergy Renewables has been given the green light to begin work on its 135MW Redwood Solar Farms PV project in Kern County, California.

  • The plant was built through a partnership with JinkoSolar. Image: Chandra Marsono/Creative Commons

    Antelope Valley, California

    34MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 21 October 2014, 23:58

    US independent power producer Sustainable Power Group (sPower) has successfully finished a 34MW PV plant in Antelope Valley, California.

  • Enel Green Power solar project in Chile

    Taltal, Chile

    19MW, , Under Construction | 20 October 2014, 12:54

    Renewable energy group, Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of a 19MW solar power plant in Chile, an extension of the 60MW Lalackama project nearing completion.

  • First Solar began solar farm in Chile

    Atacama Desert, Chile

    141MW, , Under Construction | 20 October 2014, 12:36

    First Solar broke ground on Luz del Norte Solar Farm in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

  • Lightsource solar project

    ET Solar breaks ground on 8.7MW project in the UK

    8.7MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 16 October 2014, 10:47

    ET Solar Energy Corporation’s (ET Solar) subsidiary, ET Solutions AG, began the construction of a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic project with an installed capacity of 8.7MW in the UK.

  • Solaria signed two state-organised PPAs

    Uruguay

    20MWp, Ground Mounted, Announced | 14 October 2014, 13:16

    Solaria Energia and Media Ambiente, a photovoltaic module and cell manufacturer in Spain, has signed two Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with state-owned joint venture Usinas and Transmisiones Electricas, for two separate solar projects in Uruguay with a total potential of 20MWp.

  • Etrion and Hitachi begun project construction in Japan

    Iwate Prefecture, Japan

    34MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 14 October 2014, 12:47

    Hitachi and Etrion begin construction on first project of 300MW in Japan

  • France

    41MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 13 October 2014, 14:10

    SunPower will supply 41MW of modules to four new solar power plants in France.

  • Off-grid Australian Solar Project

    Australia

    10MW, Off Grid, Announced | 13 October 2014, 13:50

    The government of the Northern Territory of Australia has teamed up with the federal government agency (ARENA) to fund AU$55 million in off-grid solar installations.

  • De Aar 3

    De Aar, South Africa

    85MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 13 October 2014, 13:10

    Solar Capital De Aar, a joint venture between Moncada Energy Group and Solar Capital Group, completed De Aar 3, an 85MW solar project said to be the largest solar farm in South Africa using thin-film modules.

  • Primm, Nevada

    250MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 01 October 2014, 06:05

    Electric power generator NextEra Energy Resources and PV provider First Solar have begun work on a 250MW PV plant on the border between California and Nevada.

  • Pozo Almonte, Chile

    25MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 01 October 2014, 05:55

    Spanish PV developer Solarpack has completed a 25MW PV plant in Pozo Almonte, Chile.

  • Davis, California

    16MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 01 October 2014, 05:29

    SunPower Corporation and the University of California Davis (UC Davis) have announced plans to build a 16MW ground-mounted solar array on campus.

  • New Bedford, Massachusetts

    1.8MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 01 October 2014, 05:22

    SunEdison has successfully installed a 1.8MW PV plant on a former Superfund site in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

  • Shanghai, China

    210kW, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 01 October 2014, 05:03

    PV materials producer DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and PV module manufacturer Yingli Solar have completed a 210kW rooftop PV project at the DuPont China R&D Center in Shanghai.

  • Izmir, Turkey

    500kW, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 01 October 2014, 04:54

    Solar developer JinkoSolar will supply 500kW of PV modules for one of the largest rooftop PV plants in Turkey.

  • Ontario, Canada

    18MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 12 August 2014, 03:51

    SunEdison has closed a financial deal on a 18MW PV plant in Ontario, Canada.

  • Telangana, India

    45MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 12 August 2014, 03:40

    US thin-film module manufacturer First Solar is set to construct a 45MW PV power plant in the state of Telangana, India.

  • Futtsu, Japan

    40.4MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 12 August 2014, 03:32

    A 40.4MW PV plant has been completed by Mitsuuroku Green Energy in the city of Futtsu, Japan.

  • Kayseri, Turkey

    2MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 12 August 2014, 03:02

    A 2MW PV plant has been completed in the Turkish province of Kayseri, Cappadocia.

  • Kimberly, South Africa

    96MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 06 August 2014, 05:23

    Spanish engineering company Iberdrola Ingenieria is nearing the end of construction on the 96MWp Jasper PV plant in South Africa.

  • St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

    4MW, , Announced | 06 August 2014, 04:35

    US-based PV company NRG Energy has acquired a 4MW PV facility on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands from Toshiba International Corporation.

  • Shams Ma’an project, Jordan

    52MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 05 August 2014, 23:36

    US thin-film developer First Solar is set to build and operate a 52MW project in Jordan – marking what will be one of the largest PV plants ever constructed in the Middle East upon completion.

  • Acajutla, El Salvador

    20MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 05 August 2014, 22:22

    Large-scale solar developer SolarReserve is developing a 20MW PV plant in El Salvador – the first large-scale PV project ever built in the Latin American country.

  • Tamale, Ghana

    40MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 08 July 2014, 02:40

    The 40MW first phase of an eventual 200MW PV plant has moved closer and closer to construction.

  • Salto, Uruguay

    50MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 08 July 2014, 01:49

    A 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) has been signed by developer Fotowatia Renewable Ventures (FRV) and state utility UTE for “La Jacinta” – a 50MW PV plant that is scheduled to be built near Salto, northern Uruguay.

  • East St. Louis, Illinois

    East St. Louis, Illinois

    20MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 22 May 2014, 17:43

    A 161-hectare brownfield site is being cleared in East St. Louis, Illinois, to make way for a planned US$65 million, 20MW solar farm

  • 327kW Queens

    Queens, New York City

    327kW, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 22 May 2014, 17:41

    The Ross Solar Group, a PV installation company has completed the largest SunPower rooftop PV installation in the New York City borough of Queens

  • Kenya Farm

    Changoi Team Farm, Kenya.

    1MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 22 May 2014, 17:39

    A 1MW PV power plant, currently the largest in East Africa, has been completed at the Changoi Team Farm in Kenya.

  • Abengoa

    Calexico, California

    206MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 22 May 2014, 17:35

    Renewables EPC company, Abengoacompleted what is said to be the world’s largest PV plant using a single-axis tracker.

  • The project will be built on a 150 hectare area at RAF Middleton, a former air force base.

    Lincolnshire, UK

    50MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 02 April 2014, 13:43

    PV developer Lunar Energy has been granted permission by the West Lindsey District Council to build a 50MW PV facility at a former RAF base in Lincolnshire.

  • The array consists of 496 rooftop panels.

    London Southend Airport

    Not Listed, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 02 April 2014, 11:27

    The largest airport PV array in the UK has been installed at London Southend Airport as part of a £10 million (US$16.6 million) terminal expansion organized by Kier Construction.

  • The plant will have an operational lifespan of 40 years.

    Five Roads, Wales

    16.2MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 02 April 2014, 11:19

    UK-based PV developer Elgar Byrne Capital Limited has received approval to build a 16.2MW solar farm in Five Roads, a small hamlet located just 6.4 km from Llanelli, Wales.

  • The 28MW project is set to be subject to a judicial review.

    Mapperton, Dorset, UK

    28MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 21 March 2014, 09:35

    The East Dorset District Council has approved plans for the construction of a 28MW solar power plant on Conservative MP Richard Drax’s Charborough estate near Mapperton.

  • The array will generate more than 70,000 kWh a year. Image: Solarsense

    Street, UK

    80kWp, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 20 March 2014, 17:24

    British renewable energy company Solarsense has finished installing an 80kWp solar array on the roof of the UK’s first shopping outlet centre, Clarks Village, in Somerset.

  • Volunteers work on planting hedge around the project site. Image: westsolentsolar.coop

    New Forest National Park, UK

    2.4MW, , Announced | 20 March 2014, 16:41

    Plans to construct a 2.4MW solar farm in a newly restored gravel pit close to New Forest National Park have been approved by planning officials.

  • The project is believed to be the largest PV array installed on a sports facility in the UK.

    Llaneelli, Wales

    250kWp, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 20 March 2014, 16:20

    PV developer Dragon Energy Solutions has installed a 250kWp rooftop PV system at the training facility of the Parc y Scarlets rugby stadium located in Llanelli, South Wales.

  • The solar farm is expected to produce enough energy to power 3,000 homes every year.

    Somerset, UK

    10MW , Ground Mounted, Completed | 20 March 2014, 15:48

    UK based EPC Solarcentury has completed a 10MW PV project in Somerset that is projected to produce enough energy to power 3,000 homes every year.

  • The solar farm is projected to generate over 8,000,000kWh of electricity annually when operational.

    Exmoor National Park, UK

    8.2MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 20 March 2014, 14:56

    The North Devon District Council has approved the planning permission of an 8.2MW PV plant that it set to be built two kilometres from Exmoor National Park.

  • The installation will help power 2,900 homes in the area and will cut the centre’s annual carbon emission by 82 tonnes.

    Cranbrook, UK

    250kWp, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 20 March 2014, 14:19

    E.ON has installed a 250kWp array on its flagship £3 million Energy Centre building in Cranbrook, Devon.

  • The roof-mounted installation will help generate £17,000 (US$28,085) annually thanks to FiT revenue and bill savings.

    York, UK

    96.5kWp, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 20 March 2014, 12:14

    Local energy firm Think Renewable Energy has completed the work on a 96.5kWp roof-mounted PV array at the new John Lewis store in York.

  • Lightsource now has an operational solar portfolio of over 300MW.

    Cornwall, UK

    3MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 20 March 2014, 11:41

    UK-based energy provider Lightsource Renewable Energy has completed its 80th solar farm project in the UK, a 3MW site located in Cornwall.

  • The 60.7 hectare site will supply San Diego Gas & Electric through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

    Joshua Tree, California

    24MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 20 March 2014, 11:12

    SunEdison, one of the largest PV manufacturers in North America, announced that it had finished constructing of a 24MW direct current (DC) PV power plant located in Joshua Tree, California.

  • The company's five hectare rooftop PV power station will be sited at Bombardier’s Airport Road West wing Manufacturing/Assembly Facility.

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    3.8MW, Commercial Rooftop, Announced | 20 March 2014, 09:49

    Plane and train maker Bombardier’s plans to construct a 3.8MW solar farm at one of its manufacturing plants in Belfast have finally been approved.

  • When operating at full power, the array will completely power the centre while also creating a 10% energy surplus.

    Leamington Spa, UK

    2MW, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 18 March 2014, 12:04

    Wolseley UK, a subsidiary of plumbing and heating product distributor Wolseley plc, has installed a 2MW, 8,200 module PV array on the roof of its National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Leamington Spa.

  • The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2014.

    Isle of Sheppey, UK

    10MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 18 March 2014, 09:27

    A 10MW PV project located on the Isle of Sheppey is currently under construction, with an expected completion date scheduled for the end of March 2014.

  • The installation is expected to generate 8,000MWh annually.

    Puerto Rico Convention Center, Puerto Rico

    5MW, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 12 March 2014, 15:18

    Spanish PV developer and operator Gestamp Solar have completed a 5MW PV installation at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan.

  • The 110MW CSP plant will use molten salt power technology.

    Maria Elena, Chile

    110MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 12 March 2014, 13:04

    Chile’s Ministry of Energy and government agency for entrepreneurship (COFO) has given a tender for South America’s first concentrated solar power (CSP) plant to energy firm Abengoa.

  • The PV plant is expected to provide electricity for around 3,000 homes.

    Freetown, Sierra Leone

    6MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 12 March 2014, 11:25

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) are funding a 6MW PV project in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

  • The project will help power a water treatment plant at the Lower Usman Dam.

    Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

    Undisclosed Size, Ground Mounted, Announced | 12 March 2014, 09:12

    Japan’s oversees development body, the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA), has agreed to fund a PV facility in central Nigeria.

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  • Photovoltaics International 26th Edition

    Looking back, 2014 was a year of convalescence for a PV industry still battered and bruised from a period of ferocious competition. End-market demand continued apace, with analysts towards the end of 2014 predicting the year would see between around 45 and 50GW of deployment. That has begun to feed through to the supplier end of the market, with all the main manufacturers announcing capacity expansions in 2015 and further ahead.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.

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