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  • Rwansa solar

    Kigale, Rwanda

    8.5MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 18 February 2014, 18:27

    Norway-based Scatec Solar is to build the first utility-scale PV plant in Rwanda, also said to be the first of its size in East Africa.

  • Georgia

    Stephens County, Georgia

    1.3MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 18 February 2014, 18:25

    California-based solar developer, SunEdison and Australia- based solar developer, United Renewable Energy (URE) have successfully collaborated on 1.3MW of solar projects in the US state of Georgia.

  • Solar Reserve

    Tonopah, Nevada

    110MW, , Under Construction | 18 February 2014, 18:21

    A concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the US claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world with molten salt storage capability.

  • Ivanpah

    Mojave Desert, California

    392MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 18 February 2014, 18:08

    CSP technology 392MW Ivanpah Solar Electric project has three 450-foot towers and 173,500 heliostats. Utility, Pacific Gas and Electric will purchase power from Ivanpah’s unit 1 and 2, and the third will sell power to Southern Califronia Edison as part of long-term power purchase agreements. The project has an expected life span of 30 years. The project cost an estimated US$2.2 billion, of which US$1.6 billion was granted as a loan from the US Department of Energy.

  • SunEdison

    Tarapacá Region, Chile

    92MW, , Under Construction | 15 January 2014, 10:54

    SunEdison is constructing a 92MW solar plant in Tarapacá Region, Chile.

  • Etrion

    Aguas Blancas, Antofagasta Region, Chile

    8.8MW, , Announced | 15 January 2014, 10:48

    Solar park in Chile to provide power for Atacama Minerals Chile’s iodine mine, has been delayed, to restart in 2015.

  • Welspun

    Punjab, India

    150MW, , Announced | 15 January 2014, 10:39

    Welspun is planning a 150MW project in Punjab, India.

  • Canadian Solar

    Tumushuke City, Xinjiang, China

    30MW, , Completed | 07 January 2014, 12:48

    Canadian Solar has completed and grid-connected a 30MW ground mounted project in Tumushuke City, Xinjiang, China.

  • Brussels

    Canal Logistics, Brussells, Belgium

    3.5MW, , Completed | 18 December 2013, 12:21

    The 3.5MW rooftop was developed by Orka with EPC and (O&M) by Martifer Solar

  • martifer romania.

    Magurele, near Bucharest, Romania

    3.38MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 09 December 2013, 12:06

    Portugal-based Martifer Solar has completed the construction of two PV plants in Romania totalling 5.41MWp.

  • okinawa.

    Orion Sun Sun, Okinawa, Japan

    1.99MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 12 November 2013, 18:11

    Japanese trading company Marubeni is to build a 1.99MW utility-scale solar power station on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa for Orion Sun Sun, a subsidiary of Okinawan brewery Orion Beer.

  • cvsr.

    California Valley Solar Ranch, San Luis Obispo County, California

    250MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 05 November 2013, 18:14

    NRG Energy and its affiliate NRG Yield have announced the completion of the 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch project, built by PV manufacturer SunPower.

  • wirsol.

    Akainoko, Ichinoseki, Iwate, Japan

    22MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 05 November 2013, 18:02

    German developer Wirsol and US investor Greenpower Capital have acquired a 22MW PV project being developed by Chikyu Factory Service in Japan.

  • sunlabob.

    Ban Houaypha, Luang Prabang, Laos

    6.5kWp, Off Grid, Completed | 05 November 2013, 17:14

    Sunlabob Renewable Energy has completed work on a mini-grid that will supply electricity to a remote village in rural Laos.

  • kanagawa.

    Ashigara-Ōi Solar Way, Kanagawa, Japan

    13MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 05 November 2013, 17:01

    JAG Energy Group have been contracted to build a 13MW, 14.3 hectare solar park in Kanagawa, part of the Greater Tokyo region in Japan.

  • voltec.

    Brasov, Romania

    2.5MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 05 November 2013, 16:48

    French module manufacturer Voltec Solar and project developer Ecosun Expert have finished work on a 2.5MW solar farm in Romania.

  • solarcentury.

    Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg, South Africa

    574kWp, Commercial Rooftop, Announced | 25 October 2013, 14:58

    Solarcentury Africa, the joint venture formed by PV company Solarcentury and Johannesburg-based renewable energy developer Momentous Energy has won a contract to install a rooftop power plant at Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg, South Africa.

  • kaenapoint.

    O’ahu, Hawaii

    15MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 24 October 2013, 15:56

    US PV installer SolarCity has been selected by Hawaiian Electric Company to develop a 15MW utility scale solar power plant on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu.

  • firstsolar.

    Gatton Campus, University of Queensland, Australia

    3.28MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 24 October 2013, 15:48

    US thin-film company First Solar and the University of Queensland will build a 3.28MW PV plant for use as a research facility at the University’s Gatton campus.

  • Eurus Rokkasho.

    Eurus Rokkasho Solar Park, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

    115MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 30 September 2013, 15:14

    Japanese renewable energy project developer Eurus Energy is scheduled to begin construction on an 115MW AC solar park in Japan.

  • Kizuna solar park.

    Okumatsushima Kizuna Solar Park, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

    3.6MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 30 September 2013, 14:31

    Okumatsushima Kizuna Solar Park went online in August 2013, located in Higashimatsushima City, less than 100km north of Fukushima, Japan.

  • Fotowatio.

    Royalla, Canberra, Australia

    24MWp, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 24 September 2013, 15:46

    Fotowatt Renewable Ventures announced at the end of August 2013 that the company had reached financial closure on a 24MWp capacity solar farm in Royalla, near Canberra, Australia.

  • Western University

    Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California

    672kW, , Announced | 19 September 2013, 17:57

    A prominent graduate school for the health professions, Western University of Health Sciences has signed a contract with Washington Gas Energy Systems, a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, for a 672kW rooftop project.

  • goldpolygroundmount.

    Qinghai Conghe, Qinghai, China

    20MW, , Completed | 19 September 2013, 14:40

    Hong Kong based PV firm Goldpoly New Energy Holdings announced that the company successfully connected its Qinghai Gonghe 20MW power plant in Qinghai Province, China, to the grid on 18 September 2013.

  • Blue Energy expects to reach financial close in the first half of 2013. Image: Blue Energy.

    Nzema, Aiwiaso, Ghana

    155MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 18 September 2013, 15:49

    Construction is due to start in the first quarter of 2014 on a 155MW PV project in Ghana, said to be Africa’s largest PV power plant to date.

  • The facility will be used to demonstrate Solar Systems’ Dense Array CPV dish technology. Image: Silex Systems Limited.

    Mildura, Victoria, Australia

    1.5MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 15 April 2013, 17:20

    The largest CPV solar power plant in Australia, as claimed by Australian CPV systems manufacturer Solar Systems, has become operational in Mildura in the Australian state of Victoria.

  • The 60MW facility will begin construction in 2014 and complete in 2015. Image: First Solar.

    Mendota, Fresno County, California

    60MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 15 April 2013, 16:37

    Recently purchased by First Solar, the 60MW North Star solar project will be located near Mendota, Fresno County, California.

  • The Broken Hill project has been under development since 2012 while construction has been slated to commence in 2014. Image: First Solar.

    Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

    50MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 03 April 2013, 17:21

    The government of New South Wales has approved plans to build a 50MW PV facility, called Broken Hill, which will be located around five kilometres from Broken Hill in New South Wales. However, the approval is subject to a number of conditions.

  • The three plants will be located in he Atacama Desert in northern Chile. Image: IDB.

    Atacama Desert, Chile

    25.5MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 03 April 2013, 17:03

    The Chilean mining companies Collahuasi and Codelco are set to benefit from solar power as the Pozo Almonte and Calama PV project moves one step closer to realisation after the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$41.4 million loan package to fund the project.

  • The 20MW Redcrest Solar Farm will begin construction in 2014. Image: HSLD.

    Kern County, California, US

    20MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 03 April 2013, 16:37

    67RK 8ME, a subsidiary of 8minutenergy Renewables, and Saferay are jointly developing the planned 20MW Redcrest Solar Farm in Kern County, California.

  • Plans for a 400MW PV project on a remote Japanese island have been approved. Image: US Navy Imagery.

    Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan

    Plans for a 400MW PV project on a remote Japanese island have been approved, according to various media reports., Ground Mounted, Announced | 03 April 2013, 15:55

    Plans for a 400MW PV project on a remote Japanese island have been approved, according to various media reports.

  • CK Solar Korea is set to build one of the largest solar projects in Pakistan. Image: Fotopedia.

    Quetta, Pakistan

    300MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 03 April 2013, 15:07

    CK Solar Korea is set to build one of the largest solar projects in Pakistan following the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the government of Balochistan.

  • Dominion is developing a 7.7MW Azalea Solar Power Facility near Augusta in the US state of Georgia. Image: Dominion.

    Augusta, Georgia, US

    7.7MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 04 March 2013, 15:20

    Dominion is developing a 7.7MW Azalea Solar Power Facility near Augusta in the US state of Georgia after it acquired the solar energy development project from Smart Energy Capital and Jacoby Development for an undisclosed purchase price.

  • The pre-construction development stage of the proposed 266MW DC (200MW AC) Mount Signal solar farm has officially completed and the project

    Imperial County, California, US

    266MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 04 March 2013, 12:19

    The pre-construction development stage of the proposed 266MW DC (200MW AC) Mount Signal solar farm has officially completed and the project is now ready for construction.

  • The 750MW McCory Solar Project will represent one of the largest PV projects on public lands in the Californian desert. Image: NextEra Energ

    Riverside County, California, US

    750MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 01 March 2013, 16:47

    The proposed 750MW McCoy Solar Project is another step closer to being realised after the Governor of California Edmund Brown certified the project as complying with the Jobs and Economic Improvement Act of 2011, enabling the project to be fast-tracked for a judicial and legislative review.

  • The PV arrays are equipped with more than 4,000 PV modules which will help to generate over 2 million kWh of electricity every year. Image:

    Tucson, Arizona, US

    1.15MW, BIPV Systems Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 01 March 2013, 16:22

    The Tanque Verde Unified School District (TVUSD) in Tucson, Arizona, has been equipped with PV systems with a total capacity of 1.15MW.

  • Isofotón will begin developing a 150MW utility-scale solar project in Honduras in 2013. Image: Isofotón.

    Honduras

    150MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 01 March 2013, 16:08

    The Central American country of Honduras is set to become home to a 150MW PV facility following the signing of an agreement between Spanish PV developer Isofotón and the government of Honduras.

  • The 29.3MW Voznesensk Solar Power Station located in the Mykolaiv region in Ukraine has been officially commissioned. Image: Activ Solar.

    Mykolaiv, Ukraine

    29.3MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 01 March 2013, 15:59

    The 29.3MW Voznesensk Solar Power Station located in the Mykolaiv region in Ukraine has been officially commissioned.

  • The 145MW project was inaugurated in October and is due to connect to the grid on 8 March. Image: bicsolar. Image: bicsolar.

    Neuhardenberg, Germany

    145MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 01 March 2013, 12:33

    A 145MW solar project located in Neuhardenberg, Germany, and owned by a number of unnamed financial institutions and investors has been completed and is set to connect to the grid on 8 March, 2013.

  • A Peter Backwaren OHG bakery in Munich, Germany, has become home to a rooftop 110kWp PV array. Image: Sunova.

    Munich, Germany

    110kWp, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 01 March 2013, 12:29

    A Peter Backwaren OHG bakery in Munich, Germany, has become home to a rooftop 110kWp PV array.

  • Covering more than 2.5 square kilometres of land, the 100MW Shams 1 CSP project will officially be inaugurated on 17 March. Image: Masdar.

    Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi

    100MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 01 March 2013, 12:24

    Covering more than 2.5 square kilometres of land, the 100MW Shams 1 CSP project will officially be inaugurated on 17 March.

  • The Arena Pernambuco football stadium will become home to a 1MWp PV array. Image: Gerlicher Solar.

    Recife, Brazil

    1MWp, Commercial Rooftop, Under Construction | 25 February 2013, 10:42

    The Arena Pernambuco football stadium, which is currently under construction and due to officially open in July 2013, will incorporate a 1MWp PV array with installation also under way.

  • The 230MW AV Solar Ranch One project is making good progress and with the first 100MW connected to the grid. Image: First Solar.

    Los Angeles, California, US

    230MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 21 February 2013, 17:37

    The planned 230MW Antelope Valley (AV) Solar Ranch One project in Los Angeles, California, is making good progress and has connected its first 100MW to the grid.

  • The 5MW PV system is equipped with more than 17,000 solar panels. Image: Solon Corporation.

    Tucson, Arizona, US

    5MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 21 February 2013, 16:58

    Solon Corporation has completed the 5MW Prairie Fire solar power facility which represents the third utility-scale solar array it has built for utility firm Tucson Electric Power (TEP) in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Artist's rendering of what the 49ers stadium would look like with Sunpower's panels.

    Santa Clara, US

    400kW, BIPV Systems Commercial Rooftop, Under Construction | 21 February 2013, 10:30

    The new US$1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, which is currently under construction, is set to feature a 400kW solar array.

  • The 7MW Rustmo 1 Solar Farm has broken ground and is due to be connected by mid-October. Image: juwi.

    Rustenburg, South Africa

    7MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 20 February 2013, 16:59

    The small mining town of Rustenburg is soon to become home to a 7MW PV facility which broke ground in February 2013.

  • Phono Solar and Symbior Energy ave signed a strategic cooperation to jointly develop a 40MW solar project in Thailand. Image: Phono Solar.

    Thailand

    40MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 20 February 2013, 13:04

    Phono Solar and Symbior Energy will jointly develop a 40MW solar project in Thailand following the signing of a strategic cooperation in January 2013.

  • Conergy has started to build a 210kW solar plant in the desert area of Ben Guardane in Medenine, in Tunisia. Image: Conergy.

    Ben Guardane, Medenine, Tunisia

    210kW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 19 February 2013, 16:57

    Conergy has started to build a 210kW solar plant in the desert area of Ben Guardane in Medenine, in Tunisia after it was awarded the contract from Japanese general contractor Takaoka Engineering Co.

  • A former tar acid disposal site in Neukirchen, Germany has become home to a 2.7MW PV facility. Image: Hanwha SolarOne.

    Neukirchen, Germany

    2.7MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 19 February 2013, 15:22

    A former tar acid disposal site in Neukirchen, Germany has become home to a 2.7MW PV facility owned by solar investor K&W Natural Energy.

  • IdeemaSun energy installed around 8,300 Hanwha SolarOne modules and 66 Power-One inverters at the 2MW facility. Image: IdeemaSun energy.

    Bucharest, Romania

    2MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 19 February 2013, 12:15

    IdeemaSun energy has installed and connected a 2MW PV facility located around 20 km north of Bucharest, Romania.

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