Power Plants

December 16, 2010
Chevron Energy Solutions, Oceanic Time Warner Cable and Tioga Energy have started construction work on a joint venture at Oceanic's Mililani Tech Park. When completed, the 856KW facility will be the largest solar canopy project on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
December 16, 2010
NRG Solar has purchased First Solar's 290MW (AC) Agua Caliente solar plant in Yuma County, Arizona. When it is completed in 2014, Agua Caliente is expected to become the world's largest operational PV facility and supply electricity for more than 225,000 homes in the region.
December 16, 2010
M+W Solar will be developing a turnkey solar PV plant in the Oria region of southern Italy. The 5MWp plant is set to be connected to the national grid during 2011 and produce over 7,000MWh of energy per year. M+W Solar will be overseeing the planning and construction of the solar PV plant along with securing the permits and approvals necessary for construction. The company has secured property rights for the project for twenty years.
December 16, 2010
New Mexico officials are hailing the 54MW (DC) of solar PV projects in Lea and Eddy counties as the largest in the state once they reach completion. Together with SunEdison and Xcel Energy’s regional operating company Southwestern Public Service, state and county officials gathered for the ground breaking of the solar PV projects.
December 16, 2010
Meyer Burger Technology has had an impressive few weeks scoring two big orders and has added a third order from a customer in Asia. The US$57.1 million (CHF55 million) deal will see MB Wafertec, a division of Meyer Burger, supply slicing, bricking and automated gluing systems while wafer inspection systems will be delivered by Hennecke Systems. Delivery is scheduled for 2011.
December 15, 2010
SolarReserve's 150MW Crossroads Solar Energy Project has received Certificates of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) from the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee. The project and its associated transmission line, which will utilize Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne's molten salt, power tower technology, is located close to the town of Gila Bend in Maricopa County, Arizona and has the potential to generate 450,000MWh of electricity per year.
December 15, 2010
Solon SE has sold its Swiss subsidiary, Solon Inverters AG, to Delta Energy Systems. The companies have chosen not to disclose the details of the sale, which is the latest stage in Solon SE's plan to concentrate resources on key markets and products.
December 15, 2010
NRG Solar has purchased First Solar's 290MW Agua Caliente solar plant in Yuma County, Arizona. When it is completed in 2014, Agua Caliente is expected to become the world's largest operational PV facility and supply electricity for more than 225,000 homes in the region.
December 15, 2010
Etrion has completed construction of its 1MW Oria plant in Puglia, Italy. The ground-based facility, which is fitted with Siemens inverters and SunPower PV modules and tracker technology, will produce 1.7 million kWh per year. Centrobanca has provided 83% of the project's financing with a 17-and-a-half-year non-recourse loan.
December 15, 2010
Gehrlicher Solar and Conetwork Erneuerbare Energien Holding (CEE), an equity investment company, have entered into a framework agreement for the development of 35MW of solar projects throughout Europe. The projects will be executed over the next twelve months.

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