NRG Energy, First Solar and MidAmerican Solar have connected the first 100MW of the 290MW Agua Caliente Solar Project to the grid. Owned by NRG Energy and MidAmerican and operated by First Solar, who also designed and constructed the plant in Yuma County, Arizona. Once completed, Agua Caliente will be the largest solar power plant in North America.
The largest European PV park, located in Brandenburg-Briest, has been completed. Q-Cells constructed the 91MW project in just eight weeks. The park, equipped with 383,000 Q-Cells crystalline modules, is divided into three sections: Brandenburg-Briest West and Brandenburg-Briest East, with a combined capacity of 60MW and Briest-Havelsee, generating an additional 31MW. Briest West and Briest East are both owned by Hamburg-based asset management company Luxcara, while Briest-Havelsee is owned by MCG Management in Berlin.
Scheuten Solar has supplied the BIPV-modules for a new high-rise building in Madrid, Spain. The 378 custom-made monocrystalline panels have a power generation capacity of 60kWp.
Energy Smart is building a 100kWp pilot plant in Kurenurme, Estonia. Foundations for the system’s 11 tracker towers were laid last week and, when completed, they will each hold 42 solar panels.