The installation of Conergy’s 1.8MW solar project at Aqua Pennsylvania’s Pickering water treatment facility has finished. As a result, the Aqua Pickering Solar Farm will produce 2.3kWh of peak-time energy per year and is expected to generate nearly 50,0000MWh of solar electricity over its lifetime.
Solar Frontier and BELECTRIC have connected what they claim to be the world’s largest CIS thin-film solar power plant in Bochow, Brandenburg, Germany. The project’s investor is CommerzReal and the financing is provided by HypoVereinsbank (HBV) /UniCredit.
SunEdison has connected 25MW to the grid at the Charanka solar park. The plant is part of the Gujarat solar project in the Patan district, aiming to generate a total of 600MW of solar and wind energy, provided by a variety of different developers, once completed. The Charanka park is home to a number of PV facilities by different developers, generating over 200MW in total. SunEdison’s plant is equipped with more than 89,000 PV modules and has been completed in only four months.
German developer juwi and Chilean company Kaltemp are combining forces to construct the largest solar power plant in Chile to date. The 1.2MW plant is expected to commence production in mid-2012. More than 5,000 modules have been installed on a site of less than two hectares.
Topolov PV is a turnkey PV plant constructed by Day Energy for Daylight Project Solutions, a joint-venture between Chinese Sunlight Group and the Renew Bulgaria Group. The development of the project began in late 2011 and is expected to be completed and connected to the grid in May 2012.
In the former mining region of Thuringia juwi is now constructing the largest solar power plant of the region. Construction of the 20 MW PV plant begins on April 16 and the project is expected to be completed and commence production in June 2012. juwi will install more than 41,000 PV modules on a site near Ronneburg and generate more than 19.7 million kW/h per year.
AEG Power Solutions, a subsidiary of 3W Power, has completed its first ecopx hybrid power station located in New Caledonia.
Switzerland’s meeco Group will install an off-grid PV system on a cattle ranch in Paraguay. The 4kW system will help to offset increasing diesel prices in South America by generating 6,000 kWh of electricity a year for the Región Occidental-based ranch.