solar project

First Solar Sells 139-Megawatt Campo Verde Solar Project

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced it has sold the 139-megawattAC (MW) Campo Verde Solar Project to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy. Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will complete construction of the project and will operate and maintain the power plant for 10 years. Construction of the Campo Verde project began in December 2012 and commercial operation is expected in fall 2013.

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Earth Day Puts a Face on Climate Change

Today is Earth Day, and over one billion people in approximately 192 countries are taking action to protect the environment. From London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo, people everywhere are mobilizing their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change, the theme of Earth Day 2013.

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Solar Power Projects

5 Super-Sized Solar Power Projects Transforming the U.S. Clean Energy Landscape

2012 marked a record year for America’s solar industry. Installations surged by 76 percent compared to 2011 — representing an estimated market value of $11.5 billion. From commercial to residential, every sector experienced growth, but the clear standout of 2012 was utility-scale solar. Utility-scale solar projects are designed to generate massive amounts of electricity. Unlike other sectors, the electricity generated by utility-scale projects is sold directly to wholesale utility buyers. In the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GreenTech Media and SEIA found that the utility-scale sector grew by an unprecedented 134 percent last year — with eight of the largest solar projects in America starting operation.

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Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant Under Development

Lockheed Martin has announced that it is working with Reignwood Group to develop an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) pilot power plant off the coast of southern China. A memorandum of agreement between the two companies was signed in Beijing on Saturday. Following the ceremony, both companies met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry during his first official state visit to the People’s Republic of China. The 10-mega

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Stationary Fuel Cells

Demand for Efficient and Ultra-Clean Stationary Fuel Cells Drives Job Creation in Connecticut

FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL) a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants, today provided an update on its previously announced plans to ramp to a 70 megawatt (MW) annual run-rate and the job creation resulting from the demand for its highly efficient and environmentally friendly stationary fuel cell power plants. “We are pleased with the progress in ramping our production rate by 25 percent and expect to be at a 70 megawatt annualized run-rate by May 1, 2013,” said Chip Bottone, President and Chief Executive Officer, FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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Residential Solar Power Solutions

REC Solar Expands Residential Solar Power Solutions to Hawaii

REC Solar brings Hawaii residents relief with lower costs, efficiencies and expertise gained over more than 15 years in business and 9,000 solar systems installed. With this expansion in O’ahu, homeowners can take advantage of abundant sunshine and reduce their energy bill right now with clean, affordable solar energy

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Concentrated Solar Cell

Boeing Concentrated Solar Cell Achieves 37.8 % Efficiency

The cell converted 37.8 percent of solar energy using a new class of high-efficiency multi-junction solar cell, created from two or more materials and leveraging Boeing technology that makes semiconductor materials more reliable. The record was set without concentration, the common practice of having lenses or mirrors focus solar rays on the cells.

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