Solar Power System for Bloomberg Completed
SunPower Corp. has completed a 1.8-megawatt solar power system for Bloomberg in New Jersey. The ground-mounted solar tracking system generates about 58 percent of electricity demand at Bloomberg. This is the first completed renewable energy project at a Bloomberg facility. According to Curtis Ravenel, global head of sustainability for Bloomberg, using renewable energy for their facility is a core part of Bloomberg’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
Canadian Solar To Deliver Solar Projects in the United States
Canadian Solar is involved in a 122-MW of utility-scale solar development projects within the United States. The 11 photovoltaic power plants will range in size from 2-MW to 29-MW. The planned construction for the solar power plants is set to begin in 2012 and expected to be completed in 2014. This is the second solar project for Canadian Solar, with the first in Ontario, Canada.
Nearly 20 MW Solar Project Brings Water and Electricity Together
CPS Energy’s President and CEO Doyle Beneby, Mayor Julián Castro and other leaders ceremoniously cut a unique bowtie-styled ribbon to dedicate the utility’s newest source of solar energy – the William R. Sinkin Centennial Solar Farms 1 and 2. Named after local solar energy advocate Bill Sinkin, who is known for wearing bowties, the 19.8 megawatt (MW) project will produce enough clean power for an estimated 2,550 average Texas homes annually.
Two sites feature a total of 83,034 photovoltaic solar panels that track the sun from east to west. The solar arrays are located on nearly 200 acres of land at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center owned by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS).
“San Antonio is home to the state’s largest solar energy portfolio, and these two solar farm additions will reinforce CPS Energy’s Vision 2020 to provide ratepayers clean renewable energy resources, while contributing to our community’s economic development,” said Mayor Castro.
“We continually strive to meet our commitment to acquire affordable, renewable energy resources,” said Beneby. “These solar facilities will further diversify our generation portfolio and lower our environmental risks to help keep our rates among the lowest of any major city in the nation.”
Canadian Solar to Supply 17 MW of Solar Modules to Potentia Solar
one of the world’s largest solar companies, has entered into a master supply agreement for 17 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules with Potentia Solar Inc. (“Potentia”), an Independent Power Producer in Ontario. Potentia will use the solar modules to power a number of commercial rooftop solar systems to be installed in major urban areas in Ontario.
Under the terms of the agreement, Canadian Solar will provide modules for the development of more than one hundred rooftop solar projects. The projects will be constructed on commercial, industrial and institutional buildings by Potentia. Canadian Solar will deliver the solar modules to Potentia on a per project basis, with all projects scheduled for completion in 2013.
“Potentia is committed to becoming a leading independent solar power producer in Ontario and delivering the best quality, high-performing solar systems,” said Chris Asimakis, president & COO of Potentia. “We are excited to work with Canadian Solar, a company with a sterling reputation for producing some of the most cost-effective and highest energy efficiency solar PV modules in the industry.”
When completed, enough electricity will be generated to meet the annual needs of approximately 1,700 homes with clean, renewable solar power. Development of the 17 MW of solar power is expected to create approximately 260 skilled manufacturing, engineering, construction and maintenance jobs.
“We are proud of our continuing leadership role in building Ontario’s alternative energy presence,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. “Through this new master supply agreement, together Canadian Solar and Potentia are bringing more clean power, jobs and investment to the province.”
Canadian Solar is focused on delivering the best value in solar with recognized high-performance modules and a backstop warranty. Potentia Solar will purchase Canadian Solar’s best-selling module, the CS6P. Canadian Solar’s meticulous design and production techniques ensure a high-yield, long-term performance for every module produced, earning the CS6P one of the top PVUSA (PTC) ratings in California for higher energy production.
S.D.E Sea Wave Energy is in Negotiations With The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Ecuador to Construct Power Plants That Produce Electricity From Sea Waves
SDE has already been invited to Ecuador by the minister of renewable energy and electricity to come and introduce its unique technology. It is written in the invitation that Ecuador has special interest in building Sea Wave power plants in different sites around Galapagos Island such as Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Isabela, Isla San Cristobal, Isla Baltra and Isla Floreana. MEER has also showed interest in building power plants in the main land, in sites like Jaramijo, where it is planned to construct a 15 MW power plant that can grow to 100MW.
Furthermore, The EcuadorGovernment is willing to finance 60% of the costs involving building a sea wave power planet, and of course sign a PPA for 15 years. S.D.E is now in search to finance the remaining 40%.
Mr. Shmuel Ovadia, the company’s CEO said, that he is hoping that this model will lead to significant reductions in electricity costs in areas it will be operated, where the production costs are only 0.2cents per kw/h.
Due to the high oil prices and the rising costs of electricity in Ecuador (as in the rest of the world. Watch John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil CEO, talks Oil and Energy Independence), The Ecuadorian Government, through the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy (MEER) is encouraging production of electricity from clean energy.