SunPower supplies solar panels for 3.8-MW solar facility in France
SunPower Corp. has delivered 12,000 high-efficiency E19 / 320 solar panels to GDF SUEZ Group subsidiary La Compagnie du Vent for 3.8-MW solar power plant. The solar facility, which is estimated for completion in the summer of 2012, will be La Compagnie du Vent’s largest ground-mounted photovoltaic installation to date. The solar power plant is expected to generate about 6,270,000 kWh of power each year.
ENN Solar Energy, NERC team up to convert New Jersey landfill into 4.3-MW solar farm
ENN Solar Energy has partnered with National Energy Renewable Corp. LLC to convert aNew Jerseylandfill into a 4.3-MW solar facility, which will produce over 100 million kWh of electricity over its lifetime. The solar project, which employs about 9,000 ENN’s PV panels, is located on the south slope of the Edgeboro Landfill inEast Brunswick,New Jersey. The project utilizes very large state-of-the-art thin film silicon solar modules from ENN plus an innovative construction technique that helps to enable the use of a variety of wasteland for renewable energy production.
Ernst & Young: Ukraine is attractive place for renewable energy investment
According to the latest Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices,Ukraineis an attractive emerging market for renewable energy. The new report explains Ukrainian renewable resource potential as “impressive” and lists tax incentives available to green energy companies: corporate tax exemption on sales for 10 years starting January 1, 2011, VAT exemptions on certain imports and a 75% reduction of land tax on the purchase of land for green energy projects.
According to Ernst & Young, hydropower is the leading source of renewable energy inUkraine. The potential of the hydropower industry inUkraineis estimated at 2.3 GW. The country has 22,400 rivers that allow for small hydro plants to be built across the country. In addition, the report noted thatUkrainehas strong solar potential.