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Reduced solar feed-in tariffs for the year 2011

Posted by admin on February 8th, 2011

As the prices for solar panels and other solar equipments are declining, Taiwan has reduced its solar feed-in tariffs for the year 2011 up to 30 percent in comparison with last year’s tariffs.

NT Government Taiwan Power Co. will pay U.S. $ 7.33 (25 cents) a kilowatt hour for energy produced from solar panels on the ground, compared to NT $ 11.12 for the year 2010, said the Ministry of Economic Affairs in a statement. The price from 2011 to Topsolar ceiling is as high as NT $ 10.32.

Chang Ping-Heng, CEO of Motech Industries Inc., which is Taiwan’s largest solar cell manufacturer said that it could be 10-15 per cent fall in prices of solar cells. He also added that in 2011 global annual capacity to produce solar power cells could reach up to 30 GW.

Hwang Jung-chiou,vice minister οf economic affairs, ѕаіd іn a press conference in Taipei today that the “Solar power costs mау fall further.”

Thе government aims tο hаνе 100megawatts οf onshore wind power capacity аnd 70 megawatts of photovoltaic panels installed thіѕ year and thе nеw floor price іѕ NT$2.61 fοr electricity generated by wind, thе  ministry ѕаіd.

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Kyocera Announces Solar Power Installation at Public Schools in Japan

Posted by admin on February 7th, 2011

Kyocera Corporation has installed more than 1,200 solar power generating systems at public schools in Japan and has been ranked Kyocera as the No.1 supplier of solar power system in Japanese market.

With the government’s “School New Deal” initiative that aims to broadly enrich the nation’s educational facilities, the use of solar power at schools in Japan has risen up in recent years.

The School New Deal initiative advocates for the fundamental reform of facilities to promote schools, as a part of the economic crisis countermeasures set forth in 2009, to have the appropriate educational environment for the 21st Century.

The initial plans are to pursue higher earthquake-resistant building standards and to utilize solar power generation under the broader concepts of improved environmental impact and enhanced information & communications technology (ICT).

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Stion solar panels certified for CIGSS solar panels

Posted by admin on February 6th, 2011

Stion which is one of the largest manufacturers of thin-film solar panels has received ANSI / UL 1703 and IEC 61 646 certified for 120W and 110W thin-film solar panels CIGSS. Elevation Series arrays are the largest and most powerful panels are monolithically integrated CIGSS to full certification for commercial purposes.

Currently, the company manufactures solar power panels in Calfornia, but has recently announced in Mississippi, where the first phase of expansions of 100 MW by the year 2012.

Stion’s solar panels are characterized by enhanced black aesthetics and simple form factor 65 x 165 cm dimensions which makes these panels are apt to use the market in two major segments like utilities, off the grid, households, commercial and administrative.

Chet Farris, CEO and President of Stion said that "It is a great pleasure for a company to receive certification, solar panels, and preferably to satisfy its customers by providing a certified goods."

There was a news of  Stion Solar last year in may that

The company is likely to release its first product, copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) Solar Panel in June, says CEO, Chet Farris interview.

Stion is a small plant that can produce 5 megawatts of cells a year. The first production is already committed to customers. It expands to 10 megawatts, and later, of course, trying to move away from that, if all goes well. Stion is initially focused on business customers and utilities for the subsequent large-scale solar energy farms, when the plant capacity increases.

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Intel Corporation installed new solar arrays at Intel campuses

Posted by admin on February 6th, 2011

The process of  installations of nine solar electric in Intel’s campus in four states has been completed now, producing a total of 3.8 million kilowatt hours of solar energy annually.

Now Intel’s all projects are completed which were announced before, including an impressive one-megawatt solar plant, which covers nearly 2 acres of Intel’s campus in Folsom, California.Intel said today that it has the power of two new solar power panels in Hillsboro, one of its Jones Farm campus administration and one of its Ronler Acres manufacturing site.

Each array generates 400 kilowatts of electricity, according to Intel. Together, they are roughly equal to the power used for 80 flats.

They will complement the $ 800,000, 100-kilowatt installation went online at Jones Farm 2008.

Intel did not say how much the cost of new plants, but said its total energy use in Oregon was 975 million kilowatt-hours last year.

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Sumitomo will buy 10 Italian solar power plants

Posted by admin on February 6th, 2011

Under the Italian subsidiaries Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp (8053.T) will buy 85 percent stake in a German solar power firm’s as per the report Nikkei business daily.

The report further said that, 10 solar power farms will be purchased by Sumitomo under the conditions of acquisition deal. These solar farms will produce total electricity of 9.700 Kilowatt.

According to the Nikkei business daily, an Italian government institution will purchase electricity from Sumitomo’s power plants for the next 20 years. The report stated that, about 30,000 kilowatt the production capacity of Sumitomo will increase by this purchase.

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America’s Princeton University to build a solar power farm of 3.5MW

Posted by admin on February 4th, 2011

The United States Princeton University has announced to build a 3.5MW solar power farm. U.S. For Princeton university it is one of the largest facilities.

The country has kept about 11 hectares of land reserved for commencing the project with 16 500 solar panels.

Each year, this system delivers solar electricity of about 8 million kilowatt-hours. This amount of electricity is sufficient to 7,000 residential units and is equal to the annual requirements of Princeton University.
By Key Equipment Finance, this project will be funded and owned, “said Princeton University.

Vice-President of Princeton University, Michael McKay said that the approach of university will serve as a national model and for university students the facility will be also used.

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NSW government to fund Solar Bonus Scheme from the Climate Change Fund

Posted by admin on February 2nd, 2011

NEW South Wales premier Kristina Keneally has said that the government will offset the proposed electricity rise from 1st July next year. The offset will done by funding Solar Bonus Scheme with the Climate Change fund.  The entire cost of the $1.5 billion solar bonus scheme will be paid by the government till 2016.

The Electricity bills were supposed to go up by $100 next year and NSW government has decided two months ahead of election to offset the price rise. NSW government contribution is estimated $471 million in 2011-2012 for the cost of the Solar Bonus Scheme. Ms Keneally said that government want to provide relief from rising energy cost especially low income earners.

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M and B Switchgears funding solar photovoltaic solar power plant

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2011

M AND B Switchgears Pvt. Ltd., established in 1979 in Indore has proposed to enter capital market for funding its forthcoming solar photovoltaic solar power plant, with a public issue of 50 lakh equity shares (face value of Rs 10 each).

It has filed draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with SEBI. The issue will constitute 25% of the post-issue paid-up equity share capital of company.

The company manufactures distribution transformers, power transformers, furnace/rectifier transformers and special purpose transformers. It has today grown laborer strength and targeting more than 150 per turnover of Rs. 1000000000. It is the business of manufacturing transformers for over 30 years. It is in the business of manufacturing transformers for more than 30 years.

The Modern factory spread 1,00,000 Sq. feet area of the latest manufacturing and advanced machinery increased capacity of up to 25 MVA, 132 KV. M and B has increased its manufacturing capacity of 550 transformers 5109 a year. Its current annual production ratio is 75 000 kVA KVA of the transformer month for single shift basis.

It will also use the issue proceeds and the creation of new network-attached 4 MWp photovoltaic power plant Village Gagorni, Rajghar District, Madhya Pradesh. The total estimated project cost of Rs 71.36 crore.

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Waterdown District High School gets $816,000 to install solar panels

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2011

Waterdown District High School in Hamilton has been awarded an $816,000 provincial grant to install solar panels on its roof. The teacher Tim Carr wants to make the school a “centre for renewable energy.”The innovative system  which should be completed by the next academic year. “Energy is something we take for granted,” said the environmental sciences and outdoor education teacher. “We’re not on a sustainable path.”

The Waterdown school  was looking for the local solar companies to donate supplies in lack of capital funds, then they came to know about the new provincial program that funds solar power projects in schools. With the board’s approval, Carr put together a proposal that he hoped would start to transform the school and educate his students.

The province passed over the school’s pitches for solar air and solar thermal systems in favour of the solar photovoltaic project. The panels will be installed by QPA Solar Inc. of Dundas. The solar system is expected to actually make money for the board over 20 years through its energy production.

“It’s a great opportunity,” said Carr. “It’s good for the community and for the students.”

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Greek Regulatory Agency To House 38 MW CSP Plant

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2011

NUR MOH-SA, a joint venture London based energy-producing Nur Energie Ltd, and the Greek Motor Oil Helias (MOH) has received a 38-megawatt electricity generation solar power plant license on the island of Crete in Greece, Greek Regulatory Agency. The project employs Bright Source Energy Ltd’s LTP 550 solar technology.

Nur Energie Ltd is an independent solar energy producer in the Mediterranean region. Since 2008 it has focused on developing projects for CSP, PV and CPV technology five core markets, Greece, Italy, France, Morocco and Tunisia and are in the pipeline for more than 100MW PV projects and more than 2210MW CSP project development

Based out of California, Bright Source Energy CSP heating system uses dry cooling technology, which consumes 95% less water than similar systems, which are wet cool.

Bright source claims that by using air to cool steam in a closed system that impact on the environment have been significantly reduced, and it is this feature that sets the LTP 550, except the competition. By choosing to take LPT 550 of the solar system in what will be Europe’s largest tower installation, Nur Energie certainly agreed.

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