Duke Energy will build and operate three solar power plants in Kentucky, USA, and the energy will be delivered directly to customers.
NRG Energy, headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, has said that it plans to sell most, if not all, of its wind and solar power projects around the USA as part of a plan to divest $4 billion in assets in a bid to cut costs and slash debt.
Construction of the Phillips Bend Nuclear Power Plant in Tennessee, USA was abandoned in 1981, 36 years ago. Now, the site is producing carbon-free electricity, through a 1 MW solar power plant built on the site.
Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, Malasia’s Energy, Green Technology, and Water Minister, said that the Malaysian Government sought to exploit solar and wind energy to reduce fuel subsidies for diesel-fired power generation by Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd.
State-owned Coal India has signed an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India to set up a total of 1000 MW of solar power plants in different parts of the country.
Declining solar power tariffs in India have resulted in fewer clean energy deals because of concerns that electricity offtake commitments at higher tariffs may not be honoured.
Pacifico Energy has started construction on what it says is the largest solar power generation plant in Japan.
The $3.5 billion 1.8 GW Aswan grid-connected solar power project, consisting of 41 solar power plants, located in Egypt’s southern governorate of Aswan, is on course for completion in 2018.
A study from the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has assessed the potential for large solar and wind farms in 21 countries in the southern and eastern African power pools.
Power company AGL has announced that it has put a 5 MW virtual solar power station into operation in Adelaide in South Australia.