Morocco switches on phase one of the world’s largest solar plant

February 5, 2016 by  
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The king of Morroco has switched on what will be the world’s largest solar power plant – in the Saharan desert near Ouarzazate. When it is completed in 2018, the Noor Concentrated Solar Power complex will be the size of the country’s capital city and generate 580MW, enough power to serve 1.1 million people. Read the rest of Morocco switches on phase one of the world’s largest solar plant

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COBE designs a tiny light-filled “village” for children in Copenhagen

February 5, 2016 by  
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Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

April 1, 2015 by  
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The geographically small Israel is making a big statement about the importance of solar energy in the sun-blessed Middle Eastern nation. On Sunday, legislators and environmentalists gathered at the Knesset, Israel’s national assembly in Jerusalem, to inaugurate the largest solar field of any parliament in the world (Germany’s Bundestag parliament building comes in second followed by Austria’s parliament). Nearly 1,500 solar panels placed on the Knesset roof and surrounding buildings will provide 10 percent of the assembly’s electricity with an installed capacity of 450 kw. Read the rest of Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Green Knesset Project , Israel , Knesset , parliament , solar , solar field

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The Largest Solar Plant in the US is Officially Up and Running

November 25, 2014 by  
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The largest solar plant in the United States is officially fully operational. The Topaz Solar project in San Louis Obispo County, California completed its final 40-megawatt phase last month, making it the first 500-plus megawatt farm in the country. All told, the project now includes an astounding 9 million solar panels across 9.5 million square miles and generates 550-megawatts of clean, solar energy. Read the rest of The Largest Solar Plant in the US is Officially Up and Running Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biggest solar in the US , Carrizo Plain National Monument , largest solar plant US , largest solar power US , midamerican solar , San Louis Obispo solar , Solar First , solar plant , Topaz Solar , us solar , US solar plants , US Topaz Solar

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France Breaks Ground on Europe’s Largest Solar PV Plant

November 6, 2014 by  
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While Germany has spent the last few years stealing the headlines for its remarkable advances in renewable energy infrastructure, neighboring France has, up until now, remained relatively silent on the matter of green energy. But this week Paris-based company Neoen broke ground on a 300 MW, $450 million photovoltaic grid-connected installation at Cestas, which will provide power to nearby Bordeaux from October 2015—and the facility will be the largest photovoltaic power plant in Europe. Read the rest of France Breaks Ground on Europe’s Largest Solar PV Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bordeaux , cestas , Europe , france , germany , green energy , grid connected , grid parity , photovoltaic , renewable energy , solar , solar farm , solar panels , solar power plant , Spain

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Thailand’s LEED Platinum-Seeking Super Tower Will be Southeast Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

November 6, 2014 by  
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Bangkok will soon be home to ASEAN’s tallest skyscraper and what may be the third tallest building in the world. Leading Thai property developer Grand Canal Land Public Company (G Land) recently broke ground on the Rama IX Super Tower project, a 125-story skyscraper measuring over 2,000 feet tall. Designed by Architects 49 Ltd. , the $550 million LEED Platinum-seeking building will be developed as part of the Grand Rama 9, the city’s new central business district. Read the rest of Thailand’s LEED Platinum-Seeking Super Tower Will be Southeast Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable architecture” , ASEAN , Bangkok , energy-efficient skyscraper , G Land , Grand Canal Land Public Company , Grand Rama 9 , LEED platinum , leed platinum skyscraper , skyscraper , southeast asia , Supe Tower Project , super tower , Thailand

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Samoa Opens Largest Solar Photovoltaic Array in South Pacific

September 3, 2014 by  
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The South Pacific Island of Samoa has opened the region’s largest solar array , the Faleata Racecourse. Located in the capital city of Apia, the 2.2 MW photovoltaic array was built in the middle of the city’s large racecourse. Working with two smaller arrays, Faleata will provide 4.5 percent of Samoa’s energy needs renewably, reducing the country’s heavy dependence on diesel . Read the rest of Samoa Opens Largest Solar Photovoltaic Array in South Pacific Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , Faleata Racecourse , largest solar array pacific , largest solar farm in the Pacific , Pacific solar farm , renewable energy , Samoa island , Samoa solar farm , solar array , Solar Power , solar pv , South Pacific solar power

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Solar Rain Tree Oasis Could Alleviate Drought-Striken California Using Rainwater Collection and Clean Energy

September 3, 2014 by  
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Michael Jantzen just unveiled designs for the Solar Rain Tree Oasis, a public gathering pavilion designed to help alleviate drought-stricken California . Made from a large prefabricated steel shell, the structure is topped by ten large solar arrays that collect and convert solar energy into electricity, which can then be sent to the local power grid. Funnel-like indentations along the circular roof collect rainwater and direct the water flow towards a series of storage containers buried beneath the structure. A large oak tree planted at the center of the pavilion is surrounded by a circular bench as well as additional tables and seating. + Michael Jantzen The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “sustainable architecture” , California , Drought , michele jantzen , rainwater harvest , reader submitted content , solar arrays , solar rain tree oasis

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Elon Musk’s SolarCity Buys Panel Maker Silevo, in Talks to Build One of the World’s Largest Solar Panel Plants

June 19, 2014 by  
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Just after his radical announcement to open Tesla’s entire patent portfolio ,  Elon Musk is now making a major investment that could revolutionize the future of the solar energy industry. His rooftop solar panel installation company SolarCity just signed an agreement to acquire solar panel manufacturer Silevo for up to $350 million. As part of the deal, SolarCity is in talks with New York State to build a one gigawatt solar panel production plant in Buffalo that would be one of the world’s largest solar factories, creating more than 1,000 jobs within the next two years. Read the rest of Elon Musk’s SolarCity Buys Panel Maker Silevo, in Talks to Build One of the World’s Largest Solar Panel Plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , buffalo , elon musk , New York. , one gigawatt , Silevo , solar factory , solar panels , solar plant , solarcity

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The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds — Should We Worry?

February 19, 2014 by  
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The world’s largest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System , officially opened for business a few days ago, but not all environmental advocates are happy about that fact. The plant, which consists of 350,000 mirrors spread across 5 square miles works by concentrating sunlight and using it to turn the water in a series of enormous towers into electricity-generating steam. That incredible amount of heat does more than just generate power, however; it also fries any birds that happen to fly over the plant. Read the rest of The World’s Largest Solar Plant is Frying Birds — Should We Worry? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bird deaths , California , Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System , Ivanpah solar plant , las vegas , mojave desert , nevada , renewable energy , Solar Power , solar power impact on wildlife , solar power killing birds , world’s largest solar plant        

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