7 Solar Stories You Should See: Largest Solar PPA in South America, 2-Gigawatt First Solar Order …
There are hundreds of solar power news stories a day. We can’t cover the vast majority of them. Below are a few top solar power stories that we didn’t quite cover but thought shouldn’t be missed. Enjoy.
Largest solar PPA in South America
The longest term and largest solar PPA (power purchase agreement) was recently signed in Chile. The agreement, which is for a 100 MW solar project, will provide electricity to the mining company Codelco at a rate of $29.1/MWh for 15 years. This is the largest solar PPA in South America and is a great example of how companies are turning to renewable energy sources to meet their energy needs.
2-Gigawatt First Solar Order
First Solar recently announced that it has received a 2-gigawatt order from an undisclosed customer. This is the largest order that First Solar has ever received and is a great sign for the company. The order includes both modules and engineering, procurement, and construction services.
Las Vegas Solar Power Plant
The City of Las Vegas recently approved a plan to build a 100 MW solar power plant. The plant, which is expected to be completed by 2020, will be the largest solar power plant in the city. It is estimated that the plant will save the city $1.4 million a year in energy costs.
Solar Farm in India
An Indian company, ReNew Power, recently announced that it has completed a 200 MW solar farm in the state of Rajasthan. The solar farm is the largest in the state and is expected to generate enough electricity to power over 300,000 homes.
Solar Impulse 2, the world’s first solar-powered aircraft, recently completed its round-the-world flight. The plane used 17,000 solar cells to power its four electric motors and flew over 26,000 miles in a total of 17 legs. The plane is a great example of how renewable energy sources can be used to power aircraft.
The world’s first solar-powered car was recently unveiled in the United Kingdom. The car, which is called the Lightyear One, is powered by a combination of solar panels and a battery pack. The car is expected to have a range of up to 500 miles on a single charge.
Successful Completion of NOAA’s GOES-U Solar Array Deployment Test
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced the successful completion of its GOES-U solar array deployment test. The test was conducted to ensure that the solar array will be able to deploy properly in space. The successful completion of the test is a great sign for the future of solar power in space.
These are just a few of the top solar power stories that we haven’t quite covered but thought shouldn’t be missed. For more solar news, be sure to visit http://issolarlimited.com/solar-news/successful-completion-of-noaas-goes-u-solar-array-deployment-test/
Solar power is becoming increasingly popular as more and more companies and individuals turn to renewable energy sources to meet their energy needs. With the success of these stories, we can only hope that more companies and individuals will turn to solar power in the future.