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Colorado State Student Project Adds 114-Megawatt Solar Array

spaces4learning Summary A student-driven initiative at Colorado State University has added almost 114 megawatt hours of clean electricity to the Fort Collins-based university's annual solar generation. The purchase of an 80-kilowatt, $100,000 photovoltaic solar array was funded almost...


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Operations begin at Emicool, Total's 500 MWh solar plant in DIP 2

Ranju Warier, Construction Week Online Summary Operations have commenced at UAE-based district cooling service provider Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Financial Market-listed (DFM) Dubai Investments, and Total Solar Distributed Generation, a part of...


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Microgrids and Neighbourhood Power Sharing Set to Transform How We Use Energy

Jess Davis, ABC News Summary The ability to transport electricity long distances transformed the way we live, bringing cheap energy to people's homes. But technological advances are causing ruptures in the traditional power grid and changing the way energy is produced and shared. ...


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Can Solar and Batteries Outlast an Extended Power Outage?

Emma Foehringer Merchant, Green Tech Media Summary Even by the standards of the generally well-informed clean-energy customers in California's Bay Area, Todd Karin is a savvy one. Karin works as a postdoctoral researcher in the energy storage and distributed resources division at Lawrence...


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Dubai's DEWA Receives World Record Low Bid to Build Solar Power Plant

Utilities Middle East Summary Dubai Electricity & Water Authority selected a contractor that submitted a “record” low bid to build a 900-megawatt solar power plant in the emirate, chief executive officer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said. The contractor, which Al Tayer declined to identify,...


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First panels laid for one of Australia's largest solar arrays

Mirage News Summary The installation of one of Australia’s largest rooftop solar arrays is underway at Tonsley Innovation District, to power South Australia’s first district energy scheme. The project will engage up to 40 installers, electricians, engineers and support staff. The first...


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U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition

Solar Novus Today Summary The National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( NREL ) announced a new competition to engage college students in reimagining how energy is generated, managed, and used in a district—the U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition Funded...


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Sub-Sahara's two largest solar powered systems launched in SA

Nokulunga Xala, Hypertext Summary This week the Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative ( SOLTRAIN ), in partnership with AEE- Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) from Australia, officially launched two of the largest Sub-Saharan solar systems...

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$13.6B record-breaking solar park rises from Dubai desert

Tom Page and Max Burnell, CNN Summary Under the Arabian sun, a monumental construction effort is making headway. Located deep within Dubai's desert interior, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park -- named after the emirate's ruler and the UAE's vice president and prime minister --...

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Montana judge rules PSC intentionally set PURPA rates to kill solar projects

Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive Summary A Montana district court judge last week issued an order in favor of solar developers, ruling that the state's Public Service Commission intentionally disadvantaged small solar projects in violation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act ...