Teanaway Project 3x Overbudget

When Teanaway Solar Reserve announced last montha plan to build a 75-megawatt solar farm near Seattle, one of itsexecutives said the project would cost "north of $100 million." Turns out, it will be quite a bit more than that. The company nowsays the project would cost "more than $300 million" in privateinvestments. Teanaway isproposing to […] Read more

Chile’s Plans for a Renewable Future

The worst economic slump since the Great Depression has sent a ripple through economies worldwide. Chile has been no exception. Battered by falling exports and weaker mineral prices, its tradesurplus shrunk 42% in the first half of this year. But despite therecent gloom, Chile remains the region’s strongest and most stableeconomy with robust GDP growth […] Read more

London Bridge envisioned with a solar vertical farm and residences

Since its medieval use as an active place covered with buildings and merchants on both sides, London Bridgehas been used in different ways, serving one common purpose, which isto let people pass from one side of London to the other over the ThamesRiver. The latest design by Laurie Chetwood envisions London Bridge as a sustainable […] Read more

E.ON buys French solar firm Société Conilhac Energies

E.ON has signed a share sale and purchase agreement in order to acquire Société Conilhac Energies (SCE), a developer of photovoltaic (PV) projects in southern France, as it looks to build its competence and portfolio in solar energy. E.ON says that the purchase of SCE, which has a number of PV projects in the pipeline […] Read more

Satcon Powers Hawaii’s Largest Solar Farm

Partners with SunPower and Castle & Cooke to Deliver 1.2 Megawatts on the Island of Lana’i Satcon(NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility scale distributedpower solutions for the renewable energy market, announced today thattheir industry leading PowerGate Plus Spectrum micro grid solution hasbeen selected to power La Ola Hawaii’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV)farm and […] Read more

ZenithSolar pushes solar efficiency to 75% with hybrid solar farm

Theoutput of a solar cell is diminished if the temperature of the cellrises above a critical point. This might not be a problem if a companyplans a solar power plant for Alaska, but it has a considerable impacton the efficiency of a power plant in other much warmer parts of theworld. ZenithSolar thinksthat they have […] Read more