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Published on November 28th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

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Most Anti-Solar Reporter In Mainstream Media?, China Solar Thermal: 3,000 MW By 2015 (+ More Solar Energy News)

November 28th, 2012 by  

 
Here’s some more top solar energy news from around the interwebs:

Mirrors at solar thermal power plant via World Bank Photo Collection

China Solar Thermal Targeted For 3,000 MW By 2015: “China is likely to have about 3,000 MW of solar thermal power capacity by 2015…. The total market value for that projected solar thermal capacity is 45 billion yuan (or $7.15 billion).”

Is Puerto Rico A Myth Or The Next Big Solar Market? “For the last two years, Reznick Capital Markets has been working on the island of Puerto Rico with several clients that are developing wind and solar projects. After several years of PREPA (the sole utility on Puerto Rico) issuing over 1GW of PPOAs (same as a PPA, but including operation), very few developers have successfully built renewable energy projects in Puerto Rico. In this article, I will attempt to help you understand the current market and the potential future for renewable energy on Puerto Rico.”

Yingli Green Energy Announces Largest Module Supply Contract In Company’s History: Yingli Green Energy (aka Yingli Solar) “today announced that its subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Americas (“Yingli Americas”), has entered into the Company’s largest project supply agreement to date. Yingli Americas was selected to supply 200 MW-dc of utility-scale solar PV modules for the Centinela Solar Energy Facility Project (“Centinela Project”), which is segmented in two phases, each phase with a separate release notice, currently pending notification for the second phase. The 170 megawatt-ac project, designed to be one of the largest solar projects in the world, is situated on 1,600 acres approximately 90 miles east of San Diego in Imperial County, California, and is estimated to achieve commercial operation in the middle of 2014.”

Rajasthan Opens Bids Again For 200 MW Solar PV & Thermal Power Projects: “The Rajasthan government has called for bids for setting up 100 MW each of solar thermal and solar PV projects under the Rajasthan Solar Policy 2011. Under the policy, the government plans to set up 200 MW solar power capacity by 2013 and additional 400 MW capacity between 2013 and 2017.”

The Most Anti-Solar Reporter In The Mainstream Media? “Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times has published yet another anti-solar piece in the Los Angeles Times. This time, in ‘Solar power plants burden the counties that host them,’ she discovers that sprawling rural counties that vote Republican would like more money from the federal government, please, and it’s all the fault of Big Solar. And when a sprawling rural county that votes Republican tries to tax just the solar industry alone, solar advocates organize opposition to a Sun Tax…. The horrors!”

Trina Solar Improves Medical Treatment For 85,000 People In Malawi: Trina Solar “today announced the donation of solar modules to three health care centres in Malawi servicing over 85,000 people. Together with partner Innovation: Africa, Trina Solar will make clean energy available to two remote medical centres and a community-based organization offering HIV/AIDS support, vocational training, adult education, orphan care and more. In combination with a storage system, these solar modules will allow all three facilities to offer care and services to their communities at night and other conditions of low visibility.”

JinkoSolar Donates 30 kW To Village In Western China: JinkoSolar “today announced that it has donated 30 kW of solar PV modules to Mumuke village in Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China. With a population of approximately 120 residents, Mumuke village is located in a remote part of Xinjiang Province where electricity from the national grid is unavailable and there is little in terms of transportation infrastructure. The off-grid system will meet the basic electricity needs of the village. This donation is the result of joint efforts between JinkoSolar and Schneider, the global specialist in energy management.”

 
 
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