New methods to examine the potential of concentrating thermal solar power
New data and methods have been developed to examine the potential for thermal concentrating solar power (CSP) plants to help meet energy and environmental goals. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ...
Sahara desert project aims to power half the world by 2050
US approves world's biggest solar energy project (Update)
The Obama administration has approved a thousand-megawatt solar project on federal land in southern California, the largest solar project ever planned on U.S. public lands.
Taiwan Cement plans large solar power plant
Taiwan largest cement maker plans to build a large solar power plant, the company and local media said Monday, confirming a trend for the island's companies to focus increasingly on green technologies.
Rain or shine, researchers find new ways to forecast large photovoltaic power plant output
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed a new system to monitor how clouds affect large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. By observing cloud shape, size and movement, ...
First ever hybrid solar-coal power plant operating
Obama gives $2 billion to solar energy companies
US President Barack Obama announced on Saturday the awarding of nearly two billion dollars to two solar energy companies that have agreed to build new power plants in the United States, creating thousands ...
Egypt's first solar plant to open by year's end
Egypt will open its first solar energy plant by the end of this year, electricity and energy minister Hassan Yunis said in a report published on Monday on the ministry's website.
Abu Dhabi to build 'world's largest' solar plant
French oil firm Total and Spain's Abengoa Solar will partner with Abu Dhabi's alternative energy company Masdar to build "the world's largest" concentrated solar power plant, Masdar announced on Wednesday.
Stanford physicist: Americans should overcome doubts about nuclear power plants
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford's Burton Richter, a Nobel laureate in physics, calls for construction of more nuclear power plants to counter climate change.
Solar energy production has enormous potential in southeastern Ontario: study
Solar power in southeastern Ontario has the potential to produce almost the same amount of power as all the nuclear reactors in the United States, according to two studies conducted by the Queen's University Applied Sustainability ...
German firm to build SE Asia's top commercial solar park
A German solar energy firm said Monday it would build South-East Asia's largest commercial solar power plant, based around 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Thailand's capital Bangkok.
Italy to host Europe's biggest solar plant: company
Europe's most powerful solar power plant is set to start operations in Italy later this year, the US company building the installation on an area as large as 120 football pitches said on Thursday.
France builds world's biggest photovoltaic solar plant
French energy giant EDF is building the world's biggest photovoltaic solar power plant at an abandoned NATO air base and plans to have it open by 2012, a spokesman said Tuesday.