Utility Scale PV map reveals substantial growth in the US & Canada

PV Insider has today unveiled the Utility Scale PV Map – USA & Canada 2011, as part of the launch of the 2nd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA (17-18 November, San Jose).

As global PV players turn their attention towards the utility scale PV market in the United States, the research team at PV Insider have been working overtime to complete the Utility Scale PV Map – US & Canada 2011, which was unveiled this week. With recently announced figures showing that the PV project pipeline in North America has exceeded 16.6GW, and with overall capacity set to grow more than 50 times by 2016, the map details the size and location of plants that are currently operating, under construction or planned. Additionally, the map lists the utilities that have agreed to purchase energy from plants that are yet completed, outlining the PPA contracts in place for future utility scale projects in an easy-to-read format.


The map was commissioned in conjunction with the 2nd Utility Scale PV Plant Optimization Summit USA, which takes place 17-18 November in San Jose, an event that will attract leading industry experts who will discuss the greatest challenges faced in PV plant design and engineering. Organizer Jack Ahearne explained that "the plants included in the map are the cornerstone of securing the future of utility scale PV in North America, and the event is aimed at helping developers of these projects overcome the technical challenges faced in utility scale PV, to improve efficiency and lower costs".

The map is free to download, and can be found here:

www.pvinsider.com/optimizationusa/pv-map.shtml

About PV Insider:

PV Insider is the reference point for Solar PV professionals and a cornerstone for communications within the industry. We aim to provide you with industry focused news, events, reports, updates and information for the Solar Photovoltaic industry. PV-Insider was previously CPV Today and Thin Film Today, and now works to serve the entire Photovoltaic market.

For more information, please visit: http://www.pv-insider.com/optimizationusa/index.shtml

Or contact Jack Ahearne: jack@pv-insider.com

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