It was a project that took five years to fight off critics and secure regulatory permits. But now the Sunrise Powerlink — a transmission line to ferry clean power like solar and wind from California’s desert to its southern coastal region — is done and live, according to its owner San Diego Gas & Electric on Monday. The nearly $1.9 billion project erected giant towers and built both above ground and underground cables that now run over 110 miles from Imperial Valley to San Diego’s territory. The project required 28,000 flight hours from helicopters to complete nearly 75 percent of the towers along the way. The project uses both 500-kilovolt and 230-kilovolt lines, and it will initially be able to carry up to 800 MW of electricity (eventually the transmission rate should hit 1,000 MW).
Commercial Attaché to Austrian Embassy unveils next year's host city as this year's event draws to a close
Keynote speaker Wanda Reder of S&C Electric Company will be speaking on Future Trends in the Power and Energy Industry. Wanda is the Vice President of the Power Systems Division and has consulted on projects with the largest wind power developers in the world.
Community solar garden pioneer and market leader Clean Energy Collective (CEC) announced today a new partnership with San Luis Obispo, Cali.-based REC Solar, Inc. (REC).
A team of scientists from the US Naval Research Laboratory Electronics Science and Technology Division has developed a solar cell specifically designed for use underwater, which can efficiently absorb solar radiation up to a depth of nine meters (about 30 feet). The breakthrough may prove important to the development of underwater autonomous systems — which provide situational awareness and long-term environment monitoring — a growing market. As it now stands, the power options for these systems are cumbersome and expensive: cables connected to an onshore supply source, expensive batteries requiring frequent replacement to ensure a steady supply, or solar panels constructed on above-water platforms. Photovoltaic cells have been previously tested for underwater use, but due to the lack of sunlight penetrating the water they only had limited success.
The online rooftop configuration tool, energyBox, and the 72-cell modules are the company's latest products
DWEA's Executive Director Recognized for Contributions to Sector
The main aim of this project is to facilitate access to a supply of power for the Pakistani population and to make the country less vulnerable to power outages at the same time.
Cities and counties embrace solar energy, save millions in utility costs
Good Business with Nippon Entry to the Japanese market for the German inverter manufacturer, KACO new energy
The South Korean subsidiary of KACO new energy, the German inverter manufacturer based in Neckarsulm, is to supply inverters to the largest Japanese system integrator. The scope is at least 50 megawatts.
Forty-two Graduates to Receive Degrees Focused on Clean Technology and Sustainability
Ontario, Canada's newest solar farm, SunE Rutley operated by SunEdison Canada, is the first large scale solar project to come online under the feed-in-tariff program. It will produce 10 megawatts of clean electricity, which is expected to power over 1,200 homes each year.
Clean Power Finance Recognized for Projects to Make Distributed Solar More Competitive with Grid Power
Clean Power Finance Awarded Two SunShot Initiative Grants to Address Major Industry Pain Points
Over the past two weeks, professionals active in the South African solar market have been confidentially giving their feedback on the REIPPP. How successful has it been? What challenges still remain? What is the confidence in the future of the program?
For the fifth anniversary of the innovation prize, Intersolar Europe 2012 honors the solar industry's most pioneering companies, products and services with the Intersolar AWARD 2012
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