Pioneering world’s lowest-cost concentrated solar PV power tower opens in Australia

Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources; Dr John Lasich, CTO RayGen; Andrea Gaffney, Manager Strategic Communication, ARENA; and Bob Cart, CEO RayGen, officially switch on the plant at Newbridge

Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources; Dr John Lasich, CTO RayGen; Andrea Gaffney, Manager Strategic Communication, ARENA; and Bob Cart, CEO RayGen, officially switch on the plant at Newbridge

Australian solar technology leader RayGen Resources has paved the way for the global roll-out of utility-scale solar energy with the official opening in regional Victoria of the world’s first concentrated solar photovoltaic (CSPV) power station, that could see exports of cutting-edge solar components skyrocket.

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First Solar Leads Wiki-Solar ranking of top utility-scale solar EPC contractors

Wiki-solar, the leading source of information about the deployment of solar photovoltaic power stations, released last week a ranking of solar EPC contractors of utility-scale installations.

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EIA: California first state to generate over 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Electric Power Monthly California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power.

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Environment America Report: Top 20 cities produce 6.5% of US solar

The report, “Shining Cities, Harnessing the Benefits of Solar Energy in America” released last week by Environment America Research & Policy Center highlights the nation’s top cities for solar panels deployed within their borders.

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UK Government Report: £11.4 billion invested on solar PV since 2010

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released last week the third investment report titled Delivering UK Energy Investment: Low Carbon Energy highlighting the success in the low carbon energy sectors which has made the UK low carbon energy landscape attractive to investors from the UK and abroad.

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