Cornerstone laid at one of world’s largest solar-thermal power plants in Israel

Megalim Solar Power, Ltd., a company established by BrightSource Energy, Alstom and the Noy Fund, hosted yesterday a Cornerstone Ceremony in the southern Negev desert region of Israel to celebrate progress on the Ashalim solar project, one of the largest of its kind in the world.

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Jordan breaks ground on largest solar PV project in the Middle East

The Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday a major solar power venture has got underway in Jordan’s southern governorate of Ma’an with investments totaling $170 million and targeted electricity output of 52.5 megawatts.

Shams Ma’an Power Generation PSC, the company which will carry the project, launched the construction phase of the electricity generation venture which will use photovoltaic cells. The venture is the first of its kind in Jordan and the largest in the region.

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IBC SOLAR finalizes its fifth megawatt PV plant in India

German company IBC SOLAR, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, has completed the construction of an 11 MWp photovoltaic (PV) plant in Pokhran, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The PV plant is IBC SOLAR’s fifth megawatt project in India since 2013.

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Peugeot selects Gemasolar plant in Spain as backdrop to advertise new Hybrid car

The 19.9 MW Gemasolar thermoelectric solar plant near Seville in southern Spain’s Andalucia province,  owned by  Torresol Energy and developed by SENER  has been chosen as the backdrop for the  ad campaign of the car manufacturer Peugeot, advertising its new 308 R Hybrid which will make its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.

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Marubeni and EDF enter Chilean power market with 146 MW solar project


“Laberinto Project” solar PV plant located in the Atacama Desert in the region of Antofagasta in Chile.

Marubeni has entered into a partnership agreement with EDF Energies Nouvelles, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Électricité de France (EDF) to jointly invest in Laberinto Project, a 146 MW photovoltaic solar plant located in the Atacama Desert in the region of Antofagasta, Chile, which has the highest level of irradiation in the world.

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