The solar farm will be added and synchronized with an existing oil driven power plant. The hybrid power plant will serve a local gold mine, saving 18,500t CO2 emissions annually.
The demand for green electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantee of Origin (GOs) has grown by 5% in 2016, now reaching nearly 370 TWh. Solar and wind are stepping up to challenge large hydro.
Along with initiative partners Huawei, sonnen, Suntech, S.A.G, innogy and First Solar, pv magazine will be exhibiting as part of the Integrated Energy Plaza at the 2017 Hannover Messe. The Solar Premium exhibition space will herald solar PV’s arrival as a major energy player at the iconic industrial trade show.
While it is little known for its solar power potential, PV deployment has increased in the Scandinavian country over the last two years. Community projects, a drop in prices for solar panels and a retail company have been the main drivers of this development.
The solar farms, located in Sault Ste., have a combined capacity of 59.8 MW. Canadian Solar will continue to operate the PV plants on behalf of Fengate.
Turkey’s solar sector is showing continued growth, but there are questions regarding the nation’s domestic content requirement.