Posts tagged: First Solar

Australia Doubles Down on Large-Scale Solar

The Clean Energy Council has congratulated its members AGL and First Solar on the launch of the large-scale solar power plants in Broken Hill and Nyngan today, which have doubled the amount of large-scale solar built in Australia. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said the landmark projects will make it easier for others […]

The world’s largest solar panel farm is completed and live in Arizona

By Katie Fehrenbacher Solar panels aren’t just for rooftops — power companies are using them to build massive solar panel farms in the deserts of the U.S., too. On Tuesday, NRG Energy and MidAmerican Solar announced that they’ve completed building the world’s largest operational solar panel farm across 2,400 acres (two Central Parks) near Phoenix, […]

Dubai’s largest ‘Solar Park’ goes live

Dubai has opened a plant capable of generating around 24 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity every year. This will be the region’s largest photovoltaic facility to date. The power plant marks the first phase of Dubai’s $3.3bn ‘Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park’ which has a capacity of 13 Megawatts (MW). It was announced […]

Solar Power’s Relentless Push To Greater Efficiency

By Pete Danko First Solar is apparently inching toward manufacturing some silicon solar products, but that doesn’t mean the company’s bread and butter, cadmium-telluride (CdTe) cells, are taking a back seat. Not if this news is any indication: a new CdTe cell conversion record of 20.4 percent. This beats the old world record of 19.6 […]

AGL Solar Energy

It was announced in December 2013 that AGL Solar Energy had finally managed to bridge the gap between government funding and private financial backing to begin work on what will be the largest solar PV plant in the Southern Hemisphere. This news comes after several years and problems of securing financial backing needed to gain […]