Posts tagged: solar farm

Solar to Power Cannington Mine

South32 has announced a remote, off-grid renewable energy project at its Cannington mine, which will involve a 3MW solar farm. By: MARIJA DJORDJEVIC The Cannington silver and lead mine in north-west Queensland is in line for clean electricity, as South32 announced its plans to deploy a 3MW solar farm at the site. The Perth-headquartered mining and […]

Wednesday April 11th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Netherlands to Build First Solar Farm That Will Float in the Ocean

By: Avery Thompson The Netherlands has a problem. There’s no space in the country to put a giant solar farm. Land is at a premium in the Low Countries, and so the cost of building large solar farms is much higher than practically anywhere else in the world. So far, this trouble has caused the […]

There’s a New Job in the Solar Industry

By: Molly A. Seltzer On the east side of Kauai, a herd of sheep grazes in an unusual pasture. The low valley, flanked on either side by green mountains, is the site of a 13-megawatt solar farm, where some 300 hungry sheep prune the grasses that grow around 55,000 solar panels. While this may seem […]

Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia is Spending Billions on Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia is known for its oil and sun-soaked deserts. In a move to secure the kingdom’s financial future, its name could soon become synonymous with renewable energy. According to the New York Times, Prince Mohammed bin Salman decided that Saudi energy company ACWA Power would spearhead the creation of a $300 million solar farm capable of powering […]

Wednesday February 7th, 2018 in , , , , , | No Comments »

If We Want Renewable Energy, We Need Fully Digitized Power Systems

The New York Power Authority is pioneering an effort to monitor every one of its assets, from generating facilities to transmission lines to buildings, in real time–and to figure out how new influxes of wind and solar can fit into the system. By: Eillie Anzilotti With 16 generating facilities and around 1,400 transmission lines, the New York […]