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  1. Tenaska activates 150 MW solar plant , sells solar power to SDG&E

    The 150 MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West, a new solar plant in Southern California capable of powering 55,000 homes, is fully operational. The project supplies power under a 25-year agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric Co. ( SDG&E ). Tenaska Imperial West is Omaha, Nebraska-based Tenaska’s second large-scale solar power project to achieve commercial operation and highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to renewable energy. “SDG&E has aggressively pursued clean, reliable and affordable energy for its consumers. We are proud that Tenaska projects will be significant contributors to its renewable energy supply for years to come,” said Jerry Crouse, Tenaska vice chairman and chief executive officer. “Similar to other Tenaska facilities, Tenaska Imperial West was developed, engineered and constructed safely, in an environmentally responsible manner, on time and within budget.” Construction of Tenaska Imperial West began in November 2014 and was managed by contractor First Solar, Inc., which will also serve as the long-term plant operator. Located in southwest Imperial County, the project consists of 1.8 million First Solar photovoltaic panels. In 2011, the 130 MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South became the first large-scale solar project to begin construction in California’s Imperial Valley and the first to connect to SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink. Sunrise Powerlink was built to facilitate renewable energy development in the area. Tenaska Imperial South began commercial operation in 2013. Together, the plants hired more than 1,300 construction workers, more than 70 percent of whom were from Imperial County communities, and paid approximately $32 million in state and local sales taxes. Together the facilities can supply enough energy for about 100,000 California homes. “Powering homes and businesses with universal solar is good for our customers and our state,” said Emily Shults, SDG&E vice president of energy procurement. “Sunrise Powerlink is the foundation for giving all of our customers’ access to renewable energy. We look forward to all of the innovations on the horizon that will unlock clean, safe and affordable energy choices for our customers.” In addition to large-scale solar, Tenaska’s involvement in renewable energy includes commercial and industrial distributed solar generation markets. Tenaska has a controlling interest in Jersey City, New Jersey-based Soltage, which develops, finances, installs, owns and operates rooftop and ground-mounted solar electric generating facilities for commercial entities. Tenaska continues to explore opportunities for renewables development, including solar and wind, as well as other power generation technologies.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  2. Solar Power: Agency: Operator of solar power plant to pay $1.5M fine

    Maricopa County air-quality regulators say a solar plant's operator has agreed to pay a $1.5 million fine and upgrade the facility to resolve violations of air quality rules and regulations.

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  3. Solar Energy News: US Interior chief tours solar plant on tribal land in Nevada

    U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell toured a vast solar energy array Thursday that's about ready to go online on an Indian reservation in Nevada, and signed an agreement with a tribal leader that gave a go-ahead for a similar plant nearby.

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  4. Masdar on track with Mauritania solar plants

    Abu Dhabi clean energy company Masdar has announced that it had passed the halfway mark in the construction of a 16.6 MW solar power plant network in Mauritania.

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016

  1. Large-Scale Solar Project in Southern California Operational

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  2. Indiana Michigan Power's 2nd solar plant goes online

    The company says the plant can generate enough power for about 365 homes annually

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    Fri, 19 Aug 2016

  3. DEWA awards contract for 200 MW solar plant

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract for independent power producer advisory services for a 200 MW concentrated solar power.

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    Wed, 14 Sep 2016

  4. Duke Energy Florida brings solar power plant online

    The solar plant's opening will be celebrated at the Aug. 1 Osceola County Commission meeting.

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    Fri, 29 Jul 2016

  5. Consumers Energy Begins Operation at Second Community Solar Plant

    Consumers Energy started operations at a second community solar power plant on a college campus in Michigan.

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  6. Home grown technology behind Tata’s new solar plant

    Tata Power Solar has commissioned a 100MW solar power project in Andhra Pradesh, India and used local expertise in its development.

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    Thu, 18 Aug 2016

  7. Solar Power News: Indiana Michigan Power's 2nd solar plant goes online

    Indiana Michigan Power says it has started generating energy at another solar power plant.

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    Fri, 19 Aug 2016

  8. Solar Energy News: In Uganda, solar power plant amid African bush inspires hope

    In this electricity-starved rural part of Uganda, men ride bicycles several kilometers (miles) to the nearest market town simply to charge their phones.

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    Tue, 9 Aug 2016

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