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Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced the acquisition of the 150-megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 solar facility in California from First Solar, Inc. As the largest solar facility in the Southern Power portfolio, Solar Gen 2 is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. “Our strategic renewable development has earned Southern Company a reputation as a national leader in solar,” said Southern Company Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Fanning. “Expanding our partnership with First Solar – a global renewable leader – will help us continue to develop a more diverse energy [...]
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Imergy Power Systems, a pioneer in advanced energy storage systems, today introduced the ESP30 series, a new generation of vanadium flow batteries that dramatically lowers the cost and increases the performance and flexibility of energy storage systems for utilities, renewable energy projects, microgrids, and commercial and industrial customers. The ESP30 series has a power capability of up to 50 kilowatts (kW) and can store up to 200 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. The power and capacity of the ESP30 make it well suited for a variety of demanding energy storage applications, including peak shaving, demand response, energy shifting, renewable energy firming, [...]
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8.2 Ingenieurpartnerschaft Obst & Ziehmann expands its geographical reach and wins orders for technical consultancy services around the globe. The internationalization strategy of 8.2 Ingenieurpartnerschaft Obst & Ziehmann (8.2) was launched in 2012 and now shows growing success. The independent experts for wind and solar energy initially established operations in South Africa and Chile. In 2014, consultancy orders as technical advisor for the largest solar power plant in Pakistan and for photovoltaic and wind power projects in Turkey followed. Today, the engineers of 8.2 support renewable energy projects in Brazil, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Kazakhstan, as well as projects in several European [...]
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