The Rudolph/Libbe Companies and GEM Energie constructed a 2.1 MW photovoltaic plant south of Toledo in the U.S state of Ohio. It shall provide about 30 % of the Toledo Zoo’s electricity each year.
This summer, we thoroughly examined the solar thermal collector market and published overview articles in our magazine, just like we did last year. The associated product overviews of more than 300 flat plate and vacuum tube collectors are now online.
Asunim Türkiye, the Turkish subsidiary of the Asunim group, cooperates with the engineering company Rebat Systems in Alexandria to develop solar projects in Egypt together. Both companies are satisfied with the new partnership.
The German juwi AG has sold the project rights for a 50 MW wind farm in Cerro Largo in Northern Uruguay to an Italian energy provider. At the same time the company retained responsibility for building the 20 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW each.
The merger between the two absorber coating companies Alanod and Almeco has failed. The merger had created quite a stir; many had feared a new monopolist in the solar thermal industry.
For the first time, the Brazilian Government is carrying out a nationwide procurement process specifically for photovoltaic projects. Approximately 400 photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 10.8 GW have applied for participation in the procurement process, according to the Brazilian federal energy planning company Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE). Solar energy systems with a minimum capacity of 5 MW are eligible.
According to SolarWorld AG's semi-annual report, the group's increase in sales volume up to the middle of this year compared to the same period last year was higher than expected. It reported a sales volume of 333 MW for modules and kits in the first half of 2014. In the first half of 2013, the figure was 211 MW.