in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

A 30 MW tracking photovoltaic solar plant, acquired by Southern Co. subsidiary Southern Power in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy, has begun commercial operation.

Southern Co. reports that the Spectrum Solar Facility, located in Clark County, Nev., utilizes tracking technology that helps to enable greater operating efficiency by directing solar panels to track the sun as it moves across the sky.

Electricity generated by the facility will be provided to Nevada Power Co. through a 25-year power purchase agreement, Southern Co. notes.

The 311-acre site was built and will be operated and maintained by solar technology and services provider SunEdison, according to Southern Co. The electric utility holding company says Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy acquired the project from SunEdison in September 2012.


Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Duke Energy Commits $500M To Major Solar Expansion In N.C.

The utility company says the investment will help further diversify its portfolio, as well as increase solar power for its North Carolina customers by 60%.


Sensus Issues Refund To SaskPower After Smart Meter Woes

As SaskPower continues to swap out its Sensus units following several meter failures, the two companies have reached an agreement in order for the utility to recover costs.


The Smart Utility's Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter

Electricity providers across North America are taking on grid modernization. This article outlines the myriad factors a utility should consider in order to select the best-possible smart meter.


DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.

S&C Electric_id176
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Future Energy_id187
edf_id180