Urkraine opens Europes largest solar plant

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    Europe’s largest solar power plant located in Ukraine will be completed by the end of 2011 and will deliver 80 megawatts of power to add on to the existing energy supply of the country.

    The solar photovoltaic power plant in Crimea, an autonomous republic in Ukraine, is part of the country’s National Natural Energy project launched by the State Agency of Ukraine for Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in 2010.

    The solar power plant will be comprised of 360,000 modules, capable of producing around 100,000 megawatt-hours per year, which is expected to reduce Ukraine’s carbon dioxide emission by 80,000 tons.

    It is aimed to produce electric energy from clean and renewable sources such as sun and wind power. The project seeks to increase alternative energy production by up to 30 percent

    After the construction of the last two power production lines, the solar farm will be equal to 207 football fields. The power plant will provide additional electricity to 20,000 households.

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    Urkraine? Never heard of it.
     
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    Massive 2 GW Solar Panel Based Solar Farm For China



    by Energy Matters


    A US thin-film solar power company will partner with Chinese state-owned Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co., Ltd. (CGN SEDC), to begin construction of phase one of what will become one of the world’s biggest solar farms.

    Massive 2 GW Solar Panel Based Solar Farm For China : Renewable Energy News :
     
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    Why Gee Whiz -- if it's 80Mwatts -- then those numbers work out to be 3.4hrs/day.. (((Given 100,000 MWhrs/yr)))

    Or if it's really only averaging 40MW -- they MIGHT get 6.8 hrs/day.. Except during the Ukraine Winter of course.. That's a bit iffy..
     
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    It'll be GREAT for the Ukraine "broom ready" jobs program.. How many football fields??

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    So some people get temporary jobs cleaning snow off of solar panels. Versus permanent medical jobs taking care of people with asthma and black lung from the effects of mining and burning coal.

    And that house probably pays most of it's electrical bills with those solar panels, even in the winter.
     
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    Not really chief.. The coal plants will still be operating all day long.. Because you don't turn them on and off like a light switch. MORE JOBS -- for the backup plant operators and maintenance crews !! How wonderful...

    You know what's missing here Ole Rocks? Can't find a single daily production chart for this German solar farm.. Are they not PROUD of what they're producing? They've got a year or two by now for sure.. If it was GOOD news --- you KNOW it would be all over the internet.. The wind people made the mistake of releasing their daily production charts. Maybe that's why eh??
     
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    Solar power in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Germany is one of the world's top photovoltaics (PV) installers, with a solar PV capacity as of 2010[update] of almost 17,000 megawatts (MW).[1] The German solar PV industry installed 7,400 MW from nearly one-quarter million individual systems in 2010, and solar PV provided 12 TWh (billion kilowatt-hours) of electricity in 2010, about 2% of total electricity.[2] Some market analysts expect this could reach 25 percent by 2050.[3]
     

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