Friday, March 2, 2012

GE Solar Projects Showcase

The first featured company has to be GE Energy Financial Services for being awarded Corporation of The Year at the 2011 Global Cleantech Award. GE made 22 investments in emerging energy technology companies in 2011 and is no doubt one of the fore runners in clean technology and renewable energy.

This is a short slides show of what GE has done in the recent years.

GE Energy Financial Services has invested $6 billion in a diverse portfolio of renewable energy assets such as wind, solar, biomass, hydro and geothermal power. The company announced at the Infocast Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit in San Diego in Feb. 2012, that its 1GW portfolio spans 48 solar power plants in six countries:- Australia, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United States.

Some of GE's solar related project around the globe are shown as follows:
Note: All images are screenshots of GE's Solar Project Investment Showcase slideshow.

Torre de Miguel Sesmero, Badajoz, Spain

 GE Energy is building the largest US solar panel factory in Colorado.

Su Sciuffu Solar Plant, Villasor, Italy

Serpa, Portugal - 11MW

San Diego, California in 2005

GE Energy Financial Services’ latest investment is in LS Power’s $550 million Arlington Valley Solar Energy II project, a crystalline silicon PV solar farm whose construction is expected to begin next month (March 2012) near Arlington, Arizona.

2011 Was a Record Year

It was a record yearfor GE Energy Financial Services’ global solar power investing. The followings are the investment made in 2011:
1) 50MW portfolio of solar PV farms in Canada
2) 10MW solar PV project in Australia
3) 550MW solar PV project in the United States
4) 20MW solar PV power plant atop a greenhouse in Italy

Overall, the GE unit has made more than $8 billion in RE commitments globally, including solar, wind, biomass, hydro and geothermal power.

And that is why GE won the Corporation of the Year Award.


gadisBunga said...

kat malaysia ada tak solar project mcm ni?

de engineur said...

@gadisBunga. Ada tapi bukan dalam skala besar seperti ini. Kebanyakan pepasangan solar PV adalah dibawah 5MW.

Hopefully with the implementation of the FIT for renewable energy in Malaysia, we will see increase in RE initiatives.