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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Powered by Renewables (PBR) of Nevada www.pbrcorp.com..., announced today it will partner with SunEdison of Maryland to develop the world's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Nevada. The 18 megawatt (MW) project almost doubles what is currently the world's largest PV project (10MW) located in Germany.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT IN MOURA, PORTUGAL
A license grant, for the installation of a Photovoltaic Central Power Plant in Moura, Portugal, was signed in 26 October of 2005. The event was attended by the Minister of Economy and Innovation and the State Secretary for Industry and Innovation.
Moura Photovoltaic Central Power Plant, promoted by AMPER, will be sited in Amareleja, Alentejo, southern Portugal. This unit will bring a strong regional development and reduce CO2 emissions in 60,000 tons per year.
This plant will be the world’s largest photovoltaic power plant, with a foreseen investment of 250 million euros for an installed potency of 62MWp and an annual production of 88 GWh. Additionally 130 new jobs will be created during construction period.
A solar panels factory is planned to be built and managed by BP Solar, with an estimated production of 22 MW. This industrial unit, with an expected investment of 12 million euros, is to be located in the Industrial Complex of Tecnopolo de Moura. In addition 200 new jobs will be created. BP Solar assembling plant will initially manufacture 350,000 solar panels for the Solar Central. Afterwards production will turn to international markets, where large development opportunities are expected.
AMPER and BP SOLAR are also developing other initiatives, in return of the license agreement such as the set up of an R&D photovoltaic laboratory – an R&D centre of excellence in photovoltaic energy area. In addition, both companies commit themselves with the creation of the “Put the Sun in Your Roof” Program, which will allow private subsidies for the installation of 200 new home photovoltaic systems in Moura region; and with diverse educational activities, such as the creation of a Solar Bus circuit – an itinerant bus with kits, games and other information on solar energy – and the set up of the Program E 4+1 - Education for Power Efficiency and Endogenous Energy, which will hand out basic educational packages in more than 250 schools within the Alentejo region.
In strict association with the General-Directorate of Geology and Energy (DGEE), API - Invest in Portugal Agency has, since 2003, followed closely the set up of the Moura Solar Central, by promoting mutual cooperation, particularly in negotiations rounds concerning produced electricity prices, legal framework and industrial licensing.