21 Aug '11, 11pm

World's largest solar farm switches from thermal to PV

The company behind plans to build the world's largest solar farm has revealed that it is to switch to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in what could mark a significant shift in the balance of power between competing PV and solar thermal technologies. Germany-based Solar Millennium AG said in a statement released last week that it has changed its plans for the proposed 1GW Blythe solar farm in California, and will install the first 500MW of the facility using PV panels. FURTHER READING Report: Chinese solar power could reach grid parity by 2015 Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy and seeks buyer The firm added that it will make a decision on the technology that will be used in the second phase of the project at a later date. "Solar Millennium responds quickly and pragmatically to market conditions and, at the moment, the California market favors PV technology," said chief e...

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