Renewable energy developer Neoen has installed a 16.3 MW solar array on a car park in Corbas, France. Covering 12.5 hectares and 4,600 industrial parking bays, the installation is the largest carport project built in a country that has long championed solar in urban landscapes and continues a growing international trend of installing PV over parking spaces. “Solar carports are growing in popularity and scale,” said Juliette Moutarlier, project manager at Neoen. “They are notably being adopted by logistics centers and car park operators who benefit from a greener image, local energy production and a new source of income.”
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Last week Brighton Energy Coop hit a major target – we’ve raised just over £400,000 for our new solar builds. A big welcome to all our new members – nearly 100 people – and also thanks to those members who have increased your existing investments. We couldn’t do this without you. Our next target is the big half-million – please help us get there if you can. BEC membership starts at £300, and all our members get a 5% return on investment. We have a lot of new solar projects to build over the next twelve months – and your involvement really makes a big difference. With the support of our new members, we’ve just completed our biggest solar installation – 250kWp at Ore Valley College, which we built in partnership with Hastings organisation Energise Sussex Coast. Finished three weeks ago, this system is composed of eight SolarEdge 25kW inverters, and nearly 1000 panels.
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Posted on 15 Apr 2019 and read 152 timesShareScotland set to trial solar-powered V2G car parksSolar-powered car parks where electric vehicles (EVs) can be charged are to be set up in Scotland as part of a pioneering multi-million-pound UK project. A consortium that includes Flexitricity (www.flexitricity.com), Turbo Power Systems (www.turbopowersystems.com), Flexisolar (www.flexi-solar.com) and Smart Power Systems (www.smartpowersystems.co.uk) is already considering several potential sites around the country, including council facilities, park-and-ride schemes, airports, offices and train stations. It has now secured million of pounds in funding for the scheme, which will use solar panels and battery storage to charge cars and buses. Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology will also be used at the hubs, allowing charged cars to feed electricity back to the smart grid, where it can be used to power homes and businesses. The team believes that managed integration of solar PV, electric-vehicle charging and V2G systems at car parks and transport hubs can help the country to meet its ‘green’ transport goals.
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