Pennsylvania’s largest solar project, SolarEdge’s new co-chair: pvMB 08/19

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Penn State to install state’s largest solar project – 70 MW of clean an efficient solar energy are coming to the great state of Pennsylvania thanks to the Nittany Lions. Lightsource BP is renting a total of 500 acres of land from seven Franklin County farm owners to install a 70 MW utility-scale solar array. The electricity generated will then be sold to Pennsylvania State University, providing 25% of the university’s electrical needs for all its campuses. Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer 

 

SolarEdge has a new co-chair –SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. announced today the appointment of Mr. Nadav Zafrir as co-chairman and member of the board of directors. The appointment was approved unanimously by the board of directors and is being made to further strengthen the executive management of the company in light of the continued illness of Guy Sella, founder, Chairman and CEO of SolarEdge. Mr. Zafrir brings to SolarEdge twenty-five years of experience in cyber leadership and technology development. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Team8, a leading think tank that focuses on building and accelerating the growth of companies that specialize in cyber resilience and data science. He was previously the Commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ Technology Intelligence Unit.” Source: SolarEdge

 

Solar home cooking system wins award – Team SUNSPOT has won Elsevier’s second Renewable Transformation Challenge with the  “Sunspot Solar Electric Cooking” system. Team SUNSPOT’s prizes include €20,000 EUR (roughly $22,200 USD), one ISES Gold membership, and one free registration to the Solar World Congress 2019 taking place in Santiago, Chile. Congrats Team SUNSPOT! Source: Elsevier

 

GivePower donates solar desalinators –GivePower today announced its mission to alleviate the global water crisis by delivering clean, sustainable and affordable water to people who need it most. Powered entirely by solar energy, GiverPower’s desalination systems are housed in 20 foot shipping containers and capable of transforming 75,000 litres of brackish and/or seawater into clean, drinkable water every day… 844 million people across the globe lack access to clean drinking water and among them are more than 300,000 children who die every year due to water-born diseases. 2 billion people currently live in water-scarce regions and as many as 3.5 billioncould experience water scarcity by 2025… Unlike most ground well systems, GivePower solar water farms produce a higher quality of water over a longer period of time with no negative environmental impact. In addition to Kiunga, GivePower is actively researching four additional locations to deploy its solar water farm technology within the next 12 months.” Source: GivePower

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