Green Energy Projects in the Developing World

Posted on March 16, 2009  Comments (3)

5 Huge Green-Tech Projects in the Developing World: Leyte Geothermal Field, Leyte, Philippines with a current capacity of 708.5 megawatts

Suzlon Wind Farm
Location: Near Dhule, India
Current capacity: 650 megawatts
Planned capacity: 1,000 megawatts
Estimated completion date: 2010
Built by Suzlon, a homegrown Indian energy compay, the Suzlon wind farm near Dhule will be the world’s largest when it’s completed in 2010. Already, it’s creeping up on Florida Light and Power’s Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, which has a capacity of 735 megawatts.

Acme Solar Thermal Plants
Location: Haryana, India
Current capacity: 0 megawatts
Planned capacity: 1,000 megawatts
Estimated completion date: 2019
Acme, an Indian technology conglomerate, announced its intentions to build up to 1,000 megawatts of solar thermal power Tuesday. The company providing the technology, eSolar, makes 46-megawatt modular power plants that concentrate the sun’s rays onto a central boiler to generate steam to drive a turbine. ESolar’s Rob Rogan said that the companies would break ground on the first 100 megawatts of solar power within the year.

Qaidam Basin Solar PV Installaton
Location: Qinghai Province, China
Current capacity: 0 megawatts
Planned capacity: 1,000 megawatts
Estimated completion date: ?
Two local Chinese firms announced their intentions to install up to 1,000 megawatts of solar photovoltaic panels in northwestern China in January. The China Technology Development Group Corporation and Qinghai New Energy Company will start with a more modest 30 megawatts. They expect to break ground during 2009.

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3 Responses to “Green Energy Projects in the Developing World”

  1. Scott Thourson
    April 27th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    I still think that nuclear energy is the way to go. People don’t realize just how much safer, cost effective, and environmental friendly it is. It’s very expensive and spacious to build all of these solar panels and wind turbines.

  2. Anonymous
    July 9th, 2009 @ 7:06 am

    Those are some seriously crazy projects, to be honest. I can’t believe that the technology is evolving so fast. The good thing is, that regular people can make a use of more “simple” green energies, such as wind and solar power. Well, what you need for that? A windmill or solar system? That’s not hard…

  3. Mark
    October 10th, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    I agree with Anonymous, even though its two years later, we have advanced so much since then, solar panels are easier than ever to get fitted, you can even make them if you search google for the components and plans.

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