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Spain



Category: First Mover

Company/Institution: Acciona

Location: Spain

Project Name: Monte Alto Solar Garden

Description: Monte Alto, located at Milagro (Navarra), is perhaps the most emblematic of the 19 ‘solar gardens’ developed by ACCIONA in Spain. Solar gardens are groupings of PV plant owners who share common infrastructures and services. Located in Navarra, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Aragon, the solar gardens developed by ACCIONA have a total capacity of 62 MWp and have more than 3,500 owners.

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China



Category: First Mover

Company/Institution: BYD Location:

China Project Name: Zhangbei National Wind and Solar Energy Storage and Transmission Demonstration Project

Description: Energy storage applications include wind solar and other renewable energy integration, frequency regulation and voltage support. The project is focused on using battery energy storage to enable interactive management of the electric power grid. The project currently includes a total of 14MW of lithium-ion batteries and a vanadium redox flow battery.

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Japan



Category: First Mover

Company/Institution: First Solar

Location: Japan

Project Name: Kitakyushu City

Description: The Kitakyushu Solar Power plant, located on 1.7 hectares of land in Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka prefecture, demonstrates how solar power can provide safe, clean energy to Japan and stimulate the local economy. The 1.3MW direct current (DC) power plant, which is powered by 14,380 First Solar advanced thin film PV modules, will generate 1,300-1,400 MWh of clean and safe solar electricity per year. The plant generates electricity with zero emissions during operation, powers 250 average Japanese homes, and displaces over 920 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per year. 

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Japan



Category: First Mover

Company/Institution: Kandenko

Company Location: Japan

Project Name: Rokkasho Futamata Project

Description: In May 2008, JWD completed construction of a wind farm near Rokkasho village in Aomori Prefecture, in northern Honshu. This smart grid wind farm is the first facility of its type to use sodium sulfur (NAS) batteries to store electricity for supply to the national power grid. 

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