First Solar won a 241 MW module supply contract by RCR
Tomlinson as engineering, procurement and construction contractor for Edify Energy’s Daydream (180.7 MW) and Hayman
(60.2 MW) solar projects in Queensland, Australia. This contract takes First Solar’s delivery pipeline to over 500 MW in the
next 12 months.
Located across two sites north of Collinsville, the projects
will use an optimized technology solution that includes single
axis tracking technology from Array Technologies, and more
than 2,026,565 First Solar advanced thin film photovoltaic
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(PV) modules, to produce about 531,000 MWh of sustainable
energy each year.
On completion, the projects will provide environmental benefits, producing enough sustainable energy to displace 429,000
metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year combined.
This will serve the needs of nearly 73,000 average Queensland
homes, the equivalent of taking nearly 115,000 cars off the road.
Construction on the projects is scheduled to commence in the
third quarter 2017, with module delivery in fourth quarter 2017
and first quarter 2018.
Silver Spring Networks Inc. will deploy its Starfish platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across the city of London and the London
borough of Barking and Dagenham. This adds to the previously
announced London deployment in the City of Westminster.
Through Urban Control Ltd, the newest company within
the DW Windsor Group, Silver Spring’s Starfish is expected to
connect approximately 12,000 smart street lights in the city of
London and 15,500 smart street lights in the borough of Barking
and Dagenham. Starfish is based on Silver Spring’s wireless network and data platform, built on the Wi-SUN Internet of Things
(Io T) mesh technology specification.
Silver Spring is a founding member and co-chair of the
Wi-SUN Alliance, which drives the interoperability for wireless
solutions based on the IEEE 802.15.4g standard.
“We are excited that our go-to-market strategy is gaining
momentum internationally, with our newest award in the UK,
and we are honored to expand our deployment in London,”
Ayse Ildeniz, Silver Spring Networks’ chief operating officer, said
in a company statement. “Being selected by London demon-
strates that world-class cities rely on technology that is proven
to be secure, reliable, scalable and based on our open standards
Silver Spring’s platform was selected to provide 100 percent
coverage in the dense urban setting of London, including streets,
lanes and alleyways where cellular technology is unavailable,
and star networks could not reach. “The Square Mile” is a
global financial hub and central business district through which
more than 450,000 commuters pass daily. The smart street lights
will help London achieve its energy savings goals and reduce
Silver Spring to Extend Starfish into London Smart Lighting Projects
operational costs, while also improving service reliability and helping lay a platform for future
Io T applications.
In East London, the borough of Barking and Dagenham is aiming to drive energy efficiency
through remote dimming and brightening of the new smart street lights. The program is a core
aspect of the Borough’s goal to become the Green Energy Capital of London, and an important
aspect within the selection was Silver Spring’s ability to deploy additional Io T services in the future.
With more than 26. 7 million enabled devices delivered on five continents. Silver Spring
Networks has also deployed its technology in Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Glasgow,
Kolkata, Melbourne, Mexico City, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.