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SolarWorld supplies panels for solar-geothermal hybrid in Nevada

The Patua solar project site in Nevada. (Photo: Business Wire)

Sep 1 (Renewables Now) - US crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer SolarWorld Americas Inc announced it has supplied 14.2 MW DC of modules for an installation in Nevada that combines solar and geothermal power generation.

The company, whose bankrupt German parent SolarWorld AG (ETR:SWV) was just recently saved by its founder and Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec), announced in a press statement that the 10-MW solar park at the Patua project site was dedicated on Thursday.

The solar array is set side by side with the 25-MW Patua geothermal power production station. SolarWorld Americas noted that this is not the first hybrid project of its kind, but it is the biggest one.

Salt Lake City-based Hunt Electric Co provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the project, while Cyrq Energy acts as the plant’s owner-operator. The output of the facility is sold to Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

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