HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- POWER magazine today officially announced winners of its 2016 Top Plants in the renewable generation category. This year's winners are sited in very different locations, climates, and political and economic environments around the world. They deploy diverse state-of-the-art technologies to address both unique and global challenges.
Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, Benton County, Indiana
Amazon Web Services has set a goal of powering its global cloud services with 100% renewable energy. This 150-MW Pattern Energy wind farm is helping it deliver on that commitment.
Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, Tonopah, Nevada
Although concentrating solar power (CSP) technology has faced economic and technology challenges, this CSP plant's use of a unique energy storage approach allows it to operate much like a combined cycle gas-fired plant.
Tosunlar 1 Akca Plant, Saraykoy, Denizli, Turke
A simplification of binary-cycle geothermal technology introduced by an Italian company in geothermal-rich Turkey could help drive future growth of this dispatchable renewable resource globally.
Gibe III Hydroelectric Project, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Ethiopia has big needs for power capacity and huge hydropower potential. This 1.8-GW stage of an even larger project is helping the country expand opportunities and broke multiple engineering records.
Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility 2, West Palm Beach, Florida
The first U.S. greenfield waste-to-energy project in two decades controls costs by using a less-finicky process, mass burn technology, than the more conventional refuse-derived fuel approach.
Yeongheung Ocean Hydro Power Plants, Yeongheung Island, South Korea
How does a coal-fired plant win a Top Plant award for renewable power? By capturing otherwise wasted energy in an innovative approach to hydropower.
For more details about these projects, click the links above or see the December issue of POWER at www.powermag.com.
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