Madrid, Spain-based renewable energy company GA-Solar and its parent company, Spanish steel manufacturer Corporación Gestamp, announced late last month they will build a $1-billion, 300-MW photovoltaic solar project near Santa Rosa, N.M. The project is expected to take up to four years to build on a 2,500-acre site. The company says it will obtain racking equipment and possibly inverters and steel from local sources. The project joins about 20 other utility-scale solar projects in New Mexico that are in the planning stages and total 1,815 MW.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan