Solar Grids News

In this category, you can find all the news related to utility-interactive PV plants. Solar installations can be classified into three following types: on-grid, off-grid and hybrid systems with battery storage. Grid-feed PV modules generate power during sunny weather and supply it into electric grid, so you can access this backup power when needed.

Wattcrop's Greek BESS Projects Seek Grid-Connection Permits
Greek renewables developer, Wattcrop, is making significant strides in the energy storage sector with its application for grid-connection permits for 273 MW of battery energy storage systems. These projects are set to revolutionize the regional energy infrastructure and boost renewable energy capacity.
Jan 17, 2024 // Storage, Grids, Greece, Europe, Wattcrop
Photon Energy Energizes 3.9-MWp Solar Farm in Romania
Amsterdam-based renewables developer Photon Energy expands its solar farm portfolio in Romania, with a new 3.9 MWp solar farm near Faget, Timis County. With a total installed capacity of over 35 MWp in the country, the company anticipates significant revenues in the coming years.
Jan 10, 2024 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Europe, photon energy, Romania, solar farm
China's Rooftop Solar Boom Faces Grid Capacity Challenges
China's rooftop solar boom faces challenges as grid capacity runs out in multiple regions, highlighting the need for stronger grids and more energy storage. Stricter regulations and calls for policy changes are pushing for sustainable renewable energy adoption.
Jan 10, 2024 // Grids, Rooftop PV, China, Asia
Husk Power Raises $103M for World's Biggest Mini-Grid Expansion
Husk Power Systems raises $103 million to expand their award-winning mini-grids to India, Nigeria, DRC, and other African countries. Solar and battery mini-grids will bring affordable, reliable power to households and small businesses. STOA Infra & Energy SAS leads investment round.
Oct 26, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, Asia, Africa, mini-grids, Husk Power
Genex Powers Australia's Largest Solar Park
Genex Power Ltd and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd have partnered to provide Australia with its largest grid-connected solar park. With 25-year Power Purchase Agreement, 337.5 MW of the 450-775 MW capacity will be used to power Fortescue's planned green hydrogen and green ammonia facility. Bulli Creek solar project investment decision expected in 2024.
Oct 9, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Genex Power, PV Power Plant
San Diego’s Virtual Power Plant: Rescuing the Grid During Peak Demand
SDG&E is using advanced technology to pilot a virtual power plant (VPP) to reduce energy demand in San Diego and put electricity back on the grid during peak hours. Learn how the VPP is connected to customer-owned smart thermostats, rooftop solar, energy storage, and more.
Aug 29, 2023 // Plants, Grids, VPP, virtual power plant, SDG&E
Perovskite Power Station Transforms Rural Economy
Microquanta recently completed construction of 260 kW Perovskite-based PV Power Station in Qujiang district, Quzhou City, with components certified by domestic and foreign CQC and VDE. Special low-damage, high-resistance packaging was provided to withstand harsh environmental conditions. The Power Station is expected to help rural revitalization and promote perovskite applications.
Aug 14, 2023 // Plants, Grids, perovskite, Microquanta, Quzhou
CNOOC Connects Grazing Animals to 40MW Solar Grid
CNOOC has connected to the grid its 40-MW onshore PV project located in the city of Hezuo, China. This unique project follows an "Animal Husbandry-solar Complementary Project" model, with a 6-MW/12-MWh energy storage system and racks to allow animal grazing. It is helping CNOOC achieve its green and low-carbon transition goals and supporting local development.
Jul 6, 2023 // Plants, Grids, China, Asia, PV Power Plant, CNOOC
Solgrid, Soltech Partner for 300 MW Solar in Sweden
Soltech and Solgrid have entered a partnership to develop and operate 300 MW of ground-mount solar projects in Southern Sweden. Solgrid is investing SEK 2 billion with potential orders of SEK 1 billion for project development. Applications are submitted and construction is expected in 3-4 years.
Jun 20, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Sweden, Europe, Solgrid, Soltech
385 MW Solar Plant Comes to Montenegro
Montenegro's CGES and MEnergy agree to connect 385MW solar power plant to the grid, with gov't support to grow solar energy. Tax incentives and network investments of EUR 195 million further the cause
Jun 14, 2023 // Plants, Grids, Europe, PV Power Plant, Montenegro, CGES, MEnergy
Ikea store in Adelaide hosts Australia's largest commercial microgrid
Australia's biggest grid-connected industrial microgrid has been commissioned at the Ikea store in Adelaide, it was announced recently.
May 29, 2023 // Grids, Australia, Oceania, ikea
Repsol, Ibereólica Chilean PV project powers up
First phase of Elena solar site currently has 76.8 MW of set up capacity yet will encompass 595MW as soon as complete
May 24, 2023 // Plants, Grids, Chile, South america, repsol, PV Power Plant, Ibereólica
Dubai commissions further 200 MW of flagship solar project
Dubai Electricity and also Water Authority (DEWA) has actually connected to the grid a more 200 MW of the 5th phase of the 5-GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park ahead of schedule.
May 2, 2023 // Plants, Grids, Dubai, Solar Project
Solar Power Lights up 11 Remote Tripura State Rifle Camps
A pilot project bordering solar microgrids is likewise in the works as well as it will certainly benefit 7,000 villagers. Found in a remote area, the Tripura State Rifle camps has actually been lit up with solar power.
Apr 20, 2023 // Plants, Grids, Floating solar, Tripura, ground mounted solar, Solar Microgrids, solar powered pumps, Tripura MoU with NTPC
Gogoro's battery-swapping stations in Taiwan are currently virtual power plants
Taiwanese two-wheeler battery exchanging company Gogoro has a strategy to offer power back to Taiwan's electrical grid and also earn money while doing it.
Apr 19, 2023 // Storage, Grids, Taiwan, VPP, Gogoro