Morning Brief: SEIA forecasts 18 GW of solar for 2020 with 3.5 GW set up in Q2

Sep 10, 2020 08:20 PM ET
  • Additionally in the brief: BayWa r.e. expands PV and also storage abilities with procurement of Enable Energy, Hemlock Semiconductor to up and down incorporate polysilicon production.
Morning Brief: SEIA forecasts 18 GW of solar for 2020 with 3.5 GW set up in Q2
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The U.S. solar market mounted 3.5 GW of brand-new solar PV capacity in Q2 2020, a decline of 6% from Q1 installations. Utility-scale solar represented 71% of all brand-new solar ability brought online in Q2, according to a report from SEIA. (See likewise US solar development in 2020 is driven by gigantic utility-scale tasks). The report kept in mind that the residential and also non-residential segments saw a substantial slowdown in the quarter. Wood Mackenzie forecasts 37% annual growth in 2020, with 18 GW of new solar setups anticipated. Resource: SEIA U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2020 report

BayWa r.e. broadens solar and also storage capabilities with purchase of Enable Energy: BayWa r.e. revealed the procurement of Enable Energy-- pressing its complete pipeline to more than five GW of solar and also wind projects. Allow Energy, a fast-growing, U.S. based C&I solar and energy storage space remedies company, will certainly end up being a BayWa r.e. business and also contribute its EPC and O&M solutions to improve BayWa r.e.'s existing offerings. BayWa r.e. will certainly pass 1 gigawatt (GW) of utility-scale installments in the Americas by the end of 2020. Source: BayWa r.e

The Ohio Power Siting Board has actually scheduled an Oct. 22 public hearing on a 199.6-MW solar farm in Pickaway County in south-central Ohio. The $214 million task will certainly inhabit concerning 1,375 acres within a bigger 2,276-acre system for the center. The solar farm is being established by Atlanta Farms Solar Project, a subsidiary of Savion. It will be located in Deer Creek and also Perry towns near the village of Williamsport. The facility is expected to start service in 2022. Source: Kallanish Energy

Hemlock Semiconductor to up and down incorporate polysilicon manufacturing: Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) introduced its procurement of a DuPont organization that makes trichlorosilane (TCS), the main basic material utilized in producing the ultra-pure polysilicon HSC materials to the semiconductor and also solar markets. By acquiring the TCS procedures in Midland, Mich., HSC will certainly be far better able to regulate supply and also substantially reduce prices. HSC called the acquisition of the trichlorosilane property "a significant turning point" for HSC, making it possible for the business's production to become completely incorporated with its primary resources.

UMass Amherst scientists obtain $6.3 million to make sure power transition is sustainable and equitable: A new program at UMass Amherst has actually been granted 2 grants amounting to $6.3 million from the National Science Foundation to make certain that the transformation of the electrical grid is both sustainable and also benefits all participants of society equitably, a facet of power shift seldom thought about in policymaking or public discussion. Resource: UMass