Chinese solar production figures continue to ramp up
Quasi-governmental body the CPIA has released first-half figures for the world’s biggest solar marketplace which show production volumes for export markets continuing to expand and the domestic picture set to rebound after public solar subsidy levels were published.
Jul 26, 2019 // Solar, China, China Photovoltaic Industry Association, CPIA, Asia
The billion-dollar battery boom
Corporations are buying up batteries and investing in their companies like it’s going out of style.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, PV project, United Kingdom, Mercom Capital Group, Battery Storage, Europe
Ukraine makes a bid for PV growth
The final segment in pv magazine’s look at unsung solar markets heads to Ukraine, where a generous feed in tariff and developments in the corporate PPA segment looks likely to push installations past the 1 GW mark for 2019.
Jul 26, 2019 // Commercial, Tariffs, Scatec Solar, Solar, tarif, commerce, Ukraine, PV, EBRD, NEFCO, Natixis, Total Eren, AlGihaz and NBT, Svitlana Teush, Head of Construction, Europe
Avaada Energy to implement 2GW of open access PV plants in India
Indian IPP Avaada Energy is in the process of implementing 2GW of open access solar plants in states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Karnataka and Orissa. Avaada currently has a portfolio of over 500MW of open access solar plants for various commercial and industrial companies.
Jul 26, 2019 // Large-Scale, Avaada Energy, Indian IPP, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Karnataka and Orissa, ADB
Tesla Sets Record for EV Deliveries, but Losses and Solar Shrinkage Endure
2019 is supposed to be “the year of the solar roof,” but Tesla’s solar business continues to wither.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, California, USA, TESLA, Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, Motor Trend, North America
Unico Solar to develop 19 commercial-scale solar projects in Colorado
Unico Solar announced plans to develop 19 C&I solar projects across Colorado’s Front Range totaling 14.75 MW of capacity.
Jul 25, 2019 // Commercial, USA, Unico Solar, Colorado, Community Solar Gardens Modernization Act, North America
Private Utility In India Issues 350-Megawatt Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender
A private power distribution company in India issued a tender to procure energy from solar-wind hybrid projects with a goal to fulfill its Renewable Purchase Obligation, and possibly, to reduce the cost of power procurement.
Jul 25, 2019 // Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited, AEML, Solar Energy Corporation of India, Asia
China Power clean energy unit to de-list from Hong Kong exchange
The business will come under the control of its Chinese state-owned parent power company after a shareholder vote agreed the move earlier this month.
Jul 25, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, China Power Clean Energy Development, China Power, Hong Kong, Asia
Tesla results: solar down, batteries up
Elon Musk’s EV and energy company is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the rooftop solar market, but battery sales are booming.
Jul 25, 2019 // Storage, TESLA, Sunrun, Elon Musk, SunPower, Solar Roof
The Safety Question Persists as Energy Storage Prepares for Huge Growth
Recent battery plant blazes and a hydrogen station blast have again raised questions about the safety of energy storage technologies.
Jul 25, 2019 // Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, storage, GTM, Arizona, David Kane, Arizona Public Service, APS, Wood Mackenzie, South Korea, Asia, hydrogen, North America, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Solar Flexrack supplying fixed-tilt mounts for 26.4-MWac Connecticut solar project
Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions provider, has completed a contract to supply a 26.4 MWac solar power generation plant for Swinerton Renewable Energy (SRE). SRE will serve as the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm.
Jul 24, 2019 // Solar, USA, EPC, Solar FlexRack, SRE, Swinerton Renewable Energy, North America, Connecticut
Duke Energy acquires its largest solar project yet
Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 200-MW Holstein solar project from 8minute Solar Energy. The project, located in Nolan County, Texas, will be the largest in Duke Energy Renewables’ fleet once complete.
Jul 24, 2019 // Plants, USA, EPC, Duke Energy Renewables, Texas, O&M, SunTrust, Hauer & Feld LLP, Akin Gump, Wingate, Blattner Energy, First Solar, Solar Energy, North America, 8minute Solar Energy
sPower and PSEG Long Island construct 20-MWac New York solar system
sPower, a company handling development, construction and operation of solar power facilities, and PSEG Long Island, a major electric utility provider, have completed a 20-MWac solar plant in Riverhead, New York. The project will provide power for approximately 2,870 homes annually, as New York moves to completely decarbonize its electricity system by 2040.
Jul 24, 2019 // Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, New York, sPower, PSEG Long Island, Paul Napoli, Long Island, North America
HOMER Grid software upgrade includes demand response modeling
HOMER Energy’s software for modeling the economic and engineering feasibility of grid-tied hybrid renewable energy systems now includes the capability to model the economic benefits of participation in demand response contracts.
Jul 24, 2019 // Software, HOMER Energy’s software, HOMER, SEPA, HOMER Grid
India: Renewable Energy Dominates 1st Half Of 2019 With 58% Share In New Capacity
Renewable energy technologies, especially wind and solar power, continued to lead all other technologies in new capacity added in the first half of 2019.
Jul 24, 2019 // Solar, CleanTechnica Research, India, Asia
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