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One Of Latin America’s Largest Solar Plants Inaugurated In Sonora
Just a few months after the last major plant came online, another massive solar installation has opened in Sonora.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Latin america, Acciona, Sonora, Tuto Energy, Puerto Libertad, Orejana, Asolmex
Why Solar Energy Stocks Are Dropping Like a Rock
Investors are afraid of solar energy right now, but the long-term prospects of the industry are improving.
Oct 2, 2019 // Inverters, USA, SunPower, China, First Solar, Enphase Energy, Europe, JinkoSolar, Asia, solaredge technologies, North America
Consumer Protection: California Adds New Guide to Solar contracts
California is backpedaling to regulate the way solar is sold to potential buyers. Starting October 1, contractors are required to include the Solar Protection Guide to their contracts.
Oct 2, 2019 // Solar, California, USA, North America, Nate Otto, Hot Purple Energy, Kathy Owens
Planning Commission to consider solar farm in upper James City County
The James City County Planning Commission will weigh whether to recommend approval of a special-use permit needed to build a solar farm in Norge Wednesday.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, James, Ben Vollmer, Strata Solar Development
Sunseap to supply Singapore’s largest rooftop solar project
Sunseap Group has won the tender for one of Singapore’s largest solar projects. The SolarNova 4 project will require the installation of more than 170,000 solar panels on rooftops of Housing & Development Board (HDB) blocks.
Oct 2, 2019 // Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Singapore, Sunseap Group, Frank Phuan, Lawrence Wu
Online marketplace Sun Exchange powers solar projects in South Africa
Sun Exchange powers solar projects at schools such as Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Europe, Africa, North America, Sun Exchange, Abraham Cambridge
Belt and Road to bring 1 GW of solar to Italy
Chinese state-owned PV manufacturer Jetion Solar says it has signed a deal with Italian government-owned oil and gas major Eni to develop a slew of new solar projects across five regions in the next three years in a deal worth €2 billion.
Oct 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Italy, China, Europe, Asia, Jetion Solar, Eni
Forestalia plans additional 1.3 GW of solar in Spain
The Spanish company plans to develop 66 solar and wind parks that will add 3 GW of renewable energy generation capacity in 50 municipalities near Teruel, Navarre over the next four years. Some 34 facilities will be solar plants that will add 1.3 GW as part of an investment of more than €2.4 billion.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, auction, Javier Lambá, Forestalia, Andorra
Uruguay launches 65 MW solar tender
Utility UTE is planning to resume solar energy development with a new large scale PV project after several years of almost zero growth.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, South america, Uruguay, Actis, UTE, large scale PV
Danish researchers bring some color to rooftop PV
Scientists led by the Technical University of Denmark have begun a project to design solar cells that can be produced in different colors with minimal effect on performance, making them suitable for building-integrated and other applications with aesthetic considerations.
Oct 1, 2019 // Technology, Rooftop PV, bipv, Germany, Europe, Fraunhofer ISE, rooftop PV, Denmark, Building-integrated photovoltaics, DTU, colored PV modules, Peter Poulsen, Danish Solar Energy Ltd
South Africa proposes voluntary reduction of tariffs awarded in first three REIPPPP rounds
Power purchase agreements may be voluntarily renegotiated by extending the 20-year deals or enabling independent power producers to add more efficient PV components, thus increasing plant generation capacity.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Africa, eskom, Gwede Mantashe, Pravin Gordhan, Chris Ahlfeldt
Gambia plans 150 MW solar project with 20 MWh storage option
The solar park will be connected to the Soma substation, a piece of grid infrastructure expected to increase electricity access in the country to 60%. The project will add to 30 MW of other solar facilities under development in the West African nation.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, storage, Africa, Gambia, ECOWAS, National Water & Electricity Company Ltd
Germany added 2.72 GW of PV in eight months
In August alone, around 327 MW of new solar generation capacity was registered in the country. This month the FIT for solar systems up to 750 kW in size will fall another 1.4%.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, FiT, Germany, Europe
Solar supporting peacekeeping in DR Congo
A report by the Powering Peace organization states UN missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo could reduce expense and pollution by using off-grid solar to power operations instead of diesel generators. Adding a 200 kW solar system with 200 kW/450 kWh of energy storage would reduce diesel consumption 80% for 10-year savings of almost $2.6 million, states the group.
Oct 1, 2019 // Storage, Grids, USA, storage, off-grid solar, North America, bboxx, DR Congo, MONUSCO, Kivu Green Energy, Orange, Altech, SNEL
Uruguay on the lookout for developers of 65MWp solar project
Uruguay is poised for a significant PV boost after plans emerged of a new utility-scale project, which has already secured key construction components.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, pv power plants, utility-scale PV, South america, Uruguay, UTE