US ROUND-UP: Gap diversifies; 125MW PPA in MI; Military-funded space solar; Solar bees
Global retail brand Gap moved one step closer to its goal of fully renewably-powered operations by 2030 after signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enel Green Power North America. It has purchased 90MW of energy from the renewables giant's North Dakota wind project for a period of 12 years.
Aug 13, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, USA, SunPower, plants, Michigan, cleanchoice energy, solar bees, Antonio Cammisecra, air force, university of toledo, solar space, upper peninsula power company, power purchase agreement, orion renewable energy group, map energy, gap, North Dakota, enel green power, the chandler solar project, North America
Wuxi Suntech ranked seventh in BloombergNEF bankability survey
China-based PV module manufacturer, Wuxi Suntech Power Co has been ranked seventh highest in the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) ‘Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019’, report.
Aug 13, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, pv modules, plants, longi solar, pv moduletech, investment, finance, Wuxi Suntech Power Co, He Shuangquan, PV-Tech
Neoen touts 50MW victory in Portugal’s momentous PV auction
Neoen has shed light on its winning project in Portugal’s head-turning solar auction this summer, a tender consultants now say illustrates a new, bolder attitude towards merchant risks.
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Portugal, solar pv, plants, Europe, neoen, auction prices, auction ppas, largescale2020
Agrivoltaics good for agriculture and panel efficiency
A U.S. research team has found the most efficient locations for agrivoltaics include western America, southern Africa and the Middle East. The researchers found crop land, grasslands and wetlands were the best environments for PV projects linked to agriculture. Conditions suitable for crops are ideal for improving solar module efficiency.
Aug 12, 2019 // Technology, USA, Japan, PV panels, plants, Netherlands, Oregon State University, agrivoltaics
Oman launches tender for 146 MW of solar-diesel-storage projects
The Rural Areas Electricity Company wants to build hybrid plants in 11 non-interconnected areas of the sultanate. The projects will have a total of 48 MW of solar power generation capacity and 70 MW of diesel and the storage component will have total installed power of 28 MW and a storage capacity of 14 MWh.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, tender, plants, Asia, Rural Areas Electricity Company, Tanweer, Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, United Arab Emirates
Ib Vogt kickstarts EPC work for Aussie solar-plus-storage project
German EPC Ib vogt has started construction on a utility-scale project in Australia’s New South Wales (NSW).
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, EPC, Australia, solar pv, plants, solar-plus-storage, ib vogt, new south wales
Sonnedix breaks ground on 171MW PV plant in Chile’s Atacama
Sonnedix has marked the launch of construction works for a large-scale solar installation in Chile’s Atacama desert, with a view to power up the plant late next year.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, IPP, Sonnedix, Chile, solar pv, utility-scale PV, plants, South america, Latin america, ground-breaking, atacama, atacama desert
Amazon unveils seventh solar farm for Virginia
Amazon revealed plans for a 45MW / 100,000MWh solar farm in Virginia and a 23.2MW / 68,000MWh wind farm in Cork, Ireland on Thursday.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar, USA, Virginia, Amazon, Ireland, Cork, plants, Europe, North America
ABO sells Spanish PV portfolio, links debut Hungarian project
ABO Wind has reached key solar milestones across two of its European target markets, notching up a major sale in Spain and linking its first Hungarian PV project.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Spain, PV Tech, ABO, Wiesbaden, Hungary, plants, Europe
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