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First Solar sold out through the second quarter of 2021
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, First Solar said it was sold out of thin-film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules through the second half of 2021 as the company continues to ramp its Series 6 larger-area modules.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, pv power plants, Mark Widmar, North America, first solar inc, cdte thin-film modules
Phanes, Huawei team up for major rooftop solar push in UAE
United Arab Emirates (UAE) has witnessed the installation of what is being billed as its leading distributed solar project to date, scattered across dozens of locations.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Canadian Solar, Asia, Huawei, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, UAE, phanes, pv inverter
DE Shaw buys 180MW project duo from First Solar in Utah
DE Shaw Renewable Investments has purchased two neighbouring PV projects in Utah contracted to provide power to Facebook from developer First Solar.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, First Solar, utility-scale PV, Utah, North America, Facebook, PacifiCorp, d. e. shaw renewable investments
DSD raises US$250 million to support PV growth in 2020
Distributed Solar Development (DSD), a business backed by BlackRock Real Assets’ Global Renewable Power platform and GE Renewable Energy, has closed on a US$250 million fund financed by Morgan Stanley, Silicon Valley Bank and Fifth Third Bank that will be utilised to fund a portfolio of distributed generation projects through 2020.
Oct 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, BlackRock, North America, GE Renewable Energy, distributed solar development, Erik Schiemann, Jorge Iragorri, Morgan Stanley
'The NIMBY thing is alive and well': Neighbours attack $50M solar farm expansion near Brooks
Western Canada's largest and first utility-scale solar project could soon get a whole lot bigger.
Oct 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Canada, North America, Jay De Jong, Jamie Houssain, Molly Douglass
D.E. Shaw acquires 180 MW of Utah solar from First Solar
D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) announced it has acquired First Solar’s Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain 2 projects in Iron County, Utah. The acquisition of the two projects, the sales of which were previously disclosed by First Solar and which total 180 MWAC in capacity, nearly doubles DESRI’s portfolio of First Solar-developed projects to over 360 MWAC.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, First Solar, Asia, North America, Georges Antoun, D.E. Shaw, Bryan Martin
Horne Brothers Construction completes 1-MW community solar project in North Carolina
Horne Brothers Construction (HBC) has completed the civil and mechanical construction on a 1-MW community solar project in North Carolina for municipal utility Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC). Other local partners on the project include the NC State Clean Energy Technology Center, Dewberry and Directional Services.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North Carolina, North America, Horne Brothers Construction, David Trego, PWC
Report finds tribal utility-scale solar is booming in the Southwest
Deals for utility-scale solar installations are accelerating on tribal lands in the Southwest U.S., according to a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, North America, IEEFA, LADWP
Enel leaps up solar developer global ranking after project spree
The Italian fossil fuel company is not hanging around when it comes to diversifying into PV, with almost 1.5 GW of generation capacity plugged in since the start of last year.
Oct 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Canada, Singyes Solar, Canadian Solar, Italy, China, Enel, First Solar, Latin america, Europe, Asia, SunEdison, North America, NextEra Energy, Wiki-Solar, Enerparc
Namibia launches EPC tender for 20 MW solar project
The nation’s Central Procurement Board, on behalf of utility NamPower, has announced a tender to select an engineering, procurement and construction services contractor.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Africa, Namibia
Burkina Faso gold mines to get 13 MW solar-plus-storage
Renewable energy is rapidly being adopted by mining companies as the combination of off-grid power and cheaply available renewables offers a strong business case.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Total Eren, PV plant, solar-plus-storage, Africa, nordgold, Burkina Faso, Nikolai Zelenski
Ciel & Terre completes floating solar plant at Indian airport
French floating solar specialist Ciel & Terre has completed its first FPV plant in India through its local subsidiary.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, India, floating PV, Asia, kerala, Ciel & Terre, fpv, cochin, cial, airport
ROUND-UP: 1MW of PV at Gazprom oil plant in Russia, Hungarian milestones for Photon Energy
1MW plant fired up at Gazprom Neft oil refinery in Russia. Photon Energy turns on eight PV plants totalling 5.6MWp in Hungary. Jinko delivers 13.6MW of modules to Photon Energy plants in Hungary.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Jinko Solar, Hungary, pv modules, Europe, Asia, Russia, gazprom, photon energy, Oleg Shutkin, Oleg Belyavsky, Georg Hotar
Nordgold plans 13MW of solar with storage for Burkina Faso mines
Nordgold intends to build a 13MW PV plant with battery storage that will provide power to its Burkina Faso gold mines, thanks to an agreement signed with Total Eren and equity investor Africa Energy Management Platform (AEMP) on Tuesday.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Total Eren, Australia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, Africa, mining, nordgold, mines, Burkina Faso, downer, alinta, Nikolai Zelenski
Land vs transmission: Dilemma with India’s 55GW Pakistan border solar and wind plans
With land procurement continuing to hold back India’s PV sector, the government is considering up to 55GW of solar and wind projects along the border with Pakistan where there is an abundance of barren lands.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Vinay Rustagi, Rajasthan, gujarat, Anand Kumar
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