Solar Commercial Plants News

Tunisia-based 5 MW solar facility supplemented with 2.2 MW of storage
Major Italy-based oil and gas producer has completed an off-grid solar-plus-storage project in Tunisia. Earlier, it commissioned a similar 10-megawatt installation in Pakistan. The Tunisian project was deployed in collaboration with local state-owned ETAP.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, solar-plus-storage, Tunisia, Africa, Eni
GS and ReNew to install 300 MW of solar capacity in India
ReNew Power gets a 51-percent stake of the project, while the Korean contractor will hold the remaining 49 percent. The project has been won during the tranche-IV tender held by SECI in 2019.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Korea, ReNew Power, GS Engineering & Construction
Elon Musk is talking about powering all of America with solar
Elon Musk is talking, again, about his idea to turn 10,000 square miles in the U.S. desert into a solar farm that can power the entire nation.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, TESLA, Elon Musk, North America, Bill Gates, Andrew Smith
Mitsubishi Motors unveils solar system, battery storage project in Japan
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TYO:7211) on Wednesday unveiled a project to build a rooftop solar array and a battery energy storage system (BESS) at its manufacturing plant in Okazaki city, Japan.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Japan, Asia, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
SENS to create 440 MW photovoltaic project in Sicily
German Steag Solar Energy Solutions GmbH (SENS) and KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG intend to come up with photovoltaic power projects in Sicily with an installed capacity of 440 MW.
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, SENS
Innovative Solar introduces two solar projects with total capacity of 425MW
Innovative Solar Systems offers 2 Texas-based utility-scale solar projects for immediate acquisition. The first array is located in Fisher County and has a generation capacity of 125 megawatts. The second project with a 300-megawatt capacity is in Jones County.
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Texas, Engie, North America, innovative solar systems
EIB’s new climate fight era takes it to 218MW Spanish PV pipeline
Yet another solar pipeline is in the works in Spain, with hundreds of megawatts slated for deployment with backing from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, eib, PV pipeline, Valdis Dombrovskis
New South Wales approves 125MW solar project in new ‘renewable energy zone’
The New South Wales government gave the go-ahead to an AU$188 million (US$128 million), grid-connected PV project in the state’s central-west on Monday, just weeks after it earmarked the region as its inaugural ‘renewable energy zone.'
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, Australia, Oceania, new south wales, photon energy
RPCS has installed 1 gigawatt of solar capacity
RP Construction Services, a Californian solar developer and installer, has completed over 1 gigawatt of photovoltaic projects.
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, North America, RP Construction Services, PV pipeline
Neural networks improving solar power forecasting
An international research team has developed a new approach for solar power forecasting that combines neural networks and pattern sequences for the first time. The performance of the new Pattern Sequence Neural Network (PSNN) was tested on an Australian data set that includes information from two years of forecasts. It can be used with different clustering and cluster-sequence extraction algorithms, and can be applied to multiple related time sequences
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Australia, Oceania, PSNN, PSF, Neural networks
Authorities of Taiwan introduce new solar tariffs
The draft FIT program is expecting approval before the turn of the year. Payment for large-scale solar systems is likely to fall by 2.2 percent. As for small residential installations, the reduction will probably constitute 0.34 percent. Only solar solutions based on highly efficient modules and those located on isolated islands will be granted with some bonus.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, PV plants, Taiwan, Bureau of Energy
Colorado Springs Utilities launches largest solar field to date
It wasn’t as easy as flipping a switch but, when Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) brought it’s newest and largest solar panel field online, it quadrupled how much energy it generates from the sun.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, USA, Colorado, North America, Colorado Springs Utilities, Aram Benyamin, Jared Polis
Solar to the fore as Athens Airport announces plan for net zero carbon ground operations by 2025
Greece’s largest international airport has set a goal to operate as a net zero carbon emitter by 2025, mainly via investing in on-site solar. Should the goal be met, the airport will be Europe’s first to rely on self-generated electricity and operate with net zero emissions.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Policy, Greece, solar pv, Europe, AIA, Olivier Jankovec
Oman reveals bidders in 146 megawatt solar-diesel-storage tender
The state-owned Rural Areas Electricity Company wants to build 11 Solar-diesel-storage projects in remote rural locations. Pre-qualified bidders in the tender comprise Engie, Canadian Solar, Akuo, Longi, Jinko, GCL, Abengoa, Total and Belectric.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Canadian Solar, Engie, Asia, akuo, LONGi, Jinko, GCL, Oman, shell, Solar-diesel-storage, Abengoa, Total and Belectric
India's SECI in new solar auction drive as green energy target beckons
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has introduced tenders for 1.2GW of PV projects and 1.2GW of solar-wind hybrid projects on 5 December.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, SECI, tender, solar pv, NTPC, Asia, solar-plus-wind