Solar Commercial Plants News

Israel launches 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender
The government wants a 300 MW solar plant linked to large scale storage in the Negev desert. Construction is planned for late 2021 and completion in 2023.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, PV plant, tender, Asia, Israel, solar-plus-storage
Railway-connected large scale PV project announced in Germany
A 42 MW solar park will be built in eastern Germany to generate power for the 16.7 Hz network of German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn. Construction is expected to start once final approvals are received from local authorities.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, Ronald Pofalla, Torsten Schein, Enerparc
California green-lights plans for green energy boom in Sacramento
California’s state planning authorities have waved through a plan by a Sacramento utility to roll out gigawatts’ worth of green energy over the next two decades, including utility-scale storage.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, California, USA, pv power plants, BESS, North America, 8minute Solar Energy, sacramento, smud
Albania’s new 140MW solar auction to pave way for future growth
Albania’s government is to find developers of a utility-scale solar project via a new auction later this year, complemented by plans to examine how PV can grow more extensively across the country.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, EBRD, tender, Europe, solar auction, Albania, balkans
FESCO to Develop Solar plus Storage Project for Maryland’s District 40 Mall
US based FESCO Energy has inked an exclusive pact with Maryland’s District 40 mall, formally known as Frederick Towne Center Mall located on the Golden Mile, to develop a a microgrid enabled solar-plus-storage project.
Jan 24, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, solar plus storage, North America, Maryland, FESCO Energy, John Dukes
BHEL issues tender for power cables for floating solar projects by NTPC
Bharat Heavy Electrical has issued an RfP for direct-current cables for 2 floating photovoltaic stations constructed for Indian energy giant NTPC.
Jan 23, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, India, tender, floating PV, Asia, bhel
Indian Bihar confirms tariff for solar power from Darbhanga-based floating plant
A tariff of 4.15 rupees per kilowatt-hour for the power generated by the 2-megawatt floating photovoltaic station located in Darbhanga district has been passed by the Electricity Regulatory Commission of the state of Bihar.
Jan 23, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, Floating PV, India, floating PV, Asia, BERC, Bihar, BSPHCL
Masdar Signs Partnership for 145 MW Floating Solar Plant in Indonesia
Masdar has signed a PPA with PLN, the state electricity company in Indonesia, for the first floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in the country.
Jan 23, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Masdar, floating PV, Asia, Indonesia, International
Military Engineer Services Tenders for 220 kWp Rooftop Solar Systems in Delhi
The Military Engineer Services has issued a tender for setting up two rooftop solar plants worth a combined 220 kWp generational capacity in Delhi
Jan 23, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, India, tender, Asia, rooftop PV, Military Engineer Services
GCL to sell 7 Chinese solar plants for USD 156.5m
GCL New Energy has inked an agreement for selling seven China-based photovoltaic projects to CHNG. The total capacity of the operational facilities is about 294 megawatts.
Jan 22, 2020 // Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, GCL New Energy, CIT Group, CHNG
CIT backs up 76 MW solar pipeline with USD 200m
CIT is investing around USD200mn in 76 megawatts of photovoltaic projects developed by Clearway Energy – one of the U.S.’s leading renewables operators and developers.
Jan 22, 2020 // Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Massachusetts, North America, Minnesota, Illinois, CIT, CIT Group, Clearway Energy, NY
Total and Marubeni to Build 800MW Solar Plant in Qatar Ahead of World Cup
Gas exporting powerhouse Qatar’s first utility-scale PV project will be built for what is said to be the lowest-ever price for a solar PPA.
Jan 22, 2020 // Large-Scale, Commercial, SunPower, Asia, Qatar, Jinko, GCL New Energy, Dubai
Report: the commercial opportunity for off-grid solar power in Africa is $24 billion per year
On a continent where 600 million people have no access to electricity, “The combination of solar and fintech is driving an economic transformation.”
Jan 22, 2020 // Commercial, Rooftop PV, Market Research, Africa, PEG Africa, Nigeria, shell, Kleos Advisor, PayGo
Vattenfall to construct 4.4MW solar park near Stockholm
Swedish Vattenfall will be constructing a huge solar array 70 kilometers north of the capital – in the city of Uppsala.
Jan 21, 2020 // Large-Scale, Commercial, Sweden, Stockholm, Europe, Vattenfall, Uppsala, U.Jardfelt, Heat Sweden
Czechia wants another 1.9 GW of solar by 2030
The raised renewable energy ambition has been dismissed by the domestic solar association, which accuses president Miloš Zeman of wanting to destroy the Czech PV sector. In 2019, the country added only 7 MW of new PV installations.
Jan 21, 2020 // Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Czechia, Solární Asociace