Solar Commercial Plants News

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
Chint launches a 103MW solar project in Netherlands
The photovoltaic park developed by Chint Solar was commissioned a month and a half ago. The PV modules for the project were manufactured by Astronergy, the company’s unit in Germany.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, pv modules, Europe, Netherlands, Chint Solar
Ambitious 1 GW agrivoltaic livestock farming project declared in Malaysia
The Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute is planning a huge solar energy project which will integrate agriculture and livestock farming in the Sabah region. The research institute claims to have secured $50 million for the project's initial, 200 MW phase. The 25,000ha needed for the projects will host up to 150,000 cattle in addition to cultivation of forage crops like kenaf, corn, hay and wheat.
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Malaysia, JA Solar, Asia, Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute, NET Kovina Co, Ltd, Max Legacy Sdn Bhd, Datuk Darell
India holds a tender for hybrid and photovoltaic projects, with 1.2 gigawatts of capacity each
Indian SECI is going to conclude 25-year-valid PPAs for solar and hybrid ventures. The developers can choose where in India the facilities will be built, owned and operated.
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, India, SECI, Asia
Indian solar colossus starts Wellington project in Australia
Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd is entering the market of Australia and starting the first Australia-based photovoltaic project – the 200-megawatt solar field in Wellington, the state of New South Wales.
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Australia, Oceania, Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd