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Ultra-low solar bid of $0.01997/kWh in the US – not quite so sunny
PV technology has made significant progress in a short amount of time, leaving solar enthusiasts chuffed. Opponents, on the other hand, brand it as unworkable boondoggle, surviving on the crutches of subsidies and only salving the conscience of the green-minded companies cosseted by political forces. The naysayers do have partial truth in their argument - governments the world over have been supporting the growth of this child with the moniker “solar” with public finances. So, this is the partial truth and the enthusiasts have just enough firepower to say that all energy is, after all, subsidised one way or another – in terms of uncompensated costs of air pollution, congestion and global warming and the consequential irreversible damage these fossil fuels have done to the planet. Perhaps more important and statistically relevant is a report published by the IMF in 2015, which had pegged subsidies to fossil fuels at US$5.3 trillion.
Aug 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar, USA, bifacial, monocrystalline, ssfusa, North America
India turns to dispatchable renewables to ease grid constraints
The state enterprise Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued at the beginning of the month a tender for 1,200MW of renewable power that can be used to alleviate peak demand issued on the grid, in effect mandating the use of energy storage systems (ESS).
Aug 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar, India, SECI, tender
JA Solar’s bifacial double-glass PERC modules used on 2.5MW rooftop project for Goodyear Malaysia
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has supplied its bifacial double-glass PERC modules to a 2.5MW rooftop project at a Goodyear tire manufacturing facility in Shah Alam, Malaysia, the country's largest such project.
Aug 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, Malaysia, rooftop, SMSL, JA Solar, Goodyear, pv modules, Asia
Soventix in talks to deploy 100MW solar in Nicaragua
Soventix has been singled out by the Nicaraguan government as the potential developer of a major solar project, the latest in a series of PV moves by the Central American state.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Solar, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Soventix, Nicaragua, Salvador Mansell Castrillo, PV plants, North America
German investor scoops up 6.5MW of distributed solar in El Salvador
A German player has become the owner of a distributed solar pipeline in El Salvador, laying the groundwork for construction to launch later this year.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Germany, El Salvador, MPC Capital, Hamburg, PV plant, Geo Ingeniería, Europe, North America, Costa Rica
Capital Dynamics grows Nevada portfolio with solar-plus-storage foray
Global asset management firm Capital Dynamics has purchased an 180MWac / 231MWdc solar project that includes a 90MWac / 360MWh energy storage facility in Boulder City, Nevada for an undisclosed sum.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, Capital Dynamics, USA, Nevada, Skylar Townsite LLC, Gigawatt 1, Rob Roy, Adam Kramer, North America
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
Orange Jordan adds 37 MW of solar under ‘wheeling’ scheme
With grid capacity a limiting factor, the Middle Eastern country has moved to foster private-to-private solar projects to meet industrial power demand.
Aug 1, 2019 // Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, EBRD, Orange Jordan, Kawar Investment, Hussein Bin Talal, Mafraq, Amman, Jordan, Asia
FLIR, Raptor Maps Offer Resources on Drones in Solar
In collaboration with Raptor Maps, FLIR has created a five-part series with four videos and a webinar on the use of thermal drones for solar inspection.
Aug 1, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Commercial, Solar, Raptor Maps, FLIR, Brett Kanda, Austin Coffin, webinar, drone
Ukraine makes a bid for PV growth
The final segment in pv magazine’s look at unsung solar markets heads to Ukraine, where a generous feed in tariff and developments in the corporate PPA segment looks likely to push installations past the 1 GW mark for 2019.
Jul 26, 2019 // Commercial, Tariffs, Scatec Solar, Solar, tarif, commerce, Ukraine, PV, EBRD, NEFCO, Natixis, Total Eren, AlGihaz and NBT, Svitlana Teush, Head of Construction, Europe
Unico Solar to develop 19 commercial-scale solar projects in Colorado
Unico Solar announced plans to develop 19 C&I solar projects across Colorado’s Front Range totaling 14.75 MW of capacity.
Jul 25, 2019 // Commercial, USA, Unico Solar, Colorado, Community Solar Gardens Modernization Act, North America
Private Utility In India Issues 350-Megawatt Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender
A private power distribution company in India issued a tender to procure energy from solar-wind hybrid projects with a goal to fulfill its Renewable Purchase Obligation, and possibly, to reduce the cost of power procurement.
Jul 25, 2019 // Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited, AEML, Solar Energy Corporation of India, Asia
sPower and PSEG Long Island construct 20-MWac New York solar system
sPower, a company handling development, construction and operation of solar power facilities, and PSEG Long Island, a major electric utility provider, have completed a 20-MWac solar plant in Riverhead, New York. The project will provide power for approximately 2,870 homes annually, as New York moves to completely decarbonize its electricity system by 2040.
Jul 24, 2019 // Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, New York, sPower, PSEG Long Island, Paul Napoli, Long Island, North America
Ecuador to kick-off 500 MW renewables auction
Through the procurement exercise, the Ecuadorian government will select wind, solar and mini hydropower projects. Selected developers will be granted a 25-year PPA, while the sole off-taker of the generated energy will be state-owned utility Corporacion Electrica de Ecuador, S.A. (CELEC).
Jul 24, 2019 // Large-Scale, Commercial, PPA, Ecuador, Villonaco II, Villonaco III, El Aromo, CELEC, Corporacion Electrica de Ecuador, South america
CleanCapital Acquires Huge New Jersey Solar Portfolio
Renewable energy investment platform CleanCapital has announced its largest acquisition to date, a 75.2 MW solar portfolio made up of 15 operating projects in New Jersey.
Jul 22, 2019 // Commercial, CleanCapital, CarVal Investors, Olympic, KDC, Diamond Castle Holdings LLC, Fox Rothschild, C&I solar in the U.S., Melinda Baglio
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