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Balearic Islands bag €40m grant for 326MW of small-scale solar
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has offered grants worth €40 million to 55 small solar projects to be located on Spain's Balearic Islands, with a total capacity of 326MW.
Oct 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Europe, distributed solar, balearic islands, idae, erdf, grant, majorca, minorca, ibiza, formentera
ROUND-UP: GES Chile build, Hong Kong and Macau JV, S&W 200MW Australia order, Indian floating order
GES to build 97MW solar plant for Engie in Chile. Sterling & Wilson bags 200MW EPC order in Australia. BHEL tenders for Floating solar equipment at Indian coal plant. ACC and Hyperion for JV in Hong Kong.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Hong Kong, Australia, ACC, NTPC, floating PV, Oceania, bhel, hyperion, macau, pond
Cubico closes finance on 162MW Texas solar project to power Starbucks
London-headquartered investor Cubico Sustainable Investments has achieved financial close on the 162MW Wagyu solar PV project in Brazoria County, Texas, the US.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Texas, North America, cubico, corporate ppa, hsbc, starbucks, bp, res, nord lb, rabobank, Oliver Alexander
SEI facilitates the installation of 1.2 MW of solar in rural Colorado communities
Solar Energy International (SEI)’s technical consulting program for solar market development in rural communities, Solar Forward, has officially surpassed the 1-MW mark of new, installed solar across rural Colorado. The program has yielded 1.2 MW of installed solar to-date and numbers continue to climb.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Colorado, North America, Solar Energy International, Mary Marshall
8minute, Capital Dynamics complete massive Springbok PV project in California
The 121 MWdc Springbok 3 project in Kern County, California, brings the Springbok series to 448 MW, as Capital Dynamics continues its investments in U.S. solar.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Capital Dynamics, California, USA, SunPower, First Solar, North America, 8minute Solar Energy
Ciel & Terre’s 1.01MW floating plant completed in Bahia, Brazil
Brazilian renewables developer Sunlution and French floating solar firm Ciel & Terre have completed construction of a 1.01MW PV project that floats on a hydroelectric reservoir in the north-eastern state of Bahia in Brazil.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, floating PV, South america, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, fpv, bahia
EnBW board greenlights 180MW unsubsidised solar park in Germany
German utility EnBW will build what is claimed to be Germany’s largest solar park without subsidy support, standing at 180MW in capacity in Brandenburg.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, unsubsidised, enbw, post-subsidy, procon solar, Procon Solar GmbH, Hans-Josef Zimmer, Thorsten Jörß
DEWA bags $0.016953/kWh tariff for 900MW of Dubai solar park
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed that it fielded a tariff of US$1.6953 cents per kWh in a recent tender for a 900MW plot of its 5GW Mohammed bin Rashid (MbR) solar parks – a bid it claims sets a world record for the indepedent power producer (IPP) model.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, Dewa, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, tenders, ACWA Power, Dubai, gulf
Lightsource BP makes maiden foray into Spanish solar market with 300MW acquisition
Lightsource BP has announced its entry into the Spanish solar market with the acquisition of a 300MW project portfolio in Zaragoza.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, solar pv, Lightsource BP, Europe, utility-scale, Nick Boyle
Top officials trumpet 20GW-by-2025 solar goal as Energy Taiwan kicks off
Taiwan will try and use its leverage as a global electronic and manufacturing hotspot to engineer a multi-gigawatt clean energy boom, government figures have said as they kickstarted this year’s edition of Energy Taiwan.
Oct 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Policy, pv modules, Asia, policy and regulation, Taiwan, energy taiwan, module manufacturing, auo, Shen Jong-Chin, Tsai Ing-wen, TSEC
Rebuilding for resilience
The islands of the Caribbean have been focusing on the deployment of storage solutions, minigrids and microgrids in response to the damage their power systems suffered during the 2017 hurricane season. But with the opportunities, there are also challenges.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, storage, Wood Mackenzie, North America, Caribbean, RMI, Stephen Mushegan, Isaac Maze-Rothstein, off-grid market, Antigua and Barbuda
Cronimet finishes 1 MW rooftop PV array on Namibian mall
The German developer and independent power producer claims it finished its latest solar project in the country about one month ahead of schedule.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe, Africa, Namibia, Cronimet Mining Power Solutions
Australian agrivoltaics start-up aiming for eventual 1 GW of solar capacity
With sun the common component of solar energy production and agriculture, a new company in northern New South Wales is set to combine the benefits of sowing PV and forage crops in the same soil.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Arizona, Australia, Oceania, North America, Oregon, Ben Wynn
Shell to power Philippines refinery with solar, storage and natural gas
In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint the oil giant is ramping up its renewable energy production at a refinery in the Philippines. The news was announced by the company in a week which saw it named seventh worst corporate contributor to the climate crisis since awareness of emissions-related damage first emerged.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Philippines, shell, Cesar Romero, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Indiana utility eyes 2.6GW of wind-solar-storage for coal retirements
Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has issued request for proposals (RfPs) for a mix of technologies across solar, energy storage, wind and others to meet requirements for extra power generation identified under its Integrated Resource Plan (2018 IRP).
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, tender, solar-plus-storage, North America, rfp, Indiana, nipsco, energy transition, coal replacement
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