Solar Commercial Plants News

ABB launches pioneering floating solar plant in Switzerland
ABB has partnered with Romande Energie to provide its own inverter solutions for one of the world's highest floating PV installations, which raises efficacy of DC generation by up to 30 percent, even in winter.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, ABB, floating PV, Europe, Switzerland
Developers turn on Facebook's 102.5-MWac Georgia solar park
Facebook's first solar project in the state of Georgia is currently functional in Early County. Facebook representatives joined Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and Silicon Ranch to "flip the switch" on the 102.5 MWac solar facility.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, Facebook, shell, Silicon Ranch, EMC
Qatar to fund renewable power in India
Sovereign wealth fund of Qatar has acquired a 25.1-percent % stake in Mumbai’s unit of Adani Electricity for 450m USD. This purchase is meant to support Adani’s targeted 30-percent power generation from green sources by 2023.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, Asia, Qatar, LONGi, Adani Green Energy
Taiwanese floating solar potential
A math model, created by a Taiwanese scientific group, has shown that aquavoltaic installations can be a profitable alternative to on-ground power plants in the country with a shortage of land area. Even though floating solar promises bad influence on aquaculture, profit from power generation is likely to make up for this loss.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, floating PV, Taiwan
Kansai Electric Power and Power Ledger extend cooperation
Japan’s electric utility KEPCO prolongs a trial project with Australia’s peer-to-peer energy trading company Power Ledger. The project is meant for tracking RECs and ptp trading power generated by solar plants.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Japan, Australia, Asia, Oceania, KEPCO, Power Ledger
Little Rock’s Bank OZK invests in 4.8-MW solar project
Bank OZK announced plans for a significant investment for the construction of a solar power plant which will provide enough renewable energy to power its new corporate headquarters and up to 40 other Arkansas locations, according to Tim Hicks, chief administrative officer and executive director of Investor Relations.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, OZK, Tim Hicks, Arkansas
Belectric awarded O&M contract for 20 MW of U.S. solar
Global solar O&M provider Belectric has been awarded a 10-year service contract for more than 20 MW of projects across the United States.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, sPower, North America, Maryland, Indiana, Belectric, Madison Energy, Matthew Lusk
Origis Energy will install 149 MW of solar for Florida municipal utilities
Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in partnership with 12 municipal electric utilities and Origis Energy, announced plans to expand the Florida Municipal Solar Project by adding 149 megawatts to what was already one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the nation.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Florida, North America, Origis Energy, Johan Vanhee, FMPA, Jacob Williams
ACWA Power switches on 50 MW solar farm in Jordan
The PV project, that was tendered by Jordanian utility NEPCO in 2017, will sell electricity at $0.059/kWh. The plant is situated at Jordan's Risha area, which is approximately 300 km northeast of Amman.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Jordan, Asia, ACWA Power, NEPCO
Greenbacker acquires 19-MW intended Michigan solar project
Greenbacker Renewable Energy has reached an agreement with Prism Power Partners to obtain Electric City Solar, a 19-MW construction-ready solar project in Michigan using a 25-year municipal offtake agreement. The transaction marks yet another successful purchase of a contracted utility-scale solar endeavor for Greenbacker.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Michigan, Greenbacker Renewable Energy, North America, Prism Power Partners
Hormel Foods plant provides solar array to offset 15 percent of energy
Hormel Foods Corporation and IGS Solar have declared the completion of the solar energy project in the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, California. The completion was celebrated in a Flip the Switch Event at the production facility, which produces an assortment of pepperoni and salami for foodservice pizza toppings.
Dec 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, North America, igs solar, Hormel Foods Corporation, HOLT Renewables
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