Solar Floating PV Plants News

MGen pitches floating solar facility on Laguna de Bay
Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) power generation arm is looking into a possible 110-megawatt floating solar facility on Laguna de Bay as part of its renewable energy thrust.
Oct 17, 2019 // Floating PV, floating PV, Asia, Philippines, Meralco, mgreen, MGen, Rogelio Singson, Laguna de Bay
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
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
Risen Energy expands footprint with 150MW module order for power station in Malaysia
Chinese solar panel maker Risen Energy has signed off on an order to provide 150MW of high-efficiency PV modules to a power station in Malaysia. This stands as the biggest module order Risen Energy has ever carried out to date both in Malaysia and from an overseas floating power station.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Malaysia, China, Asia, Risen Energy, Xie Jian
Akuo enlists crowdfunding partner for 17MWp floating project in France
Individuals can now bankroll the deployment of a large-scale floating solar plant in France, a project by Paris-headquartered Akuo Energy.
Oct 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, France, floating PV, Europe, akuo, Allianz Crowdlending
ADB finances Vietnam’s first large-scale floating solar plant
Vietnamese firm Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi (DHD), a subsidiary of national utility EVN, has bagged a US$37 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a 47.5MW floating solar project that is claimed to be the first and largest such project in the Southeast Asian nation.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Floating PV, ADB, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Singapore, Vietnam, floating, fpv, evn, dhd, sorsea, Christopher Thieme, Ramesh Subramaniam
Storage omission in Vietnam solar FiT draft a ‘serious mistake’
Vietnam plans to reduce feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for ground-mount and floating PV after solar capacity deployment exceeded expectations under the original subsidy by a factor of five.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, Floating PV, FiT, Asia, rooftop solar, Vietnam, Floating solar, dragon capital, moit, Gavin Smith, Nguyễn Đức Cường
First Utility-Scale Floating Solar Power Plant For Germany
Ciel & Terre recently announced the launching of a new utility-scale 750 kWp floating solar array in Renchen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Utilizing more than 2,300 solar panels, it is predicted the solar power plant will generate 736 MWh per year.
Sep 30, 2019 // Floating PV, Germany, floating PV, Europe, Ciel & Terre, Neige BREANT, Vincent Pinchou, Ossola GmbH, Erdgas Südwest
Who has won contract for Indonesia’s controversial floating PV project?
The government was forced to hold a tender for the 200 MW Cirata Dam scheme after originally awarding the deal to UAE developer Masdar. With August 19 named as the date to announce the auction results, nobody is any the wiser as yet.
Sep 30, 2019 // Floating PV, Masdar, tender, Asia, Indonesia, Marlistya Citraningrum, UAE, Cirata Dam, Perusahaan Listrik Negara, Archandra Tahar
India picks developer for 70MWac/105MWp floating solar plant
India has now chosen a developer for one of the largest floating PV projects ever seen in the country, with plans to take the plant to the finish line within two years.
Sep 27, 2019 // Floating PV, India, NTPC, floating PV, Asia, world bank, kerala, tata power solar, Ashish Khanna
Vietnam may cut FITs for large scale solar 20%
The tariff for rooftop PV will be maintained at $0.0935/kWh but payments for ground-mounted and floating solar could be cut to $0.0709/kWh and $0.0769, respectively. The previous FIT scheme, according to government figures, has driven the deployment of around 5 GW of solar generation capacity.
Sep 25, 2019 // Tariffs, Rooftop PV, Floating PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Vietnam, floating
India’s SECI to supply 1.3 GW of clean power through recent deals
With India’s power minister hinting that a new renewable energy tariff policy could be in the works, the federal agency responsible for solar has started boasting about the volume of clean power it has in the pipeline.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, Policy, Floating PV, India, SECI, Asia, Floating solar, Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam, Rihand Dam, Kerala State Electricity Board, Raj Kumar Singh
Bangladesh’s first state-owned solar plant comes online
The new generation facility was financed by the Asian Development Bank and built by Chinese company ZTE Corp. The project will sell power to the grid for $0.065/kWh, a record low for solar in the country.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, China, Bangladesh, Asia, rooftop solar, Asian Development Bank, ZTE Corp, Floating solar
Japan’s largest floating PV plant catches fire after Typhoon Faxai impact
Kyocera’s 13.7 MW floating project at the Yamakura Dam was damaged by 120mph winds the typhoon brought to the coastal city of Chiba. Firefighters said the blaze may have been generated by the strong heat produced by panels stacking up.
Sep 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Japan, Kyocera, floating PV, Asia, Yamakura Dam, Chiba
New Zealand’s floating debut billed as country’s top PV project to date
New Zealand looks set to join the countries tapping into floating solar worldwide via a new, city-based scheme, sponsored by a utility duo.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, New Zealand, solar pv, floating PV, utilities, IRENA, Oceania, vector group, auckland, Simon Mackenzie, watercare