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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
Construction begins on 25 MW floating array in Korea
South Korea’s largest PV project is scheduled for commissioning by next year. The project developer – Korean floating PV specialist Scotra – is also planning a 2.5 MW offshore solar project with the support of the government.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Floating PV, South Korea, China, floating PV, Asia, Scotra Co Ltd, Topinfra Co Ltd, Gunsan
Aquavoltaics in the Philippines
An EU funded solar-plus-storage project has been tendered in the Philippines. The United Nations is seeking bids for the system, to support the for the seaweed industry on the island of Tawi-Tawi. Combining PV with aquaculture brings many advantages for both, including water conservation, a more controlled aquatic environment, and ecosystem restoration.
Aug 13, 2019 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Floating PV, USA, tender, floating PV, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Philippines, RETS, MinDA, hybrid systems
South Korea has added 1.64 GW of solar so far this year
This new development has brought the country’s cumulative installed solar capacity to more than 9.5 GW. Around 91.5% of the newly installed capacity is represented by PV systems below 1 MW in size.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, South Korea, floating plant, MOTIE, Domestic panels
New alliance to expand floating PV in Southeast Asia
Pestech, a Malaysia-based electrical power technology company, has entered into a partnership with Chinese inverter maker Sungrow to jointly develop new floating solar solutions.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Floating PV, Malaysia, Sungrow, floating PV, inverter, Pestech
Bolsonaro clears Brazilian solar scheme at floating plant launch
Jair Bolsonaro has given the green light to a new solar scheme in Brazil’s northeast, marking its launch as he attended the opening of a separate floating project.
Aug 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Floating PV, floating PV, South america, Latin america, Brazil, solar water pump, jair bolsonaro, Bento Albuquerque, Gustavo Canuto, Chesf, floating plant
More floating PV for Thailand
French floating PV specialist Ciel&Terre is teaming up with SCG, an Asian petrochemical company, to develop floating solar plants at hydroelectric dams in Thailand.
Aug 5, 2019 // Plants, Floating PV, Ciel&Terre, SCG, Thailand, floating PV, EGAT, Asia
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