Solar Large-Scale Plants News

Groups Push For Stronger Clean Energy Rules In Arizona As APS Seeks More Solar, Wind
As clean energy stakeholders urge Arizona regulators to adopt stronger renewable energy standards, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) has announced plans to add new solar and wind resources, helping expand the company’s renewable energy portfolio to about 2.5 GW by 2021, which would be enough to power more than half a million Arizona homes.
Aug 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Solar, USA, Arizona, APS, ACC, Art Terrazas, Carol Davis, Bret Fanshaw, North America
First Solar planning 150-MWac Arizona solar array for Microsoft data centers
First Solar announced that its Sun Streams 2 PV solar plant will power new energy-efficient data centers being built by Microsoft in Goodyear and El Mirage, Arizona. The 150-MWac facility, is being developed and constructed by First Solar in Maricopa County and will power the data centers under a 20-year agreement and will be operational in 2021.
Jul 31, 2019 // Large-Scale, USA, Arizona, First Solar, PV solar, Sun Streams, El Mirage, North America
Saudi foodmaker turns to Engie for 30MW of solar supply
Engie has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a solar plant to back the operations of Saudi Arabia’s self-styled largest listed food group.
Jul 30, 2019 // Large-Scale, PPA, NADEC, Engie, Haradh, Kingdom
Arizona’s state utility to tender 400MW of wind and solar
Arizona’s largest electric utility is gearing up to tender 400MW of renewables before the summer is up.
Jul 30, 2019 // Large-Scale, USA, Arizona, APS, Arizona Public Service Company, North America
EU Coal Regions Could Supply 730 GW Of Solar Power While Providing Employment For Miners
Most CleanTechnica readers are renewable energy advocates. Wind, solar, recovering energy from the water we boil to make our breakfast tea — anything and everything that makes zero emissions electricity without burning fossil fuels is welcome. But there is a dark side to the transition to renewables. Lots of people make their living working in the fossil fuel industry. If the renewable energy revolution is to be successful, those people must be able to transition to clean energy jobs
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, Most CleanTechnica, Entitled Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Generation, Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe
State news service: China has already connected 870 MW of this year’s subsidized PV projects
The state-owned China News Service today reported almost $80 million is left in the pot for large scale project subsidies this year despite almost 420 facilities with a combined generation capacity of 1.77 GW having missed out in the auction.
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, NEA, Solar, China, China Photovoltaic Industry Association, National Energy Administration, AECEA, Asia Europe Clean Energy, Asia
Ukraine project reaches 46MW as second phase goes operational
UDP Renewables, part of the UFuture Investment Group, has commissioned the second phase of the Scythia Solar project, taking the total capacity to 46MW.
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, Ukraine, UDP Renewables, Vasyl Khmelnytsky, UFuture, Zaporizhia, Odesa, CMEC, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, Donbas, DTEK, Donbas Fuel and Energy Company, Europe
Avaada Energy to implement 2GW of open access PV plants in India
Indian IPP Avaada Energy is in the process of implementing 2GW of open access solar plants in states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Karnataka and Orissa. Avaada currently has a portfolio of over 500MW of open access solar plants for various commercial and industrial companies.
Jul 26, 2019 // Large-Scale, Avaada Energy, Indian IPP, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Karnataka and Orissa, ADB
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
Aussie 10GW solar-plus-storage colossus gets government backing
Australian authorities have rallied behind what is arguably the largest solar-plus-storage project to be conceived in the world’s history.
Jul 22, 2019 // Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Australian, Michael Gunner, Northern Territory, Tennant Creek, Singapore’s SunCable, Victoria, Australia’s Smart Energy Council, Victoria’s Solar, Smart Energy Council's
Canadian Solar-owned 97.6MW PV plant powered up in Argentina
An Argentinian utility-scale PV project snapped up by Canadian Solar last year has started supplying power to the grid.
Jul 22, 2019 // Large-Scale, EPC, Argentinian, Canadian Solar, Parque Solar Cafayate, Powerchina, Argentina’s Energy Secretariat, BICE
German fund partners with ReNew Petra to develop annual 100MW of US solar
German clean energy fund Hep Kapitalverwaltung AG has entered the US distributed solar market with an investment in regional developer ReNew Petra.
Jul 18, 2019 // Large-Scale, USA, German, Hep Kapitalverwaltung AG, ReNew Petra, North Carolina, Christian Hamann, Zorya Energy Advisors, North America
The top ten winners in China’s 23GW tender
Last week the Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) revealed the winners of its feed-in tariff (FiT) auction.
Jul 18, 2019 // Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, NEA, Chinese National Energy Administration, FiT, New Deal, Sungrow, China General Nuclear Power Group, China Datang, Tongwei, Guangzhou Development Group, Jinko Solar, China HuaNeng Group, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group, Singyes Solar, Carrie Xiao