Solar Large-Scale Plants News
‘Desert to Power’ solar project in Chad clinches €18m AfDB loan
A contracted 32MW solar-plus-storage project just north of Chad’s capital N'Djaména is one step closer to fruition after the African Development Bank (AfDB) provided it with an €18 million (US$19.6 million) loan with a partial risk guarantee.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, solar-plus-storage, Africa, African Development Bank, chad, sahel, infraco africa, aldwich international limited, amea power
Forestalia, Solaria put forward colossal solar ventures in Spain
Spanish clean energy players have come forward in recent days with projects set to bring a major solar boost to Europe’s current market-of-the-moment.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Spain, Europe, subsidy-free pv, solaria, Forestalia, aragon, castilla la mancha, Fernando Samper Rivas, David Guengant
Google taps Hecate’s Texas PV project to feed global clean energy drive
Google has signed a deal for 250MW of solar energy from installations planned in Texas by Chicago-based developer Hecate Energy.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Power Purchase Agreements, Texas, Engie, Microsoft, North America, Google, corporate ppa, honda, hecate energy
Northern European states mark clean policy milestones
Northern Europe’s clean energy scene has witnessed a flurry of policy moves in the space of a week, with at least four countries making announcements on various auctions and subsidy schemes.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Germany, Europe, auction, Switzerland, Netherlands, subsidies, Denmark, tenders
Ranger Power looks for buyer after getting solar energy site approved
Ranger Power will search for a buyer of its 230 million dollar solar site in eastern Lincoln.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Ranger Power, Lincoln, Dan Parson, David Cary, Nebraska
Xcel Announces Deal to Power Steel Mill with Solar
Xcel Energy has announced an agreement with Lightsource BP and EVRAZ North America to develop a $250-million, 240-MW solar power facility in Pueblo, Colorado. The plant will provide power to the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel facility in Pueblo. Xcel said the plant will be the largest on-site solar facility dedicated to a single company.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Colorado, Lightsource BP, North America, Kevin Smith, Xcel Energy, EVRAZ, Alice Jackson
China firms complete building Argentina's largest solar farm: Xinhua
Chinese companies have built a 300-megawatt solar farm in the highlands of northern Argentina, the largest of its kind in the South American nation, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, tender, Argentina, South america, Asia, Xinhua, Shanghai Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd
One Of Latin America’s Largest Solar Plants Inaugurated In Sonora
Just a few months after the last major plant came online, another massive solar installation has opened in Sonora.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Latin america, Acciona, Sonora, Tuto Energy, Puerto Libertad, Orejana, Asolmex
Planning Commission to consider solar farm in upper James City County
The James City County Planning Commission will weigh whether to recommend approval of a special-use permit needed to build a solar farm in Norge Wednesday.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, James, Ben Vollmer, Strata Solar Development
Online marketplace Sun Exchange powers solar projects in South Africa
Sun Exchange powers solar projects at schools such as Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Europe, Africa, North America, Sun Exchange, Abraham Cambridge
Forestalia plans additional 1.3 GW of solar in Spain
The Spanish company plans to develop 66 solar and wind parks that will add 3 GW of renewable energy generation capacity in 50 municipalities near Teruel, Navarre over the next four years. Some 34 facilities will be solar plants that will add 1.3 GW as part of an investment of more than €2.4 billion.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, auction, Javier Lambá, Forestalia, Andorra
Uruguay launches 65 MW solar tender
Utility UTE is planning to resume solar energy development with a new large scale PV project after several years of almost zero growth.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, South america, Uruguay, Actis, UTE, large scale PV
South Africa proposes voluntary reduction of tariffs awarded in first three REIPPPP rounds
Power purchase agreements may be voluntarily renegotiated by extending the 20-year deals or enabling independent power producers to add more efficient PV components, thus increasing plant generation capacity.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Africa, eskom, Gwede Mantashe, Pravin Gordhan, Chris Ahlfeldt
Gambia plans 150 MW solar project with 20 MWh storage option
The solar park will be connected to the Soma substation, a piece of grid infrastructure expected to increase electricity access in the country to 60%. The project will add to 30 MW of other solar facilities under development in the West African nation.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, storage, Africa, Gambia, ECOWAS, National Water & Electricity Company Ltd
Germany added 2.72 GW of PV in eight months
In August alone, around 327 MW of new solar generation capacity was registered in the country. This month the FIT for solar systems up to 750 kW in size will fall another 1.4%.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, FiT, Germany, Europe
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