Solar Large-Scale Plants News

Contentious 175MW solar trio approved by Victoria state government
Victoria’s state government has given the greenlight to three contentious solar farms that have a total capacity of 175MW.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Victoria, Australia, solar pv, neoen, Oceania, x-elio, cleangen
China to fund 450 MW of solar capacity in Bangladesh
The two nations are due to sign an MoU today to set up the capacity in the north of Bangladesh along with 50 MW of wind power facilities in the south, near the port of Payra. China will supply an estimated $500m with the host nation freeing up land for the projects.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Bangladesh, Asia, North-West Power, AM Khurshedul Alam, National Machinery Import and Export Corporation
DEWA and Huawei hold strategic summit
The Emirati utility and the Chinese communications giant and inverter maker have discussed how they can work together to roll out solar and storage in Dubai as well as collaborating on cyber security and the use of AI to analyze cyber threats.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Inverters, Solar to Fuel, storage, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, China, Asia, hydrogen, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Charles Yang, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
West Bengal could get 1.7 GW of solar but coal will reign for at least 30 years
A minister said an unnamed private investor had proposed an 800 MW solar project in the state on top of a 900 MW scheme being carried out with Japan. But the chairman of power giant NTPC said AI and digitization should be used to extend coal burning for decades to come.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, West Bengal, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, NS Nigam, Prakash Mhaske, Central Electricity Authority
Hawaii launches mega 900MW renewables tender
Hawaiian Electric Co (HEC) has kickstarted a colossal clean energy tender, seeking providers of 900MW worth of renewables and energy storage projects.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, storage, tender, solar-plus-storage, Hawaii, North America, Hawaiian Electric Co, maui, o'ahu
Enel breaks ground on Chilean drone-monitored bifacial solar park
Enel Green Power has reached another development milestone in Latin America, rolling out the first components of what it says is Chile’s largest solar project to enter construction to date.
Aug 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, drone, pv power plants, Chile, solar pv, bifacial, utility-scale PV, South america, Latin america, enel green power
Azimuth Energy completes 1-MW community solar project at St. Louis International Airport
Azimuth Energy recently completed a 1-MW community solar project at St. Louis Lambert International Airport for Ameren Missouri. The project was first announced in 2017.
Aug 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Azimuth Energy, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Ameren Missouri, Marc Lopata, Michael Moehn
Brazil’s faltering manufacturing ambition
A binational integrated solar industry project, announced just over a year ago, aims to build a vertically integrated solar manufacturing industry along the border between Brazil and Paraguay. But the project is now on hold pending an update and reassessment by its new managers.
Aug 26, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Canadian Solar, JA Solar, South america, JinkoSolar, Brazil, Paraguay, Green Silicon, Maycon Vendrame, José Alberto Alderete, Marcos Kurata, Adalberto Maluf, Absolar, Abinee, BYD
China added 11.4 GW of solar capacity in first half of this year
According to official statistics produced by the nation’s National Energy Administration, China’s cumulative installed PV generation capacity had reached 185.5 GW at the end of June.
Aug 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, National Energy Administration, Asia, Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co Ltd
Polish mining company to deploy solar on dead coal sites
Poland’s second largest power company, Tauron, wants to build a 5 MW ground-mounted facility in Jaworzno and is seeking EPC contractors through a tender. The project is part of the company’s plan to deploy PV on its unused sites.
Aug 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Poland, tender, Europe, Tauron, coal, Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA
BNEF puts Ginlong among top three Asian inverter brands
Chinese string inverter manufacturer Ginlong Solis ranked third among Asian inverter brands in BloombergNEF’s latest industry scorecard.
Aug 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, China, Asia, inverter, Ginlong Solis, bloomberg nef
Another 300 MW solar auction for Japan
The procurement exercise, which closes tomorrow, will be open to projects larger than 500 kW in size. The results will be announced on September 3.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Asia, auction
The Chinese solar market is changing shape
Two reports have described how the world’s largest renewable energy market is moving towards maturity. According to the Brookings Institution, the Chinese clean energy market could become more open to Western investors and tech. A report by Fitch claims projects are moving back to inland provinces from coastal regions.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Trump, Asia, North America, Jeffrey Ball, China-U.S. trade war
Cypress Creek, Cubico commission South Carolina’s largest PV project
Cypress Creek Renewables and Cubico Sustainable Investments have commissioned the Palmetto Plains PV installation, South Carolina’s largest solar project in operation.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, South Carolina, cypress creek, cubico, Palmetto Plains, PV installation, Sarah Slusser, Gregg Robinson
All systems go for Saudi Arabia’s top ground-mounted PV plant
A ground-mounted solar project billed as Saudi Arabia’s largest to date has reached the finish line, and is now set to power the operations of a food and beverage conglomerate.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Saudi Arabia, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Asia, middle east, almarai