Solar Large-Scale Plants News

Major solar-plus-storage project greenlit in New South Wales
After a long wait, RES has received state development approval for a major 200MW/10MW solar-plus-storage facility in New South Wales.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Australia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, new south wales, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Tarleigh Park farm, Curra Warra farm
Indian university to operate solar microgrid pilots
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has issued an expression of interest to set up three solar-backed microgrid projects in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The deadline for submissions for prospective developers is Aug. 30.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, India, Asia, Indian Institute of Technology, microgrid, Uttar Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Synergy Systems and Solutions
IndianOil to invest $3.7bn in green energy projects
The fossil fuel giant announced the plan in its latest annual results. The company envisages rolling out electric vehicle chargers at its petrol and diesel stations.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, Asia, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Sanjiv Singh
Atlas switches on second Brazilian solar project
Atlas Renewable Energy has switched on its second PV plant in Brazil, the 156MWp Juazeiro Solar Plant in the northeastern state of Bahia.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canadian Solar, PV plants, South america, Latin america, Brazil, Atlas Renewable Energy, Juazeiro Solar Plant, Jinko, GCL
Ares invests in US utility-scale solar player Heelstone Energy
US asset manager Ares Management Corporation announced on Monday that it has “made an investment” in US utility-scale solar investor Heelstone Energy.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Ares Management Corporation, Heelstone Energy
North Carolina energy plan looks to clear remaining regulatory hurdles for solar
Existing solar power policies in North Carolina will go under review as part of the state’s draft Clean Energy Plan. Published last week, it includes the retirement of 4GW of coal and the proposal of measures to drive renewable energy more broadly as well as boosting EV adoption in the US state.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, North Carolina, solar pv, ssfusa, Duke Energy, Clean Energy Plan, boosting EV, Stephen De May, North America
Lightsource BP readying construction of 70MW trio for US university
Lightsource BP is days away from launching construction works for a utility-scale solar pipeline it will deploy for a US university, set to go live next year.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, PPA, PV Tech, pv power plants, solar pv, ssfusa, Lightsource BP, US university, Pennsylvania, North America
Zimbabwe mine eyes solar amid national power crisis
Caledonia Mining wants to build a solar power plant at its Blanket gold mine in southern Zimbabwe to ward off the worst from the country's increasingly volatile power supply.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Africa, Zimbabwe, caledonia, blanket mine, zesa, South Africa, escom, mining
Various joint ventures complete 195MW of PV projects in Egypt’s Benban
A joint venture between Elsewedy Electric and EDF, along with Scatec Solar and its respective partners, have both commissioned PV projects near Benban, Egypt with a combined generation capacity of 195MW.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Scatec Solar, EDF, Asia, Africa, Benban, Egypt, Ahmad El Mokadem, elsewedy
Coles signs PPA for three solar farms in Australia
The Australian supermarket giant will purchase more than 70% of the electricity generated by three solar power plants to be built and operated by Metka EGN outside the regional centers of Wagga Wagga, Corowa and Junee, in the state of New South Wales – the equivalent of 10% of the company’s national electricity usage.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Australia, Oceania, Molycop, Metka EGN, Coles, Terrain Solar, Mytilineos Holdings, Chairman David, Steven Cain, Thinus Keeve, Simec Zen Energy
NTPC reveals plan to build 5 GW in Gujarat, opens global bids for 1.2 GW
The utility has revealed plans to invest roughly $3 billion in the construction of a 5 GW solar park across two to three locations in the Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat. In a separate announcement, the New Delhi-based group opened global bidding to build 1.2 GW of grid-connected solar capacity throughout India.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, NTPC, Asia
MoU for vanadium redox flow battery collaboration in Australia
Australian Vanadium and Metrowest Power Systems have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to look at energy storage opportunities in Australia using vanadium redox flow battery technology.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, Australia, Oceania, Vanadium and Metrowest Power Systems, memorandum, vanadium redox flow battery, EPC Metrowest Power Systems, VSUN Energy, Vincent Algar, VRFB, CellCube Energy Storage Systems, Pangea Energy, Pangea Storage Project
Risen shines: Manufacturer starts work on 2.5 GW cell and module factory
The Chinese manufacturer is forging ahead with a new gigafactory despite a regulatory decision last year which halted its plans to raise a significant chunk of the costs by issuing convertible bonds. Risen expects to be back on the upswing when it confirms its first-half figures.
Aug 21, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, bifacial, Asia, Risen Energy, half-cut module, PV InfoLink, Merredin solar farm
Mali launches tender for solar-plus-storage
The country’s agency for rural electrification is seeking proposals for a 1.3 MW solar project and a 1.5 MW/2 MWh storage system.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, solar-plus-storage, Africa, Mali, Amader, Islamic Development Bank, Akuo Kita Solar
DEWA to use solar to power new pumped-storage project
The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority will use energy from the gigawatt-scale Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to provide a new hydropower plant with pumped storage capacity. The state-owned utility has announced a number of innovations for the project in recent months, including plans for hydrogen and large-scale storage capacity.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Dubai Water and Electricity Authority, gigawatt-scale, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels