Solar Large-Scale Plants News
Virginia inks 345MW PV deal with Dominion Energy
The government of Virginia has signed a deal with local utility Dominion Energy for 345MW of solar and 75MW of onshore wind energy to power government buildings and facilities
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Virginia, Dominion Energy, power purchase agreement, North America, Ralph Northam
France powers up Europe’s self-styled largest floating PV project
Top French state officials have helped cut the red ribbon of a floating solar plant that is being touted as Europe’s largest, a project delivered by Paris headquartered Akuo Energy.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Policy, Floating PV, France, floating PV, Europe, Elisabeth Borne, akuo, Ciel & Terre, ciel et terre, Brune Poirson
Brazilian PV outcompetes all in auction debut alongside non-renewables
A bullish Brazilian PV market has marked its latest milestone this year, becoming the cheapest electricity source of an auction it was allowed to enter for the first time this month.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, South america, auctions, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, tenders
The weekend read: A bump in the road for pay-as-you-go solar and self-sustainability
Two high-profile bankruptcies this year could serve as a warning for the potential pitfalls of pay-as-you-go solar. However, Marcus Wiemann and David Lecoque of the Alliance for Rural Electrification say such business models can lead to long-term success and have a key role to play in providing power to the 1 billion people throughout the world who still live without electricity.
Oct 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Mobisol, Solarkiosk, Marcus Wiemann, David Lecoque
Government-backed solar farm to help power Australia mining hub
An Australian utility is to develop a 60MW solar farm that will be connected to two iron mines in Australia, transforming them into the first to be run entirely by renewables during the day.
Oct 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Australia, pv power plants, solar pv, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, mining, Darren Miller, baywa r.e., decarbonisation
Target Rolls Out Solar Initiative That Includes Jacksonville As Solar Prices Decline
Target has set a goal to have rooftop solar panels on 500 of its stores and other properties by 2020, and that includes in Jacksonville.
Oct 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Target, Jacksonville, St. Johns Town Center, John Leisen
Wells Fargo will power its 400 Texas locations with solar
Wells Fargo has signed a 10-year structured power purchase agreement (PPA) with Reliant, an NRG Energy, to power the bank’s 400 Texas locations with PV solar.
Oct 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Texas, North America, Wells Fargo, NRG Energy, Richard Henderson, Robert Gaudette
Greenbacker acquires 31.33MW of C&I assets from Sky Solar and IGS Solar
Greenbacker Renewable Energy has unveiled a flurry of new acquisitions that includes 31.33MW of contracted C&I solar assets from Sky Solar and IGS Solar across the US, alongside a partnership with Scenic Hill Solar in Arkansas.
Oct 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Greenbacker Renewable Energy, North America, project acquisitions, greenbacker, us solar fund, sky solar, igs solar, c&i solar, Arkansas
AfDB approves €138 million package for Tunisian grid
The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) board of directors have approved a €138 million (US$154 million) investment for Tunisia’s state-run electricity distribution network.
Oct 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Tunisia, Africa, African Development Bank, tunisian electricity and gas company, Mohamed El Azizi
Skepticism hangs over Taiwan’s ambitious solar growth roadmap
Taiwan’s government risks failing to make good on solar growth pledges unless it acts to clear structural hurdles such as land shortages, industry operators have warned at Energy Taiwan 2019.
Oct 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Policy, Floating PV, Asia, Taiwan, energy taiwan, solar target, auo, tatung, ks terminals, tpvia, Daniel Lee, Alan Lin, Frank Lu
Balearic Islands bag €40m grant for 326MW of small-scale solar
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has offered grants worth €40 million to 55 small solar projects to be located on Spain's Balearic Islands, with a total capacity of 326MW.
Oct 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Europe, distributed solar, balearic islands, idae, erdf, grant, majorca, minorca, ibiza, formentera
ROUND-UP: GES Chile build, Hong Kong and Macau JV, S&W 200MW Australia order, Indian floating order
GES to build 97MW solar plant for Engie in Chile. Sterling & Wilson bags 200MW EPC order in Australia. BHEL tenders for Floating solar equipment at Indian coal plant. ACC and Hyperion for JV in Hong Kong.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Hong Kong, Australia, ACC, NTPC, floating PV, Oceania, bhel, hyperion, macau, pond
Cubico closes finance on 162MW Texas solar project to power Starbucks
London-headquartered investor Cubico Sustainable Investments has achieved financial close on the 162MW Wagyu solar PV project in Brazoria County, Texas, the US.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Texas, North America, cubico, corporate ppa, hsbc, starbucks, bp, res, nord lb, rabobank, Oliver Alexander
SEI facilitates the installation of 1.2 MW of solar in rural Colorado communities
Solar Energy International (SEI)’s technical consulting program for solar market development in rural communities, Solar Forward, has officially surpassed the 1-MW mark of new, installed solar across rural Colorado. The program has yielded 1.2 MW of installed solar to-date and numbers continue to climb.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Colorado, North America, Solar Energy International, Mary Marshall
8minute, Capital Dynamics complete massive Springbok PV project in California
The 121 MWdc Springbok 3 project in Kern County, California, brings the Springbok series to 448 MW, as Capital Dynamics continues its investments in U.S. solar.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Capital Dynamics, California, USA, SunPower, First Solar, North America, 8minute Solar Energy
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