Solar Large-Scale Plants News

Acciona acquires 3-GW pipeline of U.S. solar projects from Tenaska
Global renewable energy developer Acciona has signed an agreement with energy developer Tenaska to acquire a portfolio of greenfield solar and energy storage projects in the United States. The development portfolio comprises approximately 3 GW of utility-scale solar and 1 GW of co-located solar and energy storage.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, North America, Acciona, Rafael Esteban, Tenaska, Steve Johnson, Concentrated solar power
China Power International reveals details of 500 MW grid-parity project
The Chaoyang facility is the largest of the first batch of central-subsidy-free solar projects approved in the world’s biggest solar marketplace. China Power has awarded three construction contracts to entities owned by its SPIC parent company.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Hong Kong, Asia, China Power International, CPI Power Engineering Co Ltd, SPIC
South Africa plans to allocate at least 6 GW of large scale solar by 2030
That would take the country to 8.28 GW of generation capacity by the end of the next decade with the government stating up to 6 GW of small scale capacity could be required on top. By that stage, however, coal would still amount to 43% of generation capacity and gas and diesel a combined 8.1%, under the new Integrated Resource Plan.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Africa
Bangladeshi industrial sector embraces leasing model for solar rooftops
The affordable public financing packages on offer for solar rooftops are attracting developers who have clients happy to lease out roofspace without any capital outlay in order to secure cheaper power.
Oct 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, Bangladesh, Asia, SREDA, Siddique Zobair, Nahid Hasan, Infrastructure Development Company Ltd, Ahmed Imtiaz, Sharp Solar Solution Asia Ltd, Exelon Bangladesh Ltd
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