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Sonnedix breaks ground on 171MW PV plant in Chile’s Atacama
Sonnedix has marked the launch of construction works for a large-scale solar installation in Chile’s Atacama desert, with a view to power up the plant late next year.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, IPP, Sonnedix, Chile, solar pv, utility-scale PV, plants, South america, Latin america, ground-breaking, atacama, atacama desert
US industry acts to unblock disputed 584MW solar pipeline
A dispute holding up a solar project backlog of nearly 600MW in Michigan is now one step closer to resolution, under a truce brokered with the help of industry representatives.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Policy, USA, SEIA, ITC, solar-plus-storage, Michigan, MPSC, Jimmy Carter, interconnection, ssfa19
UK post-subsidy solar pipeline swells to 5GW
The UK’s post-subsidy large-scale solar pipeline has swelled to more than 5GW after a flurry of activity in the first half of 2019.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UK, Europe, post-subsidy solar, ground-mount, PERC panels, multi panels
Solar electricity is now CHEAPER than grid electricity in China — with one in five cities finding renewable energy lower cost than coal
Electricity produced from commercial and industrial solar energy systems is now cheaper in Chinese cities than that supplied by the national grid.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Solar, China, Asia, Jinyue Yan, grid
San Jose Clean Energy, EDP Renewables sign large solar-plus-storage PPA
San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 100 megawatts of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project is anticipated to be operational in 2022.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, California, USA, storage, CCA, San Jose Clean Energy, EDP Renewables SA, EDP Renewables, Mayor Sam Liccardo, East Bay Community Energy
South Korea has added 1.64 GW of solar so far this year
This new development has brought the country’s cumulative installed solar capacity to more than 9.5 GW. Around 91.5% of the newly installed capacity is represented by PV systems below 1 MW in size.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, South Korea, floating plant, MOTIE, Domestic panels
Tunisia announces grid-connection of its first solar park
The 10 MW facility is located in Tozeur, in southern Tunisia. The project was also financed by the German development bank KFW under Tunisia’s solar program Plan Solaire Tunisien (PST).
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, STEG, Tozeur, Tunisia, KFW, Plan Solaire Tunisien, Youssef Chahed
UAMPS Members Sign Up For Solar From Navajo Nation Project
Sixteen members of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) are further decarbonizing their energy portfolios by adding solar electricity from a new project in southeastern Utah.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, UAMPS, Utah, Red Mesa Tapaha Solar Resource, NTUA, North America, Idaho
Apex Clean Energy Taps Power Factors For Asset Management
Apex Clean Energy Inc. has selected Power Factors LLC, an independent software and services provider for renewable energy, to provide a technical asset management platform.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Software, USA, Apex Clean Energy Inc., Power Factors LLC, Neil James, North America
IFC: Papua New Guinea becomes global off-grid solar hotspot
A mixture of development support, market economics and awareness programmes have propelled Papua New Guinea to the forefront of global off-grid solar, according to a new report.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, China, solar pv, Papua New Guinea, png, world bank, off-grid solar, solar lamp, solar lighting, Oceania, international finance corporation, ifc
Risen Australia sells 120 MW of rooftop panels in one year
Chinese PV module maker Risen Energy says it has achieved its highest jump in solar module sales in the Australian market in a one-year period.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, China, Australia, rooftop, PV module, NEM, Risen Energy, Eric Lee, Yarranlea Solar Farm, John Zhong
Portugal reveals winners of record-breaking solar auction
Portugal has unveiled the final results of the solar auction held over the summer, identifying a handful of major foreign winners of a tender hailed as a worldwide milestone.
Aug 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Portugal, Iberdrola, tender, Europe, iberia, solar auction, akuo
Eurotron MWT cell equipment in mass production at Sunport Power’s facility in China
Back-contact module manufacturing equipment supplier Eurotron said its previous MWT (Metal Wrap Through) order from China-based PV module manufacturer, Sunport Power had been installed, qualified and begun volume production.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, solar cells, Sunport Power, Eurotron, PV module, Dr. Fengming Zhang, Bram Verschoor
Solar-plus-storage to cover 25% of electricity demand of Saint Kitts and Nevis
The Swiss battery maker Leclanché will build a 35.6 MW / 44.2 MWh solar-plus-storage power plant, which will provide with clean power state-owned St.Kitts electric utility Skelec over a 20-year period. The new facility will be able to cover around a fourth of the archipelago’s total electricity demand.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, Germany, Europe, solar-plus-storage, Leclanché, Skelec, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre, Anil Srivastava, Solrid, Switzerland, North America
New alliance to expand floating PV in Southeast Asia
Pestech, a Malaysia-based electrical power technology company, has entered into a partnership with Chinese inverter maker Sungrow to jointly develop new floating solar solutions.
Aug 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Floating PV, Malaysia, Sungrow, floating PV, inverter, Pestech
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