Solar Large-Scale Plants News
California marks feed-in-tariff and community solar milestones
Los Angeles’ municipal utility has tripled the size of its rooftop solar feed-in programme (FiT), growing it from 150MW to 450MW.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, California, USA, North America, Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, feed-in-tariff, Jeff Stone, 8minute Solar Energy
Solar drives Neoen profit boost as clean energy portfolio hits 9GW
Solar project milestones helped Neoen achieve a marked profit boost in the first half of 2019, culminating in the addition of more than 1GW to its clean energy portfolio.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Portugal, France, IPP, Australia, pv power plants, Europe, neoen, solar-plus-storage, Oceania
BayWa r.e. to work on South Korea solar debut via new office
BayWa r.e. has added South Korea to its list of target markets, dropping its anchor in Seoul to oversee the deployment of its first solar pipeline in the country.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, pv power plants, Asia, Korea, baywa r.e., apac, utlity-scale pv
Move to ‘grid of the future’ or risk solar fallout, Australia told
A failure to design an energy system fit for the 21st century could put Australia’s clean energy transition at risk, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has warned.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Australia, AEMO, Oceania, aemc, mlf, John Pierce
Macquarie announces major 20GW clean energy drive
Macquarie Group intends to build a 20GW renewables pipeline over the next five years through its Green Investment Group (GIG), the green finance bank it purchased from the British government in 2017.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, Australia, Europe, Oceania, macquarie, solarcentury, David Cameron, Green Investment Group
Texas moves closer to merchant solar
Intersect Power has gone live with news the company has 1.7 GWdc ready for construction in Texas and California, including a project which holds a hedge and no power purchase agreement.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Duke Energy Renewables, Texas, First Solar, North America, Intersect Power, Georges Antoun
North Macedonian utility embraces solar at expense of coal
State-owned power company Elektrani na Severna Makedonija, which is developing a 10 MW solar project at its coal plant in Oslomej, is planning to stop seeking a coal alternative to its depleted lignite mine and to instead expand the solar scheme to fully replace an ageing 125 MW thermal plant.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Thermal, EBRD, Europe, North Macedonia, Elektrani na Severna Makedonija, thermal plant
Ethiopia’s plans for solar mini grids move forward
The Ethiopian Electric Utility is seeking proposals for 25 mini grid projects which are being backed by the African Development Bank.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Tariffs, storage, Ethiopia, African Development Bank, EEU
Seraphim taps Italian partner to access reviving PV market
Seraphim Solar System Co has turned to an existing Italian partner to try and secure a slice of the country’s PV market, poised for a multi-gigawatt boost within a decade.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Italy, pv power plants, Europe, solar-plus-storage, auction, seraphim, ilb helios, cfd, Jun Zhuge, Guido Traversa, Paolo Rocco Viscontin
Colombia backs PV plant as president touts clean energy shift at UN summit
One of the largest solar projects to date in Colombia has cleared a key planning hurdle as president Iván Duque promised clean energy leadership at this week’s UN summit.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canadian Solar, pv power plants, pv modules, South america, auctions, policy and regulation, tenders, Colombia, Iván Duque
Scatec Solar amasses US$140m-plus in private placement raise
Scatec Solar has raised NOK1.32 billion (US$146 million) in a private placement for its global solar pipeline.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Scatec, Malaysia, Ukraine, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, Africa, Egypt, mozmbique, Norway
Solarpack scores revenue boost as roll-out continues in Spain, Chile
Solarpack has witnessed gains across several financial indicators so far this year, after progress across various construction contracts in Europe and South America.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Spain, Chile, South america, Latin america, Europe, subsidy-free pv, North America, Southeast Asia, Solarpack, aventron
European Investment Bank and FMO go halves on 80MW of Kenyan solar
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch development bank FMO have agreed to finance the construction and operation of a duo of Kenyan solar plants that have a combined capacity of 80MW.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, utility-scale PV, Kenya, Africa, east africa, european investment bank, frontier energ, fmo, grid-connected pv, David Langat, Ayaz Merali
Microsoft to buy 230MW from Engie’s clean energy duo in Texas
Microsoft has purchased 85MW of solar energy from Engie as part of a broader agreement covering 230MW of clean energy generated by the developer's Texas operations.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Engie, First Solar, Microsoft, North America, corporate ppa
Lightsource BP completes financing for 125MW US portfolio
Lightsource BP has secured US$140 million financing for a portfolio of seven utility-scale PV projects across the US.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, Lightsource BP, Pennsylvania, North America, Kansas, New Mexico, Kevin Smith
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