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Atlas sells 550GWh of solar to Engie Energía in Chile
Atlas Renewable Energy has landed a long-term PPA agreement with utility Engie Energía, which will help support the development of a 230MW-plus solar farm in Chile.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, PPA, Chile, PV plant, Brazil, Mexico, Atlas Renewable Energy, Engie Energía, Sol del Desierto, Uruguay
Meyer Burger and REC Group planning multiple GW heterojunction production business
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology is seeking a new business model with integrated PV module manufacturer, REC Group to establish revenue share from establishing multiple gigawatts of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell and module production in Singapore.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, c-si manufacturing, Asia, heterojunction, meyer burger, REC Group, Singapore, Hans Brändle, n-type mono
Botswana, Cameroon issue tender, sign contracts for combined 125MW of PV capacity
The African countries of Botswana and Cameroon have taken steps to add a combined 125MW of installed PV capacity to their respective national grids.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Scatec Solar, tender, Africa, Cameroon, Botswana, Eneo, Izuba Energy, Sphynx Energy
Mexico needs domestic PV-making push, minister says at plant launch
Mexico should aim to nurture a national solar industrial ecosystem to ensure it captures the full benefits of the renewable technology, a top government official has said.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Mexico, Rocío Nahle, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Zuma Energía
Texas’ self-styled largest solar project nears completion
Canadian developer Innergex has confirmed that its 315MWAC / 250MDC Texas PV project, set to be the largest in the state, is on track to go live by September.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, New York, Texas, Nick Holman, Innergex, Phoebe Solar, Michel Letellier, Solar Energies Industry Association, Greenbacker Renewable Energy, BNRG Renewables
German industry body calls for 5 GW cell manufacturing fab in Europe
The VDMA says Europe can restart a solar production sector that can compete on price with Chinese imports by reducing transport costs – provided a Euro supply chain can be established.
Aug 14, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, China, Europe, VDMA, Jutta Trube, Von Der Leyen
Cameroon to improve power supply with 25 MW solar projects
Energy of Cameroon wants to build two solar parks to improve power supply in the country’s northern regions. The projects will be developed by a consortium led by Norwegian solar company Scatec.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Scatec, Europe, Cameroon
Botswana kicks off 100 MW solar tender
Botswana Power Corp is seeking independent power producers to build two 50 MW solar parks. The projects are intended to reduce the nation’s dependence on power imports from troubled South African utility Eskom.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, tender, Africa, Botswana Power Corp, South African utility Eskom
Pattern Energy confirms takeover interest
Energy developer Pattern Energy confirmed on Tuesday that it is courting potential takeover suitors, but that so far no agreement or arrangement had been reached.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, ssfusa, pattern energy, terraform power, brookfield asset mangement, mergers and acquisitions
Greenbacker Renewable Energy purchases 9.27 MW of under-construction solar projects
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company purchased the rights to a portfolio of three solar projects totaling 9.27 MW from a subsidiary of BNRG Renewables (BNRG).
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company, BNRG, Evergreen Solar Services, Charles Wheeler, Nick Holman
Tepco reveals plan to spin off global renewables unit
The Japanese utility will set up a new, separate company early next year to oversee its renewables generation business, but says it remains committed to developing 6-7 GW of new projects in the years ahead.
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Japan, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Tokyo
Vattenfall joins solar-plus-wind-plus-storage advocates with Dutch project
Vattenfall has added its name to the swelling list of proponents of solar-plus-wind-plus-storage, unveiling plans for its first ever triple hybrid.
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, hybrid, Europe, solar-plus-storage, Netherlands, Vattenfall, solar-plus-wind
US ROUND-UP: Gap diversifies; 125MW PPA in MI; Military-funded space solar; Solar bees
Global retail brand Gap moved one step closer to its goal of fully renewably-powered operations by 2030 after signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enel Green Power North America. It has purchased 90MW of energy from the renewables giant's North Dakota wind project for a period of 12 years.
Aug 13, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, USA, SunPower, plants, Michigan, cleanchoice energy, solar bees, Antonio Cammisecra, air force, university of toledo, solar space, upper peninsula power company, power purchase agreement, orion renewable energy group, map energy, gap, North Dakota, enel green power, the chandler solar project, North America
Neoen touts 50MW victory in Portugal’s momentous PV auction
Neoen has shed light on its winning project in Portugal’s head-turning solar auction this summer, a tender consultants now say illustrates a new, bolder attitude towards merchant risks.
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Portugal, solar pv, plants, Europe, neoen, auction prices, auction ppas, largescale2020
AIIM, Nedbank to co-fund 40MW C&I pipeline in Southern Africa
Commercial and industrial (C&I) solar is set for a boost in South Africa, with financial support now lined up for a new pipeline.
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, C&I, Africa, nedbank, aiim, african infrastructure investment managers, sola group, eskom, Orionis
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