Solar Large-Scale Plants News

France’s Ombrea develops solar blinds with sliding PV panels
The company said its technology, which is managed by an AI-based system, can be used in agrivoltaic projects.
Dec 5, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, France, PV panels, Europe, Ombrea, Julie Davico-Pahin
Coupling pumped hydro with renewables and other storage technologies
The combination of pumped hydro with other storage technologies can increase renewables penetration, improve operational safety and reduce maintenance costs at large-scale hydropower plants, according to new research. The study also focuses on techniques to determine the optimal size of renewables-based pumped hydro storage systems. Costs for hybrid solar-pumped hydro projects currently range from $0.098/kWh to $1.36/kWh.
Dec 5, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Sweden, Poland, Europe, shanghai, Jiao Tong University, pumped hydro, Mälardalen University, AGH University of Science and Technology
PV modules by JinkoSolar installed on 40-megawatt Netherlands-based Almelo project
JinkoSolar, a SMSL pioneer, has provided Danish PV developer Obton with 40 megawatts of superefficient Cheetah HC 60 photovoltaic panels for its newly finished Netherlands-based venture.
Dec 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, pv modules, Europe, JinkoSolar, Netherlands, obton
Soltec announces better energy harvest using 2P on bifacial trackers
Soltec, a leading solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the results of bifacial PV panel and tracker functionality testing from the BiTEC test centre at Livermore, the state of California, revealing an advantage in using two-module-in-portrait as well as a general gain of 15.7 percent.
Dec 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, pv modules, Bifacial PV, North America, Soltec, BiTEC, mono-facial
17MW/15MWh storage system for solar plant at gold mine in Mali
Mali is set to host one of the world’s largest off grid solar+storage projects, as a 30 MW solar plant will soon be coupled with a 17MW/15MWh storage facility to power the Fekola gold mine. Finland’s Wärtsilä will supply the battery.
Dec 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Africa, Mali, baywa r.e., Wärtsilä, Suntrace
Ireland funds construction of solar installation for water treatment in Gaza
Ireland, in collaboration with France, intends to invest 8.8m euros in the development of a 7.5-megawatt photovoltaic installation in Gaza for treatment of polluted water.
Dec 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Ireland, Europe, water, west bank, gaza
EDF Renewables and Shell sign 15-year PPA on 132-MW solar project
EDF Renewables North America and Shell Energy North America (SENA) signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) related to a 132 MWac tranche of the Palen Solar site known as Maverick 7 Solar Project. The project is expected to come online by the end of 2021.
Dec 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, shell, EDF Renewables, Dai Owen, Glenn Wright
Renova increases stake, commences operations on 80.8MW PV project in Japan
Renova has put forward a majority stake and switched on a 80.8MW PV installation located in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.
Dec 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Asia, renova
Spain’s Balearic Islands assign 362 MW of solar in auction
The Spanish government has selected 55 solar installations in the procurement exercise. About 256 MW of the projects it awarded will be built on Mallorca, while Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera will host 61 MW, 6 MW and 2 MW of new capacity, respectively.
Dec 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Europe, auction
Oil major uses COP spotlight to unveil net-zero ambitions
Spain’s former oil monopoly has pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 but admitted that current technologies would only be able to achieve "at least 70%" of that goal.
Dec 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, energy transition, cop25, repsol, big oil, net-zero, offset
Masdar seals agreement to develop 400 MW of solar in Armenia
The Abu Dhabi-based clean energy group has entered into a formal agreement with an investment fund to develop 400 MW of PV capacity in Armenia, with a projected investment of up to $320 million.
Dec 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, David Papazian, ANIF, floating PV, Europe, Asia, Armenia, United Arab Emirates, frv
Pacifico Energy has raised 266m USD for solar investment fund II
Pacifico Energy Solar Fund II launch has been completed successfully. The money raised will be used for acquisition of five Japan-based photovoltaic projects with a total capacity exceeding 216 megawatts.
Dec 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Asia, Pacifico Energy
Construction works start at HyP SA green hydrogen facility
The South Australian shift toward renewable power has witnessed a new considerable step forward. The construction is starting at a major clean hydrogen project south of Adelaide. The facility is announced to feature the largest PEM electrolyzer in Australia.
Dec 3, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Australia, hydrogen, Oceania, AGN
URE to build 193 MW solar park in Taiwan
The Taiwanese PV manufacturer said the project will be the largest solar installation on the island. Construction is scheduled to being near the city of Tainan in the second half of 2020.
Dec 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Taiwan, URE
Worm drive for more accurate heliostat calibration
Global generation of solar powered energy is actively expanding. According BloombergNEF, it is likely to increase from the current 2 percent of the global electricity production up to 22 percent by the middle of the century.
Dec 2, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, California, USA, North America, CSP plant, Concentrated solar power