Solar Large-Scale Plants News

FMPA, multiple municipal utilities break ground on 223.5MW PV project in Florida
Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA), in partnership with 12 Florida municipal electric utilities and Florida Renewable Partners, has broken ground on the 223.5MW Florida Municipal Solar Project. Once completed, the installation will be one of the largest municipal-backed solar projects in the US.
Nov 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Florida, North America, FMPA, Jacob Williams
SunPower awarded solar-plus-storage project at JFK Airport
John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport will be the site of New York City’s self-styled largest solar plant after the project, which includes energy storage, was awarded to SunPower Corp and Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Group.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, USA, New York, SunPower, solar-plus-storage, North America, Goldman Sachs, jfk airport, nypa, Kevin O’Toole
GCL delivers solar modules for huge European solar farm
GCL-SI is supplying 150MW of photovoltaic modules to the biggest Europe-based solar development venture.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, Europe, Asia, GCL
Alpine floating solar
Romande Energie is currently creating a floating solar system high in the Alps. In spite of being exposed to unfavorable meteorological conditions, the plant is predicted to generate more power by half compared to lowland-installed solutions.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, floating PV, Europe, Switzerland, Romande Energie
Chinese module maker Trina explores tie-ups to fund distressed solar projects
Trina Solar has reviewed four to five projects and is now eyeing assets of 50-150MW size in two Indian states. The projects will be completed with Trina modules and the Chinese firm will also provide competitive long-term project financing to the developer
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, China, Asia, Trina Solar, Raj Kumar Roy
Seoul launches 1 GW rooftop solar plan
The South Korean capital has unveiled a plan to deploy rooftop PV on a million homes and all public buildings. The new initiative is designed to bring the city’s cumulative installed solar capacity to around 1 GW by the end of 2022.
Nov 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, South Korea, Asia, rooftop PV, Seoul
Iberdrola adds more solar to Spanish pipeline, eyes Australia opportunities
Utility giant Iberdrola has revealed 400MW of additional large-scale solar it intends to bring forward in Spain, unveiling its 2020 development pipeline in the process.
Nov 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Spain, Iberdrola, Australia, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, Oceania
Chinese energy corporation is funding 1 GW of solar capacity
China General Nuclear Power Corporation is going to invest nearly $2.5b into large-scale solar facilities and 2-gigawatt wind installations in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The major venture is predicted to be commissioned in 2021.
Nov 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, China General Nuclear Power Corporation
Ecuador unveils developer shortlist for first ever major solar venture
Ecuador has identified the handful of top global clean energy developers who will compete to deploy the country’s first ever large-scale solar project.
Nov 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Ecuador, Total Eren, pv power plants, tender, solar pv, South america, Latin america, neoen, Solarpack
Innovative converter topology for wind-solar projects
An Egyptian scientist has discovered a new way to achieve optimal electricity generation by hybrid generators with the help of power point tracking. The newly created permanent magnetic synchronous generator for wind-solar is based on multi-input rectifier converters. It is supposed to get rid of harmonic currents with no need for additional input filtering.
Nov 18, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Asia, Africa, Egypt, hybrid plants, wind power plants, Simulink SW
The Indian challenging photovoltaic tender seems to exceed the initial capacity
The repeatedly prolonged PV tender held by Solar Energy Corporation seems to get finally rewarded. The announced 7 gigawatts of solar project capacity are currently oversubscribed by 1 gigawatt.
Nov 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, tender, Asia, Solar Energy Corporation
Salt River Project is joining solar storage market leaders
One of the major public utilities in Arizona is starting deployment of a 250 MW / 1,000 MWh storage facility in Rainbow Valley, the southern neighborhood of Buckeye (Phoenix Metropolitan Area). Sonoran Energy Center is going to become the biggest storage system in Arizona and one of the biggest in the US.
Nov 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, North America, Salt River Project, Sonoran Energy Center
Bangladesh sets new power tariffs for slow solar developers
Government of Bangladesh is dissatisfied by slow development of a number of photovoltaic projects and is establishing new power tariffs associated with solar production cost reduction.
Nov 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Bangladesh, Asia, tariffs
UK-based solar investment company launches the first subsidy-free solar park
LSE-listed investment company NextEnergy Solar Fund has finished the construction of the first unsubsidized solar project in Great Britain.
Nov 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, UK, Europe, subsidy-free, NextEnergy Solar Fund
Solaria gets €59.45 million from a Spanish banking group for a major solar project in Spain
Solaria has raised funds for deploying of four solar installations contracted to supply energy for Repsol. The project is going to be a huge step toward the manufacturer’s target of installing 3 gigawatts by 2023.
Nov 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, Solaria Energia