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Food and energy tussle as Australian state approves controversial solar farms
The state government of Victoria has approved three projects in the Shepparton region which have a combined generation capacity of 175 MW. However, some residents are upset at the loss of prime agricultural land and now-redundant irrigation equipment which had been upgraded using government grants.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Victoria, Australia, Daniel Andrews, Oceania, Richard Wynne, Congupna Solar Farm
Trump ratchets up tariffs on Chinese products – including batteries
While the damage is largely done for cells, modules and inverters, increased tariffs on U.S. module components and 15% measures on lithium-ion batteries are not good news for either sector.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Inverters, Tariffs, USA, Lithium-ion batteries, TESLA, Sungrow, Trump, Inverters, Huawei, North America, tariffs, PV cells, modules, Enphase, Flex, USTR, Kelly Speakes-Backman
BayWa r.e., Statkraft team up for Spanish subsidy-free solar successor
Two sponsors of one of Spain’s iconic subsidy-free plants have sealed a deal to deploy a smaller successor in the same area, planned again without support from government money.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, subsidy-free solar, baywa r.e., Dr Benedikt Ortmann
SEIA: US renewable purchase reform must not entrench utility dominance
The pressure building for the US to water down decades-old federal energy policy risks further tilting the scales in utilities’ favour, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Policy, USA, FERC, solar-plus-storage, PURPA, Solar Energies Industry Association, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, US utilities
Sound economics spur Aussie mining giant on to solar and wind
Australian miner Oz Minerals is turning to wind and solar power for operations at what is billed as the largest unexplored nickel-copper deposit in Australia, it order to curb the need for "high cost fossil fuels."
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Australia, Oceania, Oz Minerals, miner, Andrew Cole
JA Solar provides 33.1MW of mono-PERC panels to Scythia-Solar-2 project in Ukraine
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has supplied 33.1MW of mono-PERC panels to Ukraine-based project developer, UDP Renewables for the Scythia-Solar-2 PV power plant in the Zaporizhia region of the country.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Ukraine, UDP Renewables, pv power plants, SMSL, JA Solar, pv modules, Europe
Waaree Energies cumulative solar module shipments nearing 2.5GW
India's largest solar panel manufacturer, Waaree Energies said it was closing in on achieving cumulative solar module shipments of 2.5GW as its recent capacity expansions took nameplate production to 1.5GW.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, India, pv power plants, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, waaree, Sunil Rathi
Canada’s self-styled largest PV project gets provincial approval
A solar project likely to become Canada's largest to date has received provincial approval, paving the way for construction of the 400MW operation to start next year.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canada, North America, greengate power, calgary, alberta, Dan Balaban
THEE, CEE in joint 500MW subsidy-free PV push in Germany
Hamburg-based companies Thüga Erneuerbare Energien GmbH (THEE) and the CEE Group have signed off on a memorandum of understanding that will see both entities jointly operate large-scale photovoltaic plants in Germany without subsidies.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, Europe, THEE, cee, Dr. Björn Keßel
Standard Solar, Pivot Energy co-develop 8.9MW community solar portfolio in Colorado
Standard Solar and Pivot Energy have expanded their partnership to co-develop five more community solar projects across Colorado.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Colorado, North America, Standard Solar, pivot energy
Contentious 175MW solar trio approved by Victoria state government
Victoria’s state government has given the greenlight to three contentious solar farms that have a total capacity of 175MW.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Victoria, Australia, solar pv, neoen, Oceania, x-elio, cleangen
China to fund 450 MW of solar capacity in Bangladesh
The two nations are due to sign an MoU today to set up the capacity in the north of Bangladesh along with 50 MW of wind power facilities in the south, near the port of Payra. China will supply an estimated $500m with the host nation freeing up land for the projects.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Bangladesh, Asia, North-West Power, AM Khurshedul Alam, National Machinery Import and Export Corporation
DEWA and Huawei hold strategic summit
The Emirati utility and the Chinese communications giant and inverter maker have discussed how they can work together to roll out solar and storage in Dubai as well as collaborating on cyber security and the use of AI to analyze cyber threats.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Inverters, Solar to Fuel, storage, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, China, Asia, hydrogen, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Charles Yang, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
West Bengal could get 1.7 GW of solar but coal will reign for at least 30 years
A minister said an unnamed private investor had proposed an 800 MW solar project in the state on top of a 900 MW scheme being carried out with Japan. But the chairman of power giant NTPC said AI and digitization should be used to extend coal burning for decades to come.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, West Bengal, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, NS Nigam, Prakash Mhaske, Central Electricity Authority
Hawaii launches mega 900MW renewables tender
Hawaiian Electric Co (HEC) has kickstarted a colossal clean energy tender, seeking providers of 900MW worth of renewables and energy storage projects.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, storage, tender, solar-plus-storage, Hawaii, North America, Hawaiian Electric Co, maui, o'ahu
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