Solar Large-Scale Plants News

KDC Solar completes 4 MW of solar carports for New Jersey hospital
KDC Solar has completed a 4-MW solar carport project for CentraState, a healthcare provider in Freehold Township, New Jersey. Combined with a previously completed ground-mount array, CentraState can now generate 61% of its energy consumption via on-site solar.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, KDC Solar, New Jersey, North America, CentraState, Thomas W. Scott, Alan Epstein
20 MW solar-plus-storage project tender at Zimbabwe gold mine
Canadian business Caledonia Mining Corporation plc wants to build a power plant at its Blanket mine near Gwanda, in southern Zimbabwe.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, tender, solar-plus-storage, Africa, Zimbabwe, Caledonia Mining Corporation
China’s solar installations slump to 4.6GW in Q3
According to official figures released by China’s National Energy Administration, new solar capacity installations in the third quarter of 2019 slumped to only 4.6GW under new support mechanisms that were implemented mid-year.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, NEA, China, AECEA, pv power plants, Asia, Frank Haugwitz
Luminous Energy eyes 1.2GW pipeline as works start on ‘springboard’ Australia project
Luminous Energy has commenced connection works on its 162MWac solar farm in Australia, with the developer eyeing up 1.2GW of works across multiple markets.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, UK, Australia, Europe, utility-scale, Oceania, PWC, luminous energy, grid connection, Paul Chivers
Singapore ‘cannot rest on laurels’ with 2GW solar by 2030 goal - minister
Singapore has targeted 2GW of solar by 2030 and 200MW of energy storage beyond 2025, but will continue to rely on natural gas for the next 50 years, according to a government official.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, storage, Asia, Singapore, sorsea, targets, peak shaving, vertical solar, island, Chan Chun Sing
Sungrow bolsters Australia position with 100MW residential partnership
Sungrow locked in a 100MW residential inverter distribution deal at last week’s All-Energy Australia, the company revealed, bolstering its position in the lucrative market.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Inverters, Sungrow, Australia, residential solar, inverter, Oceania, Joe Zhou
Total Solar DG has completed Construction of Solar PV rooftop for CARROS Centre in Singapore
Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) has completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic rooftop system for CARROS Centre, Singapore's first-of-a-kind integrated mega hub dedicated to the Automotive Industry.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Singapore, Total Solar Distributed Generation, CARROS, Raymond Ng, Gavin Adda
Dominion Energy acquires 72MW PV project in South Carolina from First Solar
Dominion Energy has acquired a 72MW PV project from First Solar that is expected to enter service in late 2019. The installation will provide power and renewable energy attributes under a Dominion Energy South Carolina contract that was previously filed and accepted in South Carolina.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, North America, Keller Kissam, dominion
EDF secures a slice of UK supermarket Tesco’s corporate solar plan
The French energy giant will provide supermarket Tesco with electricity from 17 rooftop PV installations and two wind farms for a renewables portfolio generation capacity of 59 MW. The groceries retailer has announced plans to install 187 solar rooftops.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, UK, EDF, Europe, rooftop PV, Cleantech Solar, Tesco, Jason Tarry
RPCS begins 3-MW solar install for Gap distribution center
RP Construction Services has begun the 3-MW solar installation for clothing retailer Gap’s distribution center in Fresno, California. Once complete, the system is expected to help Gap meet approximately 50% of the Fresno facility’s energy needs and reduce the company’s operating expenses, while supporting the company’s goal to reach 100% renewable energy across its global owned and operated facilities by 2030.
Oct 28, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, SunPower, North America, RP Construction Services, Keith White, GSRP, Nam Nguyen
Is Eskom turning to solar?
The South African utility has issued a 20-strong tender for 50 kW solar inverters and mounting structures, to be used in four power plants. Although it is unclear whether the tender marks the energy company’s first step into solar energy, the procurement follows the recent publication of South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan. Eskom is reportedly developing a renewables-linked large scale storage project which may explain the need for inverters.
Oct 28, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Inverters, tender, Africa, Chris Ahlfeldt, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, K.W. Miller
Afghanistan kicks off tender for another 40 MW solar project
The facility will be developed under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar initiative on a public-private partnership basis in Herat province.
Oct 28, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Asia, Afghanistan
8minute, Doosan GridTech to collaborate on predictive solar-plus-storage dispatch controls
Leading US solar developer 8minute Solar Energy is to collaborate with Doosan GridTech to use advanced, predictive software controls to dispatch energy from solar-plus-storage plant in California.
Oct 28, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, pv power plants, solar pv, solar-plus-storage, North America, Doosan Gridtech, 8minute Solar Energy, Tom Buttgenbach, predictive software, frequency response
Statkraft enters Irish solar foray with 320MW deal
Nordic renewables giant Statkraft has confirmed its entry into Ireland’s nascent solar power market, acquiring nine solar projects in the country.
Oct 28, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Ireland, Europe, utility-scale, Statkraft, Kevin O’Donovan, JBM Solar
BayWa r.e. adds to European floating solar momentum with double project completion
BayWa r.e. has taken two utility-scale floating solar projects to the finish line in the Netherlands, bringing a sizeable installed capacity boost to the segment in Europe.
Oct 28, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, Germany, solar pv, floating PV, Europe, Huawei, Netherlands, baywa r.e., GCL-SI, zimmermann pv stahlbau, Benedikt Ortmann