Solar Large-Scale Plants News
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
Enel breaks ground on Chilean drone-monitored bifacial solar park
Enel Green Power has reached another development milestone in Latin America, rolling out the first components of what it says is Chile’s largest solar project to enter construction to date.
Aug 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, drone, pv power plants, Chile, solar pv, bifacial, utility-scale PV, South america, Latin america, enel green power
Azimuth Energy completes 1-MW community solar project at St. Louis International Airport
Azimuth Energy recently completed a 1-MW community solar project at St. Louis Lambert International Airport for Ameren Missouri. The project was first announced in 2017.
Aug 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Azimuth Energy, St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Ameren Missouri, Marc Lopata, Michael Moehn
Brazil’s faltering manufacturing ambition
A binational integrated solar industry project, announced just over a year ago, aims to build a vertically integrated solar manufacturing industry along the border between Brazil and Paraguay. But the project is now on hold pending an update and reassessment by its new managers.
Aug 26, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Canadian Solar, JA Solar, South america, JinkoSolar, Brazil, Paraguay, Green Silicon, Maycon Vendrame, José Alberto Alderete, Marcos Kurata, Adalberto Maluf, Absolar, Abinee, BYD
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