Solar Large-Scale Plants News

BNEF puts Ginlong among top three Asian inverter brands
Chinese string inverter manufacturer Ginlong Solis ranked third among Asian inverter brands in BloombergNEF’s latest industry scorecard.
Aug 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, China, Asia, inverter, Ginlong Solis, bloomberg nef
Another 300 MW solar auction for Japan
The procurement exercise, which closes tomorrow, will be open to projects larger than 500 kW in size. The results will be announced on September 3.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Japan, Asia, auction
The Chinese solar market is changing shape
Two reports have described how the world’s largest renewable energy market is moving towards maturity. According to the Brookings Institution, the Chinese clean energy market could become more open to Western investors and tech. A report by Fitch claims projects are moving back to inland provinces from coastal regions.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, Trump, Asia, North America, Jeffrey Ball, China-U.S. trade war
Cypress Creek, Cubico commission South Carolina’s largest PV project
Cypress Creek Renewables and Cubico Sustainable Investments have commissioned the Palmetto Plains PV installation, South Carolina’s largest solar project in operation.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, South Carolina, cypress creek, cubico, Palmetto Plains, PV installation, Sarah Slusser, Gregg Robinson
All systems go for Saudi Arabia’s top ground-mounted PV plant
A ground-mounted solar project billed as Saudi Arabia’s largest to date has reached the finish line, and is now set to power the operations of a food and beverage conglomerate.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Saudi Arabia, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Asia, middle east, almarai
Major solar-plus-storage project greenlit in New South Wales
After a long wait, RES has received state development approval for a major 200MW/10MW solar-plus-storage facility in New South Wales.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Australia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, new south wales, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Tarleigh Park farm, Curra Warra farm
Indian university to operate solar microgrid pilots
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has issued an expression of interest to set up three solar-backed microgrid projects in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The deadline for submissions for prospective developers is Aug. 30.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, India, Asia, Indian Institute of Technology, microgrid, Uttar Pradesh Power Corp. Ltd., Synergy Systems and Solutions
IndianOil to invest $3.7bn in green energy projects
The fossil fuel giant announced the plan in its latest annual results. The company envisages rolling out electric vehicle chargers at its petrol and diesel stations.
Aug 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, Asia, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Sanjiv Singh
Atlas switches on second Brazilian solar project
Atlas Renewable Energy has switched on its second PV plant in Brazil, the 156MWp Juazeiro Solar Plant in the northeastern state of Bahia.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canadian Solar, PV plants, South america, Latin america, Brazil, Atlas Renewable Energy, Juazeiro Solar Plant, Jinko, GCL
Ares invests in US utility-scale solar player Heelstone Energy
US asset manager Ares Management Corporation announced on Monday that it has “made an investment” in US utility-scale solar investor Heelstone Energy.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Ares Management Corporation, Heelstone Energy
North Carolina energy plan looks to clear remaining regulatory hurdles for solar
Existing solar power policies in North Carolina will go under review as part of the state’s draft Clean Energy Plan. Published last week, it includes the retirement of 4GW of coal and the proposal of measures to drive renewable energy more broadly as well as boosting EV adoption in the US state.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, North Carolina, solar pv, ssfusa, Duke Energy, Clean Energy Plan, boosting EV, Stephen De May, North America
Lightsource BP readying construction of 70MW trio for US university
Lightsource BP is days away from launching construction works for a utility-scale solar pipeline it will deploy for a US university, set to go live next year.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, PPA, PV Tech, pv power plants, solar pv, ssfusa, Lightsource BP, US university, Pennsylvania, North America
Zimbabwe mine eyes solar amid national power crisis
Caledonia Mining wants to build a solar power plant at its Blanket gold mine in southern Zimbabwe to ward off the worst from the country's increasingly volatile power supply.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Africa, Zimbabwe, caledonia, blanket mine, zesa, South Africa, escom, mining
Various joint ventures complete 195MW of PV projects in Egypt’s Benban
A joint venture between Elsewedy Electric and EDF, along with Scatec Solar and its respective partners, have both commissioned PV projects near Benban, Egypt with a combined generation capacity of 195MW.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Scatec Solar, EDF, Asia, Africa, Benban, Egypt, Ahmad El Mokadem, elsewedy
Coles signs PPA for three solar farms in Australia
The Australian supermarket giant will purchase more than 70% of the electricity generated by three solar power plants to be built and operated by Metka EGN outside the regional centers of Wagga Wagga, Corowa and Junee, in the state of New South Wales – the equivalent of 10% of the company’s national electricity usage.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Australia, Oceania, Molycop, Metka EGN, Coles, Terrain Solar, Mytilineos Holdings, Chairman David, Steven Cain, Thinus Keeve, Simec Zen Energy