Solar Large-Scale Plants News

NTPC reveals plan to build 5 GW in Gujarat, opens global bids for 1.2 GW
The utility has revealed plans to invest roughly $3 billion in the construction of a 5 GW solar park across two to three locations in the Kutch region of the Indian state of Gujarat. In a separate announcement, the New Delhi-based group opened global bidding to build 1.2 GW of grid-connected solar capacity throughout India.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, India, NTPC, Asia
MoU for vanadium redox flow battery collaboration in Australia
Australian Vanadium and Metrowest Power Systems have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to look at energy storage opportunities in Australia using vanadium redox flow battery technology.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, Australia, Oceania, Vanadium and Metrowest Power Systems, memorandum, vanadium redox flow battery, EPC Metrowest Power Systems, VSUN Energy, Vincent Algar, VRFB, CellCube Energy Storage Systems, Pangea Energy, Pangea Storage Project
Risen shines: Manufacturer starts work on 2.5 GW cell and module factory
The Chinese manufacturer is forging ahead with a new gigafactory despite a regulatory decision last year which halted its plans to raise a significant chunk of the costs by issuing convertible bonds. Risen expects to be back on the upswing when it confirms its first-half figures.
Aug 21, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, bifacial, Asia, Risen Energy, half-cut module, PV InfoLink, Merredin solar farm
Mali launches tender for solar-plus-storage
The country’s agency for rural electrification is seeking proposals for a 1.3 MW solar project and a 1.5 MW/2 MWh storage system.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, solar-plus-storage, Africa, Mali, Amader, Islamic Development Bank, Akuo Kita Solar
DEWA to use solar to power new pumped-storage project
The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority will use energy from the gigawatt-scale Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to provide a new hydropower plant with pumped storage capacity. The state-owned utility has announced a number of innovations for the project in recent months, including plans for hydrogen and large-scale storage capacity.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Dubai Water and Electricity Authority, gigawatt-scale, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Perpetum to build world’s largest solar carport in Belgium
The 20 MW plant will feature 62,750 solar panels. Installer Perpetum Energy plans to commission the project in the spring of 2020.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, France, Solar Panels, Europe, neoen, installer, Perpetum Energy, Paira Daiza, Corbas
Invenergy plots 127MW solar project for southwest Colorado
US renewables giant Invenergy discussed its plans to develop an 127MW solar project in southwest Colorado at a county meeting in early August.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Colorado, Invenergy, Beth Conley, Don Haley, Tri-State, North America
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 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Scatec Solar, EDF, Asia, Africa, Elsewedy Electric and EDF, Benban, Egypt, Ahmad El Mokadem
Actis bags US$1.23bn for new clean energy investment fund
London-based renewables investor Actis has raised US$1.23 billion for a new investment fund destined for existing infrastructure assets in emerging markets, starting with its own 100MW PV plant in Chile.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, SunPower, Chile, PV plant, Engie Energía, London, Actis, ALLIF
New solar component-sourcing company aims to assist smaller installers
A group of seasoned wind and solar industry executives launched a new solar component-sourcing service, Strategic Solar Sourcing.
Aug 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Solar, Strategic Solar Sourcing, John Billingsley, Joseph Kiwak, Tri Global Energy, Sunfinity Renewable Energy
Commercial solar at grid parity in China but a hard line is needed on soft costs
Deploying commercial and industrial PV in China without subsidy is already profitable in some areas, according to a new study, but prohibitive soft costs and cheap electricity are the main barriers for such installations in areas where grid parity remains out of reach.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Tariffs, China, PV module, solar rooftops, subsidy
UPC/AC Renewables invest in 550 MW of pumped hydro and solar in Australia
AC Renewables, the energy arm of Philippines’ Ayala Corp, and Australia’s UPC Renewables have agreed to buy 51% in a 250 MW pumped hydro project and a neighboring 300 MW solar project, both located in South Australia.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, Australia, AC Renewables, UPC Renewables, pumped hydro project, Bridle Track Solar Farm, Rise Renewables, PHES plant, Anton Rohner, Brer Adams
Yingli to supply 110MW of solar panels to Solaria trio
Yingli’s European subsidiary has supplied Spanish solar developer Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente with PV panels for three plants with a combined 110MW of capacity.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, PV plant, solaria, castilla y leon, yingli
Atlas sells 550GWh of solar to Engie Energía in Chile
Atlas Renewable Energy has landed a long-term PPA agreement with utility Engie Energía, which will help support the development of a 230MW-plus solar farm in Chile.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, PPA, Chile, PV plant, Brazil, Mexico, Atlas Renewable Energy, Engie Energía, Sol del Desierto, Uruguay
Meyer Burger and REC Group planning multiple GW heterojunction production business
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology is seeking a new business model with integrated PV module manufacturer, REC Group to establish revenue share from establishing multiple gigawatts of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell and module production in Singapore.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, c-si manufacturing, Asia, heterojunction, meyer burger, REC Group, Singapore, Hans Brändle, n-type mono