Solar Large-Scale Plants News

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
Botswana, Cameroon issue tender, sign contracts for combined 125MW of PV capacity
The African countries of Botswana and Cameroon have taken steps to add a combined 125MW of installed PV capacity to their respective national grids.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Scatec Solar, tender, Africa, Cameroon, Botswana, Eneo, Izuba Energy, Sphynx Energy
Mexico needs domestic PV-making push, minister says at plant launch
Mexico should aim to nurture a national solar industrial ecosystem to ensure it captures the full benefits of the renewable technology, a top government official has said.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Mexico, Rocío Nahle, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Zuma Energía
Texas’ self-styled largest solar project nears completion
Canadian developer Innergex has confirmed that its 315MWAC / 250MDC Texas PV project, set to be the largest in the state, is on track to go live by September.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, New York, Texas, Nick Holman, Innergex, Phoebe Solar, Michel Letellier, Solar Energies Industry Association, Greenbacker Renewable Energy, BNRG Renewables
German industry body calls for 5 GW cell manufacturing fab in Europe
The VDMA says Europe can restart a solar production sector that can compete on price with Chinese imports by reducing transport costs – provided a Euro supply chain can be established.
Aug 14, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, China, Europe, VDMA, Jutta Trube, Von Der Leyen
Cameroon to improve power supply with 25 MW solar projects
Energy of Cameroon wants to build two solar parks to improve power supply in the country’s northern regions. The projects will be developed by a consortium led by Norwegian solar company Scatec.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Scatec, Europe, Cameroon
Botswana kicks off 100 MW solar tender
Botswana Power Corp is seeking independent power producers to build two 50 MW solar parks. The projects are intended to reduce the nation’s dependence on power imports from troubled South African utility Eskom.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, tender, Africa, Botswana Power Corp, South African utility Eskom
Pattern Energy confirms takeover interest
Energy developer Pattern Energy confirmed on Tuesday that it is courting potential takeover suitors, but that so far no agreement or arrangement had been reached.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, ssfusa, pattern energy, terraform power, brookfield asset mangement, mergers and acquisitions
Greenbacker Renewable Energy purchases 9.27 MW of under-construction solar projects
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company purchased the rights to a portfolio of three solar projects totaling 9.27 MW from a subsidiary of BNRG Renewables (BNRG).
Aug 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company, BNRG, Evergreen Solar Services, Charles Wheeler, Nick Holman