Solar Plants News

Bird-inspired plant becomes Taiwan’s largest ground-mounted PV launch
Taiwan is now home to what is being billed as the territory’s largest ground-mounted solar plant, an installation modelled after an at-risk bird that migrates nearby every year.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, Asia, Taiwan, birdseye, Nitin Apte, Sam Ong
LONGi’s Hi-MO 4 modules to power 50MW project in Vietnam
LONGi Solar has bagged yet another order for its high-efficiency module line Hi-MO 4, now set to power a utility-scale project in Vietnam.
Sep 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, Asia, LONGi, mono perc, hi-mo4, Vietnam, high-efficiency, dlg solar, Mr Dennis She
Avangrid sells stake in 20MW Arizona PV project to Axium
Avangrid Renewables has signed off on an agreement with Axium Infrastructure to transfer 50% ownership of both the Copper Crossing Solar Project and Dry Lake II Wind Farm in the coming months.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Arizona, North America, axium, avangrid, Laura Beane
FTC Solar’s Voyager trackers supplied to 150MW Oregon PV portfolio
FTC Solar has started delivery and construction support for its Voyager single-axis tracker on a pipeline of PV projects in Oregon with a total installed generation capacity of 150MW.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, ftc solar, Oregon, Tony Etnyre
French postal service aims to deliver stable energy bill using renewables
The La Poste Group wants one or more green corporate PPAs, to be procured through a tender. The postal service wants to hedge against volatile energy prices.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, France, tender, Europe, La Poste Group
Poland slashes VAT for residential solar from 23% to 8%
The Polish parliament has adopted new environmental provisions which also include a tax reduction for micro PV. The measure comes on top of the Mój Prąd rebate scheme for residential rooftop projects ranging in size from 2 kW to 10 kW which was launched in July.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Poland, Europe, Andrzej Sebastian Duda, esidential
The US tops 37.9 GW of large scale solar
That record figure of utility scale PV was under contract at the end of June with 8.7 GWdc under construction. However, installation levels fell slightly, year-over-year.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, USA, ITC, Texas, Wood Mackenzie, North America, Minnesota
Sahel summit backs ‘Desert to Power’ plan to bring solar to 60 million
An African Development Bank (AfDB) initiative that wants to install 10GW of solar energy across the Sahel by 2025 was endorsed by G5 Sahel heads of state at a summit held last week in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, France, Europe, Africa, North America, AfDB, G5 Sahel, Christian Kaboré, Akinwumi Adesina
Major subsidy-free solar project secures financially-hedged PPA in Spain
Spain’s subsidy-free solar scene has marked another boost after a power purchase agreement (PPA) was secured for a major project in the country’s centre-west.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Extremadura, Spain, Europe, subsidy-free pv, encavis, solarcentury
‘New RWE’ sets sights on world-leading renewables position
German power major RWE has reiterated its commitment to becoming one of the world’s largest developers of solar, wind and energy storage after the European Commission green-lit its proposed asset swap with E.On.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, pv power plants, Europe, rwe, e.on, innogy, Rolf Martin Schmitz, Markus Krebber
ReneSola touts profitability comeback but short-term debt looms high
Progress with solar projects worldwide have helped push ReneSola back onto the profitability path, with a cash boost "tentatively" secured from its top shareholder as short-term borrowings continue to pile.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, New York, China, renesola, shanghai, Shelley Xu, Xianshou Li
Six developers bag 1.85GW in Indian government solar auctions
The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has revealed the results of two major utility-scale auctions held in June that saw six companies win 1.85GW of capacity.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, Solar Energy Corporation of India, auctions, utility-scale, Rajasthan, tenders, ntpc corporation, mahindra susten
US utility-scale solar pipeline swells to record 37.9GW
The US now has a record-breaking 37.9GW of utility-scale solar in the works after 11.2GW of new projects were announced in H1 2019, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, USA, SEIA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Texas, Wood Mackenzie, Utah, Abigail Ross Hopper, ikea, ingka group, Colin Smith
EBRD to bankroll Kazakhstan’s new clean energy push after PV build-out
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to spearhead the multi-million-euro new phase of Kazakhstan’s renewable programme, now set to progress from a PV-only first phase.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, EBRD, Asia, kazakhstan
Michigan utility issues RfP for PV projects in 25MW-to-200MW range
DTE Energy  is issuing a Request for Proposals (RfP) for a new pipeline of PV and wind projects in Michigan.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Michigan, dte, rfp