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Ethiopia’s plans for solar mini grids move forward
The Ethiopian Electric Utility is seeking proposals for 25 mini grid projects which are being backed by the African Development Bank.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Tariffs, storage, Ethiopia, African Development Bank, EEU
Seraphim taps Italian partner to access reviving PV market
Seraphim Solar System Co has turned to an existing Italian partner to try and secure a slice of the country’s PV market, poised for a multi-gigawatt boost within a decade.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Italy, pv power plants, Europe, solar-plus-storage, auction, seraphim, ilb helios, cfd, Jun Zhuge, Guido Traversa, Paolo Rocco Viscontin
Colombia backs PV plant as president touts clean energy shift at UN summit
One of the largest solar projects to date in Colombia has cleared a key planning hurdle as president Iván Duque promised clean energy leadership at this week’s UN summit.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canadian Solar, pv power plants, pv modules, South america, auctions, policy and regulation, tenders, Colombia, Iván Duque
Scatec Solar amasses US$140m-plus in private placement raise
Scatec Solar has raised NOK1.32 billion (US$146 million) in a private placement for its global solar pipeline.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Scatec, Malaysia, Ukraine, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, Africa, Egypt, mozmbique, Norway
Solarpack scores revenue boost as roll-out continues in Spain, Chile
Solarpack has witnessed gains across several financial indicators so far this year, after progress across various construction contracts in Europe and South America.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Spain, Chile, South america, Latin america, Europe, subsidy-free pv, North America, Southeast Asia, Solarpack, aventron
European Investment Bank and FMO go halves on 80MW of Kenyan solar
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch development bank FMO have agreed to finance the construction and operation of a duo of Kenyan solar plants that have a combined capacity of 80MW.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, utility-scale PV, Kenya, Africa, east africa, european investment bank, frontier energ, fmo, grid-connected pv, David Langat, Ayaz Merali
Microsoft to buy 230MW from Engie’s clean energy duo in Texas
Microsoft has purchased 85MW of solar energy from Engie as part of a broader agreement covering 230MW of clean energy generated by the developer's Texas operations.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Engie, First Solar, Microsoft, North America, corporate ppa
Lightsource BP completes financing for 125MW US portfolio
Lightsource BP has secured US$140 million financing for a portfolio of seven utility-scale PV projects across the US.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, Lightsource BP, Pennsylvania, North America, Kansas, New Mexico, Kevin Smith
More chances for solar in Polish large scale renewables auction
The advent of permitting restrictions on wind power projects has opened the door for PV in the pending auction for renewable generation facilities with a capacity of more than 1 MW. Wind power dominates Polish clean energy and no solar projects were successful in last year’s exercise.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Poland, Europe, auction
Helios completes 48.4MW PV portfolio in North Carolina
The Helios Infrastructure fund, a JV between Sol Systems and Nationwide, has completed the financing and construction of its first PV portfolio.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North Carolina, North America, sol systems, nationwide, helios, Jessie Robbins
SPI 2019: First Solar secures largest 1.7GW Series 6 module supply deal for US projects
Leading CdTe thin-film PV module manufacturer and ‘Solar Module Super League (SMSL), First Solar has secured a multi-year supply deal for its Series 6 CdTe thin film modules for five projects across Texas and California with developer Intersect Power.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, First Solar, pv power plants, North America, Nextracker, first solar inc, cdte thin-film modules, single axis tracker
SPI 2019: PVEL and Heliolytics providing disaster response service for solar power plants
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and Heliolytics have partnered to provide the first comprehensive testing and evaluation services to PV power plant owners and operators when extreme weather and other force majeure events have damaged plants. The partners are launching the service at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, pv modules, pvel, Jenya Meydbray, heliolytics, argo group, climate crisis, George Schulz, Rob Andrews, micro cracks
Iberdrola toasts Spanish 50MW solar PPA with Heineken
Heineken is to fully power its Spanish operations via a new utility-scale solar plant, set to be developed by energy giant Iberdrola.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Portugal, Iberdrola, pv power plants, Europe, polysilicon, iberia, Polycrystalline modules, corporate ppa, heineken
Engie buys 25MW/22MWh solar-plus-storage pipeline in Massachusetts
Engie North America has bought a four-project portfolio in Massachusetts that comprises 25MW of solar and 22MWh of energy storage.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, storage, Massachusetts, SMART, Engie, solar-plus-storage, North America
Audax scores ‘strongest H1 to date’ after solar PPA streak
One of Spain’s prominent subsidy-free solar players has witnessed a bullish start in 2019 after becoming the offtaker for some of the largest deals seen in the country so far this year.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, PPA, pv power plants, subsidy-free pv, Trina, audax, WElink, Statkraft, Jaime Jaquotot
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