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SPI 2019: SEIA sets US solar install targets at 20% of electricity generation by 2030
Ahead of Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has set a roadmap to achieving several key goals for the PV industry over the next 10 years.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, USA, SEIA, ITC, pv power plants, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, Colin Smith, spi 2019
Canada’s Saskatchewan province to halt net metering for solar
Utility SaskPower is set to close the net metering open to systems up to 100 kW in size once a 16 MW cumulative generation capacity limit is reached in the province.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canada, SaskPower, Mike Marsh, Tim Schulhauser
Tender for megawatt scale solar-plus-storage launched in Sri Lanka
A planned 10 MW solar project will be coupled with a storage system with a minimum capacity of 8 MWh. The facility will be near Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, tender, Asia, Sri Lanka
Mongolia tenders 10 MW solar plant
The project, planned for Khovd in the west of the country, is being developed with the support of the World Bank.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Asia, Mongolia
UMPA, sPower sign agreement for 80MW PV project in Utah
Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) has signed off on an agreement with sPower to provide renewable energy to six cities within the state by way of an 80MW PV installation.
Sep 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, sPower, Utah, North America, umpa, Michelle Kaufusi, Ryan Creamer
AT&T inks virtual deal with Invenergy for 800MW wind and solar pipeline
US telecoms and entertainment giant AT&T has inked a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Chicago-based developer Invenergy for 800MW of solar and wind.
Sep 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Duke Energy, Invenergy, North America, at&t, vppa, Oklahoma
Upstream ROUND-UP: Q CELLS toasts 1.7GW plant; Sungrow debuts line; Risen & Arctech milestones.
Hanwha Q CELLS has celebrated the grand opening of what it bills as the “largest” solar panel factory in the western hemisphere, a US$200 million facility in Dalton, Georgia, meant to supply 1.7GW to the US market every year.
Sep 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Sungrow, India, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Risen Energy, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, kazakhstan, downstream, arctech solar, Brian Kemp
Germany ditches solar subsidy cap to hasten clean energy shift
The German government has acted to remove a key hurdle to solar growth, in a deal hammered out as pressure for bold climate policies builds in the country’s streets and legislative chambers.
Sep 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Germany, Europe, subsidy, Angela Merkel, Carsten Körnig, Malu Dreyer, Simone Peter
Google bets on cheap solar via ‘biggest’ clean energy buy to date
Tumbling solar costs have spurred Google on to a dramatic boost of its exposure to the technology, acting to line up supply from projects worldwide as part of a major clean energy push.
Sep 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Amazon, Chile, solar pv, South america, Europe, North America, Facebook, Google, Denmark, corporate ppa, Sundar Pichai
Denmark poised for multi-gigawatt solar boom in coming decades
The solar surge expected to hit Europe in the coming decades could extend to one of the continent’s northernmost countries, new official stats indicate.
Sep 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, solar pv, Europe, auction, Denmark, market forecast, dea,
Uzbekistan builds 40 MW solar park to power free economic zone
The self-consumption project, being built by EPC contractor Helios Energy, is being realized by the Ministry of Innovative Development. The energy generated will power a free economic zone in the Chust district of the Namangan region.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Asia, Uzbekistan, Helios Energy, Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Korea’s South Jeolla province is becoming a solar hub
According to Korean government, around 18,000 unlicensed projects up to 1 MW in size are being developed in the area. Restrictions on such projects, which are driving this year’s strong solar growth in the country, are being introduced to reduce their environmental impact.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Korea, MOTIE, KEPCO
Austria mulls mandatory PV as new rebates for solar and storage launched
With the region of Styria considering making PV mandatory on all new buildings, the nation’s Climate Fund will support PV and storage projects in agriculture and forestry. Applications can be submitted by November 2020 – or until the pot is empty.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, storage, Europe, Austria, Styria
“Largest” Dutch PV project taps blueberries to nail landscape integration
UK solar developer Solarcentury and Dutch counterpart PowerField have unveiled plans to build the “largest” solar project in the Netherlands on behalf of Impax, the British asset manager that owns the site.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Grids, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, UK, Europe, Netherlands, solarcentury, powerfield, dutch solar, impax
Constellation secures three customers for 175MW of solar power in Virginia
Baltimore-based power provider Constellation has inked a deal to sell power from a 175MW solar facility in Virginia to Johns Hopkins University, spice and seasoning mix company McCormick & Company and department store corporation TJX Companies.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Virginia, North America, constellation, exelon, johns hopkins university, mccormick & company, tjx companies, renewable energy certificates, baltimore
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