Solar Plants News

Philippines utility Meralco injects US$8.2 million into 210MW of solar
Philippines utility Meralco has sunk PHP424 million (US$8.2 million) of equity funding into its renewables subsidiary, MGreen, to support 210MW of solar projects.
Oct 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Asia, Philippines, Meralco, manila, battery energy storage systems bess, mgreen
Ib vogt partnership wins bid for 50 MW solar plant in Bangladesh
The German project developer beat rival Scatec Solar to land the contract for a facility which will sell solar electricity to the Bangladeshi government for $0.1094/kWh for 20 years.
Oct 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Scatec Solar, Bangladesh, Asia, rooftop PV, Mohammad Shafiul Alam
Argentina stakes claim to Latin American PV crown with 300MW launch
Argentina has staked a claim to Latin American solar records after wrapping up the extension of a complex that could reach gigawatt-scale proportions within 10 years.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, Argentina, South america, Asia, cauchari, jujuy, jemse, shanghai electric, power china, Gerardo Morales, Eduardo Macri
ADB finances Vietnam’s first large-scale floating solar plant
Vietnamese firm Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi (DHD), a subsidiary of national utility EVN, has bagged a US$37 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a 47.5MW floating solar project that is claimed to be the first and largest such project in the Southeast Asian nation.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Floating PV, ADB, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Singapore, Vietnam, floating, fpv, evn, dhd, sorsea, Christopher Thieme, Ramesh Subramaniam
Cubico takes Mexican 350MWp solar project to finish line
One of the top solar projects supported under Mexico’s now-paralysed auction scheme has been powered up, around two years after development got underway.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, auctions, Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, North America, cubico, tenders, Osvaldo Rancé, Enrique Peña Nieto
Storage omission in Vietnam solar FiT draft a ‘serious mistake’
Vietnam plans to reduce feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for ground-mount and floating PV after solar capacity deployment exceeded expectations under the original subsidy by a factor of five.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, Floating PV, FiT, Asia, rooftop solar, Vietnam, Floating solar, dragon capital, moit, Gavin Smith, Nguyễn Đức Cường
‘Desert to Power’ solar project in Chad clinches €18m AfDB loan
A contracted 32MW solar-plus-storage project just north of Chad’s capital N'Djaména is one step closer to fruition after the African Development Bank (AfDB) provided it with an €18 million (US$19.6 million) loan with a partial risk guarantee.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, solar-plus-storage, Africa, African Development Bank, chad, sahel, infraco africa, aldwich international limited, amea power
Forestalia, Solaria put forward colossal solar ventures in Spain
Spanish clean energy players have come forward in recent days with projects set to bring a major solar boost to Europe’s current market-of-the-moment.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Spain, Europe, subsidy-free pv, solaria, Forestalia, aragon, castilla la mancha, Fernando Samper Rivas, David Guengant
Google taps Hecate’s Texas PV project to feed global clean energy drive
Google has signed a deal for 250MW of solar energy from installations planned in Texas by Chicago-based developer Hecate Energy.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Power Purchase Agreements, Texas, Engie, Microsoft, North America, Google, corporate ppa, honda, hecate energy
Northern European states mark clean policy milestones
Northern Europe’s clean energy scene has witnessed a flurry of policy moves in the space of a week, with at least four countries making announcements on various auctions and subsidy schemes.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Germany, Europe, auction, Switzerland, Netherlands, subsidies, Denmark, tenders
Ranger Power looks for buyer after getting solar energy site approved
Ranger Power will search for a buyer of its 230 million dollar solar site in eastern Lincoln.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Ranger Power, Lincoln, Dan Parson, David Cary, Nebraska
Xcel Announces Deal to Power Steel Mill with Solar
Xcel Energy has announced an agreement with Lightsource BP and EVRAZ North America to develop a $250-million, 240-MW solar power facility in Pueblo, Colorado. The plant will provide power to the EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel facility in Pueblo. Xcel said the plant will be the largest on-site solar facility dedicated to a single company.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Colorado, Lightsource BP, North America, Kevin Smith, Xcel Energy, EVRAZ, Alice Jackson
China firms complete building Argentina's largest solar farm: Xinhua
Chinese companies have built a 300-megawatt solar farm in the highlands of northern Argentina, the largest of its kind in the South American nation, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, tender, Argentina, South america, Asia, Xinhua, Shanghai Electric Power Construction Co. Ltd
One Of Latin America’s Largest Solar Plants Inaugurated In Sonora
Just a few months after the last major plant came online, another massive solar installation has opened in Sonora.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Latin america, Acciona, Sonora, Tuto Energy, Puerto Libertad, Orejana, Asolmex
Planning Commission to consider solar farm in upper James City County
The James City County Planning Commission will weigh whether to recommend approval of a special-use permit needed to build a solar farm in Norge Wednesday.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, James, Ben Vollmer, Strata Solar Development