Solar Plants News

Online marketplace Sun Exchange powers solar projects in South Africa
Sun Exchange powers solar projects at schools such as Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Europe, Africa, North America, Sun Exchange, Abraham Cambridge
Forestalia plans additional 1.3 GW of solar in Spain
The Spanish company plans to develop 66 solar and wind parks that will add 3 GW of renewable energy generation capacity in 50 municipalities near Teruel, Navarre over the next four years. Some 34 facilities will be solar plants that will add 1.3 GW as part of an investment of more than €2.4 billion.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, auction, Javier Lambá, Forestalia, Andorra
Uruguay launches 65 MW solar tender
Utility UTE is planning to resume solar energy development with a new large scale PV project after several years of almost zero growth.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, South america, Uruguay, Actis, UTE, large scale PV
South Africa proposes voluntary reduction of tariffs awarded in first three REIPPPP rounds
Power purchase agreements may be voluntarily renegotiated by extending the 20-year deals or enabling independent power producers to add more efficient PV components, thus increasing plant generation capacity.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Africa, eskom, Gwede Mantashe, Pravin Gordhan, Chris Ahlfeldt
Gambia plans 150 MW solar project with 20 MWh storage option
The solar park will be connected to the Soma substation, a piece of grid infrastructure expected to increase electricity access in the country to 60%. The project will add to 30 MW of other solar facilities under development in the West African nation.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, storage, Africa, Gambia, ECOWAS, National Water & Electricity Company Ltd
Germany added 2.72 GW of PV in eight months
In August alone, around 327 MW of new solar generation capacity was registered in the country. This month the FIT for solar systems up to 750 kW in size will fall another 1.4%.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, FiT, Germany, Europe
Uruguay on the lookout for developers of 65MWp solar project
Uruguay is poised for a significant PV boost after plans emerged of a new utility-scale project, which has already secured key construction components.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, pv power plants, utility-scale PV, South america, Uruguay, UTE
Keystone XL developer becomes PPA offtaker for Alberta PV project
Perimeter Solar has sold 74.25MW of power from its proposed 130MW solar farm in Alberta, Canada to energy company TC Energy, in a deal billed as Canada’s “largest” private power purchase agreement (PPA) to date.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Canada, PPA, Donald Trump, North America, calgary, alberta, greengate, perimeter, tc energy, keystone xl
Vivint Solar refutes contract forgery allegations
Vivint Solar has refuted claims by short-seller Marcus Aurelius Value of “malfeasance” around sale contracts, in a counteroffensive launched after days of gradual stock share decline.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, Residential PV, vivint, North America, litigation, court dispute, short-sellers, baml, pv residential installer, Marcus Aurelius Value, Philip Shen
California firm contracts ‘astoundingly’ cheap solar-plus-storage pipeline
The US state of California has witnessed yet another claim of ultra-low solar prices, recorded in the context of a major contracting exercise by a community energy group.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Tariffs, California, USA, Nick Chaset, EBCE, sPower, pv power plants, solar-plus-storage, BESS, North America, 8minutenergy, terra-gen, 8minute Solar Energy
Switzerland plans large scale solar auctions
The Swiss Federal Council intends to increase competition in the solar sector and set fixed tariffs for large PV projects using tenders. The electricity market will be fully opened up in a move industry association Swissolar says will discriminate against PV and threaten the rapid expansion of renewables.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, tender, Europe, auction, Switzerland, Swissolar
Solar farm, data center approved for Chesterfield ‘megasite’
The site of two controversial development proposals that never came to pass is now slated to be filled with solar panels and computing storage buildings.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, Cypress Creek Renewables, North America, urban grid, Chesterfield, Mike Uzel, Brennen Keene
Solar Manufactured Homes Concept Wins National Award For Portland Firm
An idea to build solar panels into manufactured homes has given a Portland-based company a big win in a year-long national competition.
Sep 30, 2019 // BIPV, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, California, USA, North America, Portland, Phase3 Photovoltaics, Ethan Good, Becca Jones-Albertus
Solar panels bring light to Amazon communities
Residents of the Verde Para Sempre extractivist reserve in the Brazilian Amazon protested as loudly as they could about the Tucuruí transmission line.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Markets & Finance News, China, Amazon, South america, Brazil, Asia, Jinko, BYD, Trina, Angelo Mallet, José Pancrace, Liane Lima, JÁ Solar, Margarida Ribeiro da Silva
Sherburne County may require solar farms to be pollinator-friendly
New solar farms in Sherburne County may soon have to do more than just produce energy from the sun.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Minnesota, Sherburne, Marc Schneider, Rob Davis