Solar Plants News

Chad gets financing for large scale solar-plus-storage project
An €18 million loan has been provided by the African Development Bank. The solar park, planned for capital N’Djamena, will be coupled to 4 MWh of storage.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, Africa, African Development Bank, chad, amea power
Hopes rise that proposed solar farm will transform former Sunnyside landfill site
A proposal to turn the site of a former landfill near Houston’s Sunnyside community into the largest urban solar farm in Texas has local officials and residents hopeful that change may finally be coming to a site that has been an eyesore for decades.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, USA, TESLA, Texas, North America, Sunnyside, Houston, Nathanael Greene, Tracy Stephens, Efrem Jernigan
Maxar selects Deployable Space Systems to build solar arrays for Gateway’s Power and Propulsion Element
Maxar Technologies awarded a contract to Deployable Space Systems to manufacture flexible solar arrays for the Power and Propulsion Element of the Gateway, a key element of NASA’s Artemis campaign to return humans to the moon.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, NASA, North America, Maxar Technologies, flexible solar, Brian Spence, DSS
Sunnova Donates Solar Panels to Nonprofits in Puerto Rico
Sunnova Energy Corporation is collaborating, through the Solar Foundation’s “Solar Saves Lives” program, with non-profit organizations in Puerto Rico to support critical energy projects on the island.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Solar, USA, storage, Solar Panels, North America, Sunnova Energy Corporation, Puerto Rico, Karla Zambrana-Melendez
SunPower awarded solar-plus-storage carports in California
US solar firm SunPower is to deploy 3.7MW of solar carports across 10 locations in Contra Costa County, California, with some of the sites using energy storage.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, California, USA, SunPower, solar-plus-storage, North America, contra costa, carport, helix roof system, Frank Di Massa
Solar helping UK clean up legacy of coal industry
The governmental body responsible for keeping mine pollution out of waterways has announced completion of the first phase of a plan to use solar to keep down its electricity bills.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, First Solar, Europe, HBS New Energies
CleanSpark-ing up to ensure the grass is always greener
A U.S. microgrid specialist will draw up proposals for an independent solar-plus-storage system to ensure a remotely-situated cannabis farm in California can get the energy it needs to power cultivation.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Software, USA, storage, North America, microgrid, CleanSpark, Zach Bradford, Good Energy Solar
Turkey’s net-metering: Will commercial, residential or municipal lead the way?
Turkey introduced net metering in May, stoking hopes the scheme could add meaningful volumes of new solar generation capacity. Municipal governments elected in the spring can also boost the program’s success, provided the many layers of authority can work together, that is.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Turkey, Utku Korkmaz
Solaria gets grid connection approval for 450 MW solar park in Spain
The project will be built near the Trillo substation, in the Castilla–La Mancha region and represents around 15% of the 1.3 GW solar project pipeline the company hopes to deploy in Iberia by the end of 2023.
Oct 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Spain, Europe, solaria
Akuo enlists crowdfunding partner for 17MWp floating project in France
Individuals can now bankroll the deployment of a large-scale floating solar plant in France, a project by Paris-headquartered Akuo Energy.
Oct 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, France, floating PV, Europe, akuo, Allianz Crowdlending
Netherlands to restrict grid linking requests to alleviate congestion
A controversial move by network operators has laid bare once more the Netherlands’ issues with grid overcrowding, with PV projects now set for connection delays in under-pressure areas.
Oct 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Europe, Netherlands, subsidies, dutch solar, holland solar, grid congestion, Liander, Enexis
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