Solar Plants News

New generation of solar panels consisting of small sunflower imitations
A new type of PV plants is being developed: solar systems consisting of rows of small man-made sunflowers, which automatically turn their heads toward the sun.
Nov 5, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, PV plants, Los Angeles, sunflower, SunBOT, Ximin He, University of California
Dominion Energy’s largest solar power facility will be installed in Prince George County, VA
Dominion Energy, Inc., is creating the biggest PV plant for now. The facility will be located in Fort Powhatan, the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Nov 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Virginia, PV plant, Dominion Energy, North America
Tata and Rockefeller launch India-focused clean energy microgrid unit
Two giants in financing and Indian power are collaborating on a clean energy microgrid operation they claim will deliver power to five million Indian households with 10,000 grids over the next decade.
Nov 5, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, India, Asia, maharashtra, Ashish Khanna, Microgrids, rockefeller foundation, tprel, tata power, Praveer Sinha, Rajiv J. Shah
BayWa r.e planning over 100MW of floating solar projects in Europe for 2020
Renewable energy firm, BayWa r.e is planning floating solar (FPV) plants in Europe totalling over 100MW in 2020, after several successful projects were recently completed in the Netherlands with a total capacity of 25MW.
Nov 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, pv power plants, pv modules, floating PV, Europe, Netherlands, baywa r.e., Benedikt Ortmann
The major floating PV plant in Saemangeum (South Korea) stands up for its rights
The Ministry of National Defense of South Korea assures that a major floating PV generator that is planned to be located in the Saemangeum tidal flat will give no impact on military flight and landing operations of United States military forces based nearby.
Nov 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, South Korea, floating PV, Asia, Choi Hyun-soo
Netherlands is likely to generate 27 GW of solar energy by 2030
The Environmental Assessment Agency of Netherlands (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving – PBL) promises that the country’s photovoltaic generation will grow by 5 GW by the end of the following year compared to 4.4 GW in 2018. Toward the end of 2023, the PV capacity is forecasted to be near 15 GW.
Nov 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Europe, Netherlands, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Peter Segaar
SunAlpha Energy Offers Financing Scheme for Rooftop Solar Plants
During the initial launch of the facility, SunAlpha Energy wants to target around one thousand homes and businesses with rooftop solar plants.
Nov 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, India, Asia, rooftop PV, Rajasthan, SunAlpha Energy, Raghav Mittal
Abdul Latif Jameel unit launches solar plants in Jordan
The four solar plants will supply more than 600 GWh per year in Jordan
Nov 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Jordan, Asia, Abdul Latif Jameel, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, Omar Al Razzaz, Tristn Higuero, Raad Al Saady
DTEK inaugurates 240 MW solar plant in Ukraine
The energy company wrapped up construction of the site in eight months. In March, DTEK commissioned a 200 MW site which was also installed in record time.
Nov 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Ukraine, DTEK, Europe, Risen
Germany added 2.9 GW of solar in nine months
In September, PV systems with a total generation capacity of 287 MW were registered in the country. The feed-in tariff has fallen again for this quarter as a result of the new capacity additions.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Rooftop PV, Germany, Europe
Solar electricity can retail for $0.027-0.036/KWh as renewables close in on global grid parity
The latest figures released by BloombergNEF show new solar and onshore wind power plants have reached parity with average wholesale prices in California, China and parts of Europe. The technologies are winning the race to be the cheapest sources of new generation for two-thirds of the world’s population.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, California, USA, India, China, Australia, Chile, South america, Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America
Russian Far East sees 75 MW of large scale solar come online
Five PV power plants, each with a generation capacity of 15 MW, were grid-connected in the Russian Republic of Buryatia and the Zabaikalsky Territory. The projects were built under a program which offers generators capacity payments and the ability to trade on the wholesale energy market.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Asia, Russia, Far East
SB Energy to acquire over 1.7GW PV portfolio from Intersect Power
SB Energy Global Holdings, a subsidiary of SoftBank Group, has signed off on a deal with Intersect Power that will see SB Energy acquire a portfolio of five US PV projects with a combined capacity of more than 1.7GW from Intersect.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, Texas, North America, Intersect Power, sb energy, Raman Nanda, Marcelo Claure
Dominion Energy to add 150MW PV installation to Virginia pipeline
Dominion Energy is adding a 150MW PV project in Prince George County, Virginia, that will stand as the largest solar installation in Dominion Energy's portfolio within the state.
Nov 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Virginia, North America, dominion
Energy Taiwan 2019 Talk: JNV Solar Power
JNV Solar Power has added its name to the service providers working to seize the window opened by Taiwan’s solar ambitions, PV Tech heard at last month’s Energy Taiwan 2019.
Nov 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, pv inverters, Huawei, Taiwan, jnv, Leanne Wong