Solar Plants News

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
Scatec Solar expects annual PV power plant project completions of over 1.5GW from 2022
Integrated solar power producer, Scatec Solar has raised its growth targets in its key markets, due to strong demand.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Raymond Carlsen, Scatec Solar, pv power plants, Latin america, Asia, Africa, bifacial modules, Vietnam, single-axis trackers, mena
India’s state utility plotting 5GW solar plant, according to reports
India’s state utility plotting 5GW solar plant, according to reports
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, India, NTPC, Asia, gujarat, utility scale
Industry: Political deadlock puts Spain’s clean energy shift at risk
Politicians’ failure to form government pacts condemns Spain’s clean energy shift to further delays and uncertainty, the industry has warned as the country heads to fresh polls.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Spain, Europe, FER
Northern Territory hails 10GW solar-plus-storage project in net-zero plan
Australia’s Northern Territory has unveiled a new target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a policy document that touts solar and backs a proposed 10GW/20-30GWh solar-plus-storage plant earmarked to provide energy to the region and Singapore.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Solar to Fuel, Northern Territory, Australia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, carbon, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Minister: Mexico’s postponed auction will come when time is right
Mexico’s state-run utility and fossil fuel infrastructure need more time before the country can re-arrange the renewable auction it cancelled this year, a top official has said.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, solar pv, Latin america, auctions, Mexico, North America, AMLO, esslatam, tenders, cfe, Marco Nieto-Vázquez
Commercial and residential PV installer SIRC acquires Montross
Solar Integrated Roofing Corporation (SIRC) has completed the acquisition of The Montross Companies, an establishing roofing company in San Diego.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, California, USA, North America, sirc, montross, roofing, David Massey
Solar Frontier Americas acquires 50MW PV project from Samsung Solar Energy
Solar Frontier Americas has acquired a 50.5MW PV project purchased from CS Solar, a JV company of Samsung Solar Energy. The installation is located in Stanislaus County, California, just a few hours southeast of San Jose.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, North America, solar frontier americas, Charles Pimentel, samsung, Seung-gul Lee
Enel links utility-scale PV plant backed in Spanish 2017 auction
Enel Green Power has switched on a utility-scale solar project it developed in Spain’s southeast with support from the country’s renewable auction of 2017.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Enel, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, auction, tenders