Solar Plants News

Total begins work on 52 MW solar park in Japan
The Total Solar International PV unit of the French oil giant has started construction of a large scale plant in Osato, in the prefecture of Miyagi, Japan. With its third solar project in Japan, Total will reach 100 MW of installed generation capacity in less than two years.
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Japan, SunPower, Asia, Julien Pouget, Total Solar International
Siemens backs 5 GW green hydrogen plan for Australia
A massive green hydrogen production project has been unveiled in Western Australia with Siemens on board as technology partner. The location has been touted as Australia’s best for solar and wind power generation potential.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Australia, Oceania, Siemens, Terry Kallis, Jeff Connolly, green hydrogen, Macquarie Group
Bill for replacement inverters and other solar maintenance could hit $9.4bn by 2024
This year will see strong growth for the global PV market, to 114 GW, and that pattern will continue in the years ahead, according to analyst Wood Mackenzie. a report has highlighted soaring inverter replacement costs for PV project owners as a side-effect of the solar success story.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, USA, India, Wood Mackenzie, China, Asia, North America, Leila Garcia da Fonseca
ROUND-UP: Ameresco, sPower and Sungrow develop projects in Illinois, California & Massachusetts
Ameresco will develop a 27MW PV project in the village of DePue, Illinois that will be the largest PV installation in Bureau County upon completion.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, storage, Sungrow, Massachusetts, sPower, North America, ameresco, Illinois, Louis P. Maltezos, Ryan Galeria
SolarEdge takes patent infringement case against Huawei to China
Major PV inverter manufacturer, SolarEdge Technologies is taking its patent infringement case against Huawei Technologies to the Regional Courts of Jinan and Shenzhen in China, after fillings in Germany in June and July 2018.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, China, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, solaredge technologies, pv inverters, Huawei, Zvi Lando, power optimisers
Solar inverter replacement market to reach 21GW by the end of 2019 - Wood Mackenzie
According to market research firm, Wood Mackenzie, PV inverters nearing ‘end of life’ replacement are expected to total 21GW by the end of 2019.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Wood Mackenzie, pv power plants, investment, sungrow power supply co, sma solar technology
X-Elio secures Portuguese oil and gas offtaker for 200MW of Spanish PV
X-Elio has enlisted a Portuguese oil and gas group as offtaker to a large-scale solar pipeline in Spain, adding to the country’s bustling PV power purchase agreement (PPA) scene.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, PPA, Galp, utility-scale PV, Europe, x-elio, oil and gas, offtaker
Engie wins 50MWp/300MWh solar-plus-storage duo on Guam
Engie has been hired by Guam’s state electricity utility to build two solar-plus-storage plants with a combined capacity of 50MWp/300MWh on the Micronesian island.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, USA, storage, Engie, auctions, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, North America, tenders, Micronesia, guam, guam power authority, Carlalberto Guglielminotti
ReneSola finds buyer for 55MW solar portfolio in Poland
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has sealed the latest of a raft of solar plays in Poland, purchasing a relatively sizeable portfolio from China’s ReneSola.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Poland, Europe, small-scale pv, renesola, aberdeen standard investments, asset manager, r.power
Siemens backs Aussie plan to produce hydrogen via 5GW PV-plus-wind complex
Developer Hydrogen Renewables Australia (HRA) and German engineering giant Siemens have unveiled plans for a hydrogen production facility in Western Australia, meant to be powered by a whopping 5GW of wind and solar.
Oct 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Australia, neoen, hydrogen, Oceania, solar-plus-wind, kalbarri, HRA, Terry Kallis, Jeff Connolly, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Embrace clean energy or risk US$71bn in stranded coal assets, Japan told
Japan risks saddling its citizens with an inefficient, economically obsolete power fleet if it doesn’t rethink its current plans for a large-scale roll-out of new coal, experts have warned.
Oct 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Japan, SunPower, utility-scale PV, Asia, coal phase-out, total solar, thinktank, carbon tracker, japan solar
Kentucky Solar Industries Association becomes official SEIA affiliate
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced that the Kentucky Solar Industries Association (KYSEIA) is now a formal SEIA state affiliate.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, SEIA, North America, KYSEIA, Kentucky, Abigail Ross Hoppe, Matthew Partymiller
First Illinois ‘Solar for All’ projects approved
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the contracts for its first projects participating in the Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) program.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Illinois Commerce Commission, Anthony Star
Solar energy project to be explored at Washington Dulles Airport
Dominion Energy and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will explore a large-scale solar energy project at Washington Dulles Airport.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Dominion Energy, North America, large-scale solar, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Washington Dulles Airport, Mike Stewart, Keith Windle
State's largest solar power project proposed for Concord, Sardinia
EDF Renewables has filed documents in Albany to begin the process of seeking a permit to put solar panels on 2,500 acres – equivalent to 1,890 football fields – in the southern Erie County towns of Concord and Sardinia.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, EDF Renewables, Albany, Sardinia, Chuck Bockhahn, Clyde M. Drake, Beverly Gambino, Jack Honor, Douglas Bowen, Daniel A. Spitzer, John D. Chirlin