Solar Plants News

Lightsource BP completes financing for 125MW US portfolio
Lightsource BP has secured US$140 million financing for a portfolio of seven utility-scale PV projects across the US.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, Lightsource BP, Pennsylvania, North America, Kansas, New Mexico, Kevin Smith
More chances for solar in Polish large scale renewables auction
The advent of permitting restrictions on wind power projects has opened the door for PV in the pending auction for renewable generation facilities with a capacity of more than 1 MW. Wind power dominates Polish clean energy and no solar projects were successful in last year’s exercise.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Poland, Europe, auction
Helios completes 48.4MW PV portfolio in North Carolina
The Helios Infrastructure fund, a JV between Sol Systems and Nationwide, has completed the financing and construction of its first PV portfolio.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North Carolina, North America, sol systems, nationwide, helios, Jessie Robbins
SPI 2019: First Solar secures largest 1.7GW Series 6 module supply deal for US projects
Leading CdTe thin-film PV module manufacturer and ‘Solar Module Super League (SMSL), First Solar has secured a multi-year supply deal for its Series 6 CdTe thin film modules for five projects across Texas and California with developer Intersect Power.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, First Solar, pv power plants, North America, Nextracker, first solar inc, cdte thin-film modules, single axis tracker
SPI 2019: PVEL and Heliolytics providing disaster response service for solar power plants
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and Heliolytics have partnered to provide the first comprehensive testing and evaluation services to PV power plant owners and operators when extreme weather and other force majeure events have damaged plants. The partners are launching the service at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, pv modules, pvel, Jenya Meydbray, heliolytics, argo group, climate crisis, George Schulz, Rob Andrews, micro cracks
Iberdrola toasts Spanish 50MW solar PPA with Heineken
Heineken is to fully power its Spanish operations via a new utility-scale solar plant, set to be developed by energy giant Iberdrola.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Portugal, Iberdrola, pv power plants, Europe, polysilicon, iberia, Polycrystalline modules, corporate ppa, heineken
Engie buys 25MW/22MWh solar-plus-storage pipeline in Massachusetts
Engie North America has bought a four-project portfolio in Massachusetts that comprises 25MW of solar and 22MWh of energy storage.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, storage, Massachusetts, SMART, Engie, solar-plus-storage, North America
Audax scores ‘strongest H1 to date’ after solar PPA streak
One of Spain’s prominent subsidy-free solar players has witnessed a bullish start in 2019 after becoming the offtaker for some of the largest deals seen in the country so far this year.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, PPA, pv power plants, subsidy-free pv, Trina, audax, WElink, Statkraft, Jaime Jaquotot
SPI 2019: SEIA sets US solar install targets at 20% of electricity generation by 2030
Ahead of Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has set a roadmap to achieving several key goals for the PV industry over the next 10 years.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, USA, SEIA, ITC, pv power plants, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, Colin Smith, spi 2019
Canada’s Saskatchewan province to halt net metering for solar
Utility SaskPower is set to close the net metering open to systems up to 100 kW in size once a 16 MW cumulative generation capacity limit is reached in the province.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canada, SaskPower, Mike Marsh, Tim Schulhauser
Tender for megawatt scale solar-plus-storage launched in Sri Lanka
A planned 10 MW solar project will be coupled with a storage system with a minimum capacity of 8 MWh. The facility will be near Hambantota in southern Sri Lanka.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, tender, Asia, Sri Lanka
Mongolia tenders 10 MW solar plant
The project, planned for Khovd in the west of the country, is being developed with the support of the World Bank.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Asia, Mongolia
UMPA, sPower sign agreement for 80MW PV project in Utah
Utah Municipal Power Agency (UMPA) has signed off on an agreement with sPower to provide renewable energy to six cities within the state by way of an 80MW PV installation.
Sep 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, sPower, Utah, North America, umpa, Michelle Kaufusi, Ryan Creamer
AT&T inks virtual deal with Invenergy for 800MW wind and solar pipeline
US telecoms and entertainment giant AT&T has inked a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Chicago-based developer Invenergy for 800MW of solar and wind.
Sep 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Duke Energy, Invenergy, North America, at&t, vppa, Oklahoma
Upstream ROUND-UP: Q CELLS toasts 1.7GW plant; Sungrow debuts line; Risen & Arctech milestones.
Hanwha Q CELLS has celebrated the grand opening of what it bills as the “largest” solar panel factory in the western hemisphere, a US$200 million facility in Dalton, Georgia, meant to supply 1.7GW to the US market every year.
Sep 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Sungrow, India, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Risen Energy, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, kazakhstan, downstream, arctech solar, Brian Kemp