Solar Plants News

Rajasthan issues tender for 113.5MW of small-scale solar
The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RRECL) has issued a competitive tender for 113.5MW of small grid-connected solar projects in the desert state.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Rajasthan, tenders, rajasthan renewable energy corporation
Enertis bags engineer contract for oil-backed 100MW plant in Oman
Enertis has stepped up its involvement with a solar project in the Middle East, said to be the world’s first utility-scale scheme to be wholly sponsored by an oil and gas major.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, tender, Asia, Oman, opwp, Enertis
Hybrid solar and micro-grids for Guyana
The nation’s cabinet has approved new contracts for solar projects under net metering rules across several regions. Investments include solar micro-grids for disconnected areas, grid-tied installations and hybrid projects.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, South america, Guyana, Gafsons Industries Limited, Hinterland Electrification Company, Norwegian
Price ceilings set as Brazilian PV sector readies for debut in new-generation auction
Brazil has unveiled the tariff ceilings solar players will face as they compete for the first time in the so-called new generation tender, opening up a new avenue of government support.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, solar pv, South america, Latin america, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, ANEEL, São Gonçalo, Absolar, bolsonaro, Rodrigo Sauaia, a-6 auction, tenders
Angola eyeing 600MW solar market within three years
Angola is expecting to kickstart its dormant solar sector by deploying several hundred megawatts worth of projects within three years, a top government official has said.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Africa, subsaharan africa, Angola, luanda, policy, bsw, Baptista Borges, Intersolar
Major solar projects change hands in Colorado, California
The US renewables business of Japanese oil and gas major Idemitsu Kosan has bought a 100MW solar project in Colorado from GCL New Energy, a subsidiary of China's GCL New Energy Holdings.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Grids, California, USA, Colorado, North America, GCL New Energy, acquisitions,, project acquisitions, 8minute, allianz global investors, solar frontier americas, Charles Pimentel, 8minute Solar Energy
CEC issues warning over ‘collapse’ in new Australian renewables investment
Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has issued a stark warning over an apparent collapse in new investments into renewable energy projects.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, Policy, Battery Storage, Australia, Oceania, investment, renewable energy target, Kane Thornton
Neoen puts forward gargantuan triple hybrid for South Australia
French developer Neoen wants to build an energy superpark in South Australia that comprises 1.2GW of wind, 600MW of solar and 800MW of battery storage capacity.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Australia, neoen, hybrid park, hydrogen, solar-plus-wind-plus-storage, Oceania, interconnection, new south wales, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Have your say on NSEFI best practice guidelines for utility scale PV
The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) is continuing to step up its efforts to ensure the quality of large scale solar projects. The body is now looking for stakeholder input into its new best practice guidelines for PV power plant projects, as a part of its ongoing Quality Taskforce initiative.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Solar, India, Asia, SolarPower Europe, NSEFI, Subrahmanyam Pulipaka
Czech utility CEZ further invests in solar
Eastern Europe’s largest utility has decided to acquire a minority stake in Zolar – a German provider of digital solutions for rooftop PV – alongside BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Czech utility CEZ Group, Tomáš Pleskač
Zimbabwe launches 235 MW solar tender
The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe has issued a request for proposal to seek partners for the development and construction of seven solar parks, with a combined generation capacity of 235 MW, plus two mini-hydro power projects.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, tender, Africa, Zimbabwe, Infrastructure Development Bank, mini-hydro power plants, Fortune Chasi
Eric Luo: China will see just 20-25 GW of solar per year through 2025
The GCL System chief executive made comments that fly in the face of an expected solar gold rush in China that analysts predict will start this month. Though rising overseas demand will address overcapacity fears, according to Luo, the soundbite is sure to chill PV boardrooms across the world’s biggest solar market.
Sep 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, Asia, GCL, Eric Luo, Roth Capital Partners
Solarpack completes 43MW dual solar purchase in Peru
Solarpack has strengthened its foothold on the Peruvian solar market by closing on the full acquisition of two up-and-running plants it deployed seven years ago.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, South america, Latin america, esslatam, Peru
Korean player to help deploy utility-scale PV plant in the Philippines
Deal documents have been signed for the Philippines to add a utility-scale solar project towards the southwest, a plant set be deployed by a foreign construction player.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, Asia, Philippines, Amatera Renewable Energy Corp, Charles Ji, tpc construction, moa
Bipartisan bill looks to simplify distributed solar permitting in US
A Republican senator from Maine and a Democratic senator from New Mexico have introduced legislation that aims to slash costs and red tape currently complicating local permitting for distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, USA, storage, North America, rooftop solar system, distributed solar, investment tax credit, Ross Hopper, Maine