Solar Plants News

Perpetum to build world’s largest solar carport in Belgium
The 20 MW plant will feature 62,750 solar panels. Installer Perpetum Energy plans to commission the project in the spring of 2020.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, France, Solar Panels, Europe, neoen, installer, Perpetum Energy, Paira Daiza, Corbas
Indonesia’s vast rooftop potential
The nation’s roofs could host up to 655 GWp of solar generation capacity a recent solar mapping exercise found. But a wider understanding of the benefits of solar, combined with incentives, would be required to unlock a potentially transformative energy development.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, rooftop, world bank, Solargis, Indonesia, Institute for Essential Service Reform, Marlistya Citraningrum
Invenergy plots 127MW solar project for southwest Colorado
US renewables giant Invenergy discussed its plans to develop an 127MW solar project in southwest Colorado at a county meeting in early August.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Colorado, Invenergy, Beth Conley, Don Haley, Tri-State, North America
Various joint ventures complete 195MW of PV projects in Egypt’s Benban
A joint venture between Elsewedy Electric and EDF, along with Scatec Solar and its respective partners, have both commissioned PV projects near Benban, Egypt with a combined generation capacity of 195MW.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Scatec Solar, EDF, Asia, Africa, Elsewedy Electric and EDF, Benban, Egypt, Ahmad El Mokadem
Philippines utility Meralco seeks new capacity, including renewables
The power company has launched three procurement auctions for a total of 2.9 GW of power generation capacity. Renewable energy companies are among the bidders to have expressed interest in providing electricity.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Asia, Philippines, Meralco, Phinma, Therma Luzon, AP, South Premiere, Rogelio L Singson, SMC
Major solar project in Victoria panned by state arbitrator
A 200MW solar project planned for Victoria, southern Australia, has been denied planning permission by the state's planning arbitrator.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Victoria, Australia, pv power plants, VCAT, Bookaar Solar Farm
Actis bags US$1.23bn for new clean energy investment fund
London-based renewables investor Actis has raised US$1.23 billion for a new investment fund destined for existing infrastructure assets in emerging markets, starting with its own 100MW PV plant in Chile.
Aug 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, SunPower, Chile, PV plant, Engie Energía, London, Actis, ALLIF
New solar component-sourcing company aims to assist smaller installers
A group of seasoned wind and solar industry executives launched a new solar component-sourcing service, Strategic Solar Sourcing.
Aug 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Solar, Strategic Solar Sourcing, John Billingsley, Joseph Kiwak, Tri Global Energy, Sunfinity Renewable Energy
Algerian diesel-solar tender concludes with lowest bid of 11 cents
State-owned gas and power provider Sonegalz intends to develop five hybrid projects in off-grid areas in the south of the country. The highest bid came in at the equivalent of $0.13/kWh.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Sonegalz, hybrid solar generation, Moloud Bakli, Algerie, Animer Energie Spa
Commercial solar at grid parity in China but a hard line is needed on soft costs
Deploying commercial and industrial PV in China without subsidy is already profitable in some areas, according to a new study, but prohibitive soft costs and cheap electricity are the main barriers for such installations in areas where grid parity remains out of reach.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Tariffs, China, PV module, solar rooftops, subsidy
UK energy company loses license over unpaid renewables obligations
URE Energy repeatedly missed deadlines to settle a £209,000 bill after it failed to source enough of the electricity it supplied two years ago from renewable generation.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, UK, Ofgem, URE Energy, ROCs, license, Eversmart Energy, Solarplicity
UPC/AC Renewables invest in 550 MW of pumped hydro and solar in Australia
AC Renewables, the energy arm of Philippines’ Ayala Corp, and Australia’s UPC Renewables have agreed to buy 51% in a 250 MW pumped hydro project and a neighboring 300 MW solar project, both located in South Australia.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, storage, Australia, AC Renewables, UPC Renewables, pumped hydro project, Bridle Track Solar Farm, Rise Renewables, PHES plant, Anton Rohner, Brer Adams
The tide is changing for ground-mounted PV in Ireland
Ireland appears ready to embrace PV after years of failed announcements. Globaldata predicts the EU member state will deploy around 1.3 GW of solar by 2030, with renewables potentially meeting 65% of electricity demand. Furthermore, Irish Water has announced it wants to deploy solar at its water treatment plants.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Ireland, rooftop, Irish Water, water treatment plants, Nenagh Wastewater Treatment Plant, Newcastle West Wastewater Treatment Plant, Saliis Limited, Globaldata, Arkapal Sil, PV microgeneration
Yingli to supply 110MW of solar panels to Solaria trio
Yingli’s European subsidiary has supplied Spanish solar developer Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente with PV panels for three plants with a combined 110MW of capacity.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, PV plant, solaria, castilla y leon, yingli
Sunnova partners with PetersenDean Roofing ahead of California residential solar mandate
US solar and battery storage service giant Sunnova is partnering with roofing and solar contractor PetersenDean Roofing & Solar to help Californians prepare for the state’s new residential solar law.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, California, USA, storage, Sunnova, PetersenDean Roofing & Solar