CPS Energy Planning To Add Up To 900 MW Solar, 50 MW Battery Storage & 500 MW Firming Solutions To Portfolio; Issues RFI Round
Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020
Under its overarching strategic approach called Flexible Path, CPS Energy from Texas wants to add solar, battery and other new technology solutions to cater to its energy generation requirements for the next 20 years and beyond.
Acciona Grid Connects ‘First’ Floating Solar Installation In Spain With 1.125 MW Capacity; Bifacial Solar Panels Among Modules Used
Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020
The 1.125 MW floating solar PV project of Acciona in Spain (in the picture) uses floating systems from Amilibia Marinas, Isignere and Stansol. Acciona believes floating PV is compatible with conventional large-scale hydropower.
BayWa R.E. Breaks Ground On ‘Largest’ Subsidy-Free Solar Power Plant In Poland With 64.6 MW Capacity To Sell Power Under Corporate PPA
Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020
The 64.6 MW subsidy free solar park in Poland being built by BayWa will provide clean power to an industrial client under a long-term PPA for which the German company is in advanced discussions with an unidentified corporate buyer.
Aurora Energia To Build 1.35 GW Solar PV Project For BRL 6 Billion In Minas Gerais, Brazil After SEMAD Gave Environmental Clearance To ‘Largest’ PV Project In Country
Friday, 05 Jun 2020
Agencia Minas says Aurora Energia has received a go ahead from SEMAD for a 1,357 MW solar power plant to be located in Jaiba region of Minas Gerais state in Brazil as the largest solar project in the country so far.
Sunvest & Triodos Renewables Europe Fund To Jointly Bring Online 112 MW Solar PV Capacity In Netherlands As 2 Solar Farms In Midden Groningen Municipality
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
According to project owners of 112 MW solar power capacity in the Netherlands, Sunvest and Triodos, the capacity once built will ‘virtually form the largest solar park in the Netherlands’. Pictured is an artist’s impression.
Queensland Clean Energy Utility CleanCo To Procure Power From ‘Largest’ Solar Farm In Australia Under Agreement With Neoen; 400 MW Project To Use Bifacial Panels
Wednesday, 06 May 2020
Neoen will go ahead with construction on its 400 MW solar project in Queensland, Australia after state utility CleanCo signed up for 320 MW output from the biggest solar project in the country, announced Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (in the picture) during a virtual Stimulus Summit.
UPC Renewables Secures Planning Approval For 720 MW New England Solar Farm In New South Wales Australia With Battery Storage
Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020
UPC Renewables will be developing AUD 768 million New England Solar Farm in New South Wales after state’s Independent Planning Commission approved the project with conditions.
Greengate Power Corporation Secures Approval From Alberta Utilities Commission For $500 Million 400 MW Travers Solar Project As Canada’s Largest PV Plant
Monday, 02 Sep 2019
With administrative approval granted, Greengate plans to break ground for the 400 MW Travers Solar Project in Alberta in 2020. Once installed, it will be the Canada's largest solar plant.
France’s Engie Signs Memorandum Of Understanding With Électricité De Djibouti For 30 MW Solar PV Power Plant In Grand Bara, Starting With Feasibility Study
Wednesday, 05 Jun 2019
Under the agreement signed between Engie Africa and Électricité de Djibouti, a feasibility study for a 30 MW solar power plant in Djibouti will be carried out.
Australian Solar Developer ESCO Pacific Granted Approval By New South Wales For AUD 130 Million 100 MW Wyalong Solar Farm In Bland Shire Council
Saturday, 11 May 2019
With the approval granted to the 100 MW Wyalong Solar Farm, NSW says it has approved 26 solar projects since 2017 in the state. Pictured is the NSW’s most famous concrete structure, the Sydney Opera House lighted up at night.
Tenerife Island Council & Spanish Institute For Diversification & Saving Of Energy To Study Feasibility Of 350 MW Solar PV Power Plant With 1 GWh Energy Storage In Tenerife
Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Having signed the action protocol under which a feasibility study for 350 MW solar and 1 GWh of lithium battery energy storage will be conducted, Spains research Institute IDAE says the magnitude of this capacity makes it one of the most important renewable generation projects in Spain.
Global Companies From Europe, Asia & Middle East Line Up For Uzbekistan’s First Competitively Tendered 100 MW Solar Tender: IFC
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019
The 100 MW tender in Uzbekistan is part of the first phase of a larger government initiative to generate up to 1 GW of new solar energy in the country. Pictured is the Registan Square in Samarkand region of Uzbekistan.
Tonga Power Limited Enters 25-Year Power Purchase Agreement With Sunergise New Zealand Limited To Develop 6 MW Solar Power Plant In Tonga; ADB Calls Project Largest Solar Plant In South Pacific
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019
The 6 MW solar power plant in Tonga to be developed by Sunergise will supply clean energy to Tonga Power Limited for 25 years under a PPA signed between the 2 companies.
2.6 GW Al-Faisaliah Solar Project For Saudi Arabian City Of Mecca Announced; REPDO To Tender 600 MW In 2019; Public Investment Fund & Partners To Develop 2 GW
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Energy and the Makkah Region Development Authority for the 2.6 GW Al-Faisaliah Solar Power Project on March 24, 2019.
Colombia’s National Authority Of Environmental Licenses Awards First Environmental License For Solar PV Projects To 100 MW Solar PV Complex In Cesar Department
Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019
A 100 MW proposed solar power project in the village of Azúcar Buena-La Mesa, Valledupar, department of Cesar in Colombia has earned the distinction of becoming the first project to secure the country’s first environmental license for a solar power plant.
Sunshine Energy Australia Breaks Ground On 1.5 GW Solar PV Plant With 500 MWh Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Capacity In Queensland, Says Smart Energy Council
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
With no official announcement made by the developer of a 1.5 GW PV farm with 500 MWh of energy storage component, Australia’s Smart Energy Council has shared the project entered construction on February 20, 2019.
ACWA Power, Mitsui & Company, AlMoayyed Win Electricity & Water Affairs Contract To Develop 100 MW Solar Power Plant In Bahrain For BHD 14.668 ($38.91)/MWh: Media
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019
The consortium led by ACWA Power beat 2 other competitors to finally win the 100 MW solar auction of Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA).
US Utility PGE & NextEra Energy Resources To Co-Develop 300 MW Wind, 50 MW Solar & 30 MW Battery Energy Storage Project In Oregon’s Morrow County
Sunday, 17 Feb 2019
PGE says the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility is the first hybrid project of this scale in the US bringing together the strengths of wind, solar and battery storage.
Zimbabwe’s Fertilizer Company Sable Chemicals Signs Agreement With Katanga Solar Energy To Develop Up To 400 MW Solar Power Capacity In Kwekwe: Media
Thursday, 31 Jan 2019
Zimbabwe based ammonium nitrate fertilizer company Sable Chemical Industries Limited has sought licence approval from the Zimbabwe Energy Regulation Authority (ZERA) to deploy a 50 MW solar power plant in the African country and eventually scale it up to 400 MW.
NLC India Enters MoU With TANGEDCO To Develop 1 GW Solar Power Capacity & Other Mining Projects In Tamil Nadu For INR 238 Billion ($3.32 Billion)
Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019
Setting up 1 GW solar power capacity and other mining projects in Tamil Nadu under an MoU signed between NLC India and TANGEDCO is expected to generate direct employment for 1,250 and indirect employment for 7,500 people.
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