Utility Scale PV

Cape Town mayor Plato anything but philosophical about Eskom power

The city’s executive mayor has said his officials are working with staff at the national Treasury to draw up a program for municipalities across the nation to turn to independent generators for electricity.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Stable wafer and cell prices and another 2.2 GW solar-plus-storage project

Solar manufacturers Longi and Tongwei have frozen next month’s prices.

Hungary’s second renewables auction attracts lowest bid of $0.0523/kWh

According to the Hungarian authorities, 253 of the procurement exercise’s 255 pre-selected projects are for photovoltaic plants. Around 390 GWh will be contracted in an auction that has been significantly oversubscribed.

Canadian Solar launches 640-665 W panel series

The HiKu7 CS 7N-MS series is available with power output ranging from 640-665 W and efficiency ranging from 20.6-21.4%. The panel, which is the most powerful product the company brought to the market to date, is considered ideal for utility-scale and commercial and industrial PV projects.

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Enel leads charge of non-solar-specialists climbing PV developer ranking

The Italian energy company has developed four big solar plants in the last 21 months to add 794 MW of generation capacity to its 3.67 GW solar portfolio and is emblematic of companies from the wider energy sector focusing on the renewable technology.

India added 883 MW of rooftop solar in nine months despite Covid-19

With 380 MW of generation capacity, the state of Gujarat accounted for 43% of new rooftop solar installations during the January-to-September period.

Australia’s largest solar farm goes ahead as Neoen wraps up financing

Construction will soon start on the massive 460 MW Western Downs Green Power Hub in Queensland, as Neoen has achieved financial close.

Fiji plans ‘Pacific’s largest solar project’

The island nation has agreed a deal with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation to develop at least 15 MW of generation capacity in a US$15 million project.

Israeli government greenlights plan to add 15 GW of solar by 2030

The plan envisages to reach a 30% share of renewable energies in the country’s electricity mix by 2030. An intermediate target of 20% has been set for 2025.

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Australia’s 26 GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub plan gains momentum

The proposed 26 GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub in Western Australia gained federal government support last week. Construction is expected to start in 2026.

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