Utility-scale PV

Sungrow on the MENA market: “Of course, the bigger, the better”

Having equipped a three-digit MW volume of large scale and distributed generation projects throughout the region, Sungrow is ready for a rapid regional expansion. EMEA general manager Derek Huang told pv magazine at the World Future Energy Summit about his expectations across all market segments.

“Germany’s new 4 GW solar tenders are a huge opportunity”

Germany’s new energy law includes tenders for large-scale PV that could bring around 4 GW of new capacity online. Carsten Körnig, MD of the German Solar Association, told pv magazine the tenders could generate turnover of up to €4.5 billion for EPC contractors.

Rejection of Azure Power bid confirms failure of India’s 10 GW ‘mega-tender’

Delhi-based developer Azure had bid for a 2 GW project on a single site – plus 600 MW of manufacturing capacity – as part of a much-hyped national 10 GW manufacturing-linked tender. The government has decided to reject the bid because it says the quoted price is unreasonable.

Smart-grid based hybrid wind-solar project goes online in Dubai

The Smart Grid Station wind-PV facility also incorporates a 500 kWh lithium-ion battery storage system, around 2,000 internet of things-derived sensors and smart meters. The plant was installed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Korean utility KEPCO.

Scatec Solar’s 65 MW Malaysian plant reaches commercial operation

It is the first of three solar parks of that size the Norwegian IPP has put in commercial operation in Malaysia’s growing market.

‘No alternative to 100% renewables’

Transition to a world run entirely on clean energy – together with the implementation of natural climate solutions – is the only way to halt climate change and keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C, according to another significant study.


Innogy builds unsubsidized 50 MW solar park in Spain

The German company acquired the rights to build the plant from Synergia Energy Solutions. The Alarcos solar park will be in the municipalities of Ciudad Real and Poblete. Work is expected to begin in April, with grid-connection this year.

Solar must deal with grid constraints in northeastern Netherlands

Despite recent efforts to improve the power network, in order to host more generation capacity from large-scale solar and renewables, Dutch transmission system operators TenneT and Enexis have said that there is very limited capacity for more solar in the provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel.

Solar will rebound this year with more than 100 GW of new capacity

Wood Mackenzie’s number-crunchers are the latest analysts queueing up to predict a bumper year ahead for PV, with falling prices, rising efficiency rates and booming markets outside China all on the cards. And it could be a make-or-break year for mega-projects, says Wood Mac.


Oman to install hybrid PV-diesel plants totaling 160 MW across 11 sites

The hybrid plants will be developed as independent power producer (IPP) projects at 11 off-grid sites. The largest project will be developed on the island of Mazeira, off the east coast of mainland Oman in the Arabian Sea.

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