Utility-scale PV

Construction begins on Sweden’s largest PV plant

The 5.5 MW facility was built by power company Göteborg Energi. The solar plant, in Säve, near Gothenburg, is intended to increase the utility’s generation capacity from renewable sources.

US southeastern states take the lead in utility-scale solar as interconnection queues swell to 188 GW (w/charts)

As a further sign that solar is going mainstream across the United States, a new report by Lawrence Berkeley National Labs finds that southeastern states hosted 40% of the utility-scale solar installed nationally in 2017. Interconnection queues have swelled to 188.5 GW of utility solar capacity, eight times more than installed capacity

Vietnam extends provincial FiT scheme – with caveats

The government has extended the payment system in Ninh Thuan by 12 months. But with a 2 GW cap and 1.9 GW in place already, new entrants may have to move fast.

Zorlu Energy plans 50 MW solar project in Kazakhstan

The Turkish company has signed a framework agreement with the Kazakh Ministry of Energy and with the Turkestan district local authority for the large-scale project, which will be in the southernmost, sunniest part of the country.

Suriname to pre-qualify contractors for three MW-sized PV projects

The process will be conducted by the Caribbean Development Bank for the government of Suriname with $33m of public funding making up the balance from a $65m line of financing provided by the bank.

China: Jolywood secures $25 million n-type bifacial module supply agreement

Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology has signed a deal with a subsidiary of the State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) for the supply of 64.6 MW of its n-type bifacial 301 Wp solar PV modules.

Repsol buys 264 MW solar project in southern Spain

After announcing its plan to invest in renewables in May, the Spanish oil group has now made its first move in the solar energy sector by acquiring a €210 project near Badajoz, in the southern Spanish region of Extremadura.

Roshow to buy stake in Chinese developer for $218.4 million

Chinese industrial group, Roshow Technology has revealed plans to purchase a 92.3% stake in Shunyu Jieneng Keji, a PV project developer, in an asset restructuring deal valued at CNY 1.5 billion ($218.4 million).

Array Changing Technologies 2018: The winners

After plenty of deliberations from the jury of independent PV industry experts assembled by pv magazine, we are pleased to announce the top innovations selected in the Array Changing Technologies 2018.

Australia’s Victoria State awards 254 MW of solar in RE auction

Although initially expected to deliver around 650 MW, Victoria’s first renewable energy auction has smashed the goal, delivering 928 MW of renewable capacity. Six projects will be developed in total, three wind and three solar, under the state’s renewable energy target. In a separate announcement, the Andrews government promised to provide half price solar batteries for 10,000 Victorian households, if re-elected.

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