Utility-scale PV

The Caribbean Netherlands commissions 4.1 MW solar-plus-storage project

The solar facility, which was entirely financed by Netherlands’ Ministry of economic affairs, is located on the island of Sint Eustatius.

Kong Sun buys 59 MW in China for $80.9 million

Kong Sun has agreed to acquire 59 MW of operational solar capacity in China for roughly $80.9 million.

Hevel switches on 10 MW solar park in Russia

The solar facility is located in the Republic of Buryatia, where the Russian solar module manufacturer hopes to deploy 150 MW of solar.

Eni plans 20 MW solar power plant in Ghana

The Italian oil and gas provider is also assessing the feasibility of floating PV projects in in the Volta basin.

Shareholder vote puts Brookfield closer to TerraForm Global acquisition

Settlement of securities lawsuits is the final step before the Canadian asset manager can consummate the acquisition of the second of SunEdison’s former yieldcos.

Canada’s Nova Scotia launches program for community solar

Canada’s second smallest province, Nova Scotia, has announced the launch of the Community Buildings Pilot Program, an initiative that is expected to spur the development of community solar projects throughout the region.

Elgin Energy seeks permission to build 25 MW solar farm in Kilkenny, Ireland

Continued tumbling cost of solar prompts Elgin Energy to apply for planning permission to build a large-scale solar farm on a 100-acre site in Kilkenny, Ireland.

What happens when… insulation fails?

Series troubleshooting: Individual insulation failures are often difficult to detect in monitoring. And when such problems are suspected, it is an additional challenge to pinpoint them precisely. In this series of realistic cases, pv magazine aims to make the estimation of troubleshooting efforts more concrete and to stimulate a discussion on today’s troubleshooting efficiency.

Jordan connects 12.9 MW PV plant located at refugee camp

Array at the Zaatari refugee camp on border between Jordan and Syria is world’s largest solar plant located within an official refugee camp, the UN says. Facility meets power needs of nearly 80,000 displaced Syrians.

Contractors appointed for DP Energy’s 375 MW solar, wind, storage hybrid plant in Australia

The Irish renewable energy developer will employ engineering firm Downer to develop the 150 MW solar energy component of the Port Augusta hybrid plant, with wind giants Vestas contracted to build 225 MW of wind power.