Utility-scale PV

SunPower commissions 100 MW solar park in Chile

The facility, which is located in the region of Coquimbo, will sell power to the Metro of the country’s capital city, Santiago under a long-term PPA.

Baywa plugs in 41 MW solar park in southwestern France

The solar park was built on an area previously used for logging and which has been unused for several years.

Pöyry wins contract for 29 MW Malaysian PV project

International consulting and engineering company, Pöyry Plc. has been awarded a contract for a 29 MW solar PV project in Malaysia, by Leader Solar Energy Sdn Bhd.

$102.6 million guaranteed for 250 MW Egyptian PV project

World Bank Group member, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), has pledged to provide financial support for six solar power plants in Egypt, the accumulative capacity of which stands at 250 MW.

Albania’s ERBD-supported 50-100 MW solar auction moves forward

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the country’s Ministry of Energy are now seeking consultants for the implementation of the competitive bidding process.

Azure Power wins 200 MW in SECI auction

Azure power has won a 200 MW solar PV project to be developed at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan, in an auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Shell to develop 20 MW PV project in southern Netherlands

The Dutch-British oil giant will build a 20 MW solar facility at its Moerdijk chemicals site. The project is part of the group’s strategy to install solar facilities at its own operations.

Taaleri buys 30% stake in 200 MW Jordan solar project

The Finnish financial services provider will also participate in the construction of the solar park alongside the majority shareholder, UAE-based solar developer, Masdar.

Turkey adds 1.7 GW of solar PV in 2017

Turkey’s solar industry has just come out of its best year so far, adding about 1.7 GW of new PV capacity in 2017. Some peculiar characteristics of the Turkish PV market remain, however.

Belgium to host its first “giant” solar park

The 100 MW Kristal Solar Park will be the first ground mounted solar park built in the country since 2013. Belgium has so for implemented policies that have supported residential rooftop PV, and that only recently have helped increase the share of the commercial and industrial segments.