Utility-scale PV

Eurus enters Chilean PV with 18 MW acquisition

Japan’s Eurus Energy has entered the Chilean solar market by purchasing 18 MW (AC) of operational PV capacity in the South American country from Spanish renewables developer Grenergy Renovables.

Enel brings online 546 MW of solar projects in Brazil

Two solar farms, Ituverava (254 MW) and Nova Olinda (292 MW), have been put into operation, and hailed as South America’s largest solar parks.

Banpu invests $55.6 million in Sunseap

Banpu, Thailand’s biggest coal miner, has invested S$75 million ($55.6 million) in Singapore-based PV group Sunseap.

Risen Energy wins contract for 3.9 MW PV project in Cuba

Chinese module manufacturer Risen Energy announced that it has won the bidding to assist Cuba in the construction of a 3.9 MW PV project.

Shanghai Electric, ACWA to build 700 MW CSP plant phase four of Raschid al-Maktum solar park

A consortium consisting of Chinese Shanghai Electric and Saudi ACWA Power has bagged an order to build a 700 MW CSP plant, the fourth phase of the 1 GW Mohammed bin Raschid al-Maktum solar park located in the Dubai Desert.

Renewables trouncing nuclear, report shows

Global nuclear power generation increased by 1.4%, whereas solar power output grew by 30% and wind by 16% in 2016, with all renewables representing 62% of global power generating capacity additions, finds the 2017 World Nuclear Industry Status Report.

Renova to build 21.6 MW in central Japan

Japanese renewables developer Renova has wrapped up financing for a 21.6 MW solar array it plans to construct in Mie prefecture, near the Japanese city of Nagoya.

Vietnam to launch PV auctions with World Bank

The Vietnamese authorities, in cooperation with the World Bank, have revealed plans to launch a pilot auction program for solar projects, according to a local media report.

Vikram Solar commissions 80 MW in Gujarat, India

Vikram Solar has completed 80 MW of PV at two sites in Gujarat under India’s National Solar Mission.

Celsia to build 80 MW solar project in Colombia

The solar facility, which will be built in the department of Santander, will be the second large-scale PV project developed by the Colombian renewable energy company in the country