Utility

Canadian Solar Signs PPAs with SECI to Develop 80 MWac Solar Power Projects in India

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it has secured Power Purchase Agreements for an aggregate 80 MWac of solar power projects with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a public sector undertaking of the Government of India. Canadian Solar was awarded these projects under […]

Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project

Provides power that’s cheaper than utility’s cost for diesel Project has 13 megawatts of panels, 52 megawatt-hours storage Tesla Inc. has completed a solar project in Hawaii that incorporates batteries to sell power in the evening, part of a push by the electric car maker to provide more green power to the grid. The Kapaia installation includes […]

Solar in Middle East: JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation enter into PPA for a 1.2 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi

JinkoSolar announced that a consortium consisting of JinkoSolar and Marubeni Corporation have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Compan for the Solar PV Independent Power Project located at Sweihan, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A special purpose company jointly owned by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu […]

Clean Disruption News: U.S. power utility company AES Corp and AIMCo to buy solar developer FTP Power for $853 million

U.S. power utility company AES Corp (AES.N) said on Friday it would buy a privately held company that builds utility-scale solar projects, along with Canada’s investment fund manager Alberta Investment Management Corp, for $853 million in cash. The deal to buy FTP Power LLC, popularly known as sPower, from hedge fund Fir Tree Partners also […]

Sonnedix announces partnering with GSSG Solar for a 170MW expansion in Japan, taking its global reach well beyond 1GW

Sonnedix, through its Japanese operator Nippon Solar Services (NSS), has partnered with GSSG Solar (GSSG) to deploy a 170MW portfolio of Solar PV plants, with 47MW under construction, and the rest currently under development. The announcement comes at a period of sustained growth for Sonnedix, taking its global reach well beyond 1GW, with almost 500MW […]

Equis Energy to invest $300 mln in two solar plants in Australia

Equis Energy said on Wednesday it plans to build two solar power plants for A$400 million ($303 million) in Australia, marking the Singapore-based renewable energy developer’s first investments in the country. The two 100-megawatt solar plants would be in South Australia and Queensland, moving the country a step closer toward the federal government’s target for at least 20 […]

Solar in MENA: Masdar Appoints IFC to Oversee Funding of Jordan’s Largest Solar Power Project

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has selected International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to oversee the funding of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  The solar power plant is a 200 MW photovoltaic facility being developed by the wholly owned Masdar subsidiary Baynouna Solar […]

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Signs Jordan’s Lowest-Cost Solar Project

Solar plant in Risha should be done by first quarter of 2019 Electricity consumption growing 7% a year in Jordan: ACWA Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power International signed Jordan’s lowest-cost solar energy project as demand for power from the sun grows.  The 61-megawatt solar power plant will provide electricity at 5.88 cents per kilowatt hour, Paddy Padmanathan, chief […]

Exclusive talk to Paul van Son, CEO at Dii – from utopia to 100% renewables in MENA & Turkey

During the recent Desert Energy Leadership Summit organized by Dii (Desertec Industry Initiative) in Dubai we spoke exclusively to Paul van Son, the man behind the initiative. In 2009 Mr. van Son was appointed CEO of Dii GmbH (Munich), an international industry consortium for facilitating a market for renewable energy in the deserts of MENA. Presently, besides his role as innogy / […]

Solar in Ukraine: China gears up to build solar power plant in Chernobyl’s exclusion zone

China’s GCL- Power has confirmed its plans to build a solar power plant in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. GCL-Power said the new plant will bring remarkable social and economic benefits. CCTV’s Aljosa Milenkovic reports from Chernobyl. For three decades, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone it was the area detached from the rest of the world. But now, […]

EDF Renewable Energy Signs 186 MW PPA with MCE from the Desert Harvest Solar Project, in Southern California

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announces the signing of a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with MCE for up to 186 megawatts peak (MWp) / 150 MWac from the Desert Harvest Solar Project, in Southern California. The Project is expected to begin delivery of clean electricity to MCE starting in 2020. “We’re grateful to EDF RE not only for […]

Solar Future of Nigeria Started Today – HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Nigus Investments

During the first ever solar event in Nigeria, “Nigus-LTI Solar Investment Summit” we spoke to HRH Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Chairman of Nigus Investments, the company which aims at exploiting the enormous potential for solar business in the country. Prince Malik believes, that Nigeria will become the renewable energy hub for ECOWAS (The Economic Community of […]

Solar Powered Stanford University: Innovative 67 MW solar plant provides majority of Stanford’s electricity

The last major piece of Stanford Energy Systems Innovations (SESI), a nearly 155,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) panel array will produce the equivalent of over half of the electrical power used by the Stanford University’s campus. Stanford teamed up with SunPower Corporation, which designed and built the 67 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in a western valley of the […]

We are on the forefront of the world’s transition! Exclusive talk to Francesco Venturini, CEO at ENEL Green Power

During RES4AFRICA Program Launch Event “A step change in the deployment of Renewable Energy in Eastern Africa” held in Nairobi Kenya we had an exclusive opportunity to speak to Francesco Venturini, President of the organization but also CEO of Enel Green Power, a company which is planning to become the largest green utility in the world. According to Francesco, we […]

Jordan Confirms Its Lead Role in Solar Energy Among the Arab Countries With the Falcon Ma’an Plant

Amman, Jordan, December 1, 2016 (Newswire.com) – The Falcon Ma’an solar plant, one of the largest in the Middle East has just been connected to the Jordanian national grid.  The 23.1 MWp solar plant – executed by the Italian company Enerray, a leading global EPC contractor, and Saudi renewable energy company Desert Technologies – puts Jordan […]

Time-Laps Video: “Falcon” – 23.1 MWp Solar PV Plant in Ma’an in Jordan by Enerray & Desert Technologies

This time-laps video presents a construction of “Falcon”: 23.1 MWp Solar PV Plant in Ma’an in Jordan by Enerray & Desert Technologies. Both companies acted both as investors, co-developers as well as turn-key Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contractors for the project. This project is one of twelve approved by the Ministry of Energy and […]