Utility

Solar in Jordan: Works are underway on 23,1 MW Falcon Ma’an solar PV project

Enerray and Desert Technologies have started construction their a 23.1 MWp sovereign backed PV project within the Ma’an Development Area in Southern Jordan. DT and Enerray are acting 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 […]

Impressive World’s Largest 2000 MW (2 GW) Solar Power Park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, India

The 2,000 MW capacity solar park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, which is currently under development, is touted to be the world’s largest. The Karnataka government has put out an aerial video showing the massive solar power park which is coming up on nearly 13,000 acres of land. A LiveMint report from earlier this year states […]

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 […]

Simple but robust – Optimum Tracker

Thierry Bodiot, VP Europe, Middle East, Africa at Optimum Tracker presents their “simple but robust” technology which can increase the output of utility-scale solar PV power plants up to 30% compared to fixed structures. Optimum Tracker features some unique innovation protected by three patents and you can learn about it from this interesting interview with […]

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF): Chile auction set to deliver world’s lowest cost solar farm

Analyst firm says last week’s national energy auction saw $29.1/MWh bid from solar project, undercutting previous record set by Dubai solar plant. The world’s cheapest unsubsidised power plant is set to be built in Chile in the form of a 120MW solar farm, following the country’s energy auction last week. Leading analyst firm Bloomberg New […]

Bringing Tailored Renewable Energy Solutions together with Strong Partners – Chris Voet, LTI ReEnergy

During Intersolar Europe 2016 we spoke to Chris Voet, Chief Sales Officer at LTI ReEnergy about the specific approach of the company towards their customers. Unlike many of actors on the solar and renewable energy markets who are focusing on sales of standard products, LTI ReEnergy is bring Tailored Renewable Energy Solutions to the final […]

meteocontrol and Phoenix Solar establish alliance in the MENAT region

The Middle East, northern Africa and Turkey (MENAT) are the focal point of the partnership between the photovoltaic service providers meteocontrol GmbH and Phoenix Solar AG. Phoenix Solar, an international photovoltaic company, will rely on meteocontrol’s monitoring systems to operate PV power plants in the MENAT region. The companies are launching the partnership with a […]

Monte Plata Solar, the largest 33,4 MW solar park in the Caribbean inaugurated in the presence of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina

Monte Plata, a 33.4 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar array located on the Dominic Republic was officially inaugurated on March 30, 2016 in the presence of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina. The project is the largest in the Caribbean and was designed and deployed by Phanes Group, the international solar developer, asset manager […]

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 […]

DP Energy receives approval for 375MW wind/solar hybrid power project in Australia

Ireland’s DP Energy has secured approval from the South Australian government for the development of 375MW Port Augusta wind/solar hybrid facility in the region. Located near the former Northern Power Station, the Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park will feature 59 wind turbines and almost 400ha of photovoltaic panels. Expected to cost about A$680m ($517.8m), the […]

ABB connects power to the Indian grid from one of the world’s largest solar plants

Zurich, Switzerland, June 13, 2016 – ABB has successfully commissioned five substations to integrate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar project at Kamuthi in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu to the national transmission grid. The project was awarded by independent power producer (IPP) Adani Group in 2015, and completed on schedule. The solar photovoltaic project […]

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 / […]

The Leader’s Perspective: Busy with Over 350 MW of Projects in Brazil – Exclusive Interview with Thomas Kraus, Managing Director at Enerray do Brasil

During Intersolar South America 2016, held recently in Sao Paolo, Brazil we had an opportunity to speak to Thomas Kraus, Managing Director at Enerray do Brasil. It was a fascinating talk, as on one hand, Thomas who spent last 30 years in the country, gave us great insights about making business in Brazil; and on the other hand, […]