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The Chinese state-owned power group recorded a record low bid of about $0.25/watt for monocrystalline solar panels in a new tender to procure 3.04 GW of PV modules. AUGUST 21, 2019VINCENT SHAW SPIC's 500 MW plant in Golmud Image: State Power Investment Corp. China State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC) started accepting bids from PV module manufacturers this week as part of a new 3.04 GW solar procurement exercise. It has alread
By Jos¨¦ Rojo Mart¨ªn Aug 20, 2019 12:21 PM BST A rendered image Lightsource BP shared in February for one of the planned solar installations (Credit: Lightsource BP) Lightsource BP is days away from launching construction works for a utility-scale solar pipeline it will deploy for a US university, set to go live next year. Contacted byPV Techtoday, the London-headquartered group confirmed it will break ground on a PV plant in Pennsylvani
The Australian arm of global mining manufacturer Molycop has signed a long-term solar-wind offtake deal with electricity retailer Flow Power. Under the new partnership, Molycop will gain access to the ARENA Demand Response program. AUGUST 19, 2019MARIJA MAISCH Image: SMA Solar Technology Molycop Australia has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with commercial electricity retailer Flow Power. Under the PPA, Molycop¡¯s expected offtak
With a combination of scale, a growing population, outstanding irradiation, and available capital, solar PV should be a ¡®no brainer¡¯ for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But early explorations of the technology have soured expectations, and progress has come in fits and starts. AUGUST 17, 2019PV MAGAZINE Saudi Arabia¡¯s Crown Prince and de facto ruler of the kingdom, Mohammed bin Salman. The ¡®Vision 2030¡¯ agenda launched in 2016 includes plans to have 9.5 GW
The Swiss equipment maker is instead preparing to commit its future to PV in its European heartland and will start with plans to help Norwegian module maker REC Solar embark on a gigawatt-scale production expansion. AUGUST 15, 2019PETRA HANNEN Backing Europe: REC Solar and Meyer Burger. Image:pv magazine Swiss solar equipment makerMeyer Burgerhas confirmed it has rowed back on a ¡®transformation plan¡¯ for the business ¨C announ