Tag: solar projects

Solar Project Siting in US: Policy Brief

As electricity production moves away from central station, fossil fuel-fired power plants, and toward more spread-out clean energy projects that occupy more land, questions around where to put projects have come to the forefront. Siting large-scale projects also raises questions about changing land use patterns, the environmental impact of large-scale solar projects, as well as their impacts on the host community.

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Iberdrola secures approval for 375 MW solar project in Spain

Iberdrola, a Spanish energy provider, has obtained approval for the development of a 375 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Spain through an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project, which is situated in the town of Cedillo in Cáceres, will be able to supply energy to 178,000 houses and reduce carbon emissions by around 77,000 tonnes annually.

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CEB floats tender for 10 MW solar projects in Sri Lanka

The largest electricity provider in Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has floated a tender for the installation of 30 MW of solar capacity throughout the nation. The capacity of the five ground-mounted and floating solar projects will range between 2 MW to 10 MW.

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Growatt and Form Elektrik collaborate for solar projects

Growatt has signed a 300MW package deal in Turkey with Form Elektrik. This agreement will support in meeting market demand for dependable and advanced solar energy products and solutions, particularly in the C&I solar market. With a maximum DC input current of 32A for each MPPT.

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EiDF Solar purchases 252 MW solar project portfolio in Spain

EIDF Solar, a Spanish energy company, has announced the purchase of four solar projects in Spain with a combined capacity of 252 MWp. Two of the four projects, with a combined capacity of 102 MWp, are situated in Castilla La Mancha and are connected to the transmission grid. Reportedly, both projects are in the advanced processing stage and have already secured the necessary authorisations, licences, and land.

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EnBW acquires 800 MW of solar projects in Germany 

EnBW, a German utility, has agreed to purchase 400 MW of solar projects in Brandenburg from Procon Solar. EnBW has the option to acquire an additional 400 MW of capacity under the terms of the agreement. The contract will be completed in two stages and will involve solar projects at varying stages of development. In July 2022, advanced-stage projects with a capacity of approximately 400 MW will be transferred to EnBW.

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Crucial Components: Overview of the solar cables and connectors market

Cables and connectors form a crucial supporting network in the solar power generation set-up. Since such systems comprise a large number of electrical connections, they are also vulnerab­le to energy losses at contact points. To limit these losses, long-lasting and secure cable connections with low contact resistance are required. Meanwhile, connecto­rs are needed to facilitate and ease the installation process.

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Greenbacker acquires three solar projects totaling 50 MWac in New York

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (GREC), a leading owner and operator of sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects, announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, it has purchased three pre-operational, utility-scale solar projects in New York from Hecate Energy LLC (Hecate). Each comes with a long-term contract with an investment-grade offtaker.

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Fortum to sell 500 MW of its Indian solar assets to Actis

Fortum has decided to divest 500 MW of solar projects in India and has signed an agreement with the global infrastructure investment firm Actis for the same. As part of the agreement, Actis will receive ownership of the 250 MW Pavagada II and the 250 MW Rajasthan solar power plants.

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