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Following a meeting of the environment committee on Wednesday this week, the government has agreed on a maximum annual reduction in FiT rates. Effective April 1 and intended to be distributed over several months, the reduction will rise to 28% from 24%.
The West Tennessee solar farm is one of the largest solar power plants in the Southeast of the US and it does not only generate 5MW of energy on a site more than 25 acres in size, it also has an educational function.
The first PV power plant constructed by Kolkata-based EMC has begun commercial operation on March 4. EMC developed the 5MW project as part of the union ministry of new and renewable energy’s Jawharlal Nehru national solar mission. Around 21,300 solar modules have been installed on a site of 25 acres in Naini, near Allahabad. EMC has signed a 25-year PPA with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam.
Canadian deputy minister Fareed Amin sent an update on Ontario’s two-year review of its FiT program, announced in October 2011, to the ministry of energy. The changes to Ontario’s renewable energy scheme include a 20% cut to the FiT for solar and a 15% cut to wind power. All other renewables will remain at the current level. Tariffs will be adjusted annually each November and will take effect on January 1 the following year, inline with market conditions. Prices ill be set once a contract is offered rather than when a project application has been sent to the relevant department.
Market research firm IHS, known in the PV sector as IHS iSuppli, has continued a campaign of recent acquisitions with the purchase of IMS Research, another well-known research house that covers the PV sector, for approximately US$46 million.
Hoku Solar has announced signing an agreement with a subsidiary of Alexander &Baldwin (A&B) to design and build 7.2MW Port Allen Solar Farm on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii.
Argentinian company Emgasud, who has been operating power plants since 1997, has announced that it has been allocated US$1,800 million to add a total of 1000MW to the national energy park.
First Solar has sold the 50MW Silver State North solar power plant to Enbridge, the two companies announced today. First Solar has installed more than 800.000 PV modules on a site of 600 acres in Clark County, Nevada under a fixed-price EPC agreement and will be providing operations and maintenance services to Enbridge.
German project developer juwi and Chilean engineering company Kaltemp have combined forces to build the largest solar power plant in Chile, which will commence commercial operation by mid-2012. More than 5,000 polycrystalline modules are installed on a site less than 2ha in size and the plant has a capacity of 1,200kW.
The recently formed joint venture between Camco International and Rex Investment Ltd. (RIL) has been awarded a tender to distribute and install solar power systems in rural Tanzania.