Project Focus

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  • Chiba Prefecture, Japan

    13.4MW, , Announced | 01 January 2015, 00:24

    Kyocera Corporation is on pace to develop a 13.4MW floating solar power plant in Japan, which the company claims will be the world’s largest floating solar project once complete.

  • Cochise County, Arizona

    18MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 01 January 2015, 00:16

    German utility E.ON has successfully completed a 18MW solar farm at the US Army’s Fort Huachuca in Cochise County, Arizona.

  • Taylor County, Georgia

    131MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 01 January 2015, 00:11

    Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is on pace to develop a 131MW PV plant in Georgia, which will sell its energy to three electric membership companies within the state.

  • Kibbutz Ketura, Israel

    40MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 01 January 2015, 00:02

    China PV developer ET Solar has started work on a 40MW PV plant in Israel.

  • Choluteca, Honduras

    61MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 23:39

    Construction has commenced on a 61MW PV power plant in Choluteca, Honduras.

  • Ningxia, China

    30.6MW, , Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 23:12

    PV manufacturer LDK Solar has agreed to a new supply deal with EPC company Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Electric Power Design Institute.

  • San Luis de la Paz, Mexico

    37.4MW , Ground Mounted, Announced | 31 December 2014, 18:20

    A 37.4MW PV plant scheduled to be built in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato State, Mexico, has been given the final seal of approval for construction from the Mexican government.

  • Okayama, Japan

    42MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 18:08

    A 42MW solar park is scheduled to be built over a former golf course in Japan, due in large part to financing provided by US multination General Electric’s (GE) energy investment division.

  • Los Angeles County, California

    3.3MW, , Announced | 31 December 2014, 17:54

    South Korean PV module developer S-Energy has contracted Gehrlicher Solar America to develop and install 7,000 S-Energy PC8 72-cell modules at 12 separate school buildings owned by the Lynwood Unified School District in Los Angeles County, California.

  • Jericho, West Bank

    710kW, , Completed | 31 December 2014, 17:44

    Palestinian firm Msader for Energy System has completed a 710kW solar plant in the West Bank city of Jericho that will be used to provide energy for Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.

  • Nakagawa, Japan

    15MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 17:30

    A former golf course in Nakagawa, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan is slated to be developed into a 15MW solar park.

  • Oxfordshire, UK

    46MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 31 December 2014, 17:15

    The Foresight Solar Fund has reached a deal to purchase the 46MW Landmead solar farm, the largest in the UK.

  • Bahawalpur, Pakistan

    100MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 31 December 2014, 16:55

    PV manufacturer JA Solar has supplied 100MW of PV modules to the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

  • Lafayette, New Jersey

    9.9MW, , Announced | 31 December 2014, 16:37

    PV developer SPI Solar is set to obtain and develop a 9.9MW solar farm in Lafayette, New Jersey.

  • Ouarzazate Province, Morocco

    350MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 04 December 2014, 02:28

    The African Development Bank Group and the Clean Technology Fund have announced grants totaling US$216 million for Phase II of the Ouarzazate solar project in Ouarzazate Province, Morocco.

  • Canton, Michigan

    240kW, Commercial Rooftop, Announced | 03 December 2014, 21:34

    Furnishing retailer IKEA has announced plans to expand a rooftop PV installation on top of its store in Canton, Michigan.

  • 8minutenergy Renewable solar farm

    Imperial County, California

    30MW, , Announced | 26 November 2014, 12:05

    PV developers 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for the electricity generated from their planned 30MW Midway III solar farm in California.

  • Yungli Solar factory

    Cestas, France

    300MW, , Announced | 24 November 2014, 16:07

    China’s Yingli Solar is to be a key module supplier for the 300MW solar project being built in France that is on course to become Europe’s largest PV power plant.

  • Conergy in the Philippines

    Negros, Philippines

    41MW, , Announced | 24 November 2014, 15:54

    PV developer and engineering, procurement and construction firm, Conergy, has won a contract to build 41MW of solar in the Philippines as the country continues to progress with its PV roll-out.

  • Smart Energy and Yingli Green

    Kawagoe, Japan

    7.5MW, , Announced | 20 November 2014, 16:04

    Yingli Green will supply panels to the world’s largest floating PV plant, a 7.5MW power station in Japan, according to the Japanese company behind the project.

  • Namibia solar project

    Namibia, Africa

    4.5MW, , Under Construction | 20 November 2014, 09:22

    Namibia in southern Africa is expected to see its first large-scale PV plant come online early next year following a ground-breaking ceremony last week.

  • Jordan PV

    Aqaba, Jordan

    10MW, , Announced | 20 November 2014, 09:16

    Global module manufacturer, Trina Solar has made an agreement with Jordan-based solar energy supplier, Shamsuna to construct a 10MW solar power plant.

  • Sukagawa City, Japan

    22MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 18 November 2014, 23:12

    SPI Solar Japan G.K., a subsidiary of PV developer SPI Solar, has come to terms on a deal to acquire a 22MW PV project in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

  • China Continential

    Hefei, China

    6.1MW, Commercial Rooftop, Announced | 18 November 2014, 12:29

    Tyre manufacturer Continental will install a 6.1MW rooftop PV system at its factory in Hefei, China.

  • PV on Verizon rooftop

    Garden City, New York.

    6.7MW, Commercial Rooftop, Under Construction | 18 November 2014, 12:19

    Construction has commenced on a new PV system that will generate power for US communication company Verizon’s headquarters in Garden City, New York.

  • Terrazas del Portezuelo

    San Luis, Argentina

    1MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 18 November 2014, 12:08

    Argentina has seen the connection of what is said to be the country’s second utility-scale PV power plant.

  • SolarCity rooftops on US military housing

    San Diego, California

    20MW, Commercial Rooftop, Announced | 17 November 2014, 11:22

    A power purchase agreement between solar power provider SolarCity and Lincoln Military Housing will see US Navy and Marine Corps housing units in San Diego receive rooftop PV panels.

  • Trina Solar

    United Kingdom

    28.5MW, , Announced | 17 November 2014, 11:16

    Trina Solar has won a 28.5MW contract with Camborne Capital and sPower for the pair’s UK project collaboration.

  • Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

    New South Wales, Australia

    70MWp, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 12 November 2014, 16:36

    Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has begun construction of its 70MWp Moree Solar Farm in New South Wales, on track to be one of the largest solar farms in Australia.

  • Jasper project in South Africa

    Northern Cape Province, South Africa

    96MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 12 November 2014, 16:30

    Jasper, at 96MWp the largest PV power plant in South Africa, has been completed.

  • SPI Solar

    Shunde County, China

    10MW and 70MW, Ground Mounted, Announced | 11 November 2014, 14:22

    EPC and PV project developer, SPI Solar said its China-based subsidiary Suzhou Xinwei has signed two EPC contracts in China totalling 80MW.

  • PSEG Solar Source

    Burlington, Vermont

    3.6MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 11 November 2014, 14:12

    PSEG Solar Source completed its Essex Solar Energy Centre just outside Burlington, Vermont that houses approximately 12,000 fixed-tilted, solar photovoltaic panels with 3.6MW of generating capacity.

  • Argentina PV plant

    San Juan, Argentina

    71MW, , Under Construction | 10 November 2014, 12:46

    PV equipment and technology specialist, Schmid Group, has officially started construction of an integrated PV production plant in Argentina for the provincial government of San Juan.

  • Xiamen rooftop

    Xiamen, China

    1MW, Commercial Rooftop, Under Construction | 10 November 2014, 12:41

    A partnership between Chinese PV technology company Clenergy and Xiamen National Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship Centre to develop 150MW of commercial rooftop projects, has completed its first megawatt-scale project.

  • Thailand

    7.8MW, Commercial Rooftop, Announced | 06 November 2014, 14:12

    Tier-one Chinese module manufacturer, Trina Solar, has supplied 7.8MW of its 31,200 Honey modules for ten rooftop projects in Thailand.

  • Largest solar project in Europe, said Neoen

    Bordeaux, France

    300MW, , Announced | 06 November 2014, 11:55

    Developer Neoen has raised €360 million (US$449 million) for the project, which expects to connect to the grid in October 2015. The company claims it would be the largest in Europe.

  • Pennsylvania, US

    9.1MW, , Announced | 03 November 2014, 09:17

    The 9.1MW plant is expected to be the US state’s largest PV generation facility to date when completed.

  • Largentière, France

    12MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 30 October 2014, 14:13

    Financial company Caisse des Dépôts and renewable energy developer Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR) have completed a 12MW PV plant in Southern France.

  • SunEdison in Chile

    SunEdison in Chile

    69.5MW, , Announced | 30 October 2014, 14:11

    SunEdison has agreed a US$130 million non-recourse debt financing deal with CorpBanca and BBVA to construct a 69.5MW solar power plant in Chile. This is the first arrangement where commercial banks are the sole debt provider for a Chilean solar project.

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    6.4MW, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 30 October 2014, 14:09

    PV developer NRG Energy and MGM Resorts International have successfully installed a 6.4MW rooftop array on top of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

  • New Jersey Public Service Electric and Gas Company

    New Jersey, USA

    New Jersey energy company, PSE&G, began construction on an 11.18MW solar farm atop an old landfill., , Under Construction | 29 October 2014, 15:53

    New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) began construction on its largest solar project to date, amounting to 11.18MW, atop the Kinsley Landfill in New Jersey, which has been closed since 1987.

  • Windiga Energy in Africa

    Burkina Faso, Africa

    20MW, , Announced | 28 October 2014, 12:26

    Windiga Energy announced last week that the company had agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the National Electricity Company of Burkina Faso (SONABEL) for a 20MW photovoltaic plant in Zina, Mouhoun in the West African country Burkina Faso.

  • Riverhead, New York

    9.1MW , Commercial Rooftop, Under Construction | 23 October 2014, 22:36

    Solar power installer Borrego Solar and renewable energy provider sPower have started construction on a solar project in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

  • Tahara City, Japan

    56MW, Commercial Rooftop, Completed | 23 October 2014, 22:30

    A conglomerate of companies have wrapped up construction on a 56MW hybrid solar and wind farm in Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

  • Pembrokeshire, Wales

    37.8MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 23 October 2014, 22:26

    German developer ib vogt GmbH and UK manufacturer Solafields have successfully completed a 37.8MW PV plant in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

  • Somerset, UK

    8.7MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 23 October 2014, 22:16

    ET Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ET Solar Energy Corporation, has commenced construction on a 8.7MW PV project in the United Kingdom.

  • Borrego Solar and sPower

    Riverhead, New York

    9.1MWd, , Under Construction | 22 October 2014, 09:34

    Borrego Solar and sPower have begun construction on their third solar project in New York’s Suffolk County, which will have a generating capacity of 9.1MWd/6.3MWac.

  • Kern County, California

    135MW, Ground Mounted, Under Construction | 22 October 2014, 00:16

    8minutenergy Renewables has been given the green light to begin work on its 135MW Redwood Solar Farms PV project in Kern County, California.

  • The plant was built through a partnership with JinkoSolar. Image: Chandra Marsono/Creative Commons

    Antelope Valley, California

    34MW, Ground Mounted, Completed | 21 October 2014, 23:58

    US independent power producer Sustainable Power Group (sPower) has successfully finished a 34MW PV plant in Antelope Valley, California.

  • Enel Green Power solar project in Chile

    Taltal, Chile

    19MW, , Under Construction | 20 October 2014, 12:54

    Renewable energy group, Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of a 19MW solar power plant in Chile, an extension of the 60MW Lalackama project nearing completion.

Publications

  • Photovoltaics International 27th Edition

    Now that the PV industry has unquestionably entered a new growth phase, all eyes are on which technologies will win through into the mainstream of PV manufacturing. PERC, n-type, p-type bifacial, heterojunction – all have become familiar terms in the ever-growing constellation of solar cell technologies. The question is which will offer manufacturers what they are looking for in improving efficiencies and cutting costs.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.

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