One of the first large-scale solar farms in Japan so far to be equipped with battery storage in order to meet the requirements of a local grid operator and utility, has been completed on the island of Hokkaido.
JP Morgan’s majority-owned multinational independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix has brought online a 38.7MW PV plant in southern Japan, while an analyst has said the country’s solar industry continues to target cost reductions to bring it in line with global levelised cost of energy (LCOE) figures.
Well over 1GW of Irish solar projects have been successfully moved into the ‘first batch’ of projects to be processed under a new connections procedure, brought in to tackle the surging levels of smaller projects aiming to connect.
India’s large-scale solar space, which has been dominated by Solar Parks in the last two years, now has standalone projects firmly back on the map with multi-Gigawatts of capacity up for grabs and a chance for higher risk-taking players.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered another 3GW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects to be set up anywhere in India, adding to the 2GW of similar projects tendered in January.
France plans to invest €20 billion in its own energy transition plan to increase clean energy deployment by 70% over five years, while it has also moved to reduce connection costs for smaller-scale renewables by up to 40%.
The regulator in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has rejected Indian conglomerate Adani’s call for a revaluation of the tariffs it is set to receive for developing the world’s largest solar plant, Adani sources have told Mercom Capital Group.