With several MENA region countries expected to become gigawatt solar markets in 2018 and beyond, global certification organization UL has teamed with Saudi Arabian-based government body, GCC Laboratories to provide a suite of services to the downstream PV project sector.
DNV GL has launched the first control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants. The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator, allowing the controller to be fully tested and validated without the need for an actual generation facility or power grid. This enables cost-effective, low-risk testing under realistic conditions for all forms of renewable energy control systems.
PV Tech’s new two-day event PV ModuleTech 2017 – in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 7-8 November 2017 – is set to outline the key issues in new high-efficiency PV modules that will dominate utility-scale solar farms deployment globally over the period 2018-2020.
Indian states are slowly adopting new forecasting rules that will force solar energy plant operators and Regional load dispatch centres (RLDCs) to provide more frequent and accurate projections of energy production or face penalties.
Leading solar PV inverter supplier Huawei said it had won the supply bid for Malaysia's first 50MW(AC) utility-scale PV plant project based on its ability to provide smart solutions to the projects challenging location and environmental conditions.
The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the EPC of a 200MW(AC) solar plant, along with 10 years of O&M, at the Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park.
Sandeep Nath, CMO, Shri Shakti Alternative Energy Ltd, an India-based company that offers specialized Solar O&M Solutions and diagnostic services, discusses how to approach acquiring plants from an O&M perspective.