Solar Energy News Roundup for Mar 13, 2018

Part of Canadian Solar’s Californian PV plant portfolio sold to Korean utility

The sale of part of its PV plant portfolio in California to South Korea’s largest electricity utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) was finally confirmed by the ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar. The projects sold include the Astoria (100 MWac/131 MWp), Astoria 2 (75 MWac/100 MWp), and Barren Ridge (60 MWac/78 MWp), located in southern California.

Solar Energy Round-up - Mar. 12, 2018

Vikram Solar partners France’s CEA for R&D in PV and energy storage​

Vikran Solar is now in collaboration with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission.

Source: PV-TECH


Canadian Solar creates new worldwide O&M division

Canadian Solar has just launched its new bussiness unit which is dedicated to solar operations and maintenance services for utility-scale operations.

Solar Energy News Roundup for Mar 9, 2018

Solar Ventures to develop 1GW PV portfolio in Italy, Spain

An Italian PV company, Solar Ventures, is resuming operations and investments within its home sector — with the company planning to develop a portfolio of 1GW of solar power plants in Italy and Spain within the next five years. Solar Ventures has developed 500MW of projects, including 280MW in Europe, 120MW in the Middle East and 100MW in southeast Asia over the past 10 years.

Solar Energy Round-up - Mar 6, 2018

ENGIE North America to acquire SoCore Energy, 320MW PV pipeline

ENGIE North America has signed off on an agreement to acquire SoCore Energy,  a fully-integrated developer, owner, and operator of municipal/co-op PV, community solar, and commercial and industrial (C&I) PV projects across the United States of America. ENGIE North America will acquire SoCore Energy as soon as possible.

Source: PVTECH


Solar Energy Round-up - Mar 5, 2018

Indian PV manufacturers to refresh anti-dumping petition to avoid being ‘short-changed’

ISMA (The Indian Solar Manufacturers Association) has withdrawn its anti-dumping petition regarding PV imports from China, Taiwan and Malaysia, but intends to soon file a fresh petition to strengthen its case. The Directorate General has already recommended a 70% duty, which many in the industry felt would be high enough to derail the National Solar Mission target of 100GW by 2022.

Solar Energy Round-up - Mar 2, 2018

Vattenfall earmarks €100 million for new solar projects

In developing solar plants over the next two years, Vattenfall has announced plans to invest up to €100 million (US$123.2 million). That investment will be made into utility-scale plants where existing infrastructure can be used to reduce the costs.

Source: PVTECH


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