Category Archives: PV-Tech

Carnegie breaks ground on Western Australia’s ‘first merchant’ large-scale PV project

Carnegie Clean Energy has started construction of its 10MW Northam Solar Farm, which it claims to be the first utility-scale PV project to be developed on a merchant basis in Western Australia. …read more

South Australia’s defeated Premier announces 140MWh battery before conceding election

One of the final acts in office of outgoing South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill, whose Labor Party was voted out in elections last week, appears to have been inking a deal for another 100MW+ lithium battery facility. …read more

Solar manufacturing capacity expansion announcements highest on record in Q4 2017

As previously reported there was a significant slowdown in global solar PV manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in the third quarter of 2017, which we highlighted was hardly surprising due to significant level of expansions plans announced in the first half of the year. However, despite increased concerns over the potential imposition of restrictive trade practices

JinkoSolar and Asunim complete 40.6MW solar project in Turkey

Silicon Module Super League Member (SMSL) JinkoSolar and developer and EPC firm Asunim Turkey have completed what they claim to be the largest solar power plant in the Aegean region, spread across two sites. …read more

Passivation key to breaking into higher league – PV CellTech 2018 with Meyer Burger

Driving p- and n-type solar cell manufacturing beyond current limitations was a key topic at PV CellTech last week. We caught up with the CTO of leading PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger, Dr. Gunter Erfurt, during the conference, to discuss just how fast the industry is moving. …read more

ROUND-UP: Chint 15MW in Netherlands, Burkina Faso hybrid gold mine, SE Asia solar-battery micro-grid

Astroenrgy completes 15.5MW project in the Netherlands, Total Eren and Wärtsilä deliver hybrid PV and thermal plant at Burkina Faso gold mine, Solar Philippines completes Southeast Asia’s largest solar-battery micro-grid. …read more

TNB halfway through 50MW Malaysia solar project, signs PPAs for 60MW

Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has completed more than 50% of a 50MW solar PV project in Selangor, on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, having started construction in July last year. …read more

Australian brewer CUB signs PPA for 112MW solar farm in Victoria

Major Australian brewer, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), is planning to go 100% renewable and has kicked off by signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with German firm BayWa r.e. for part of the energy generation from a 112MW solar farm in Victoria. …read more