Soltec to supply solar trackers to Solairedirect’s 158MW Brazil plant

Solar tracker firm Soltec is supplying single-axis tracker equipment to Engie subsidiary Solairedirect’s 158MW Paracatu solar PV power plant in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil.

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Brazil cancels 557.4MW of solar and wind in de-contraction auction

Brazil’s energy agency ANEEL has cancelled nine solar projects totalling 249.7MW of capacity and 16 wind farms with a combined capacity of 307.7MW in its first ever de-contraction auction.

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‘Huge interest’ shown in Queensland tender that includes 100MW energy storage

Ahead of Thursday, when Expressions of Interest will start being received, a tender for 400MW of renewables and 100MW of energy storage has already attracted ‘huge interest’ in Queensland, Australia.

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Forrest lands industrial park off-grid contract

Commercial PV contractor Forrest has landed the highly sought-after tender to help a Cumbrian industrial park go off-grid.

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Sterling & Wilson starts work on 54MW solar project in Zambia

Indian-based solar EPC firm Sterling & Wilson has started construction on a 54MW PV project in Kafue District, Zambia.

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US Army invests in 1MW energy storage system for 10MW PV plant at military post in Alabama

PV energy provider SunPower announced Wednesday that it has broken ground on a 10MW PV project at the Redstone Arsenal US Army post in Alabama that will also feature a 1MW energy storage system.

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US Army invests in 1MW energy storage system at military post in Alabama

PV energy provider SunPower announced Wednesday that it has broken ground on a 10MW PV project at the Redstone Arsenal US Army post in Alabama that will also feature a 1MW energy storage system.

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Solar Philippines working on Asia’s ‘largest solar, diesel, battery micro-grid’ without subsidies

Filipino renewable energy firm Solar Philippines is developing an off-grid solar, battery and diesel micro-grid in the Philippines that could be the largest of its kind in Asia, according to the company head.

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President Duterte inaugurates expanded 800MW Philippines solar module factory

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte today inaugurated the Philippines first solar module manufacturing facility with an expanded capacity of 800MW at Santo Tomas, Batangas, owned by renewable energy firm Solar Philippines.

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S&C, Ameren hold successful 24-hour islanding test on microgrid system

Utility company Ameren and smart grid company S&C Electric Company announced that they have conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test in August at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois.

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Karnatakan 200MW solar EPC tender withdrawn

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited. (KREDL) has cancelled a 200MW solar PV tender, due to what it called “unavoidable circumstances”.

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