22 November 2016 09:13 AM GMT

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and NextEra Energy Resources have joined local leaders to celebrate the commissioning of Alabama’s largest solar energy project. The River Bend Solar Energy Center features more than 300,000 solar panels with trackers that follow the sun from east to west each day to maximise energy production. Together, they generate 75MW, or enough to power more than 15,000 homes. The energy will serve TVA consumers starting this year, under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

November 14th 2016
Canadian Solar Supplies 18,500 Panels For Large US Agricultural Installations

Canadian Solar has announced that it has supplied 5.74 MW of its MaxPower CS6X310P modules to two projects located in Fowler, California. The first installation; the 2.49 MW Bee Sweet Citrus Farm, consists of 8,034 panels. The second installation; the 3.25 MW National Raisin Company Farm, consists of approximately 10,509 panels, making this array one of the largest agricultural solar systems in the USA. In total, the cumulative amount of electricity produced from these two installations is equivalent to powering 564 homes for one year.

November 7th 2016
Gamesa Inks 95MW Deal To Supply Custom-Designed Wind Turbines In China

Gamesa continues to grow in China, having signed new agreements for the supply of 95 MW. These turbines are custom-designed to withstand the extreme winds typical of this coastal area which is often hit by typhoons. With the introduction of its new G114-2.5 MW wind turbines into China, Gamesa has now achieved a new product strategy milestone. The company will supply 38 (95 MW) of these turbines to state-owned developer Zhognmin at two wind complexes. These are due for delivery during the second quarter of 2017 and the project is commissioned by the first quarter of 2018.

November 3rd 2016
Nordex Wins 111MW Wind Turbines Order For Projects In Turkey

The Nordex Group is strengthening its position in Turkey: the manufacturer recently received 3 new orders from its customer, Eksim Yatirim. Nordex is to install a total of 37 N117/3000 wind turbines for Eksim. The wind market in Turkey has expanded greatly in the past 10 years, from 150MW to more than 5GW in installed capacity. Since entering the market in 2007 Nordex has installed a good 1.3GW in Turkey, making it the market leader according to the latest report by the Turkish Wind Energy Association.

October 27th 2016
Wind Turbines And Asset Sales Increase, As Clean Energy’s Momentum Accelerates

Wind industry giant Vestas, one of the world’s leading manufacturers, instructed the SIA Group to manage the sales and disposal of excess wind turbine parts and accessories. Large quantities of spare parts and components are available due to the rationalisation of the warehouse inventory. The sale will take place through an online auction, with key locations also in Denmark, Germany, USA and Canada

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October 24th 2016
Vestas Receives Another Order For Wind Turbines Using De-Icing Technology

Swedish company OX2 has placed another order for 41 V126-3.45 MW turbines with power optimised mode to 3.6 MW and Vestas’ de-icing technology for their largest wind power project to date. This is the third time OX2 has placed an order for Vestas turbines in 2016, reinforcing the two companies’ strong collaboration and market position in the Nordic region. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the Q2, 2018 and the order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management service agreement.

October 21st 2016
Dominion Acquires 60MW Solar Farm And Announces Multiple Solar Electric PPAs

As part of its long-term plan to bring online at least 500MW of solar electric generating capacity in North Carolina (N.C.) and Virginia, Dominion has announced it has acquired the development rights for the 60MW (AC) Summit Farms Solar facility in Currituck County, N.C. The solar facility is expected to enter service in December 2016. It has also signed 25-year power purchase agreements with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Medical Center and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation.

October 10th 2016
200 MW Tranquillity Solar Power Project Commences Operations In California

The huge 200 MW Tranquillity solar power plant has commenced operation in California, the US State that’s leading the way in PV deployment. Built on a huge 1,900 acres expanse of retired agricultural land in Fresno County; the project is a rare development of such size, as the market shifts towards smaller-scale solar PV plant developments. Canadian Solar’s subsidiary Recurrent Energy developed the project from start to finish, with construction beginning in July 2015 and taking only just over a year to complete.

September 30th 2016
Gamesa Secures 50MW Wind Farm Project With ReNew Power In Karnataka, India

Gamesa has secured a new order in India from ReNew Power, one of India’s leading independent power producers (IPP), for the EPC construction of a 50MW wind farm located in Bijapur, in the state of Karnataka. The agreement with ReNew Power encompasses the installation of 25 G114-2.0 MW class S turbines. With a tower height of 106 metres, this new turbine variant is custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India. Since it’s a turnkey contract, Gamesa will also provide the infrastructure needed to install and operate the facility. The wind farm’s commissioning is scheduled for March 2017.

September 22nd 2016
Tata Acquires Welspun And Creates The Largest Renewables Entity In India

Tata Power Renewables (TPREL), has completed its acquisition of 100% shareholding in Welspun Renewables (WREPL). WREPL has 1,140 MW of projects comprising of about 990 MW Solar and about 150 MW Wind. TPREL has 312 MW of Renewable capacity with a further 500 MW of Renewable assets being carved out of Tata Power into TPREL. In addition, about 400 MW of projects are being implemented. Thus, TPREL will have a renewable portfolio of about 2,300 MW, making it the largest Renewable Power Company in India.

September 12th 2016
US and German Companies Combine To Deliver 350MW in US Solar Projects

BayWa r.e., a wholly owned subsidiary of global conglomerate BayWa AG, and Geenex Solar LLC, a leading North Carolina-based developer, have joined forces to develop an initial portfolio of projects in North Carolina and Virginia totaling 350 MW. The First project has started construction and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. The parties plan to begin constructing the next projects over the coming months with energy deliveries from the portfolio expected in 2017 and 2018. The projects range in size from 20 to 100 MW and are in different stages of development. BayWa r.e. will provide turn-key engineering, procurement, construction, financing and O&M, while Geenex will utilize its local expertise to drive development activities.

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