SolarReserve has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 MW solar thermal power station near Port Augusta, South Australia.
Susil Premejayantha, Sri Lanka’s Minister for Science, Technology, and Research, has said that Sri Lanka will soon be producing thin-film solar-cells on a commercial basis with technological cooperation from China as a means of popularising the use of solar panels for power generation.
Hindustan Power has announced that it will be building 15 solar power projects in Japan by the middle of 2018, with an investment of about $230 million.
A 20 MW photovoltaic power project is scheduled for launch on 27 July in Mahan, Kerman Province, Iran.
Duke Energy will build and operate three solar power plants in Kentucky, USA, and the energy will be delivered directly to customers.
NRG Energy, headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, has said that it plans to sell most, if not all, of its wind and solar power projects around the USA as part of a plan to divest $4 billion in assets in a bid to cut costs and slash debt.
Construction of the Phillips Bend Nuclear Power Plant in Tennessee, USA was abandoned in 1981, 36 years ago. Now, the site is producing carbon-free electricity, through a 1 MW solar power plant built on the site.
Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, Malasia’s Energy, Green Technology, and Water Minister, said that the Malaysian Government sought to exploit solar and wind energy to reduce fuel subsidies for diesel-fired power generation by Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd.
State-owned Coal India has signed an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India to set up a total of 1000 MW of solar power plants in different parts of the country.
Declining solar power tariffs in India have resulted in fewer clean energy deals because of concerns that electricity offtake commitments at higher tariffs may not be honoured.