Opinion

Week Review 6-10 June - Enel to build 1 GW in South Africa; Iranian FiT's winners still unknown


10 June 2016 by Riccardo Maistrello, Solarplaza

Digest of the most relevant solar news of the week that just ended.


WIR


Toyota’s new HQ to be powered by 7.7MW of solar

According to the automaker, this will be the largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies in the state of Texas. Nissan also completed 4.75 MW of new solar capacity, additional to the 11MW of existing wind, for its UK factory.

British Hive Energy wins 50MW solar contract in Cuba

The company said the project will be the first utility-scale solar facility to be built in Cuba and is expected to generate up to 93GWh of electricity annually. The project will be built in the Mariel Free zone, a new port that has been designed to act as a regional hub for the island.It is expected to be completed by 2018.

Enel completes 66MW plant in South Africa and claims 1GW to follow

Enel Green Power has completed construction and grid-connected a 66MW solar farm in South Africa, one of three projects in the country the Italy-headquartered utility company announced in March. Enel referred to 1 further gigawatt of projects awarded or already under construction through tenders in the market.

Trina breaks through 1GW module shipments in India

Trina Solar announced that its cumulative shipments of solar modules to India have exceeded 1 GW to date with around 20% market share in the region in 2015, cementing its position as a leading crystalline silicon modules manufacturer and supplier in the country.

Greece's islands are in need of more PV and storage

Power generation in Greece’s non-interconnected islands relies mainly on diesel, which pollutes and is expensive.  Public subsidies to power the islands’ diesel generators are paid evenly by all of Greece’s electricity consumers via their electricity bills. Should the government want to reduce the islands’ power generation costs, it could promote PV and storage.


Want to receive this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily SUN newsletter or opt for the weekly SUN digest.