WHA Utilities and Power Public Company Limited (WHAUP), a leading utilities and power service provider in Thailand, announced that it has signed a contract with SAIC Motor Company – CP Co., Ltd. to install a solar carpark facility on the car park area of its MG cars manufacturing plant, which will be the largest in Thailand.
Nestlé Middle East announced the launch of the largest ground-mounted private solar plant in UAE at its Al Maha factory in Dubai.
Ingka Group, a holding company based in the Netherlands that owns and operates IKEA retail under franchise agreements with Inter IKEA Systems B.V., announced it has reached an agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to acquire a 49% stake in two solar PV projects in Utah and Texas. With a total of 403 megawatt capacity this development ranks among the larger Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects in the United States.
Solar Frontier Americas, the US-based renewable energy business of Idemitsu Kosan Company, announced that it has further expanded its power generation portfolio with the acquisition of a 50.5 MWDC solar project in California, purchased from CS Solar, a joint venture company of Samsung Solar Energy.
Global investment in new renewable energy capacity over this decade — 2010 to 2019 inclusive — is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology, according to new figures published in Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2019 report.