North America Solar Tenders Activity Drops 67% in Third Quarter

Solar tenders activity in the third quarter of 2019 saw 20 tenders announced in North America, marking a drop of 67% over the last four-quarter average of 61

North America Solar Tenders

The North America solar technology tenders in the third quarter of 2019 saw 20 tenders announced, marking a drop of 67 percent over the last four-quarter average of 61, according to GlobalData’s power industry tenders database.

The proportion of solar technology tenders by category tracked by the database in the quarter was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation with nine tenders and a 45 percent share
  2. Power Purchase Agreement: six tenders and a 30 percent share
  3. Supply & Erection: four tenders and a 20 percent share
  4. Electricity Supply: one tender and a 5 percent share.

The US tops North America solar power tenders activity

The US was the top country in the North America region for solar technology tenders recorded in the third quarter of 2019 with 12 tenders and a 60 percent share, followed by Canada with eight tenders and a 40 percent share.

The top issuers of tenders for the quarter in terms of power capacity involved in North America were:

  1. Arizona Public Service (United States): 550 MW from two tenders
  2. Dominion Energy (United States): 500 MW from one tender
  3. DTE Energy (United States): 400 MW capacity from one tender.

In October, the research agency’s database had reported that the solar technology tenders activity in Q3 2019 saw 314 tenders announced, marking a drop of 26 percent over the last four-quarter average of 427. Looking at global power tenders activity divided by the type of technology, solar held the second position in terms of the number of tenders during Q3 2019 with a 38 percent share.

According to the data furnished, Asia-Pacific led the solar tenders activity in the period. Comparing tenders activity in solar technology in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 243 tenders and a share of 77.4 percent during Q3 2019, followed by the Middle East and Africa with 27 tenders and an 8.6 percent share and North America with 20 tenders and a 6.4 percent share. In fourth place was Europe with 18 tenders and a 5.7 percent share and in fifth place was South and Central America with six tenders and a 1.9 percent share.

PC: Solar Provider Group

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for