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Fitch: Malaysian solar poised for growth despite record-low tariffs
Record-low tariffs seen in government auctions this month in Malaysia will not dent the country’s solar growth, according to analysts at Fitch Solutions.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Tariffs, Malaysia, auctions, fitch solutions, tenders, market analysis
Greece goes smaller with end-of-year solar tender
Greece has opted to slightly trim the capacity on offer at the year’s last solar-only tender, setting ceiling prices that reflect the gradual technology cost decreases seen in the country.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Greece, tender, solar pv, auctions, Europe, southern europe, rae
ACWA’s ‘record’ bid wins 250MW Scaling Solar duo in Ethiopia
Saudi Arabian energy developer ACWA Power has won a 250MW duo of World Bank-backed solar projects in eastern Ethiopia.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, world bank, international finance corporation, Africa, Scaling Solar, tenders, ACWA Power, Arabia Saudi, pv projects
Top EU financier to refocus on market-based renewables, energy storage
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is debating plans to shift its multi-billion energy funding firepower to back energy storage and free-market renewables more decisively.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, solar pv, Europe, subsidy-free pv, BESS, European Union, european investment bank, eib, green finance, storage systems bess
Limiting climate emergency will require ten-fold solar boom, DNV GL claims
Global solar PV capacity must increase ten-fold to 5TW by 2030 in order to meet the Paris climate targets, research body DNV GL has claimed.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, ENERGY STORAGE, solar pv, DNV GL, Ditlev Engel
Hybrid solar and micro-grids for Guyana
The nation’s cabinet has approved new contracts for solar projects under net metering rules across several regions. Investments include solar micro-grids for disconnected areas, grid-tied installations and hybrid projects.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, South america, Guyana, Gafsons Industries Limited, Hinterland Electrification Company, Norwegian
Angola eyeing 600MW solar market within three years
Angola is expecting to kickstart its dormant solar sector by deploying several hundred megawatts worth of projects within three years, a top government official has said.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Africa, subsaharan africa, Angola, luanda, policy, bsw, Baptista Borges, Intersolar
Major solar projects change hands in Colorado, California
The US renewables business of Japanese oil and gas major Idemitsu Kosan has bought a 100MW solar project in Colorado from GCL New Energy, a subsidiary of China's GCL New Energy Holdings.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Grids, California, USA, Colorado, North America, GCL New Energy, acquisitions,, project acquisitions, 8minute, allianz global investors, solar frontier americas, Charles Pimentel, 8minute Solar Energy
CEC issues warning over ‘collapse’ in new Australian renewables investment
Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has issued a stark warning over an apparent collapse in new investments into renewable energy projects.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, Policy, Battery Storage, Australia, Oceania, investment, renewable energy target, Kane Thornton
Have your say on NSEFI best practice guidelines for utility scale PV
The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) is continuing to step up its efforts to ensure the quality of large scale solar projects. The body is now looking for stakeholder input into its new best practice guidelines for PV power plant projects, as a part of its ongoing Quality Taskforce initiative.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Solar, India, Asia, SolarPower Europe, NSEFI, Subrahmanyam Pulipaka
Big storage comes to Ireland
A 200 MW storage project is being developed by Hanwha Energy Corporation and Lumcloon Energy. The €300 million facility is intended to stabilize the grid to host more renewable energy capacity.
Sep 10, 2019 // Storage, Grids, Germany, tender, Europe, Hanwha Q Cells, Richard Bruton, Hanwha Energy Corporation, Lumcloon Energy Limited, LSIS, Nigel Reams
Bipartisan bill looks to simplify distributed solar permitting in US
A Republican senator from Maine and a Democratic senator from New Mexico have introduced legislation that aims to slash costs and red tape currently complicating local permitting for distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, Rooftop PV, USA, storage, North America, rooftop solar system, distributed solar, investment tax credit, Ross Hopper, Maine
Qatar solar testing facility ‘open for business’
After more than six years of scientific and technical research efforts in the solar sector, the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) is now targeting a major role in the industry itself.
Sep 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, pv modules, Asia, Qatar, r&d, qeeri, testing, Dr. Veronica Bermudez Benito
Nigeria powers up Africa’s ‘largest off-grid solar hybrid’
The latest project to be switched on in Nigeria’s solar electrification programme for universities is also thought to be the largest ‘hybrid’ plant of its kind on the African continent so far, inaugurated this week at Bayero University Kano (BUK).
Sep 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, solar pv, off-grid solar, Africa, microgrid, Nigeria, off-grid pv, renewable integration, rural electrification
Dutch government treats 21 municipalities to smart EV chargers
Vehicle-to-grid functions could soon become increasingly important. While policymakers discuss the necessary regulations in other nations, the Netherlands government is motoring ahead with the technology.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Transport, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, vehicle-to-grid, Stientje van Veldhoven, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Mobility House
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