Solar Markets & Finance News
Enphase Energy microinverter shipments in Q2 surpass 1.2 million
Leading microinverter supplier, Enphase Energy shipped over 1.2 million units in the second quarter of 2019, with its latest IQ 7 model accounting for around 98% of shipment total.
Aug 2, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, USA, SunPower, Australia, Enphase Energy, microinverters, rooftop, Inverters, Oceania, North America
Capital Dynamics grows Nevada portfolio with solar-plus-storage foray
Global asset management firm Capital Dynamics has purchased an 180MWac / 231MWdc solar project that includes a 90MWac / 360MWh energy storage facility in Boulder City, Nevada for an undisclosed sum.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, Capital Dynamics, USA, Nevada, Skylar Townsite LLC, Gigawatt 1, Rob Roy, Adam Kramer, North America
Natixis, Arroyo close financing on up to 70MW of PV projects in Chile
Natixis and ARCO 3 SpA have closed senior facilities totaling US$69.1 million for a portfolio of solar PV plants in Chile, with up to 70MW of generation capacity.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Solar, Natixis, ARCO, Arroyo, Chile, South america
ABO sells Spanish PV portfolio, links debut Hungarian project
ABO Wind has reached key solar milestones across two of its European target markets, notching up a major sale in Spain and linking its first Hungarian PV project.
Aug 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Spain, PV Tech, ABO, Wiesbaden, Hungary, plants, Europe
Orange Jordan adds 37 MW of solar under ‘wheeling’ scheme
With grid capacity a limiting factor, the Middle Eastern country has moved to foster private-to-private solar projects to meet industrial power demand.
Aug 1, 2019 // Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, EBRD, Orange Jordan, Kawar Investment, Hussein Bin Talal, Mafraq, Amman, Jordan, Asia
Microsoft is on a solar shopping spree
The tech giant has signed a power contract for the output of First Solar’s 150 MWac Sun Streams 2 solar plant, bringing its procurement of solar to almost 500 MW – but none of its PV projects have been completed yet.
Aug 1, 2019 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Solar, USA, Microsoft, Sun Streams2, Virginia, Apple, North America
Safari Energy Offers New Solar Financial Solution
New York City-based solar partner Safari Energy has launched a new solar financial solution.
Aug 1, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Solar, USA, New York, Solar, John Nordeman, Safari Energy, Matt Rudey, PPL Corp., North America
Portugal claims spot in solar history with record-low auction prices
Portugal’s latest solar auction has concluded with record-smashing low prices, a top government official revealed to PV Tech today.
Jul 31, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Portugal, PV Tech, Europe
Australia’s green bank will prioritise storage and grid stability in FY20
Australia’s state-run renewable energy financier, Clean Energy Finance Corp (CEFC) will shift gears over the next 12 months to prioritise investments in grid stability and large-scale energy storage, according to its latest funding update.
Jul 31, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corp, CEFC, Oceania
‘Record’ prices reported as Portugal’s PV auction nears conclusion
Portugal’s first-ever solar auction has triggered prices likely to break European records, the country’s media has reported one week before the results are known.
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Portugal, Expresso, EDP, Galp, EDF, Iberdrola, Voltalia, Finerge, Europe
Axpo boosts German subsidy-free scene with PPA debut
Axpo has become the offtaker of one of Germany’s supposedly first zero-subsidy projects, with a new power purchase agreement (PPA) covering the plant’s first few years of life.
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, EPC, Axpo, MaxSolar, PV Tech
Sunnova Raises $170M in First US Solar IPO in Years
“We’re the first solar company that went public that’s headquartered in Houston,” CEO John Berger tells GTM. “Now you know the energy business has really changed.”
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Sunnova, SolarCity, Sunnova CEO, Greentech Media, IPO, John Berger, First Solar
China Power clean energy unit to de-list from Hong Kong exchange
The business will come under the control of its Chinese state-owned parent power company after a shareholder vote agreed the move earlier this month.
Jul 25, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, China Power Clean Energy Development, China Power, Hong Kong, Asia
Finance ROUND-UP: CleanCapital’s US$300m, Fotowatio’s loan, Soltage’s 200MW push
BlackRock-backed CleanCapital bags funding, 75.2MW purchase
Jul 22, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, CleanCapital, KDC Solar, C&I, Credit Suisse, BlackRock
Aussie 10GW solar-plus-storage colossus gets government backing
Australian authorities have rallied behind what is arguably the largest solar-plus-storage project to be conceived in the world’s history.
Jul 22, 2019 // Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Australian, Michael Gunner, Northern Territory, Tennant Creek, Singapore’s SunCable, Victoria, Australia’s Smart Energy Council, Victoria’s Solar, Smart Energy Council's
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