Solar Markets & Finance News
German report makes recommendations for private PPA adoption in China
The German Energy Agency has drawn up a list of proposed measures which it says could help the world’s biggest solar market accelerate its clean energy plans through the adoption of subsidy-free – private – power purchase agreements.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Policy, PPAs, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, tariff, Dena, subsidy-free PPAs
Mainstream Renewable Power doubles down on Chilean renewables with new finance deal
Renewables developer Mainstream Renewable Power has more than doubled a financing facility after striking an agreement with Dutch bank ABN AMRO.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Chile, South america, financing, mainstream renewable power, hsbc, abn amro, Mary Quaney, Vincent Goedegebuure
EBRD considers $60 million investment in Infinity Energy
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering investing US $60 million in renewables developer Infinity Energy, a subsidiary of Egyptian conglomerate Mansour Group.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, EBRD, Jordan, Asia, Africa, Benban, Egypt, Morocco, lebanon, infinity energy
Regulation, power prices to dictate success of corporate solar PPA push
The momentum around corporate renewable PPAs should not blind industry players from the fact the avenue remains too costly and complex for some businesses, three lawyers from Norton Rose Fulbright have argued as part of a piece for PV Tech Power 20.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, PPA, norton rose fulbright, power prices, Andrew Hedges, Caileen Kateri Gamache, Lee Donovan
Lyon Group and China Huadian pen pan-Asia renewables-plus-storage deal
Australian renewables investor Lyon Group has penned an agreement with China Huadian Corporation which will see the duo co-develop and invest in power-plus-battery energy storage systems across Australia, China and other Asian markets.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, China, Australia, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, BESS, lyon group, china huadian, jera, co-location, David Green
Risen Energy expands footprint with 150MW module order for power station in Malaysia
Chinese solar panel maker Risen Energy has signed off on an order to provide 150MW of high-efficiency PV modules to a power station in Malaysia. This stands as the biggest module order Risen Energy has ever carried out to date both in Malaysia and from an overseas floating power station.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Malaysia, China, Asia, Risen Energy, Xie Jian
IPP-investor duo to deploy 120MWp-plus subsidy-free solar portfolio in Italy
Europe’s second largest solar market has marked a subsidy-free boost this week, with two players joining forces to deploy a pipeline in a country where PV growth was muted for years.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Italy, pv power plants, Europe, subsidy-free solar, unsubsidised, italia solare, zouk capital, solar ventures
Sunfinity Renewable Energy enters Colorado, Arizona solar markets
Sunfinity Renewable Energy, a vertically-integrated residential, commercial and utility-scale solar power provider, has begun operations in two additional Western states — Arizona and Colorado — to expand the company’s existing footprint throughout California, Texas and Oklahoma. With the addition of Arizona, Sunfinity will now be operating in the top three states nationally for solar growth.
Oct 10, 2019 // Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, USA, Arizona, Colorado, John Billingsley, Sunfinity Renewable Energy, North America
Dubai’s 900 MW solar tender sees lowest bid of $0.0169/kWh
The offer was apparently submitted by Saudi energy giant ACWA Power, which refused to confirm the bid when asked by pv magazine. The second lowest bid – $0.0175/kWh – was reportedly submitted by a consortium formed by Emirati developer Masdar, French utility EDF and Chinese PV panel maker JinkoSolar.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Dewa, Masdar, tender, JinkoSolar, Dubai, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Canadian Solar wins 394 MW of solar in two private auctions in Brazil
After emerging as the recipient of most of the Brazilian government’s public allocation of generation capacity, the Canadian-Chinese manufacturer has secured a large share of projects in auctions held by power companies Copel and, probably, Cemig.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, South america, Brazil, Cemig, Copel, Sao Paulo
Denmark launches second solar-wind auction
Selected schemes will be eligible for a feed-in premium – related to the wholesale electricity price – for 20 years. The ceiling price for the premium has been set at the equivalent of $0.0089/kWh.
Oct 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, auction, Denmark
Australia is boosting shift to commercial EV fleets
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the governments of New South Wales and South Australia, grid operator Ausgrid and insurer NRMA, have awarded almost AU$500,000 to e-mobility start-up Evenergi to help businesses and consumers plan for the electric vehicle revolution.
Oct 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Australia, Oceania, Darren Miller, Ausgrid, NRMA, Dan Hilson
Dutch system operator to fund grid boost to accommodate 2GW of PV, wind
Dutch system operator TenneT has announced that it will invest €215 million (US$237 million) to accommodate 2GW of solar and wind capacity towards the country's north.
Oct 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, Tennet, distribution network, sfieu, lsse, Ben Voorhorst
EU clears joint ownership of Spanish solar firm X-Elio by private equity duo
The European Union’s executive arm has approved a major ownership shake-up of Spanish developer X-Elio Energy, giving Brookfield Asset Management the green light to purchase a 20% stake from Acek Renewables alongside a 30% tranche from US infrastructure fund KKR.
Oct 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, x-elio, Toronto, brookfield asset management, european commission, terraform, Acek, Gestamp Renewables, Jorge Barredo López
India rebukes analyst claims it will miss clean energy targets
Expert warnings that India will be falling short of its renewable deployment targets have sparked a strong-worded rebuke from the government, which has slammed them as “ill-founded”
Oct 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Policy, India, Asia, auction, tariff, Vinay Rustagi, CRISIL, narendra modi, mnre
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