Solar Markets & Finance News

Industry: Political deadlock puts Spain’s clean energy shift at risk
Politicians’ failure to form government pacts condemns Spain’s clean energy shift to further delays and uncertainty, the industry has warned as the country heads to fresh polls.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Spain, Europe, FER
Minister: Mexico’s postponed auction will come when time is right
Mexico’s state-run utility and fossil fuel infrastructure need more time before the country can re-arrange the renewable auction it cancelled this year, a top official has said.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, solar pv, Latin america, auctions, Mexico, North America, AMLO, esslatam, tenders, cfe, Marco Nieto-Vázquez
Financiers get behind 296MWdc merchant bifacial project in Mexico
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has lined up finance for a major bifacial solar project it will develop in Mexico’s centre without the help of subsidies.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, bifacial, Latin america, ifc, Mexico, North America, frv, fotowatio
European electricity and fuel market prices rose last week
AleaSoft analyses fuel market prices, carbon emission rights, European electricity markets and renewable energy production. Last week most prices rose on the previous reporting period as solar and wind power production varied by country.
Sep 18, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, AleaSoft, Brent oil, ICE market, TTF gas, EEX market, IPEX market
Brazil’s Cemig contracts renewable power from 197 MW of project capacity
Solar and wind projects selected in the company’s latest clean energy procurement exercise have been awarded a 19-year power purchase deal, starting from 2023. Cemig has now contracted green power from 780 MW of renewable project capacity in three tender rounds held since June last year.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Engie, Enel, tender, South america, Brazil, Cemig
Major subsidy-free solar project secures financially-hedged PPA in Spain
Spain’s subsidy-free solar scene has marked another boost after a power purchase agreement (PPA) was secured for a major project in the country’s centre-west.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Extremadura, Spain, Europe, subsidy-free pv, encavis, solarcentury
ReneSola touts profitability comeback but short-term debt looms high
Progress with solar projects worldwide have helped push ReneSola back onto the profitability path, with a cash boost "tentatively" secured from its top shareholder as short-term borrowings continue to pile.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, New York, China, renesola, shanghai, Shelley Xu, Xianshou Li
Six developers bag 1.85GW in Indian government solar auctions
The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has revealed the results of two major utility-scale auctions held in June that saw six companies win 1.85GW of capacity.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, India, Solar Energy Corporation of India, auctions, utility-scale, Rajasthan, tenders, ntpc corporation, mahindra susten
Total expands solar business in Asia
The French oil giant and China’s Envision Group are forming a joint venture offering PV systems combined with energy management solutions. Total Eren is also involved in a 100 MW solar project in Uzbekistan.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, France, China, Total Eren, teess, Julien Pouget, Envision Group, Eno AIoT, EDEN Renewables
Colombia imposes renewables quota on power distributors
The obligation will be applied annually from 2022. The clean electricity required will have to be bought through power purchase contracts of at least 10 years’ duration.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Carolina Obando, SER Colombia, Colombia
Dutch government seeks to privatize Tennet
Tennet needs more than €4.75 billion to invest in cross-border grid infrastructure between Germany and the Netherlands, as rising volumes of solar and wind are complicating network operations, said Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra in a recent letter to the Dutch parliament, adding that the government may need to privatize the state-owned transmission system operator or sell off a stake in it.
Sep 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, Tennet, Wopke Hoekstra
Goldman Sachs reaches $4 billion in renewable investment potential
Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, a subsidiary of the investment banking giant, has reached an equity pool of $4 billion, which will serve to expand on the hundreds of megawatts in portfolios the company has acquired in the last 12 months alone.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, SunPower, Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, Jon Yoder
Solar Market Insight Report 2019 Q2
The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released June 18, 2019
Sep 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Market Research, Research-SEIA, Market research
Sweden increases budget for solar incentives by $48m
Funding for the rebate scheme had already been increased in April. Overall, the budget for this year now amounts to almost $125 million.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Sweden, Andreas Thorsheim
Greece to tender 287 MW of new solar capacity in December
The nation’s energy regulator today announced separate tenders for solar and wind generation capacity will be held on December 12.
Sep 13, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Greece, tender, Europe