Green Genius: 200MW Solar Power Plants Planned in Baltics
Green Genius to build two solar power plants in Lithuania and Latvia with combined capacity of 200 MW. €179m investment to help decentralise energy sources and strengthen energy independence. Construction planned to start in 2024 and be operational in 2025.
Sep 21, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Lithuania, Green Genius, PV Power Plant, Latvia
Perovskite-Silicon Solar: Record Voltage
Discover how Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE achieved a record open circuit voltage of >2.8 V in their perovskite-based triple-junction solar cell. Understand how optimizations in interlayers and gas quenching methods enabled this success and how this could lead to more efficient solar energy generation in the future.
Sep 21, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, perovskite, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Yotta Energy Raises $8m for Solar Tech Expansion
Yotta Energy closed an USD-8-million fundraising round to expand its solar power and energy storage solutions, led by Evergy Ventures and strategic investors BlueScope, Cricetus Felix Ventures, Copec WIND Ventures and EDP Ventures. Funds to expand manufacturing and deploy battery technology. Yotta Energy solutions incorporate solar, energy and EV charging technology into commercial buildings.
Sep 21, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Yotta Energy
Mytilineos Powers Up 75MW Solar Park in NSW
Mytilineos completed construction of an asset two months ahead of schedule and has successfully energised the plant - showcasing their exceptional engineering capabilities and commitment to timely delivery.
Sep 21, 2023 // Plants, PV Power Plant, nsw, Mytilineos
Saint-Gobain: 100-MW N. American Solar PPA Signed
TotalEnergies is providing Saint-Gobain with clean energy from 100 MW of its 400 MW solar project in Texas, reducing emissions by 90,000 tonnes annually. This is the third PPA for Saint-Gobain in North America, helping reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Sep 21, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Texas, North America, Solar Project, Saint-Gobain, TotalEnergies
EDF Grows C&I Presence with SAS Energy Buy
EDF Renewables UK expands its commercial and industrial presence with the acquisition of SAS Energy, a British solar installer. SAS Energy owns a portfolio of 45 projects in development and under construction, and EDF will now offer financed and capital-funded projects in the solar, electric vehicle, and battery storage sectors.
Sep 21, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, EDF Renewables, SAS Energy
Japan Benex Switches on 4-MW Roof-Rented PV Array
Japan Benex Corporation launched a 4-MW rooftop solar array in Ibaraki prefecture, central Japan. Benefit from the electricity and environmental value produced with one of Japan's largest roof-rented photovoltaic arrays, featuring 7,280 solar modules capable of producing 4.16 million kWh of electricity annually.
Sep 21, 2023 // Rooftop PV, Japan, Asia, Benex
TU Eindhoven: Off-Road Solar Car Stella Terra Unveiled
Experience the World's First Off-Road Solar Car: Stella Terra. Developed by the Eindhoven University of Technology, the car is powered by solar energy and is taking on the Sahara Desert this October. Join the team in its challenge to prove a sustainable future is possible.
Sep 20, 2023 // Transport, TU Eindhoven, Stella Terra
100 MW of Solar: Innovatec, EnBW Unit Join Forces
Innovatec and Senec Italia have signed a MoU to jointly develop 100 MWp of solar projects for sale to third parties. Senec will hold a 49% stake in the SPV, while Innovatec will handle development and permitting. Construction and sale of the portfolio is expected in 2024.
Sep 20, 2023 // Plants, Italy, Europe, enbw, Innovatec
California: BLM Seeks Input on 400-MW Solar Plan
The US Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public input on the proposed Easley Solar project, a 400-MW PV farm in California. Comment for 30 days until October 15 and attend the public meeting October 4. Help evaluate environmental impact of the 2,700 acre complex.
Sep 20, 2023 // Plants, USA, North America, PV Power Plant, BLM
Enel Powers BXP with 202-MW Solar, Battery Deal
Enel North America signs PPA to purchase 202MW solar energy from Texas solar park, generating 499 GWh of power for over 46,000 homes. Enel and BXP have existing partnership in utility bill management and 3.3GW of operational solar parks in Texas.
Sep 20, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Enel, PV Power Plant, BXP
Silfab Builds Solar Cell Factory in South Carolina
Canadian PV manufacturer Silfab Solar Inc has announced an investment of $150 million to construct a solar cell factory in South Carolina, creating 800 jobs and 2 GW of PV cells and 1.2 GW of modules a year. The project has been approved for job development credits.
Sep 20, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, South Carolina, Silfab Solar Inc
Q Energy Launches Europe's Largest Floating Solar Farm
Europe's largest floating solar farm is now in the works. Q Energy, along with Solutions 30 SE, Ciel & Terre Int., and Perpetum Energy, have announced plans to build a 74.3-MW floating solar farm in France's Haute-Marne region. Construction is set to begin soon, with 37,000 people set to benefit from the power produced.
Sep 20, 2023 // Plants, Floating PV, PV Power Plant, Q Energy
Bulgaria's 237MW Solar Park Starts Construction
Constructing Bulgaria's first hybrid power facility, the 237-MW Tenevo Solar Park. It will be accompanied by 250 MW of wind turbines and 250 MW/500 MWh of battery storage. A joint investment by Eurowind Energy and Renalfa IPP, it will drive Bulgaria's green transition and provide a strong boost for renewable energy in southeast Europe.
Sep 20, 2023 // Plants, Europe, PV Power Plant, Bulgaria
Solar-Powered Vehicles: Urban Shadowing's Impact
Explore the potential of solar-powered vehicles worldwide: researchers find the median extended driving range is 18 km/day/kWp, with Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia the most favorable geographies. Installed capacity, local solar irradiation and urban shadowing all affect potential.
Sep 19, 2023 // Technology, Transport, Solar-Powered Vehicles
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