Serbia's Solar Gateway: 300 MW
Join the Kladovo Solar Gate project and help Serbia become a leader in renewable energy. This proposed 300 MW solar photovoltaic plant is located 5 kilometres from the city of Kladovo and is in its early planning stages. Be part of a potentially revolutionary new energy source.
Aug 22, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Europe, PV Power Plant, Serbia
Minimizing Voltage Loss in Ternary Solar Cells
Researchers have identified two design strategies to minimize voltage losses and improve open-circuit voltage in ternary organic solar cells. Yuming Wang from Linköping University leads a team of researchers including those from Hasselt University, IMEC, and other institutes studying the origins of this loss of voltage. Results published in Nature Energy.
Aug 22, 2023 // Technology, solar cell, Linköping University, organic solar cell, Hasselt University, Imec
250MW Oz Battery Online: Wärtsilä, AGL Power Grid-Forming Flexibility
AGL Energy and Wärtsilä have completed construction of Australia's second largest battery storage system, the 250MW Torrens Island project, designed to help Australia transition to 100% renewable energy and achieve net-zero emissions. Constructed within 18 months, this collaboration between government, regulatory bodies and private sector proves to be a successful partnership.
Aug 22, 2023 // Storage, Australia, AGL Energy, Oceania, Wärtsilä
Northvolt Raises $1.2bn for Expansion
Northvolt, a leading European battery manufacturer, has secured over $9bn in equity and debt to fund its European and North American expansion. Investor include Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, BlackRock, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, OMERS, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, AP Funds 1-4, Folksam Group, ATP and Volkswagen Group.
Aug 22, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, NORTHVOLT, Sweden, Europe
Secursun Launches 1.1GW German Solar Portfolio
Secursun, a German joint venture, has started construction of its portfolio of 1.1GW solar parks in Germany, with 7+ projects beginning this year & more to complete by 2026. Berlin-based Securenergy Solutions & Sunotec specialize in solar construction.
Aug 22, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Secursun
Alinta's $100M+ Big Battery for Western Australia
Alinta Energy is making progress towards a $100 million 100 MW/200 MWh big battery in southwest Western Australia. Co-located with a 380 MW gas and diesel-fired power plant, it is expected to support the SWIS and back-up energy capacity when needed. Shanghai Electric Power Design Institute and Sunterra will be responsible for delivering the battery. BlackRock and Eku Energy are investing up to $1 billion and $400 million respectively in big battery projects in Australia.
Aug 22, 2023 // Storage, Western Australia, Alinta Energy
Solix Sprayer: 95% Reduction in Herbicide Use
Solinftec's partnership with American cooperatives promises over 95% reduction in herbicide application for sustainable production.
Aug 22, 2023 // Technology, Solinftec, solix sprayer
Renewable Energy Investment Hits Record-Breaking $358 Billion in 1H 2023
Global new investment in renewable energy skyrocketed to $358 billion in the first six months of 2023, a 22% rise compared to the start of last year and an all-time high for any six-month period. This is based on the latest investment data from BloombergNEF’s 2H 2023 Renewable Energy Investment Tracker report, published on August 21, 2023.
Aug 22, 2023 // Market Research, USA, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, North America
Unlock Solar Potential With Growatt's MID 33-50KTL3-X2
Growatt unveils new MID 33-50KTL3-X2 inverter, designed to offer optimal energy conversion with efficiency of 98.8%, featuring 3/4 Maximum Power Point Trackers (MPPTs), 6/8 strings per inverter, and more. Reducing size and weight by 60%, the MID X2 series boosts DC/AC ratio and lower Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).
Aug 21, 2023 // Inverters, India, Asia, Growatt
PAD RES Secures €54m for Poland Solar
PAD RES secures €54 million investment from Polish Development Fund for two solar farms in Pomeranian Voivodeship with 117 MW capacity, 140 hectares coverage. Electrum chosen as general contractor to strengthen market position for energy transition in Poland.
Aug 21, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Poland, Europe, PV Power Plant, PAD RES
Latvia's 115MW Solar Farm: Powering a Greener Future.
European Energy is set to build a 115MW solar farm in Broceni, Latvia. Generating 120,000MWh of renewable electricity annually, this project will lead to reduced electricity and heating costs for citizens, helping Latvia transition to a greener economy. European Energy's portfolio of 1.5GW of renewable energy projects in Latvia shows their commitment to sustainability.
Aug 21, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, european energy, PV Power Plant, Latvia
ACWA: 2.6GW Saudi Solar Farms Financed
ACWA Power has reached financial close on two solar projects in Saudi Arabia with a combined capacity of 2.6GW. Investment totals US$2.37bn and commercial operations will begin in 2025, providing clean renewable energy as part of Saudi's National Renewable Energy Program.
Aug 21, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Saudi Arabia, Asia, ACWA Power, PV Power Plant
Sekisui Chemical Charges Ahead With Bendable Perovskite Solar Cells
Sekisui Chemical is investing $68 million to mass produce perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with 10-year durability and 15% efficiency. Japanese gov't is supporting this cutting edge tech to install in public facilities.
Aug 21, 2023 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, solar cell, perovskite, Sekisui Chemical
Power Roll Secures £1M for Low-Cost Solar Film
Power Roll has secured an investment of £1 million to expand their patentedMicrogrooves technology andcommercialize their affordable and efficient flexible solar film worldwide. Their solar film can produce cost-effective electricity for a variety of applications.
Aug 21, 2023 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Power Roll
Montana Solar Park Flips On
Clenera LLC, a subsidiary of Israeli renewables developer Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd, announced their 105-MW DC Apex Solar project in Montana is now online. Producing enough energy to cover 13,500 households, it is the first joint project between Clenera and Enlight, financed by Bank of America, NORD/LB, and Huntington National Bank. Clenera is developing more projects in Montana.
Aug 21, 2023 // Plants, USA, Montana, North America, PV Power Plant, Clenera