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
Solar Power Shines at North Pole: Isfjord Radio Test Site
Experience the warmth of the sun in Norway as 360 solar panels are installed in the Svalbard Archipelago, providing electricity to an old shipping radio station and cutting CO2 emissions. Helping isolated sites and the planet, this renewable energy project is leading the way to a greener future.
Sep 19, 2023 // Plants, Europe, Norway, PV Power Plant
Alight Powers Up Finland: 100MW+ Solar Park
Swedish developer Alight is building a 100+ MW solar park in Finland, expected to power 20,000 homes. Construction will begin in 2024, bringing jobs to the community and helping Finland reach its carbon neutrality goals. Warren Campbell of Alight expresses excitement for the expansion.
Sep 19, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Sweden, Europe, PV Power Plant, Alight
WA's Synergy Awards CATL $1B for 700 MW Battery
Western Australia government awards AUD 1bn contracts for 700 MW/2,800 MWh of energy storage projects. Premier Roger Cook touts move as "crucial" in transition to global green energy superpower. CATL to supply 300 & 650 EnerC Plus battery units & 72 & 160 inverters.
Sep 19, 2023 // Storage, Western Australia, CATL
Qair Launches 60-MW Solar Park in Poland
Qair, the French renewable power producer, has announced the launch of a 60-MW solar park in Poland. It will occupy 82 hectares, have 112,000 solar panels, and power 20,000 homes annually. Qair's aim is to have over 500MW of capacity in Poland by 2024.
Sep 19, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Poland, Europe, Qair, Solar Park
Bosnia Greenlights 150-MW Solar Project
Elektroprivreda HZHB granted government approval to build a 150-MW solar PV park in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Project to require USD 98.9 million investment and generate 263 GWh of electricity annually. A step towards increased green energy capacity in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Sep 19, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, PV Power Plant, Bosnia, Elektroprivreda HZHB
INVL’s EUR 4.5m Renewable Bond
INVL Renewable Energy Fund I has raised EUR 4.5 million in its maiden public bond sale in Lithuania, attracting 250+ investors with an interest rate of 10% and a two year maturity. The proceeds will go towards solar projects in Poland and Romania, estimated to cost up to EUR 350 million.
Sep 19, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, INVL Renewable Energy
Toshiba-Led JV Powers Up Solar Fishery Park
Photon Energy, Toshiba, JA Mitsui Leasing & Fuyo General Lease collaborate with Ark Solar Energy to build a 120-MW solar park with a photovoltaic complex providing electricity to a semiconductor manufacturer. Construction underway with expansion plans to 480 MW by 2021.
Sep 18, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, photon energy, PV Power Plant, Toshiba
Colgate-Palmolive Inks 209-MW Solar PPA
Scout Clean Energy has signed a 209-MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to supply solar energy to Colgate-Palmolive Co. Markum solar park will provide electricity for 32,200 homes in Texas, with construction beginning in the fall and operations starting in 2021. This PPA fulfills Colgate-Palmolive's goal of 100% renewable energy globally by 2030.
Sep 18, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, PV Power Plant, Scout Clean Energy, Colgate-Palmolive, Markum solar park