Megapack marks Tesla’s new play for utility scale storage
The Palo Alto company says it has improved its large scale battery offering with the new product in the wake of the success of its Powerpack-driven big battery in Australia. The Megapack can be deployed at a 250 MW/1 GWh clean energy plant four times faster than a fossil fuel alternative, claimed the business in a blogpost.
Jul 30, 2019 // Storage, TESLA, Megapack, Palo Alto, Camron Barati, IHS Markit
Portugal solar auction reportedly attracts €20/MWh bids
When the minister of environment and energy announced a ceiling tariff of €45/MWh, analysts speculated the price would be too low as it undercut average bidding prices in the region. Preliminary, unconfirmed results of the exercise show, however, companies are happy to bid for two-cent solar in Europe.
Jul 30, 2019 // Storage, Portugal, According to Expresso, João Pedro, Matos Fernandes, Europe
Safari Energy Offers New Solar Financial Solution
New York City-based solar partner Safari Energy has launched a new solar financial solution.
Jul 30, 2019 // Technology, USA, New York, John Nordeman, Safari Energy, PPL Corp, Triox Capital, SunEdison, North America
Sonnedix closes US$224m financing for PV portfolio in Italy
IPP Sonnedix has completed a non-recourse financing of a portfolio of PV projects in Italy, at a value of US$224 million.
Jul 30, 2019 // Plants, IPP Sonnedix, Sonnedix, Banco Santander, Milan Branch, ING Bank N.V., Mediocredito Italiano, Natixis S.A., Axel Thiemann, CEO of Sonnedix
Enel plants to power Anglo American’s full renewable switch in Chile
A mining giant has turned to Enel to power its transition to a fully renewable energy supply in Chile, signing a deal set to kick in two years’ time.
Jul 30, 2019 // Plants, PV Tech, Enel, Los Bronces, Collahuasi, El Soldado
Saudi foodmaker turns to Engie for 30MW of solar supply
Engie has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a solar plant to back the operations of Saudi Arabia’s self-styled largest listed food group.
Jul 30, 2019 // Large-Scale, PPA, NADEC, Engie, Haradh, Kingdom
Arizona’s state utility to tender 400MW of wind and solar
Arizona’s largest electric utility is gearing up to tender 400MW of renewables before the summer is up.
Jul 30, 2019 // Large-Scale, USA, Arizona, APS, Arizona Public Service Company, North America
EU Coal Regions Could Supply 730 GW Of Solar Power While Providing Employment For Miners
Most CleanTechnica readers are renewable energy advocates. Wind, solar, recovering energy from the water we boil to make our breakfast tea — anything and everything that makes zero emissions electricity without burning fossil fuels is welcome. But there is a dark side to the transition to renewables. Lots of people make their living working in the fossil fuel industry. If the renewable energy revolution is to be successful, those people must be able to transition to clean energy jobs
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, Most CleanTechnica, Entitled Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Generation, Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe
State news service: China has already connected 870 MW of this year’s subsidized PV projects
The state-owned China News Service today reported almost $80 million is left in the pot for large scale project subsidies this year despite almost 420 facilities with a combined generation capacity of 1.77 GW having missed out in the auction.
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, NEA, Solar, China, China Photovoltaic Industry Association, National Energy Administration, AECEA, Asia Europe Clean Energy, Asia
WoodMac: APAC renewables to outcompete coal within eight years
Indian and Australian solar will spearhead a grid parity shift set to take hold of Asia-Pacific renewables within less than a decade, according to Wood Mackenzie.
Jul 29, 2019 // Solar, Germany, China, Indian, Australia, LCOEs, Asia-Pacific, McKinsey, Europe, Asia, Oceania
‘Record’ prices reported as Portugal’s PV auction nears conclusion
Portugal’s first-ever solar auction has triggered prices likely to break European records, the country’s media has reported one week before the results are known.
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Portugal, Expresso, EDP, Galp, EDF, Iberdrola, Voltalia, Finerge, Europe
Ukraine project reaches 46MW as second phase goes operational
UDP Renewables, part of the UFuture Investment Group, has commissioned the second phase of the Scythia Solar project, taking the total capacity to 46MW.
Jul 29, 2019 // Large-Scale, Ukraine, UDP Renewables, Vasyl Khmelnytsky, UFuture, Zaporizhia, Odesa, CMEC, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, Donbas, DTEK, Donbas Fuel and Energy Company, Europe
Axpo boosts German subsidy-free scene with PPA debut
Axpo has become the offtaker of one of Germany’s supposedly first zero-subsidy projects, with a new power purchase agreement (PPA) covering the plant’s first few years of life.
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, EPC, Axpo, MaxSolar, PV Tech
Tesla’s solar roof tile production yet to ramp
Tesla’s solar roof tile system production ramp has seemed to have been delayed further, according to second quarter 2019 financial filings.
Jul 29, 2019 // BIPV, TESLA, Gigafactory 2, SEC filing notes
Sunnova Raises $170M in First US Solar IPO in Years
“We’re the first solar company that went public that’s headquartered in Houston,” CEO John Berger tells GTM. “Now you know the energy business has really changed.”
Jul 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Sunnova, SolarCity, Sunnova CEO, Greentech Media, IPO, John Berger, First Solar
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