The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen
The International Renewable Energy Association says the integration of hydrogen into the energy transition will not happen overnight and electrolysis costs will not be halved until the 2040s. That hydrogen and related products could revolutionize the world energy landscape, however, is not in doubt.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Canada, Germany, UK, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, IRENA, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, Austria, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Solar and the chocolate factory
The latest 7 MW of net metered solar capacity in Dubai indicates 11 MW were added across ten new arrays in just nine days as the Shams initiative continues to work up a head of steam.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Dewa, Asia, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, middle east, Dubai, UAE, Nestlé, Shams
The ballooning potential of curved solar cells
Researchers in the U.S. claim to have developed a manufacturing process based on the use of a latex balloon that could lead to the production of more efficient curved electronic devices, including hemispherical solar cells.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, USA, Texas, Colorado, North America, flexible PV, hemispherical solar cells
IEnova secures 15-year power deal for 150 MW solar park in Mexico
The project the company is developing in Juárez will sell energy to the Mexican department store chain El Puerto de Liverpool through a 15-year PPA for the second contract of the type IEnova has secured with the group.
Sep 27, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Mexico, North America, IEnova, Sempra Energy
Another 150 MW of solar comes online in Spain
The new generation capacity comes from three 50 MW solar projects Spanish energy company Naturgy secured in an auction by the Spanish government in 2017. The installations are near Ciudad Real, in the central-southern region of Castilla-La Mancha.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Europe, Naturgy
Greece and Hungary pledge to phase out coal
Athens-based policy group The Green Tank labelled Greece’s decision “historic” while Europe Beyond Coal, an alliance of civil society groups working to make Europe coal free by 2030 said Hungary should target a more ambitious 2025 phase-out.
Sep 27, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, Greece, Hungary, Trump, Europe, North America, coal, George Stassis, The Green Tank, János Áder, Kyriakos Mitsotakis’, Nikos Mantzaris
80 MW of Kenyan PV projects get €106m boost from Europe
The European Investment Bank and the Netherlands Development Finance Company have each provided €53 million for the Radiant and Eldosol solar projects.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Kenya, Africa, european investment bank, Netherlands Development Finance Company, Frontier Energy, DL Group, Paramount Bank, Dr Frederick Nyang, David Kariuki
All that solar jazz
As 2019 enters its final quarter, the solar industry continues to face headwinds, even as the markets for solar deployment in Europe, the United States, and Australia remain strong. Paula Mints of SPV Market Research takes us through what to expect up until 2021.
Sep 27, 2019 // Opinions, USA, Australia, Europe, Oceania, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, North America, Paula Mints
Naturgy switches on auction-backed 150MW solar trio in Spain
The government of Spain’s Castilla-La Mancha region has boasted about the territory’s solar credentials at the launch of an auction-backed utility-scale complex.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, pv power plants, auctions, Europe, JinkoSolar, subsidy-free pv, tenders, toledo, Emiliano García-Page, Manuel Fernández
California marks feed-in-tariff and community solar milestones
Los Angeles’ municipal utility has tripled the size of its rooftop solar feed-in programme (FiT), growing it from 150MW to 450MW.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, California, USA, North America, Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, feed-in-tariff, Jeff Stone, 8minute Solar Energy
Solar drives Neoen profit boost as clean energy portfolio hits 9GW
Solar project milestones helped Neoen achieve a marked profit boost in the first half of 2019, culminating in the addition of more than 1GW to its clean energy portfolio.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Portugal, France, IPP, Australia, pv power plants, Europe, neoen, solar-plus-storage, Oceania
BayWa r.e. to work on South Korea solar debut via new office
BayWa r.e. has added South Korea to its list of target markets, dropping its anchor in Seoul to oversee the deployment of its first solar pipeline in the country.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, pv power plants, Asia, Korea, baywa r.e., apac, utlity-scale pv
Report: Slow, expensive nuclear no climate champion as PV costs drop
The world is witnessing an “organic nuclear phaseout” partly precipitated by a drop in solar and wind costs, according to a new report that posits that nuclear power is too slow to build and too expensive to run to effectively fight climate change.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Tariffs, UK, LCOE, Europe, nuclear, hinkley point, Michael Schneider
Move to ‘grid of the future’ or risk solar fallout, Australia told
A failure to design an energy system fit for the 21st century could put Australia’s clean energy transition at risk, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has warned.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Australia, AEMO, Oceania, aemc, mlf, John Pierce
Macquarie announces major 20GW clean energy drive
Macquarie Group intends to build a 20GW renewables pipeline over the next five years through its Green Investment Group (GIG), the green finance bank it purchased from the British government in 2017.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UK, Australia, Europe, Oceania, macquarie, solarcentury, David Cameron, Green Investment Group
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