A2A to obtain 1 gigawatt solar pipeline from Chinese Talesun
The Italy-based energy company is going to purchase the photovoltaic development pipeline for an undisclosed amount using a subcompany. The purchaser has pledged to begin constructing its first large unsubsidized photovoltaic plant in the first months of the coming year.
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance, Italy, China, PV plant, pv modules, Europe, Asia, pipeline, Talesun, A2A Renewables
Ellomay finds developer for 250MW solar pipeline in Italy
A foreign renewable player has set its sights again on the Italian solar market, announcing a large-scale pipeline in a year when the country staged a comeback of its green energy policies.
Nov 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, Italy, Europe, ellomay
European coal fleet will run at a loss of €6.57bn this year
Economic thinktank Carbon Tracker used financial modeling to determine the profitability of every coal power plant in the EU. On average, 79% of the facilities run at a loss, with Germany, Spain and Czechia among the states particularly exposed to the consequences – for coal investors and the public.
Nov 1, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Spain, Germany, Italy, Europe, Netherlands, Slovenia, carbon tracker, Czechia, Matt Gray
Enel kicks-off production at Italy’s heterojunction module factory
The manufacturing facility, idled a few years ago, will produce bifacial modules. The company claims panel efficiency exceeds 20.5% and the factory has an annual production capacity of around 200 MW.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing, Italy, Enel, bifacial, Europe, Antonello Irace, HJT heterojunction technology
Enel leaps up solar developer global ranking after project spree
The Italian fossil fuel company is not hanging around when it comes to diversifying into PV, with almost 1.5 GW of generation capacity plugged in since the start of last year.
Oct 23, 2019 // Manufacturing, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, USA, Canada, Singyes Solar, Canadian Solar, Italy, China, Enel, First Solar, Latin america, Europe, Asia, SunEdison, North America, NextEra Energy, Wiki-Solar
Improving solar cell efficiency using nanotechnology
A microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell.
Oct 17, 2019 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Asia, Russia, Danila Saranin, NUST MISIS, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Anna Pazniak, Di Carlo, MXenes
IPP-investor duo to deploy 120MWp-plus subsidy-free solar portfolio in Italy
Europe’s second largest solar market has marked a subsidy-free boost this week, with two players joining forces to deploy a pipeline in a country where PV growth was muted for years.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Italy, pv power plants, Europe, subsidy-free solar, unsubsidised, italia solare, zouk capital, solar ventures
Italy’s historic ’Tuscia’ region deluged by 1.35 GW of large scale solar
The central Italian province of Viterbo has 1,359 MW of solar generation capacity in the development and approvals process. The mass of projects has raised opposition from some locals and developers are in talks with government officials to discuss how concerns can be addressed.
Oct 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Italy, Europe
New antenna for a better photon harvest
An Italian research team has developed a device that it says can easily be integrated into a PV cell, and can boost its efficiency by converting more light particles into a high energy state before they are absorbed by the cell. The scientists claim that their innovation could offer a green‐to‐blue photon upconversion yield as high as 15%.
Oct 7, 2019 // Technology, Italy, Europe, PV cell, Angiolina Comotti
NextEra and Southern Company Rank as Largest Solar Owners Outside China
The global solar market is growing rapidly but remains highly fragmented, Wood Mackenzie says.
Oct 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, USA, SOUTHERN COMPANY, Italy, Wood Mackenzie, China, Duke Energy, Europe, Asia, enel green power, North America, NextEra Energy, Dominion Resources, Rishab Shrestha, Tom Heggarty
Italy has 80 MW/168 MWh of storage linked to renewables
According to figures from Italian renewables body ANIE Rinnovabili, 18,036 storage systems coupled to clean energy power generation have been installed in the country. Most of the batteries are in Lombardy, whose administration offers rebates.
Oct 2, 2019 // Storage, storage, Italy, Europe, ANIE Rinnovabili
Belt and Road to bring 1 GW of solar to Italy
Chinese state-owned PV manufacturer Jetion Solar says it has signed a deal with Italian government-owned oil and gas major Eni to develop a slew of new solar projects across five regions in the next three years in a deal worth €2 billion.
Oct 1, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Italy, China, Europe, Asia, Jetion Solar, Eni
European PV comeback lures Chinese players to up-and-coming markets
Jetion Solar and Risen Energy have made the latest in a fast-growing series of moves by Chinese operators to service reviving European markets, aided by last year’s scrapping of EU tariffs.
Sep 30, 2019 // Manufacturing, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, Italy, Poland, Europe, Risen Energy, jetion
Solar module maker Verditek pockets GBP 600k in share sale
September 27 (Renewables Now) - Verditek Plc (LON:VDTK), the company producing lightweight solar panels in Italy, today raised GBP 600,000 (USD 739,500/EUR 676,400) in a share placing to speed up its growth plans, replenish working capital and fund a silicon/graphene solar project.
Sep 27, 2019 // Manufacturing, Italy, Europe, Verditek Plc, Gavin Mayhew
Tuning titanium in perovskite cells
Scientists from Russia’s NUST MISIS institute and the University of Rome have discovered a two dimensional titanium carbide can improve the performance of a halide perovskite solar cell when added in microscopic amounts across the various cell layers.
Sep 25, 2019 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Asia, NUST MISIS institute, Russia, University of Rome, titanium, Aldo di Carlo, Danila Saranin