Solarpack scores revenue boost as roll-out continues in Spain, Chile
Solarpack has witnessed gains across several financial indicators so far this year, after progress across various construction contracts in Europe and South America.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Spain, Chile, South america, Latin america, Europe, subsidy-free pv, North America, Southeast Asia, Solarpack, aventron
Iberdrola toasts Spanish 50MW solar PPA with Heineken
Heineken is to fully power its Spanish operations via a new utility-scale solar plant, set to be developed by energy giant Iberdrola.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Portugal, Iberdrola, pv power plants, Europe, polysilicon, iberia, Polycrystalline modules, corporate ppa, heineken
International Energy Agency forecasts 115 GW of new solar this year
The global expansion of PV, wind power and other clean energies will see double-digit growth this year as solar continues to lead the pack.
Sep 24, 2019 // Solar, Spain, China, Europe, Asia, IEA, Fatih Birol
Industry: Political deadlock puts Spain’s clean energy shift at risk
Politicians’ failure to form government pacts condemns Spain’s clean energy shift to further delays and uncertainty, the industry has warned as the country heads to fresh polls.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Spain, Europe, FER
Enel links utility-scale PV plant backed in Spanish 2017 auction
Enel Green Power has switched on a utility-scale solar project it developed in Spain’s southeast with support from the country’s renewable auction of 2017.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Enel, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, auction, tenders
Major subsidy-free solar project secures financially-hedged PPA in Spain
Spain’s subsidy-free solar scene has marked another boost after a power purchase agreement (PPA) was secured for a major project in the country’s centre-west.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Extremadura, Spain, Europe, subsidy-free pv, encavis, solarcentury
Interview: PV Hardware chief operating officer Rodriguez talks heat dust and wind
Emilio J Garcia Rodriguez, from tracker manufacturer PV Hardware, spoke to pv magazine about the company’s activity in the Middle East and North Africa market. Dust, heat and heavy storms complicate the installation and operation of trackers.
Sep 11, 2019 // Solar, Spain, Europe, Emilio J Garcia Rodriguez, Hardware
Solar powered elevator unveiled in Spain
The ‘green’ version of the ION Green Solar lift – designed, developed and manufactured in Spain by Fain Ascensores – can cut carbon emissions 86%. That figure rises to 100% with the PV-powered ‘solar’ model.
Sep 10, 2019 // Technology, Spain, Europe, ION Green Solar, Fain Ascensores
STI Norland expects 1.2GW of contracted mounting systems orders in 2019
Mounting systems specialist STI Norland said it had surpassed 3GW of cumulative installations with 1.2GW of contracted mounting systems orders expected in 2019.
Sep 8, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Japan, Spain, France, India, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, Mexico, North America, sti norland, pv trackers, pv mounting systems
Jordan launches tender for utility scale solar at Azraq refugee camp
When built, the 5 MW solar park will supplement two other megawatt scale plants powering the camp. The project is expected to be developed with the support of the Spanish government.
Sep 6, 2019 // Plants, Spain, tender, Europe, MEMR, Azraq, Dave Mozersky
Iberdrola in fresh PV play with 250MW submitted for approval in central Spain
Spanish developer and utility Iberdrola is waiting for project approval from the Castilla-La Mancha government to move ahead with four utility-scale solar PV facilities in the central Spanish region.
Sep 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Portugal, Iberdrola, solar pv, bifacial, Inverters, Europe, solar-plus-storage, daisy-chain inverter
Soto Solar, Macquarie hit solar finance milestones in Spain
Madrid-based Soto Solar has raised €100 million (US$110 million) by selling a 50% stake to a group of private wealth investors and raising “committed project equity.”
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, soto solar, macquarie, midis, stecc, hartenlust, Bas Dekker, Q-Energy, Tom van Rijsewijk
BayWa r.e., Statkraft team up for Spanish subsidy-free solar successor
Two sponsors of one of Spain’s iconic subsidy-free plants have sealed a deal to deploy a smaller successor in the same area, planned again without support from government money.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, subsidy-free solar, baywa r.e., Dr Benedikt Ortmann
Yingli to supply 110MW of solar panels to Solaria trio
Yingli’s European subsidiary has supplied Spanish solar developer Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente with PV panels for three plants with a combined 110MW of capacity.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, PV plant, solaria, castilla y leon, yingli
Residential storage in Europe to grow 500% by 2024
A new report from analysts at Wood Mackenzie forecasts 6.6 GWh of residential energy storage to be installed across Europe by 2024. The economics of the technology are at a tipping point, increasingly reaching grid parity in European markets. With rising electricity demand and falling battery system costs, the trend will further spread across the continent and fuel an uptick in demand.
Aug 9, 2019 // Residential, Storage, Grids, storage, Spain, Germany, Italy, Wood Mackenzie, Europe, Rory McCarthy
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