Political uncertainties and market speculation
After several years of stagnation, Spain has started to see a revival in its PV market, writes IHS Markit’s Maria Chea. The country’s newfound growth has been due to a combination of tender and private PPA projects, along with decreasing component costs.
Oct 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Opinions, Spain, Europe, auction, enel green power, x-elio, PV market, Maria Chea, ACS Cobra, Northleaf
Trina the only solar winner in Colombian energy auction
The Colombian government has revealed more details of the renewable energy procurement exercise finalized on Monday. Chinese manufacturer Trina was the bidder behind all three successful solar projects in the auction.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, South america, auction, Trina, Colombia
German Greens call for larger PV auctions as tariffs drop below 5-cent-per-kWh mark
Germany is crippling solar’s ability to produce large volumes of ever-cheaper electricity even as it retains too-large tenders for wind that end in undersubscription, the country’s Greens have said.
Oct 21, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Germany, tender, Europe, auction, tariffs
Denmark launches second solar-wind auction
Selected schemes will be eligible for a feed-in premium – related to the wholesale electricity price – for 20 years. The ceiling price for the premium has been set at the equivalent of $0.0089/kWh.
Oct 10, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, auction, Denmark
India rebukes analyst claims it will miss clean energy targets
Expert warnings that India will be falling short of its renewable deployment targets have sparked a strong-worded rebuke from the government, which has slammed them as “ill-founded”
Oct 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Policy, India, Asia, auction, tariff, Vinay Rustagi, CRISIL, narendra modi, mnre
Spain’s Enerside to deploy 322MW PV project in northeastern Brazil
Spanish developer Enerside will start construction of a 322.06MW solar park in northeastern Brazil early next year, government officials said over the weekend.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Spain, tender, South america, Europe, Brazil, auction, enerside, Ribeiro Gonçalves
Bid of US$0.027/kWh sees Masdar bag 100MW solar contract in Uzbekistan
UAE developer Masdar Clean Energy has been awarded a 100MW project in Uzbekistan’s first competitive solar tender after submitting a bid of US$0.027/kWh.
Oct 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, tender, Asia, auction, world bank, Uzbekistan, Djamshid Kuchkarov
Ireland allocates 110 MW in large scale storage auction
Originally intended to commission 140 MW of storage, the tender drew three winning projects: a 50 MW system and two 30 MW facilities. Eirgrid has estimated the total value of the contracts at around €6 million per year.
Oct 4, 2019 // Storage, Grids, Ireland, Europe, auction, Eirgrid Group
Northern European states mark clean policy milestones
Northern Europe’s clean energy scene has witnessed a flurry of policy moves in the space of a week, with at least four countries making announcements on various auctions and subsidy schemes.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Germany, Europe, auction, Switzerland, Netherlands, subsidies, Denmark, tenders
Forestalia plans additional 1.3 GW of solar in Spain
The Spanish company plans to develop 66 solar and wind parks that will add 3 GW of renewable energy generation capacity in 50 municipalities near Teruel, Navarre over the next four years. Some 34 facilities will be solar plants that will add 1.3 GW as part of an investment of more than €2.4 billion.
Oct 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, Europe, auction, Javier Lambá, Forestalia, Andorra
Switzerland plans large scale solar auctions
The Swiss Federal Council intends to increase competition in the solar sector and set fixed tariffs for large PV projects using tenders. The electricity market will be fully opened up in a move industry association Swissolar says will discriminate against PV and threaten the rapid expansion of renewables.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, tender, Europe, auction, Switzerland, Swissolar
Saudi Arabia to back clean energy makers, developers via new loan scheme
Saudi Arabia is expanding the reach of its 105 billion riyal (US$28 billion) industrial fund to spur renewables through loans to component manufacturers, to independent power projects and to projects spearheaded by firms in other industries.
Sep 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Saudi Arabia, tender, Asia, auction, green loan, Mohammad bin Salman
France chooses first crop of names for PV repowering of nuclear site
France has marked progress with its programme to roll out solar in an area hosting its oldest nuclear plant, selecting its first batch of PV project winners.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, France, pv power plants, tender, Europe, auction, nuclear power
Seraphim taps Italian partner to access reviving PV market
Seraphim Solar System Co has turned to an existing Italian partner to try and secure a slice of the country’s PV market, poised for a multi-gigawatt boost within a decade.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Italy, pv power plants, Europe, solar-plus-storage, auction, seraphim, ilb helios, cfd, Jun Zhuge, Guido Traversa, Paolo Rocco Viscontin
More chances for solar in Polish large scale renewables auction
The advent of permitting restrictions on wind power projects has opened the door for PV in the pending auction for renewable generation facilities with a capacity of more than 1 MW. Wind power dominates Polish clean energy and no solar projects were successful in last year’s exercise.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Poland, Europe, auction
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