Ib vogt sells, starts construction of 180MW Spanish PV plant, eyes further projects
German EPC ib vogt has announced the sale and commencement of construction of a 180MWp solar farm near Badajoz in Spain, teeing itself up for a slew of other subsidy-free developments in Southern Europe.
Jan 10, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Spain, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, ib vogt, investment, finance, shell, talanx
UK energy suppliers unveil mixed bag of solar export tariffs
Energy suppliers in the UK have unveiled a mixed bag of tariffs for domestic solar exports, with O&G major Shell’s supply business unveiling a tariff of just 0.001p/kWh.
Jan 3, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Policy, UK, Europe, shell, Chris Hewett
Australian developer ESCO Pascific sells 49% of their stake to Shell
Shell now has a firm grip on the Austria’s energy market after it bought 49% stake of the utility-scale PV developer ESCO Pacific. A few weeks ago, the oil mogul acquired ERM Power for AU 617 million (US$425 million).
Dec 17, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Australia, Oceania, shell, ESCO Pascific, erm power
Developers turn on Facebook's 102.5-MWac Georgia solar park
Facebook's first solar project in the state of Georgia is currently functional in Early County. Facebook representatives joined Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and Silicon Ranch to "flip the switch" on the 102.5 MWac solar facility.
Dec 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, Facebook, shell, Silicon Ranch, EMC
Oman reveals bidders in 146 megawatt solar-diesel-storage tender
The state-owned Rural Areas Electricity Company wants to build 11 Solar-diesel-storage projects in remote rural locations. Pre-qualified bidders in the tender comprise Engie, Canadian Solar, Akuo, Longi, Jinko, GCL, Abengoa, Total and Belectric.
Dec 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Canadian Solar, Engie, Asia, akuo, LONGi, Jinko, GCL, Oman, shell, Solar-diesel-storage, Abengoa, Total and Belectric
EDF Renewables and Shell sign 15-year PPA on 132-MW solar project
EDF Renewables North America and Shell Energy North America (SENA) signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) related to a 132 MWac tranche of the Palen Solar site known as Maverick 7 Solar Project. The project is expected to come online by the end of 2021.
Dec 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, shell, EDF Renewables, Dai Owen, Glenn Wright
Vattenfall heads to the Netherlands for 1.2MW floating solar debut
Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall is to build its first floating solar farm in the Netherlands, a country increasingly seeing floating solar appear on its doorstep.
Nov 29, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, solar pv, floating PV, Europe, Netherlands, Vattenfall, shell
Mitsubishi-led consortium to scoop up European energy major Eneco in €4.1bn deal
A consortium featuring Mitsubishi and Japanese utility Chubu is set to buy out European energy major Eneco as Mitsubishi targets further European growth.
Nov 26, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Europe, Asia, Netherlands, mitsubishi, Eneco, shell, energy major, chubu, m&a
Silicon Ranch is developing a 107MW solar facility for Facebook
American solar corporation Silicon Ranch has been chosen for deployment of a 107 MW (AC) solar park for powering Facebook-owned data center located in Newton County.
Nov 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Georgia, Europe, North America, Facebook, Hanwha Q Cells, shell, Silicon Ranch
Innergex Renewable Energy commissions 250MW PV project in Texas
Innergex Renewable Energy has commissioned the 250MWac / 315MWdc Phoebe PV project located in Winkler County, Texas.
Nov 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Texas, Innergex, Michel Letellier, North America, shell
Shell Energy is the only purchaser of Californian solar park 200-megawatt capacity
EDP Renewables, a Spain-based energy company, via the subsidiary in North America along with Shell Energy signed an agreement, with a term of fifteen years, for a 200-megawatt power system – Sandrini Solar Park.
Nov 8, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Spain, Europe, EDP Renewables, North America, shell, Shell Energy, REC
Four out of five fossil fuel giants dismiss findings of report into EU lobbying efforts
U.S. oil major Chevron did not respond to pv magazine’s questions. Exxon Mobil and BP did not produce figures for their clean energy investment activity and Total responded only with its ‘low carbon electricity’ spending. Shell stated it had invested €1.6 billion in clean energy from late 2016 up to June.
Oct 28, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Europe, North America, shell, Chevron, Exxon Mobil and BP
Shell to power Philippines refinery with solar, storage and natural gas
In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint the oil giant is ramping up its renewable energy production at a refinery in the Philippines. The news was announced by the company in a week which saw it named seventh worst corporate contributor to the climate crisis since awareness of emissions-related damage first emerged.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Philippines, shell, Cesar Romero, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Shell Joins India’s Solar Boom, Buys 20% In Renewables Company
Shell has acquired a 20-percent stake in Indian company Orb Energy, provider of corporate loans to businesses that want to invest in solar power installations.
Oct 4, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, shell, Brian Davis, Orb Energy, Maarten Wetselaar, Ben van Beurden