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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
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 News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, Italy, Poland, Europe, Risen Energy, jetion
Zimbabwe commits to 39 solar projects worth $2.3bn
The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has processed 39 solar power projects that have capacity to generate 1,151.87 MW, as the country moves towards renewable energy to increase capacity.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority, Eddington Mazambani, Centragrid
Honda & Nike Secure New Renewable Energy Supplies
Honda has just inked two virtual power plant agreements that will cover more than 60% of its electricity usage in North America.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Europe, Africa, North America, honda, Oklahoma, Nike, Eric Sprunk
CalCom targets Californian farmers with new solar and storage fund
Solar developer CalCom Energy has put forward a new US$100 million fund to help build solar and energy storage projects to benefit farming communities in California.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, California, USA, storage, solar-plus-storage, North America, calcom energy, Dylan Dupre, David Williams
Energy Taiwan 2019 to chart momentous journey of island’s solar market
Global experts are set to gather in Taipei in less than a month to take stock of the island’s strengths and challenges as it embarks on a multi-gigawatt renewable transformation by 2025.
Sep 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, pv power plants, Asia, Taiwan, energy taiwan, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
ROUND-UP: Solar milestones in Ukraine, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Nauru
De Raj Group and STC Energy have struck a deal to deploy an 88.371MW solar portfolio near Kiev, in a bid to capitalise on Ukraine’s feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, ADB, Ukraine, EBRD, Engie, Hungary, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, Asian Development Bank, kazakhstan, Nauru, Micronesia, De Raj Group
Voltalia acquires French solar installer Helexia
The French renewables group has taken over a specialist in C&I rooftop solar and launched a share purchase offer to enable its employees to benefit from the growth of the company.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, France, Voltalia, Europe, rooftop PV, Nicolas Mayaud, Helexia, Sebastien Clerc
Taiwan wants 3.7 GW of new solar by 2021
Prime minister Su Tseng-chang announced the ambition and said the new solar plan for 2019-20 will bring investment and business opportunities of around US$7.5 billion.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Asia, Taiwan, Su Tseng-chang
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
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
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
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
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
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