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Australia’s Clean Energy Council calls for drastic power market reform
Australia needs to drastically overhaul its power market in order to harness and benefit from the country’s skyrocketing rooftop solar and battery market, according to the Clean Energy Council (CEC).
Sep 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, Battery Storage, Australia, Oceania, Clean Energy Council, rooftop solar, LRET, David Parker
Powertis cements Brazil position with 765MW PV portfolio
Powertis is to develop four projects in total across Minas Gerais and São Paulo. The most significant project, which is anticipated to have a capacity of 495MW, will be joined by three separate 90MW projects.
Sep 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, Brazil, Powertis, São Paulo, Pablo Otín
Namibia and Botswana mull 20-year, 5 GW solar push
The governments of the two African nations are considering deploying huge volumes of generation capacity over two decades. The project, still in its initial phase, is being supported by the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Energy.
Sep 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Africa, eskom, WEF
North Macedonia’s 35 MW solar tender attracts 82 bids
The government intends to build a 25 MW solar park in Sveti Nikole and a 10 MW facility in Makedonski Brod. The feed-in premium granted to the winning bids has been capped at €15/MWh.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, North Macedonia, Kreshnik Bektashi, Sveti Nikole
Mini series: LatAm’s early PV leader, with enormous DG potential
The early development of PV projects in Latin America was spearheaded by one country: Chile. And while there remain prospects for large-scale project development, its distributed generation segment has the potential for enormous growth, says Marcela Puntí Martín, the general manager of the Chilean Solar Energy Association (ACESOL).
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Opinions, Chile, South america, Latin america, enel green power, Marcela Puntí Martín, ACESOL
Dutch government treats 21 municipalities to smart EV chargers
Vehicle-to-grid functions could soon become increasingly important. While policymakers discuss the necessary regulations in other nations, the Netherlands government is motoring ahead with the technology.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Transport, Germany, Europe, Netherlands, vehicle-to-grid, Stientje van Veldhoven, Nissan Leaf, Renault Zoe, Mobility House
BayWa r.e. bolsters digital firepower with PowerHub buy
Renewables firm BayWa r.e. looks set to bolster its digital technology services offering with the acquisition of Toronto-based PowerHub.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Software, Canada, North America, baywa r.e., entech, digitalisation, powerhub, energy technology, asset intelligence software, Toronto
Denmark’s European Energy breaks ground on 103MW solar project in Italy
Danish renewables developer European Energy has broken ground on a 103MW project in Italy, bringing a utility-scale newcomer to the Southern European state.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Italy, Axpo, PV plants, Europe, utility-scale, subsidy-free solar, post-subsidy solar, Denmark, european energy, Knud Erik Anderson, shell
BayWa r.e. braves bank-free, shorter-PPA approach with zero-subsidy sequel
To hear Dr Benedikt Ortmann tell it, the deployment of a subsidy-free solar successor to BayWa r.e.’s landmark 175MWp Don Rodrigo was nothing short of a foregone conclusion.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, PPA, utility-scale PV, Europe, subsidy-free solar, Huawei, baywa r.e., Dr Benedikt Ortmann, Don Rodrigo, GCL modules
New Zealand’s floating debut billed as country’s top PV project to date
New Zealand looks set to join the countries tapping into floating solar worldwide via a new, city-based scheme, sponsored by a utility duo.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Floating PV, New Zealand, solar pv, floating PV, utilities, IRENA, Oceania, vector group, auckland, Simon Mackenzie, watercare
L.A.‘s Record-Low Solar Project Hits Snag in Union Resistance
Developer 8minute’s groundbreaking solar project is caught up in a disagreement over the city’s clean energy transition.
Sep 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, 8minute’s groundbreaking, Los Angeles, Jeff McKay, 8minute Solar Energy
‘Explosive growth’ ahead for Chinese PV predicts Solargiga
The Hong Kong manufacturer is holding out hope a boom that is expected to start imminently will help it turnaround losses that forced it to issue a profit warning last week. Getting its new production line in Qujing up to speed will help, provided the demand materializes.
Sep 3, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, wafer, Solargiga, monosilicon ingot
Engie expands presence in Africa with acquisition of Mobisol
Already active through subsidiary Fenix International and start-up Engie PowerCorner, the French energy giant is expanding further by acquiring Mobisol, an off-grid systems specialist with operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.
Sep 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, France, Germany, Europe, off-grid solar, Mobisol, Isabelle Kocher
Rajasthan eyes 50 GW of solar within six years
The state plans to achieve half the amount by 2021-22 under its new draft solar policy. The package also suggests establishing a research hub, privately financed solar parks and encouraging commercial self-consumption of clean energy.
Sep 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Policy, India, floating PV, Asia, Rajasthan, solar-wind hybrid, Gopal Lal Somani
Japan’s fourth solar auction concludes with lowest bid of $0.098/kWh
The tender produced lower bids than previous rounds but again allocated less generation capacity than planned. The Japanese government initially accepted bids for a combined 589.9 MW but ended up assigning only 195.8 MW of capacity. The final average price for procured solar power was $0.1222/kWh.
Sep 3, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, tender, North America, METI, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan Asia Group, Ciel et Terre Japan
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