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Fitch: Malaysian solar poised for growth despite record-low tariffs
Record-low tariffs seen in government auctions this month in Malaysia will not dent the country’s solar growth, according to analysts at Fitch Solutions.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Tariffs, Malaysia, auctions, fitch solutions, tenders, market analysis
Greece goes smaller with end-of-year solar tender
Greece has opted to slightly trim the capacity on offer at the year’s last solar-only tender, setting ceiling prices that reflect the gradual technology cost decreases seen in the country.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, Greece, tender, solar pv, auctions, Europe, southern europe, rae
ACWA’s ‘record’ bid wins 250MW Scaling Solar duo in Ethiopia
Saudi Arabian energy developer ACWA Power has won a 250MW duo of World Bank-backed solar projects in eastern Ethiopia.
Sep 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, world bank, international finance corporation, Africa, Scaling Solar, tenders, ACWA Power, Arabia Saudi, pv projects
Sweden increases budget for solar incentives by $48m
Funding for the rebate scheme had already been increased in April. Overall, the budget for this year now amounts to almost $125 million.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Sweden, Andreas Thorsheim
Germany will need 160 GW of solar by 2030 to prevent power shortages
EuPD Research has calculated what needs to be done to replace the nuclear and coal generation to be phased out in Germany. Accelerated expansion of PV appears the best short-term option. However, storage capacity will need to increase 30-fold by 2040 so solar can become the main pillar of the country’s energy system.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Rooftop PV, Solar to Fuel, Germany, Europe, EuPD Research, BSW-Solar, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Spain’s OHL to build utility-scale PV in Chile for Austrian developer
Clean Capital Energy (CCE) has picked a Spanish firm with a track record in Latin American solar to build a utility-scale project in Chile’s centre-north.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Chile, utility-scale PV, South america, ohl, clean capital energy, cce
Foresight continues Australian charge with small-scale renewables fund launch
Global solar investor Foresight Group has continued its charge into the Australian PV market, launching a sustainability framework to finance small-scale renewable infrastructure projects in the country.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Australia, solar pv, Oceania, investment, foresight group
Kosovo planning auction scheme for solar and wind capacity
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is helping the Kosovan government develop a competitive scheme for the award of payments to renewable energy generators. The Balkan state wants to add 400 MW of clean energy capacity by 2026.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, EBRD, Kosovo, Valdrin Lluka
Duke snaps up Canadian Solar’s 200MWac Texan bifacial PV project
Duke Energy Renewables has clinched another major solar acquisition in Texas, bringing its PV project count up to four in the Lone Star state.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Canadian Solar, Duke Energy Renewables, Texas, utility-scale PV, North America, bifacial modules, shell, recurrent energy, 8minute Solar Energy
Bangladesh’s first state-owned solar plant comes online
The new generation facility was financed by the Asian Development Bank and built by Chinese company ZTE Corp. The project will sell power to the grid for $0.065/kWh, a record low for solar in the country.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, China, Bangladesh, Asia, rooftop solar, Asian Development Bank, ZTE Corp, Floating solar
Essent takes over Belgian solar installer Aralt
The Essent business of German utility RWE wants to widen its clean energy offer for Belgian clients. Last year Aralt achieved a €5 million turnover.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Belgium, Aralt, Essent, Benelux
Luxembourg launches 40 MW solar procurement
The exercise will be open to PV projects ranging in size from 200 kW to 5 MW.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Commercial, Residential, Tariffs, tender, Europe, Luxembourg, Claude Turmes
Australian Capital Territory ends 250MW first phase of renewables-and-storage reverse auctions
The Australian Capital Territory government has announced the final step of the first phase of its ‘reverse auction’ programme, with the announcement of a tender for 250MW of renewable energy generation alongside a 20MW/40MWh battery energy storage system (BESS).
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Battery Storage, Australia, auctions, Oceania, tenders, autralian capital territory, act greens
Californian panel maker reaps US$40m in bid to double production
Solaria Corporation is to work towards a doubling of its panel manufacturing capabilities this year, a push financed by a new capital raise.
Sep 12, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, North America, T.J. Rodgers, Isidoro Quiroga, solaria corporation, investors
Truce with Michigan utility frees 584MW PV pipeline from planning limbo
US solar players have scored a victory in Michigan this week after regulators ratified a deal to unblock a 584MW PV pipeline, held up by years of standoff with a utility.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, SEIA, FERC, PURPA, Michigan, MPSC, North America, michigan public services commission, Katherine Gensler
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