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Industry: Political deadlock puts Spain’s clean energy shift at risk
Politicians’ failure to form government pacts condemns Spain’s clean energy shift to further delays and uncertainty, the industry has warned as the country heads to fresh polls.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Spain, Europe, FER
Northern Territory hails 10GW solar-plus-storage project in net-zero plan
Australia’s Northern Territory has unveiled a new target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a policy document that touts solar and backs a proposed 10GW/20-30GWh solar-plus-storage plant earmarked to provide energy to the region and Singapore.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, Solar to Fuel, Northern Territory, Australia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, carbon, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Minister: Mexico’s postponed auction will come when time is right
Mexico’s state-run utility and fossil fuel infrastructure need more time before the country can re-arrange the renewable auction it cancelled this year, a top official has said.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, solar pv, Latin america, auctions, Mexico, North America, AMLO, esslatam, tenders, cfe, Marco Nieto-Vázquez
Commercial and residential PV installer SIRC acquires Montross
Solar Integrated Roofing Corporation (SIRC) has completed the acquisition of The Montross Companies, an establishing roofing company in San Diego.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, California, USA, North America, sirc, montross, roofing, David Massey
Solar Frontier Americas acquires 50MW PV project from Samsung Solar Energy
Solar Frontier Americas has acquired a 50.5MW PV project purchased from CS Solar, a JV company of Samsung Solar Energy. The installation is located in Stanislaus County, California, just a few hours southeast of San Jose.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, North America, solar frontier americas, Charles Pimentel, samsung, Seung-gul Lee
Enel links utility-scale PV plant backed in Spanish 2017 auction
Enel Green Power has switched on a utility-scale solar project it developed in Spain’s southeast with support from the country’s renewable auction of 2017.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Enel, pv power plants, solar pv, Europe, auction, tenders
Financiers get behind 296MWdc merchant bifacial project in Mexico
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has lined up finance for a major bifacial solar project it will develop in Mexico’s centre without the help of subsidies.
Sep 19, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, bifacial, Latin america, ifc, Mexico, North America, frv, fotowatio
Brazil’s Cemig contracts renewable power from 197 MW of project capacity
Solar and wind projects selected in the company’s latest clean energy procurement exercise have been awarded a 19-year power purchase deal, starting from 2023. Cemig has now contracted green power from 780 MW of renewable project capacity in three tender rounds held since June last year.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Engie, Enel, tender, South america, Brazil, Cemig
Australia’s Vic revamps solar planning rules amid rush for state incentives
Victoria has launched solar guidelines for installations larger than 1MW in a bid to ensure ease of connection and mitigate impacts on the environment and farming.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Victoria, Australia, Oceania, rooftop solar, large-scale solar
Virginia calls on wind and solar to achieve 100% carbon-free power by 2050
Virginia’s state governor has issued an executive order that reiterates the need to have “at least” 3GW of solar and offshore wind projects in development by 2022 in order to reach a string of ambitious new renewable energy production targets.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, USA, Virginia, Dominion Energy, North America, Appalachian Power, renewable energy targets, renewables targets, Ralph Northam, David Murray, Sean Gallagher
Bird-inspired plant becomes Taiwan’s largest ground-mounted PV launch
Taiwan is now home to what is being billed as the territory’s largest ground-mounted solar plant, an installation modelled after an at-risk bird that migrates nearby every year.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, Asia, Taiwan, birdseye, Nitin Apte, Sam Ong
LONGi’s Hi-MO 4 modules to power 50MW project in Vietnam
LONGi Solar has bagged yet another order for its high-efficiency module line Hi-MO 4, now set to power a utility-scale project in Vietnam.
Sep 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, Asia, LONGi, mono perc, hi-mo4, Vietnam, high-efficiency, dlg solar, Mr Dennis She
Avangrid sells stake in 20MW Arizona PV project to Axium
Avangrid Renewables has signed off on an agreement with Axium Infrastructure to transfer 50% ownership of both the Copper Crossing Solar Project and Dry Lake II Wind Farm in the coming months.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Arizona, North America, axium, avangrid, Laura Beane
FTC Solar’s Voyager trackers supplied to 150MW Oregon PV portfolio
FTC Solar has started delivery and construction support for its Voyager single-axis tracker on a pipeline of PV projects in Oregon with a total installed generation capacity of 150MW.
Sep 18, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, ftc solar, Oregon, Tony Etnyre
French postal service aims to deliver stable energy bill using renewables
The La Poste Group wants one or more green corporate PPAs, to be procured through a tender. The postal service wants to hedge against volatile energy prices.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, France, tender, Europe, La Poste Group
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