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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
Top EU financier to refocus on market-based renewables, energy storage
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is debating plans to shift its multi-billion energy funding firepower to back energy storage and free-market renewables more decisively.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Grids, solar pv, Europe, subsidy-free pv, BESS, European Union, european investment bank, eib, green finance, storage systems bess
Limiting climate emergency will require ten-fold solar boom, DNV GL claims
Global solar PV capacity must increase ten-fold to 5TW by 2030 in order to meet the Paris climate targets, research body DNV GL has claimed.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, ENERGY STORAGE, solar pv, DNV GL, Ditlev Engel
ROUND-UP: UBS and Tetra Pak trumpet solar, World’s largest hospital PV project
UBS Singapore has signed a 10-year agreement with Singapore-headquartered energy, marine and utility company Sembcorp Industries to provide solar power for the bank’s offices.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Amman, Jordan, Argentina, South america, Asia, Singapore, round-up, tetra pak, ubsi singapore, philadelphia solar, baywa r.e, sembcorp industries
Rajasthan issues tender for 113.5MW of small-scale solar
The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RRECL) has issued a competitive tender for 113.5MW of small grid-connected solar projects in the desert state.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Asia, Rajasthan, tenders, rajasthan renewable energy corporation
Enertis bags engineer contract for oil-backed 100MW plant in Oman
Enertis has stepped up its involvement with a solar project in the Middle East, said to be the world’s first utility-scale scheme to be wholly sponsored by an oil and gas major.
Sep 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, tender, Asia, Oman, opwp, Enertis
Hybrid solar and micro-grids for Guyana
The nation’s cabinet has approved new contracts for solar projects under net metering rules across several regions. Investments include solar micro-grids for disconnected areas, grid-tied installations and hybrid projects.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, South america, Guyana, Gafsons Industries Limited, Hinterland Electrification Company, Norwegian
Price ceilings set as Brazilian PV sector readies for debut in new-generation auction
Brazil has unveiled the tariff ceilings solar players will face as they compete for the first time in the so-called new generation tender, opening up a new avenue of government support.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, solar pv, South america, Latin america, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, ANEEL, São Gonçalo, Absolar, bolsonaro, Rodrigo Sauaia, a-6 auction, tenders
Angola eyeing 600MW solar market within three years
Angola is expecting to kickstart its dormant solar sector by deploying several hundred megawatts worth of projects within three years, a top government official has said.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Africa, subsaharan africa, Angola, luanda, policy, bsw, Baptista Borges, Intersolar
Major solar projects change hands in Colorado, California
The US renewables business of Japanese oil and gas major Idemitsu Kosan has bought a 100MW solar project in Colorado from GCL New Energy, a subsidiary of China's GCL New Energy Holdings.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Grids, California, USA, Colorado, North America, GCL New Energy, acquisitions,, project acquisitions, 8minute, allianz global investors, solar frontier americas, Charles Pimentel, 8minute Solar Energy
CEC issues warning over ‘collapse’ in new Australian renewables investment
Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has issued a stark warning over an apparent collapse in new investments into renewable energy projects.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, Policy, Battery Storage, Australia, Oceania, investment, renewable energy target, Kane Thornton
Neoen puts forward gargantuan triple hybrid for South Australia
French developer Neoen wants to build an energy superpark in South Australia that comprises 1.2GW of wind, 600MW of solar and 800MW of battery storage capacity.
Sep 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar to Fuel, Australia, neoen, hybrid park, hydrogen, solar-plus-wind-plus-storage, Oceania, interconnection, new south wales, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
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