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Solar panels bring light to Amazon communities
Residents of the Verde Para Sempre extractivist reserve in the Brazilian Amazon protested as loudly as they could about the Tucuruí transmission line.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Markets & Finance News, China, Amazon, South america, Brazil, Asia, Jinko, BYD, Trina, Angelo Mallet, José Pancrace, Liane Lima, JÁ Solar, Margarida Ribeiro da Silva
Sherburne County may require solar farms to be pollinator-friendly
New solar farms in Sherburne County may soon have to do more than just produce energy from the sun.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Minnesota, Sherburne, Marc Schneider, Rob Davis
How will China’s electricity price reform affect solar?
The nation’s plan for grid-parity solar – brought forward to ease a mounting public PV subsidy debt burden – could be left in ruins by a newly-announced scheme to part liberalize the electricity price, itself motivated by a need to bail out financially stricken state-owned power companies.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Policy, China, Asia, China Central Television, NDRC, Song Jie Cao
Solar-plus-storage to provide all the daytime electric needs of nation state
A 6 MW solar plant and 5 MW/2.5 MWh storage system are set to increase the share of renewable electricity on the Pacific island of Nauru from 3% to 47%. The $27 million project is being supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, storage, Skelec, Oceania, Asian Development Bank, Nauru
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
Lightsource BP to power historic Colorado steel mill with 240MW solar plant
Lightsource BP will build and operate a 240MW solar facility that will sell energy to Midwestern utility Xcel Energy to power operations at a historic Colorado steel mill for 20 years.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, USA, Colorado, Lightsource BP, North America, Xcel Energy, EVRAZ
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
Turkey to introduce provisions for storage
The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority has published draft guidelines for the integration of storage in the energy system. The new provisions are expected to come into force at the beginning of next year.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Storage, Rooftop PV, storage, Asia, Eren Engur, Turkey, Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Icarus Energy
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
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