EVN's unit installs initial bifacial PV plant in North Macedonia
PV plant located in Negotino, in central North Macedonia, is the first of its kind in the nation and has a capacity to create 2.1 GWh of electricity each year, EVN
Dec 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, Bifacial PV, evn, PV Power Plant, Macedonia
North Macedonia’s 35 MW solar tender attracts 82 bids
North Macedonia’s economy minister, Kreshnik Bektashi, has announced 82 investors have submitted bids for the construction of two solar projects with a total generation capacity of 35 MW that the ministry tendered in early June. One project, consisting of several plants with a combined capacity of 25 MW, will be deployed in the municipality of Sveti Nikole, in the north of the country, and another 10 MW of capacity will be installed in Makedonski Brod, in central North Macedonia. “To meet the needs of different investors, the building parcels are divided into different sizes, with developers being offered the opportunity to apply for projects with installed capacity of 10 MW, 5 MW, 2 MW and 1 MW,” Bektashi said at a press conference. The selected projects will secure a feed-in premium tariff that tops up the market energy price when required. The premium has been capped at €15/MWh (€0.015/kWh), Bektashi added. He said the results of the tender will be announced 90 days after the opening of bids. In June, the country’s deputy prime minister for economic affairs, Koco Angjushev, revealed another tender for 26 MW of solar on private land would be launched in the following months. The procurement rounds are expected to mobilize investment of €50 million, added the deputy PM. North Macedonia has a 10 MW solar park under development after a tender was held by state owned electric company Elektrani na Makedonija in April. That plant will be built next to the country’s second biggest thermal power plant, which produces around 10% of the country’s electricity. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development agreed to back the solar project with €5.9 million in January.
Sep 4, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Europe, North Macedonia, Kreshnik Bektashi, Sveti Nikole
North Macedonia releases 100 MW solar tender
North Macedonian state-owned electric company Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM) has actually started a tender for 100 MW of solar energy generation capability it wishes to release at its previous Oslomej coal nuclear power plant near Kičevo, in the west of the nation. The utility is looking for prospective companions for the building of 2 50 MW solar parks via a public-private collaboration. Interested programmers have up until May 8 to send proposals. Both projects, introduced by preacher of economic climate Kreshnik Bekteshi in December, begun top of a 10 MW solar project prepared for the exact same place which the federal government tendered in April. Building and construction of that plant was designated to Turkish professional Girishim Electric. The strategy to transform the now-closed 125 MW capability coal plant to solar was introduced by EMS in September.
Feb 20, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, tender, Europe, North Macedonia, ESM
North Korea plans 2.5 GW solar plant with Chinese help
China will build the huge solar park at its own cost for its energy-hungry neighbor in exchange for access to rare earths. The project was announced by the Association of China Rare Earth Industry.
Oct 25, 2019 // Plants, China, Asia, Korea, Kim Jong-un
Egnatia anticipates strategic financial investment condition for 1.5 GW in solar power
The Interministerial Committee of Strategic Investments of Greece placed a 1.48 GW solar power plant plan filed by Egnatia Group on the list for factor to consider. The business developed projects for numerous solar devices, estimating they would set you back EUR 888 million in total amount.
Oct 9, 2020 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Total Eren, Egnatia, Kamaridis, Notias, Terna
ENGIE North America Adds Solar to Renewables Portfolio
ENGIE North America, an independent power manufacturer and also power performance providers, has actually authorized a significant tax obligation equity funding for its renewables profile.
Apr 13, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, clean energy, USA, Solar, Solar Energy, North America, pv projects, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, bank of america, climate changeEast Fork, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, ENGIE North America, ERCOT, Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, HSBCindependent power producer, Jumbo Hill, photovoltaicpv modules, renewables portfolio, tax equity financing
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
What is North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)? A volunteer organization of alternative energy stakeholder representatives. The
Apr 19, 2020
Helios completes 48.4MW PV portfolio in North Carolina
The Helios Infrastructure fund, a JV between Sol Systems and Nationwide, has completed the financing and construction of its first PV portfolio.
Sep 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North Carolina, North America, sol systems, nationwide, helios, Jessie Robbins
Albania to release auction for 100 MW solar PV park in Spitalles
MW. Voltalia additionally took part in the public auction. Albania as well as North Macedonia are the only countries in the area to organize public auctions for renewables
Oct 30, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance News, Voltalia, Europe, auction, investment, Solar Power Plant, Albania, Karavasta, solar PV parks
Duke Energy sets up 35-MW solar PPA for Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina is the initial district to carry out an eco-friendly power contract under utility Duke Energy's Green Source Advantage (GSA) program, more increasing solar power in the state.
May 14, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, North Carolina, PPA, Duke Energy, Stephen De May, North America, Mayor Vi Lyles
Duke Energy Renewables begins on 50-MW North Carolina solar project
Duke Energy has actually begun building on the 50-MW Broad River Solar energy plant in Cleveland Area, North Carolina, broadening its renewable energy portfolio.
Feb 25, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Duke Energy, Stephen De May, North America, PV Power Plant, Chris Fallon
Greece eyes 2.3 GW of brand-new solar as part of initiatives to ditch coal
Solar parks with a complete capacity of 2.3 GW will be developed in Greece as part of a EUR5 billion (US$ 5.94 billion) roadmap to sustain the phase-out of coal generation by 2028.
Sep 11, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Greece, Europe, rwe, green hydrogen
Fifth Third Bancorp, SunEnergy1 open 120MW PV project in North Carolina
Fifth Third Bancorp and SunEnergy1 have opened the 120MWdc/80MWac Aulander Holloman Solar Facility in Hertford County, North Carolina. The facility, developed by SunEnergy1, is expected to generate clean power that is more than or equal to the total that Fifth Third uses in a year, which is enough to cut out 143,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases and power 25,000 households.
Sep 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North Carolina, North America, Fifth Third Bancorp, SunEnergy1, Greg D. Carmichael, Amy Davidsen
Another solar module factory in North Africa
Teriak Industrial Group, a private Egyptian company that concentrates on the manufacturing of auto components, owns and runs the brand-new 100 MW production facility. Spain's Mondragon Assembly supplied the assembly line.
Jul 24, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Asia, Africa, Egypt, solar module, Teriak Industrial Group, Mondragon Assembly
North Macedonian utility embraces solar at expense of coal
North Macedonia’s state-owned electric company Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM) is planning to expand the generation capacity of the solar project it is building at its 125 MW TPP Oslomej coal plant near Kičevo, in the west of the country. Originally tendered in April as a 10 MW solar facility, the project may be expanded to completely replace the lignite coal plant, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced. The bank, which is backing the €8.7 million project with €5.9 million, said the utility is evaluating scenarios to fully replace the old power plant. ESM is planning to expand the PV field and could eventually reach 125 MW of solar capacity through a modular approach, according to the EBRD. “This project of 10 MW is very important to us because it’s a nice unit – the first large scale plant,” announced the utility. “It can then be cloned and multiplied to fulfill our strategy further down the line. It’s a pilot project for the future and it’s a power plant all by itself.” The EBRD said the Oslomej coal plant is being kept active at a minimum service level and is being used mainly as a reserve in case of problems elsewhere in the system. Coal plants too costly and slow The utility has planned for years to prolong the life of the 39-year-old coal plant by another 30 years, even though the associated lignite coal mine in Kičevo is almost depleted. In 2015, the utility conducted a feasibility study into modernizing the plant by using imported coal with higher calorific value. The study concluded such a move would cost €145 million and require a four-year construction timeframe. “According to the estimations, the production price of electricity after the eventual modernization of TPP [thermal power plant] Oslomej is estimated to be above €61/MWh,” the ESM said in a document about the feasibility study. Thermal power plants account for 842 MW of North Macedonia’s total power generation capacity of 1.41 GW, with hydroelectricity and wind accounting for 553.6 MW and 36.8 MW, respectively. Solar has a minimal share in the power mix with only 18 MW of installed distributed PV at the end of last year. The government, however, tendered two projects totaling 35 MW in June. This month economy minister Kreshnik Bektashi revealed 82 investors have submitted bids for construction of the two plants.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Thermal, EBRD, Europe, North Macedonia, Elektrani na Severna Makedonija, thermal plant