MPC Caribbean-led group to buy 33.4-MWp solar farm in Dominican Republic
MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund LLC, part of German asset management group MPC Capital AG (ETR: MPCK) and also its Caribbean financial investment operations, has authorized an agreement to acquire a portion of a 33.4-MWp operating solar farm in the Dominican Republic.
Jun 7, 2021 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Dominican Republic, North America, solar farm, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Fund LLC
Akuo, GAM Capital indicator concession bargain for 53-MW Dominican solar project
The Dominican Republic's National Energy Commission (CNE) has authorized a conclusive giving in agreement with French power producer Akuo Energy and investment fund supervisor GAM Capital for the 53-MW Matrisol solar project, it was introduced on Tuesday.
Feb 9, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, akuo, Dominican Republic, North America, Solar Project, GAM Capital
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Mar 13, 2022
Shrimp and PV goes together like peas and carrots
With the benefits solar panels can bring to cropland being considered in Europe, PV and aquaculture are working in tandem in Vietnam. Shrimp and fish farming requires land and lots of water but solar panels are helping mitigate those demands.
Aug 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Solar Panels, Europe, Asia, Fraunhofer ISE, Vietnam, Shrimp, Viet Uc Seafood, Maximilian Trommsdorff, SMA Sunbelt Energy GmbH, Suntrace GmbH
Measurement and characterization
What is Measurement and characterization? A field of research involving assessment of characteristics of PV devices and
Apr 19, 2020
Larger and better: Technology
The SNEC 2020 PV Power Expo opened on Aug. 8 in Shanghai. Unlike previous versions, the world's largest solar profession fair was primarily participated in by Chinese individuals this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the profession fair made use of to provide insights right into international market fads, quantities were reduced this year as a result of a buyer/seller standoff amid climbing rates triggered by the recent mishaps at polysilicon plants in Xinjiang. Likewise, there was little adjustment in technologies. PV InfoLink's Corrine Lin offers insights right into cells and modules at SNEC 2020.
Sep 15, 2020 // Opinions, China, Asia, LONGi, Jinko, Corrine Lin
ABB and Fimer respond to UK criticism of products and customer service
The inverter businesses have responded to the letter published by the UK Solar Trade Association which was critical of the former’s products and customer service record.
Sep 11, 2019 // Inverters, ABB, UK, Europe, Fimer, Mr Chris Hewett, Filippo Carzaniga
Solargiga finally gets 600 MW ingot and wafer operation up and running
The solar manufacturer today moved to reassure investors ahead of what promises to be another rocky set of first-half figures in two days’ time. The Hong Kong company says it wants to add another 3.6 GW of mono ingot and wafer capacity by early 2021.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Hong Kong, Asia, wafer, Solargiga, mono ingot
EDF acquires Pivot and aims at boosting its EV charging and storage activity
France-based EDF Group has acquired the British company Pivot Power. The UK firm has built the storage battery systems of 2 gigawatt power throughout Great Britain.
Nov 6, 2019 // Storage, France, UK, Europe, EDF Group, Pivot Power
Political uncertainties and market speculation
After several years of stagnation, Spain has started to see a revival in its PV market, writes IHS Markit’s Maria Chea. The country’s newfound growth has been due to a combination of tender and private PPA projects, along with decreasing component costs.
Oct 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Opinions, Spain, Europe, auction, enel green power, x-elio, PV market, Maria Chea, ACS Cobra, Northleaf
Plug-and-play PV system
What is Plug-and-play PV system? An all-inclusive ready-made PV system that does not require much customisation. It is easy to install with no special skills
Apr 21, 2020
Solar for building and construction
Dubai-based PV developer Enerwhere has actually developed a brand-new service version for solar projects at building and construction websites. Its strategy, which is based upon short-duration PPAs, includes relocating mobile PV setups from one structure website to one more.
Mar 12, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Enerwhere, Yavuz Perk
Solar and the chocolate factory
The latest 7 MW of net metered solar capacity in Dubai indicates 11 MW were added across ten new arrays in just nine days as the Shams initiative continues to work up a head of steam.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Dewa, Asia, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, middle east, Dubai, UAE, Nestlé, Shams
DEWA and Huawei hold strategic summit
The Emirati utility and the Chinese communications giant and inverter maker have discussed how they can work together to roll out solar and storage in Dubai as well as collaborating on cyber security and the use of AI to analyze cyber threats.
Aug 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Inverters, Solar to Fuel, storage, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, China, Asia, hydrogen, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Charles Yang, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Renewables and geopolitics: The United States
An accelerated transition to renewables could go either way, regarding the United States’ unique geopolitical strength. According to Indra Overland – head of the Center for Energy Research at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs – the U.S. could surrender a major advantage if it abandons fossil fuel. The nation could, however, remain dominant in the global energy sector if it continues to lead on innovation and clean energy tech-related intellectual property.
Oct 2, 2019 // Policy, USA, China, Trump, Asia, Israel, Africa, Egypt, North America, Indra Overland, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs