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SK E&S Seeking U.S. Hydrogen, Renewables Investments (Int'l.)
SK E&S, Plug Power
Date: 2021-09-13
Further to our March 1st coverage, In Seoul, South Korean municipal gas supplier SK E&S Co, reports it is prepared for an additional investment in the US renewable energy sector through its U.S. SK E&S Americas Inc. unit. The company presently has roughly $650 million invested in the U.S, biogas, solar PV, Energy storage systems (ESS) sectors, plus a $1.6 billion controlling stake in hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc.

Additionally SK Holdings, the holding company of SK Group, has established a Hydrogen Business Development Center comprised of members from SK's energy companies, including SK Innovation and SK E&S. The new Business Development Center will guide the companies' transition into the production and distribution of hydrogen energy, including the creation of a mass production facility and investments in global business opportunities. SK Group companies already are making strategic investments in their existing energy businesses and forming partnerships with global leaders in hydrogen energy technology. (Source: SK Holdings, SK Group, SK E&S, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Plug Power, Andy Marsh, CEO, 518-782-7700, www.plugpower.com; SK Group, www.skgroupinc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  SK E&S,  Plug Power,  Renewanle Energy,  


SolarEdge Touts 6.2 MW Rhode Island Solar Project (Ind. Report)
SolarEdge
Date: 2021-09-10
SolarEdge Technologies reports it has provided a DC-optimized PV system for a 12-acre, 6.2 MW solar farm in Foster, Rhode Island. The site incorporates a mix of 15,800 bi-facial and mono-facial solar modules equipped with SolarEdge Power Optimizers to maximize energy production and reduce operating and maintenance (O&M) costs over the system lifetime.

Administered on behalf of New York-based Sunlight General Capital by renewable energy provider Arcadia, the community solar portion of the project is expected to produce around 4,384,800 kWh of solar energy in its first year has attracted over 700 subscribers. (Source: Solar Edge, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: SunLight General Capital, James Pochez, Dir. of Project Development, 212-286-1801, www.dunlightgeneral.com; SolarEdge Technologies, Guy Sella, CEO, (510) 498-3200, info@solaredge.com, www.solaredge.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SolarEdge,  Solar,  


Canadian Solar Inks U.S. Solar+Storage O&M Agreements (Ind. Report)
Canadian Solar,Recurrent Energy
Date: 2021-09-08
Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports it has entered into long-term operations & maintenance (O&M) agreements with the Slate and Mustang solar PV plus battery storage projects in Kings County, California. The projects were both developed by Canadian Solar's subsidiary Recurrent Energy and are currently owned by Goldman Sachs Asset Management Renewable Power.

The agreements cover the full Slate Project, which is a 300 MW AC solar plant designed with a 140 MW / 561 MWh battery energy storage system. It also covers the storage component of the Mustang Project, which is a 100 MW AC solar plant retrofitted with a 75 MW / 300 MWh battery storage system. Canadian Solar O&M work will include plant monitoring, NERC registration, performance management, and preventative and corrective maintenance. (Source: Canadian Solar Inc., PR, 7 Sept., 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com Canadian Solar Inc.,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Recurrent Energy,  Canadian Solar,  Solar+Storage ,  


Reliance Ind. Considers REC Solar Acquisition (M&A)
Reliance Ind., REC Solar
Date: 2021-09-03
Mumbai-based Indian industrial conglomerate Reliance Industries is reportedly planning to acquire Duke Energy Renewables subsidiary REC Solar for roughly $1 billion to $1.2 billion. Reliance is reportedly in talks with several unspecified lenders to support the transaction.

As previously reported, Reliance Industries, which focuses on the energy, petrochemical, natural gas, and other industries, plans to invest $8.1 billion over the next three years to build giga-factories for solar, green hydrogen, energy storage, electrolyzers, and fuel cells, including an integrated PV module factory in France.

REC Solar's annual production capacity stands at roughly 1.8 GW. (Source: Reliance Energy, PR, 2 Sept., 2021) Contact: Reliance Industries, www.ril.com; REC Solar, Singapre-based www.ril.com; REC Solar, Matt Walz, CEO, 805.471.0085, www.recsolar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Reliance Industries,  REC Solar,  


Rooftop Solar Can Save Ontario $250Mn Yearly (Report Attached)
Canadian Renewable Energy Association
Date: 2021-08-25
According to a study from the Toronto-based Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CREA), doubling Ontario's solar power generation capacity would help reduce costs for the whole energy system by up to $250 million per year by 2030.

The CREA's Impact of Behind-the-Meter Solar in Ontario study, conducted by Power Advisory LLC, modeled various scenarios for the adoption of residential and business rooftop solar PV across Ontario, including a high-ambition scenario that envisioned adding 3,000 MW of new solar capacity (double the current total), by 2030. The study assessed how additional solar would affect the province's wholesale electricity market and found increasing the deployment of rooftop solar would deliver significant cost savings for the electricity system by reducing its reliance on natural-gas generation to meet daytime summer peak electricity demand, and by reducing the need for additional, expensive power procurements in the future.

The study showed that by enabling more electricity to be generated locally, solar could also help Ontario avoid the need to invest in new electricity grid infrastructure which could translate into further cost savings.

Download the study HERE . (Source: Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Aug., 20210 Contact: Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Nicholas Gall, 613-875-2483, communications@renewablesassociation.ca, www.renewablesassociation.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Rooftop Solar,  Canadian Renewable Energy Association,  


India's Largest Floating Solar PV Project Commissioned (Int'l.)
National Thermal Power Corporation
Date: 2021-08-23
Indian state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd, on Saturday, commissioned India's largest floating solar Photovoltaics (PV) project at 25MW on the reservoir of the 2000 MW, coal-fired Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The 75-acre floating solar installation is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 7,000 homes and eliminate at least 46,000 tpy of CO2e over the project's lifespan.

With a total installed capacity of 66900 MW, NTPC Group has 71 Power stations including 29 renewable projects. NTPC has set a target to install 60 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy (RE) capacity by 2032. (Source: National Thermal Power Corp., ETPC, 21 Aug., 2021) Contact: National Thermal Power Corp., www.ntpc.co.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Solar,  


Ameresco, HSGS Solar Joint Venture Announced (Ind. Report)
Ameresco,Hannah Solar Government Services
Date: 2021-08-20
Framingham, Mass,-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco, Inc. reports it is entering into a joint venture with Summerville, C.C.-based Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) renewable energy company. The two firms will work collaboratively to bring cleantech solutions to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other Federal agencies.

The joint venture was facilitated as part of the SBA Mentor Protege Program which helps eligible small businesses gain exposure and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced mentor companies.

HSGS is a solar PV project developer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm specializing in the development, design, installation and maintenance of solar PV energy solutions to a range of organizations from medium-scale commercial to large-scale utility solar energy projects. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Website, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: HSGS, 843)-718-1866, www.hsgs.solar; Contact: Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Solar,  


First Solar's 3.3-GW PV Ohio Module Plant Underway (Ind. Report)
First Solar
Date: 2021-08-18
Tempe, Arizona-based US thin-film photovoltaics (PV) maker First Solar Inc reports construction of a new 3.3-GW DC solar module factory is underway in Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio.

The $600 million plant will produce an enhanced thin-film PV module for the US utility-scale solar market when if becomes operational in the first half of 2023 and reaches nameplate capacity by 2025. With the new facility, First Solar will have 6 GW DC of annual manufacturing capacity in Northwest Ohio, enabling it to produce an average of one module roughly every 2.75 seconds across its three-factory complex in the Buckeye State. (Source: First Solar, Website PR, 17 Aug., 2021)Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  PV,  Solar Module,  


Northland Power Closes on Spanish Renewables Portfolio (M&A)
Northland Power
Date: 2021-08-13
Following up on oue 16th April coverage, Toronto-headquartered Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc. reports the completion of its €348 million ($408.7 million US) acquisition of a 551 MW portfolio of operational renewable energy assets in Spain from Madrid-based Helia Renovables FCR fund. Northland also assumed debt of €716 million in the deal.

The portfolio includes 33 operating assets totaling 435 MW of onshore wind, initially 424 MW, 66 MW of solar PV and 50 MW of concentrated solar power (CSP). (Source: Northland Power, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Helia Renovables, www.dnb.com/business-directory/companyprofiles.helia_renovables_fcr.17923b9d5b34a27511c140416afe2293.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northland Power,  Wind,  Solar,  


JinkoSolar Modules LCA Certifified by TUV Rheinland China (Int'l.)
JinkoSolar
Date: 2021-08-09
Shangrao, China-headquartered global solar energy specialist JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. reports it has received the first PV module LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) certificate in the Greater China region issued by TUV Rheinland (China) Ltd. The LCA certified modules are monocrystalline mainstream modules, with a total of 6 series and 43 sub-models.

The LCA certificate issued by TUV Rheinland is an important foundation for the Italian EPD certification. Based on the requirements of ISO 14040/ISO 14044, it adopts a life cycle assessment method focusing on environmental impact such as global warming potential, from raw material mining to the production of silicon wafers, cells, modules, upstream and downstream transportation, power station construction, operation and maintenance to final dismantling and disposal, and comprehensively evaluates and demonstrates multiple environmental impacts of JinkoSolar's photovoltaic products throughout their life cycle index.

Combining the world's carbon neutrality commitments and China's domestic 30/60 decarbonization goal, this certification can help companies fulfill their pledges on carbon emissions reduction through recognizing product low-carbon design, optimized energy management systems, and energy efficiency improvements, social responsibility for emissions and ecological impact, and achieve the ultimate goals of energy-saving and emissions reduction.

JinkoSolar has 9 production facilities and 22 subsidiaries globally and a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of 22 GW for mono wafers, 11.5 GW for solar cells, and 31 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2021. (Source: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., PR, 9 Aug., 2021) Contact: JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., Kangping Chen, CEO, Stella Wang, +86 21-5180-8777 ext.7806 pr@jinkosolar.com, www.jinkosdolar.com; TUV Rheinland, www.tuv.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News JinkoSolar,  PV Modules,  TUV Rheinland,  


Trina Shipping 850 MWp PV Modules for Brazilian Project (Int'l.)
Trina Solar,
Date: 2021-08-06
Shanghai-headquartered Trina Solar Co., Ltd., the major vendor of PV modules for Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Focus Energia's Futura 1, a project consisting of 22 solar energy parks under development in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil, reports the project is expected to be commissioned in April, 2022.

Modules for the 850 MWp first phase of the three-phase project will leave China in the second week of August with 59,292 pieces of 600W series of modules. These bifacial modules with 210 mm cells are part of Trina Solar's Vertex line.

According to Focus Energia, the project's energy production will be entirely destined for the Brazilian free market. Trina has been active in Brazil since 2017. (Source: Trina Solar, Website News, 3 Aug., 2021) Contact: Trina Solar, www.trinasolar.com; Focus Energia, +55 11 3136-0011, www.focusenergia.com.br

More Low-Carbon Energy News Focus Energia,  Trina Solar,  Solar Module,  Brazil Solar,  


Europe's Largest Energy Storage Project Comes Online (Int.l)
Sungrow
Date: 2021-08-04
China's Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd reports the largest energy storage project in Europe, the 100MW/100MWh Minety plant with Sungrow's 1500V energy storage system solutions, has been grid-connected and is now fully operational.

Sungrow supplied both NCM and LFP battery energy storage systems featuring high integration, which minimize the footprint, slash the commissioning duration and significantly reduce the system cost. The solution meets the latest UK frequency regulation requirement called dynamic containment -- requesting the plant to respond to the power instruction of the grid within 1 second.

Sungrow is the world's most bankable inverter brand with over 182 GW installed worldwide as of June 2021. Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters, with a dedicated R&D team and a broad product portfolio offering PV inverter solutions and energy storage systems for utility-scale, commercial, and residential applications, as well as internationally recognized floating PV plant solutions. With a strong 24-year track record in the PV space, Sungrow products power installations in over 150 countries, according to the company. (Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., PR, 4 Aug., 2021) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, +86 551 65327879, overseas@sungrow.cn, www.sungrowpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sungrow news,  Solar news,  Energy Storage news,  


247Solar, STAG-Tech to Collaborate on Clean Power (Ind. Report)
247Solar, STAG-Tech
Date: 2021-08-04
Great Falls, Virginia-based 247Solar Inc and Bristol, UK-based STAG-Tech are reporting an agreement to combine STAG-Tech's innovative compact wind turbines with 247Solar's HeatStorE™ long-duration thermal battery to provide turnkey, round-the-clock clean power solutions for a wide range of off-grid applications such as mine sites.

STAG-Tech's tilt-up turbines capture the fastest wind speeds at significantly lower cost than conventional large turbines. Packed into a 40 ft shipping container, STAG-Tech's turbines can be truck transported to all but the most remote locations. Minimal concrete foundations make installation fast and affordable and easily relocated, according to STAG-Tech.

247Solar's HeatStorE operates almost like an electrochemical battery but has significant advantages at longer durations, according to the company. Electric resistance coils use electricity from wind or photovoltaic (PV) installations to heat inexpensive silica sand. Energy is thereby stored as ultra-high temperature heat -- up to 1,000 degrees C -- for up to 20 hours at a fraction of the cost of batteries. By adding an external combustor, the battery can produce fully dispatchable backup power, according to 247Solar. (Source: STAG-Tech, 247Solar, PR, Aug,, 2021) Contact: STAG-Tech, Sean Zamick, CEO, info@stag-tech.com, www.stag-tech.com; 247Solar Inc., Bruce Anderson, CEO, 617.290.9913, info@247solar.com, www.247solar.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News 247Solar,  STAG-Tech,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  


Ameresco Nails U.K. Roof Mount Solar PV Project (Ind. Report)
Ameresco
Date: 2021-08-02
Framingham, Mass,-headquartered renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco the completion of its roof mount solar PV project with the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice.

The centrally funded £1.1 million ($1.389 million) project saw the delivery of roof-mounted solar to seven courts and three prisons in the U.K.'s Midlands. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, 27 July, 2021) Contact: Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, news@ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Rooftop Solar,  


INOVUES Touts Glazing Shield™ Window Technology (Ind. Report)
INOVUES
Date: 2021-08-02
Saint-Gobain-backed U.S. startup INOVUES is touting its window retrofit system that provides the same benefits of full window replacement at a fraction of the cost and without disruption to the building or occupants. The company’s retrofit technology enables the windows and glass facades of buildings to be upgraded and incorporate the latest energy-saving and smart glass innovations without removal or replacement.

INOVUES' patented Glazing Shield™ "overglaze" system is mounted on the existing window glass, incorporates a new high-performance glass panel to transform energy-inefficient single- and double-glazed windows into high-performing double- or triple-glazed systems, create a hermetically sealed desiccated cavity between the original glass and the newly added glass that delivers up to 10 times higher thermal insulation.

Available with a variety of glass tints and performance options, including smart glass and embedded transparent PV, INOVUES' Glazing Shields can save up to 40 pct on energy consumption and increase the value and sustainability of the building, according to the release. (Source: INOVUES, PR, 2 Aug., 2021) Contact: INOVUES, Hannah Miller, 303-520-5737, hmiller@inovues.com, www.inovues.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency news,  Energy Efficient Window news,  


$2Bn Indonesian Floating Solar+Storage Plant Planned (Int'l. Report)
Sunseap
Date: 2021-07-26
Singapore-based headquartered renewable energy developer Sunseap is reporting a MoU with the government of the Indonesian island of Batam to develop a $2 billion, gigascale floating solar array with built-in energy storage capacity.

Spread over an area of some 1,600 hectares on top of the Duriangkang Resevoir the 2.2GW PV project will be wired into a 4,000MWh energy storage system and is expected to generate more than 2,600GWh of clean electricity a year, while offsetting 1.8 million tpy of CO2. (Source: Sunseap, PR, 26 July, 2021) Contact: Sunseap, Frank Phuan, CEO, +65 6816 1000, www.sunseap.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Solar news,  Solar+Storage news,  Sunseap news,  


Repsol's Largest Spanish Solar Project Activated (Int'l.)
Repsol
Date: 2021-07-26
Spanish energy giant Repsol reports has activated its largest solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Spain -- the 264-MW Valdesolar project -- which is expected to be fully operational by Q3, this year. The €200 million ($235 million) solar facility will generate sufficient electric power for 140,000 homes in Badajoz Province and save roughly 210,000 tpy of CO2.

The Valdesolar project follows on the heels of the start-up of Repsol's first PV complex in June -- the 126.6MW Kappa development which is made up of the Perseo Foton 1-3 projects in the Spanish province of Ciudad Real. Along with Valdesolar and Kappa, Repsol is also developing the 204MW Sigma solar project in the southern province of Cadiz. (Source: Repsol, PR, 26 July, 2021)Contact: Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz, CEO, +34 91 7538100, +34 91 7538000, www.repsol.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Repsol,  Solar,  


AEP, Opdenergy Ink US Solar PPA (Ind. Report)
Opdenergy
Date: 2021-07-23
Madrid-headquartered independent offshore wind and solar energy developer Opdenergy reports the closing of a new 15-year Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement (REPA) in the United States with AEP Energy, a subsidiary of Columbus, Ohio-headquartered American Electric Power (AEP).

Under the agreement, Opdenergy will develop a solar PV plant with an installed capacity of 63 MWdc in Clarke County , Virginia, and AEP Energy will purchase 100 pct of the project's power production. The project expects to reach RtB in 2023 and grid connection in the first half of 2024. (Source: Opdenergy, Website PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: Opdenergy, Luis Cid, CEO, +34 914 559 996, www.opdenergy.com/en; www.opdenergy.com; AEP Energy, Ben Buckworth, beduckworth@aepes.com, www aepes.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Opdenergy,  AEP Energy,  Solar,  


Cubico Nails Greek Onshore Wind Farm Acquisitions (M&A, Int'l.)
Cubico,Enora
Date: 2021-07-21
London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments Holdings Ltd. (Cubico) is reporting completion of its acquisition of Aoliki Panachaikou, the owner of two operational onshore wind farms totaling 48.5 MW in Greece, from Enora. Enora and its sister company Enteka Services will continue to manage the sites, ensuring a smooth transition of ownership.

Cubico now owns almost 100MW of operational assets in Greece and recently announced the commencement of a 12MW extension to one its sites. The company, which is jointly owned by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and PSP Investments, is actively looking to grow its portfolio in Greece through solar PV and onshore wind opportunities.. (Source: Cubico, PR, ReNews, 21 July, 2021) Contact: Cubico , David Swindin , +44 20 3805 3900, www.cubicoinvest.com; Enora/Enteka, www.enteka.gr

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cubico,  Wind,  Enora,  Enteka,  


Tata, AutoGrid Partner on Smart Energy Management (Int'l. Report)
Tata Power, AutoGrid
Date: 2021-07-07
In New Delhi, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), which supplies electricity to a populace of over 7 million in North Delhi, is reporting a strategic partnership with Redwood City, California-based AutoGrid for deploying artificial intelligence (AI) based smart energy management system. The firms are undertaking a joint project in the area of residential "behavioural" demand response (DR), distributed energy resource management (DERMS), electric vehicles , virtual power plants (VPPs), energy storage optimization, flexibility management, forecasting, and renewable energy integration.

The pilot project aims to empower customers, by helping them understand their consumption patterns and evaluate the effectiveness of DR programs. Based on the acceptance and success of the pilot, the program will also be extended in a phased manner to the following areas:

  • Automated Demand Response leveraging Residential Air Conditioning Systems and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at Commercial and Industrial sites

  • Integration of Energy Storage, Solar PV, Electrical Vehicles and other DERs for grid balancing and stabilization

  • Microgrids and Site Optimization for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) applications

  • Commercial &Industrial Site optimization for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS).

    To measure the acceptability of behavioural demand response programs and increase customer participation, the company will also provide incentives to customers based on the level of their participation in the pilot program. The results of the pilot will then be shared with the state regulator (DERC) to formulate appropriate incentives which can be applicable for all customers. (Source: AutoGrid, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: AutoGrid, www.auto-grid.com; Tata Power, TP Renewable Microgrid, www.tatapower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tata Power,  AutoGrid,  Energy Storage,  Energy Management,  Demand Response,  


  • Clariant, India Glycols Renewable Ethylene JV Confirmed (Int'l.)
    Clariant
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Sustainable,specialty chemicals producer Clariant and India Glycols Limited (IGL), a manufacturer of green technology-based chemicals, are reporting their 51-49 pct joint venture for renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives made from bio-ethanol under the name Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. has received all necessary approvals and will begin operation this month.

    Originally announced in March 2021, the joint venture combines IGL's renewable bio-ethylene oxide derivatives business, which includes a multipurpose production facility including an alkoxylation plant located in Kashipur, Uttarakhand (India), with Clariant's local Industrial and Consumer Specialties business in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. To support production, India Glycols has agreed to a long-term supply agreement for ethylene oxide made from bio-ethanol as well as further utilities. (Source: Clariant, PR, 1 July, 2021) Contact: Glycols Limited, www.indiaglycols.com; Clariant, Conrad Keijzer, CEO, +41 61 469 63 63, Fax: +41 61 469 69 99, www.clariant.com;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clariant,  Ethanol,  Ethylene,  


    Azelio, MMR Energy Storage Collaboration Announced (Ind. Report)
    Azelio,MMR Constructors
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Gothenburg, Sweden-headquartered Stirling Engine and solar energy specialist Azelio is reporting a MoU with Baton Rouge, La.-headquartered MMR Group (MMR) for the development of projects combining Azelio's TES.POD® energy storage system with solar PV. The collaboration aims at an installed capacity of 250 MWh of Azelio's TES.POD by 2027, starting with a small scale installation in 2022.

    Azelio's TES technology stores energy as heat in a phase change material (PCM) made of an aluminium alloy heated to 600 degrees C, which is then converted to electricity using a Stirling engine. Azelio claims the technology can enable 13 hours' duration of electricity storage as well as provide heat on demand, is effective in hot or cold climates and has an expected system lifetime of 30 years, according to the release. Azilio's patent portfolio includes specific components critical to the performance of the company's Stirling engine as well as details in the design and functioning of the energy storage. In total, Azelio has 13 approved patents, 15 patent applications pending and is preparing patent applications for further innovation

    MMR Group is an instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance, and technical services provider with a global footprint of projects completed in 36 countries.

    (Source: Azelio, Website, PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46 709 40 3580, jonas.eklind@azelio.com , www.azelio.com; MMR Group,225-756-5090, www.mmrgrp.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Stirling Engine,  Azelio,  Energy Storage,  


    CSI Solar Plans Shanghai China STAR Market IPO (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Guelph, Ontario-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc. reports its majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar Co., Ltd. has submitted an application for a potential initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market). The company plans to issue up to 541,058,824 shares, excluding shares issuable upon the exercise of a less than 15 pct over-allotment option.

    Canadian Solar presently owns approximately 80 pct of CSI Solar's shares.

    The IPO proceeds will be used to strengthen CSI Solar and the Company's market leadership position, R&D, increasing production capacity and additional working capital. The CSI Solar IPO is subject to Shanghai Stock Exchange review and China Securities Regulatory Commission registration and approval.

    Nasdaq-listed Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies and manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development. The Company presently has around 500 MWp of projects in operation, nearly 6 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 15 GWp of projects in pipeline. Canadian Solar also has 1.2 GWh of battery storage projects under construction and nearly 17 GWh of battery storage projects in backlog or pipeline. (Source: Canadian Solar Inc., Website PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: CSI Solar, Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Solar,  PV,  Solar ,  


    Enel X Building Romanian Photovoltaic Park (Int'l. Report)
    Enel
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Enel X Romania, part of Enel X, the advanced energy services division of the Enel Group, reports it is constructing a turn-key photovoltaic system for electric power retailer Kaufland in Turda, Romania.

    The €1 million project will incorporate more than 2,000 PV panels with an installed capacity of 1 MWp and will cut roughly 595 tpy of CO2 emissions, according to the release. (Source: Enel X Romania, PR, Romania-Insider, 29 June, 2021) Contact: Enel X Romania, www.enelx.com/ro/ro

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel,  Solar,  PV,  


    1366 Tech., Hunt Perovskite Tech. Merge Announced (M&A)
    1366 Technologies,Hunt Perovskite
    Date: 2021-06-28
    Bedford, Mass.-based silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies and Dallas-headquartered Hunt Perovskite Technologies are reporting a merger to form CubicPV, which is reportedly in partnership talks with an as yet unidentified Indian firm.

    Breakthrough Energy Ventures, First Solar, and Hunt Energy Enterprises are the three top shareholders in CubicPV.

    CubicPV reportedly plans establish a 2GW solar wafer and cell manufacturing unit with an investment of around $300-350 million under the Indian central government's production-linked incentive scheme.

    While CubicPV will establish and control the wafer and cell manufacturing, the yet to be determined local partner would handle module assembly from the cells and marketing in India. CubicPV will utilise 1366's trademark Direct Wafer process to produce wafers directly from molten silicon instead of ingots. (Source: 1366 Technologies, Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Hindu Busines Line, 28 June, 2021) Contact: 1366 Technologies, Frank van Mierlo, CEO, Laureen Sanderson, (781) 861-1611 x2204, lsanderson@1366tech.com, www.1366tech.com; Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Scott Burton, CEO, info@huntperovskite.com, www.huntperovskite.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News 1366 Technologies,  Solar,  CubicPV,  Hunt Perovskite ,  


    Ameresco, Cannon AFB Ink $19Mn ESPC Project (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco, Cannon AFB
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting a partnership with Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) in New Mexico and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy) for a $19 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) project featuring 1.9 MW of solar generation capacity, smart controls, and other energy conservation technologies.

    Utilizing the US DOE ESPC vehicle, the project will enhance Cannon AFB's mission capabilities and address its energy and sustainability goals. The project designed by Ameresco will provide tangible facility improvements and enable recurring reductions in utility costs, while converting 4 pct of Cannon's electric energy usage to onsite renewable resources.

    Planned improvements will include: upgrades to existing transformers; direct digital controls (DDC); HVAC equipment; a 1.9MW ground mount solar photovoltaic (PV) array; and LED lighting retrofits. These upgrades are projected to save Cannon AFB roughly $1.1 million in the first year alone and $33 million over the course of the performance period. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, June, 2021). Contact: Cannon AFB, www.cannon.af.mil; Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, news@ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com

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    Recurrent Energy Amps Up Battery Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    Recurrent Energy,Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Guelph, Ontario-based Recurrent Energy, LLC, a utility-scale solar and storage project developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc.(CSI), reports it has expanded its U.S. energy storage footprint with several battery energy storage systems (BESS) contracted to be built in California in 2021 and 2022. These projects span retrofits as-a-service, solar plus storage PPAs, and stand-alone storage tolling agreements.

    With a pipeline of around 11 GWh of battery storage projects across the U.S., of which 2.3 GWh are in late-stage development, Recurrent Energy has been actively developing both PV solar plus energy storage and standalone storage projects since 2014. In collaboration with Recurrent Energy's project development team, Canadian Solar's majority-owned CSI solar subsidiary delivers competitive, highly bankable and fully-integrated battery storage solutions to support the recent acceleration in demand. Canadian Solar's global project development business -- Global Energy Group -- continues to expand and focus on energy storage, with a combined total pipeline of more than 5,328 MW / 16,875 MWh, according to the release. (Source: Recurrent Energy, PR, 22 June, 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc. , Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Recurrent Energy,  Canadian Solar,  Energy Storage,  Solar+Storage,  Solar,  


    GE, Continuum Ink Indian Turbine Supply Deal (Int'l. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-06-18
    GE Renewable Energy reports it has contracted with Mumbai-based Continuum Green Energy India Pvt Ltd to supply, install and commission 55 of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for Continuum's 148.5 MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in Gujarat, India. The deal includes a long-term service agreement.

    When fully online, the project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 125,000 Indian homes. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR,16 June, 2021) Contact: Continuum Green Energy, Arvind Bansal, CEO, +91-22-2570 1567, info@continuumenergy.in, www.continuumenergy.in; GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind International, Gilan Sabatier, Commercial Leader, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/wind-energy/onshore-wind

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    Dracula Touts Ambient Light Printed Solar Cells (New Prod & Tech.)
    Dracula Technologies
    Date: 2021-06-11
    Valance, France-headquartered Dracula Technologies is touting its inkjet-printed organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cell technology called LAYER (Light As Your Energetic Response). The OPV printed modules run on natural or artificial ambient light, can be used to power low-consumption indoor devices , do not use rare earths or heavy metals and are created from carbon-based material.

    Dracula Technologies has raised €4.4 million ($5.4 million) to date -- €2 million in 2016 from angel investors for a pilot line, and €2.4 million in 2020 from MGI Digital and ISRA which the company is using to increase module production during its pre-industrialization stage. Commerical-scale production is expected to commence in 2024. (Source: Dracula Technologies, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Dracula Technologies, + 33 (0)4 75 78 26 65 , contact@dracula-technologies.com, www.dracula-technologies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dracula Technologies ,  Printed Solar Cell,  Solar,  


    ARENA Supports Aussie Solar-Hydro Energy Storage Project (Int'l.)
    ARENA, RayGen Resources
    Date: 2021-06-11
    In the Land Down Under, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports it is providing $15 million in funding to Victoria-based RayGen Resources Pty Ltd to construct a "first of its kind" $30 million solar-hydro power plant that incorporates 4 MW of solar PV generation and 3 MW / 50 MWh of dispatchable energy storage capacity in north-west Victoria.

    RayGen's solar-hydro power plant consists of RayGen's proprietary PV Ultra, a concentrating photovoltaic solar co-generation tower, combined with its patented electro-thermal storage. The technology generates heat as a by-product which is captured and used for thermal storage. The electro-thermal storage system consists of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine, industrial chillers and two insulated water-based thermal storage pits or reservoirs, each roughly the size of four Olympic size swimming pools. One of the reservoirs is kept at a temperature of 90 degrees and the other at close to 0 degrees, and the temperature difference is used to generate dispatchable electricity using ORC turbines, according to RayGen.

    The project builds on a feasibility study and development work supported by a $3 million ARENA grant in March 2020. ARENA also supported RayGen with $8.67 million in funding to develop and construct its 1-MW PV Ultra pilot project in Newbridge, Victoria. (Source: ARENA, PR, June, 2021) Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, arena@arena.gov.au, www.arena.gov.au; RayGen Resources, +61 3 8669 0380, enquiries@raygen.com, www.raygen.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ARENA,  RayGen Resources,  Solat,  Hydro,  Energy Storage,  


    Solex, Jinchen Ink Solar Module Production MoU (Int'l. Report)
    Solex Energy
    Date: 2021-06-09
    Gujarat, India-headquartered solar PV manufacturer Solex Energy Ltd is reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 1.2 GW of solar module production equipment from China's Jinchen Machinery. The new machinery is in keeping with Solex's planned production expansion.

    The first phase of 600 MW will be commissioned by October-2021, followed by the 600 MW second phase immediately following the first phase startup. It will be a fully automated production line capable of manufacturing modules up to M12/G12 multi busbar solar cells with Microgap Technology.

    The facility is planned near Surat and is in the advanced stage of completion.

    Solex Energy Limited manufactures solar photovoltaic modules and provides turnkey solar solutions for solar power plants, solar water pumps, and other utility scale applications, according to the company website. (Source: Solex Energy Ltd, Website PR, 5 June, 2021) Contact: Solex Energy Ltd., 1800 572 8787, info@solex.in, www.solex.in; Jinchen Machinery, www.jinchensolar.com/en

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    Solar PV Window Coating Innovator Raises $13.4Mn (Ind. Report)
    Next Energy Technologies
    Date: 2021-06-04
    In the Golden State, Goleta-based photovoltaic window developer Next Energy Technologies Inc reports it raise $13.4 million in a Series C funding round that should help the company commercialise its window coating technology that allows windows to function as solar panels.

    The new funds will be used to speed up the transition to large-area coating for commercialisation, pilot installations, durability testing and industry certification. Lead investors in the funding round include Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd, the innovation arm of Golden Energy and Resources Ltd and architectural glass fabricator Viracon and others. (Source: Next Energy Technologies, PR, 27 May, 2021) Contact: Next Energy Technologies, 805-222-4546, Dan Emmett, CEO,www.nextenergytech.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Next Energy Technologies,  Solar,  


    BayWa r.e. Snares Renewables Developer Enerpole (M&A, Int'l.)
    BayWa r.e.
    Date: 2021-06-02
    German renewables specialist BayWa r.e. GmbH reports it is acquiring Carcassonne-headquartered French wind and solar energy developer Enerpole. The company has a portfolio of 600-MW projects including 300 MW of solar and 300 MW of wind capacity.

    Active in France since 2005, BayWa r.e. has installed and commissioned 315 MW of wind and solar farms, and is responsible for the technical and commercial management of almost 600 MW. BayWa r.e. now has a project pipeline of 2.2 GW under development in France (1 GW wind and 1.2 GW solar) and is working on the development of technological solutions such as Floating-PV and Agri-PV in France. Worldwide, BayWa r.e. has installed over 4 GW of renewable energy capacity and manages over 10 GW of renewable energy assets. Its projects portfolio amounts to 13.7 GW under development. (Source: BayWa r.e., Website PR, 28 May, 2021) Contact: Enerpole, +33 4 68 25 72 80, www.enerpole.fr; BayWa r.e., www.baywa-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e.,  Enerpole,  Renewable Energy,  


    Johnson Controls Expands La Crosse Sustainability (Ind. Report)
    Johnson Controls
    Date: 2021-05-26
    In the Badger State, Milwaukee-headquartered Johnson Controls and the City of La Crosse have launched the next phase of the city's sustainability initiative. Building on the significant progress made through their initial sustainability investments, this next phase will deliver solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency installations throughout city fire stations, at community libraries and within several city parks as well as LED upgrades to the city's street lighting.

    The initial phases, which begun in 2019 and were completed Spring 2021, included solar arrays on 4 community buildings to generate $7.98 million in total savings and reduce energy consumption by 35 pct over the next 20 years.

    In the expanded second phase, city infrastructure updates are expected to add $3.2 million in total savings over the next 15 years for a total combined energy costs saving of $11 million.

    The City of La Crosse has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. (Source: Johnson Controls Int'l., PR, May, 2021) Contact: City of La Crosse, www.cityoflacrosse.org; Johnson Controls, Antonella Franzen, IR, 609.720.4665, antonella.franzen@jci.com, www.johnsoncontrols.com

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    BayWa r.e. Snares Czech Solar Distributor (M&A, Int'l. Report)
    BayWas r.e.
    Date: 2021-05-24
    BayWa r.e. is reporting the acquisition of leading Czech solar wholesaler Solid Power Distribution. Established in 2015, the company serves the Czech and Slovakian installer market as a distributor of high-quality components for residential and industrial end-consumers.

    . The Czech government is to achieve 22 pct of renewable energy in total energy consumption by 2030 and to that end offers a "New Green Savings Program" and other incentives for rooftop PV installations. As of 2020, the country had 2.2 GW of solar capacity, according to the release. (Source: BayWa r.e., Website PR, 20 May, 2021) Contact: BayWa r.e., www.baywa-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e. news,  Solar news,  


    Meyer Burger Opens German Solar Module Production Line (Int'l.)
    Meyer Burger
    Date: 2021-05-21
    Swiss-headquartered module maker Meyer Burger reports the opening of its first new manufacturing facility in Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, with a second plant slated to open in Frieberg before the month end.

    The Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen has a 400 MW capacity that the company says will be ramped up to 5GW by 2026 and will produce roughly 200,000 solar cells each day.

    As previously reported, Meyer Burger aims to increase its production capacity to 1.4GW by 2023, and has been awarded €22.5 million in regional German government grants to support construction of a HJ PV cell production plant in the country. (Source: Meyer Burger, PR, May, 2021)Contact: Meyer Burger, Gunter Erfurt, CEO, +41 33 221 28 00, mbtinfo@meyerburger.com, www.meyerburger.com

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    Primergy NV Solar+Stoarge Project Using Maxeon Modules (Ind. Report)
    Primergy, Maxeon
    Date: 2021-05-21
    Oakland, California-based Primergy Solar is reporting it will purchase Maxeon solar modules for its 1GW PV solar-plus-storage project in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Maxeon-supplied modules will be delivered over a four-quarter period starting in the second quarter of 2022, for project completion in by the end of 2023.

    The Gemini project is expected to utilize as many as 1.8 million shingled bifacial Performance 5 UPP solar cells manufactured by Maxeon in Malaysia and module assembly completed by Maxeon in Mexicali, Mexico.

    Maxeon's Performance 5 solar panels have a rated efficiency of up to 21.1 pct, according to the company website. (Source: Primergy, PR, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Primergy, Ty Daul, CEO, 510 485 0741, www.primergysolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Primergy news,  Maxeon news,  Solar news,  Solar Cell news,  


    Enel Commissions Second Mallorca Solar Power Plant (Int'l Report)
    Enel Green Power
    Date: 2021-05-19
    Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE) is reporting the commissioning of the new Nou Biniatria solar photovoltaic power plant in the town of Alcudia in Mallorca. The 14.96 MW plant, the company's second solar facility in Mallora, incorporates 38,800 PV panels and came in at a cost of €14 million

    Enel Green Power presently manages more than 7,794 MW of renewable capacity installed in Spain, including: 4,745 MW of hydraulic power; 2,422 MW of wind power, 624 MW of solar power, and 3 MW from other renewable sources (Source: Enel Green Power, Website PR, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

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    BayWa r.e., Silfab Solar Ink Distribution Deal (Ind. Report)
    BayWa r.e., Silfab Solar
    Date: 2021-05-19
    Santa Fe, N.M.-based BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC. reports it has become a distributor for ultra-high-efficiency, premium quality PV modules developer and manufacturer Silfab Solar, a North American manufacturer of high-performance solar modules.

    Silfab recently launched its new Elite line of solar modules, the highest efficiency, most durable module yet produced by the company. The panels operate at lower temperatures in concert with superior low-light performance, which together increase energy yield by as much as 6 pct on a kWh/kWp basis. The advanced back-contact technology reduces front-cell metallization, minimizing shading losses while simultaneously alleviating locked-in mechanical stress in the electrical contacts, according to Silfab. (Source: BayWa r.e. USA LLC, PR, May, 2021) Contact: Silfab Solar, Ryan Adams, Bus. Dev., www.silfabsolar.com; BayWa r.e. USA, David Dunlap, VP Operations, www.solar-store-us.baywa-re.com/manufacturer/silfab , www.us.baywa-re.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e. news,  Silfab Solar news,  


    AMP Energy Invests $2Bn In Aussie Renewable Energy Hub (Int'l.)
    Amp Energy
    Date: 2021-05-17
    Mississauga, Ontario-based global clean energy developer Amp Energy (Amp) reports it has invested over $2 billion in establishing the 1.3 GW Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia (REHSA).

    The REHSA facility will integrate large-scale wind, at least three solar PV, Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) assets and incorporate the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex. The PV projects will total 1,360 MW with BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio. Overall, the projects will create sufficient electricity to power 230,000 homes annually. Amp also plans to generate hydrogen for domestic and export markets from the Spencer facility to ports in Asia. (Source: AMP Energy, PR, Website, 15 May, 2021) Contact: AMP Energy, 905-271-7800, www.amp.energy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Amp Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


    424 Capital Snares QE Solar (Ind. Report, M&A)
    QE Solar
    Date: 2021-05-12
    In the Bay State, Wakefield-headquartered 424 Capital is reporting the acquisition of Cranford, New Jersey-based QE Solar , a provider of operations and maintenance (O&M) services for commercial, industrial, and utility scale solar infrastructure as well as battery energy storage systems.

    QE Solar is the largest independent provider of O&M services to commercial and industrial (C&I) scale solar PV systems in the US offering nationwide coverage with a dedicated team of over 80 field technicians and engineers. QE Solar is a full-service partner for solar asset owners and provides a comprehensive suite of O&M, commissioning, aerial thermography, engineering consulting, and construction management services for over 2.0 GW of solar C&I installations across the US.

    424 Capital works in partnership with founders and management teams to accelerate and scale for long-term growth, focusing primarily on investments in the healthcare and renewable energy spaces. (Source: 424 Capital, PR, 11 May, 2021) Contact: 424 Capital, Jenn Mosto, jmosto@424capital.com, www.424capital.com; QE Solar, www.qesolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar news,  QE Solar news,  


    First Solar, Nel Partner on PV Hydrogen Power Plants (Ind. Report)
    Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, First Solar
    Date: 2021-05-05
    Oslo-headquartered hydrogen technology specialist Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser and Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar -- global manufacturer of solar panels and developer of utility-scale solar power plants -- report they have joined forces to develop an integrated power plant control and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for PV hydrogen power plants.

    The SCADA system will enable optimization of PV-electrolyser hybrid projects resulting in lowest total cost of hydrogen and electricity. The parties will also explore further ways of optimising and integrating technology elements throughout the solar and hydrogen production plant. (Source: First Solar, Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, PR, Contact: Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, Jon Andre Lokke, CEO, www.nelhydrogen.com; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com

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    Peel Cubico Renewables JV to Develop UK Wind, Solar (Int'l.)
    Peel Cubico Renewables
    Date: 2021-05-03
    In the UK, London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments reports it has partnered with natural resources and energy business Peel NRE to created a joint venture (JV), Peel Cubico Renewables to develop more than 500 MW of onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the UK over the next 5-10 years. All electricity generated by the wind and solar projects will either flow to the grid or directly to end-users.

    Cubico Sustainable Investments is a global renewable energy investor with more than 4GW of energy capacity across 12 countries in Europe, the Americas and Oceania. (Source: Cubico Sustainable Investments, PR, Website, Power Technology, 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: Cubic Sustainable Investments, Matt Boss, www.cubicoinvest.com; Peel NRE, Rob Tate, Dir. Dev., www.peellandp.co.ok

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    Scout Clean Energy Credit Facility to Back Expansion (Ind. Report)
    Scout Clean Energy
    Date: 2021-04-28
    Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy is reporting receipt of a $50-million letter of credit facility. KeyBanc Capital Markets served as coordinating lead arranger, while Rabobank and Wells Fargo acted as joint lead arrangers to support expansion.

    Scout will use the facility primarily to provide letters of credit to support current and upcoming security requirements related to new project interconnections and power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its renewables pipeline.

    The company has over 4 GW of onshore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage projects in its 13-state pipeline and 843 MW of onshore wind farms in operation. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, Website, 26 Apr., 2021)Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, michael@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com

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    Energix Planning Roanoke Valley Solar Array (Ind. Report)
    Energix
    Date: 2021-04-26
    In the Old Dominion State, Alexandria-based Energix US, LLC, a subsidiary of Israeli renewable energy developer Energix Renewable Energies Ltd., is proposing what could become the first utility-scale, tracker-equipped solar array near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County in the Roanoke Valley.

    The 20-MW project would generate sufficient power for 2,400 homes and is subject to a conditional use permit from Franklin County and a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality permit. Construction could begin in 2022, according to Energix.

    Energix US is developing, constructing, financing and owning utility scale solar projects across the US. To date, Energix US has constructed more than 80MW of PV projects across the US. The company offers a One Stop Shop strategy and will provide its own projects with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services based on the significant experience of Energix in Israel and local executive with years of experience in this field that the company hired, according to the company website. (Source: Energix US, PR, Roanoke Times, 23 Apr., 2021) Contact: Energix US LLC, (703) 373-7345, www.energixrenewables.com, www.energix-group.com/Energix-US

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    Sungrow Supplies Iowa's Largest PV Power Plant (Ind. Report)
    Sungrow
    Date: 2021-04-21
    San Francisco-based renewable energy iverter supplier Sungrow reports it has supplied 34 inverters completing a 127.5 MW solar facility in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa.

    The Wapello Solar project -- the largest solar project in the state -- was developed by Clenera and constructed by RES, and features 318,000 Risen Energy bifacial solar panels mounted on FTC Solar's Voyager single-axis trackers. The facility began commercial operation on March 8, and has a 25-year PPA with Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO). (Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd, PR , 20 Apr., 2021) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, www.sungrowpower.com; RES Group, www.res-group.com Clenera, www.clenera.com; Central Iowa Power Cooperative, www.cipco.net

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    Northland Power Acquires 540 MW Wind, Solar Portfolio (M&A)
    Northland Power,Helia Renovables
    Date: 2021-04-16
    In Toronto, Northland Power Inc. is reporting a definitive agreement with Madrid-based venture capital fund Helia Renovables, FCR for the acquisition of a 540-MW operating portfolio of onshore renewable projects in Spain.

    The Portfolio includes 33 operating assets comprised of onshore wind (424 MW), solar PV (66 MW), and concentrated solar (50 MW) located throughout Spain. Total cash consideration to be paid for the Portfolio upon closing will be €345 million (Cdn. $520 million) together with the assumption of debt in the amount of €716 million (Cdn.$1,075 million). The acquisition is expected to close in Q3, 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. (Source: Northland Power, Website PR, 14 Apr., 2021)Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Helia Renovables, www.dnb.com/business-directory/companyprofiles.helia_renovables_fcr.17923b9d5b34a27511c140416afe2293.html

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    Endesa Claims 7.5 MWp Spanish Solar Contract (Int'l. Report)
    ENdesa
    Date: 2021-04-16
    Madrid-headquartered Spanish electric utility Endesa reports it will install solar power systems totaling 7.45 MWp at Austrian wood panel manufacturer Kronospan's plants in Burgos and Salas, Spain.

    The projects will be delivered simultaneously on a turn-key basis through Endesa's smart energy solutions business Endesa X using over 16,000 PV modules. The projects are expected to be completed before the year end. (Source: Endesa SA, Website PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: Endesa SA, www.endesa.com/en

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    Hunt Perovskite Tech. Scores $2.5Mn DOE Funding (Ind. Report)
    Hunt Perovskite Technologies
    Date: 2021-04-16
    Dallas-based Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT) reports it has been selected to receive $2.5 million in funding from the US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program for research and development of more efficient and commercially viable perovskite photovoltaic (PV) devices. HPT is one of the 22 selected to receive a total of $40 million.

    The DOE funding is for projects that could increase access to reliable electricity by improving the country's understanding of perovskite stability. Eventually, the department hopes to enable the domestic production of high-efficiency perovskite devices. (Source: Hunt Perovskite Technologies, PR, Website, Apr., 2021) Contact: Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Scott Burton, CEO, info@huntperovskite.com, www.huntperovskite.com; US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office

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    Meyer Burger Scores €22.5Mn Grant for Solar Cell Plant (Int'l.)
    Meyer Burger
    Date: 2021-04-14
    Switzerland-based PV manufacturing equipment supplier and solar technology specialist Meyer Burger Technology Ltd reports the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the Federal Republic of Germany are pledging up to €15 million in environmental protection aid for the establishment of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell production in the city of Bitterfeld-Wolfen. An additional €7.5 million public investment grant for construction of the facility was also committed .

    The funds support the significant environmental advantages Meyer Burger's heterojunction technology (HJT) for solar cell production , compared to conventional manufacturing processes. The company notes the establishment of the HJT production lines and the sales organization are progressing as planned and production is expected to start in Q2, this year. (Source: M Meyer Burger, Website PR, Apr. 2021) Contact: Meyer Burger, Gunter Erfurt, CEO, +41 33 221 28 00, mbtinfo@meyerburger.com, www.meyerburger.com

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