According to the NSW's Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 comprehensive roadmap, three previously identified rural renewables zones could spur AU$23 billion ($14.1 billion) of private sector investment.
The NSW state government and Australian federal governments have committed to invest almost AU$2 billion ($1.21 billion) in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects over the next ten years, according to the Ministry release.
(Source: NSW Ministry for Energy and Environment, PV Tech, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact:
Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Keen, Minister, www.nsw.gov.au/your-government/ministers/minister-for-energy-and-environment
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Infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight has £4 billion of energy infrastructure assets under management and renewables assets totaling 2.2GW.
Belltown, which has a total pipeline of 2-3GW in various stages of development, including 335MW under construction currently entering construction,
has delivered over 200MW of wind, solar PV and hydro projects to date, according to the company.
(Source: Foresight Group, renews, 24 Mar., 2020) Contact: Belltown Power UK, Paul Hewitt, CEO, +44 117 303 5217, www.belltownpower.com;
Foresight Group, +44 (0) 20 3667 8100, www.foresightgroup.eu www.foresight-group.com
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The $400 million, 500 MWac Ibri II solar project is an Independent Power Project (IPP) and Oman's largest utility-scale solar PV Independent Power Project to date. The project, to be developed on a 15-year BOO (build, own, operate) contract basis, and will generate sufficient power for 33,000 homes. (Source: ACWA Power, Const. Bus. News, 24 Mar.,2020)
Contact: ACWA Power, Paddy Padmanathan, CEO, +966 11 2835555, +966 11 2835500 - fax., twitter.com/acwapower, www.acwapower.com
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The portfolio of 15 solar projects is currently under development and accredited under Canada's now discontinued feed-in tariff (FiT) programme. (Source: ReneSola, PR, 24 Mar., 2020)
Contact: Grasshopper Energy, 866-310-1575,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.grasshopperenergy.com; ReneSola Ltd, Josef Kastner, VP, Willy Lin, CFA, +86 (21) 6280-9180 x155, email@example.com, www.renesolapower.com
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The BayWa r.e. Scholarship Fund will contribute 100 pct of tuition fees to nine future solar professionals who will receive training via SEI's PV101, PV203 and/or PV201L/PV301L classes and lab(s).
(Source: BayWa r.e., Solar Systems, Mar., 2020) Contact: BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, Christine Owens, VP Marketing , www.us.baywa-re.com/en; Solar Energy International, 970-527-7657, www.solarenergy.org
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Meanwhile, China's photovoltaic power generation capacity reached 224.3 billion kwh, a year-on-year growth of 26.3 pct while
China's PV products exports grew 29 pct to $20.78 billion for a year-on-year growth of 29 percent and the second highest in history. (Source: China National Energy Administration, News Ghana, 9 Mar., 2020) Contact: China Photovoltaic Industry Association, +86 10 6820 0513, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chinapv.org.cn; China National
Energy Administration, http://english.www.gov.cn/state_council/2014/10/01/content_281474991089761.htm
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The company, which claims to have invested approximately £850 million ($1.088 billion) in clean energy projects throughout the 2010s, intends to divest its solar and wind portfolio over the next two years. The company will, however,
consider global opportunities that include "technologies that enable high penetration of renewables", transportation electrification and other decarbonisation and energy efficiency ventures.
(Source: John Laing, PR, PV Tech 4 Mar., 2020)
Contact: John Laing Group plc, +44 (0) 20 7901 3200, email@example.com, www.laing.com
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The study, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, tracked 300,000 trees over 30 years, providing the first large-scale evidence of the decline in carbon uptake by the world's tropical forests. The researchers combined data from two large research networks of forest observations in Africa and the Amazon, as well as years spent traveling to remote field sites
The Rfp is seeking proposals for a solar developer to conduct assessments for at least 100 homeowners who have already signed up for the program, as well as homeowners who continue to sign up through the program period.
The program is being launched after eight Southwest Virginia -- Central Appalachia -- communities were designated under the national SolSmart program for encouraging the growth of local solar energy markets.
(Source: Solar Workshop, Mar.,2020) Contact; Solar Workshop, Chelsea Barnes, (276) 207-9636, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The € 25 million ($27.1 million), 7-turbine installation is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 30,000 homes and avoid around 63,157 tpy of pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.
Overall, the autonomous community has 3,033 MW of wind and 980 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in operation, and a project pipeline of 5,400 MW.
(Source: Naturgy, Renewables, 26 Feb., 2020)
Contact: Naturgy Energy Group, www.naturgy.com
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The tendered solar power plants, as part of Phase I of the Noor PV II Multi-Site Solar Programme, will include both photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies to produce 800 MW with a storage capacity of 5 hours.
At least nine sites have been pre-selected for the implementation of the first phase of the Noor PV II Multi-Site Solar Programme. Expressions of interest are due before the month end. (Source: MASEN, MiddleEast Utilities, 16 Feb., 2020)Contact: Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, +212 5375-74550, www.masen.ma/en
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Of the total, $39 million is earmarked for one or two projects seeking to develop a test site to speed up the commercialization of supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles used by concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Up to 11 projects will qualify for a total of $30 million for developing community microgrids and boosting the cybersecurity for solar inverters and power plants.
An additional $15 million will be shared by between * and 12 projects aimed at prolonging the lifespan of PV systems and cut hardware costs for plants using traditional silicon solar cells, as well as thin-film, tandem and perovskite cells. Innovative solar manufacturing projects, emerging technologies, solar farm siting and
artificial intelligence applications for the solar sector will also qualify for funding under this offering. (Source: US DOE, Feb., 2020) Contact: US DOE, www.energy.gov › eere › office-energy-efficiency-renewable-energy,
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The development of "grid-forming" controls will allow wind and solar inverters to form voltage and frequency levels like traditional generators, creating an opportunity for greater and more resilient integration of these resources into the grid.
(Source: GE Research, PR, 7 Feb., 2020)
Contact: DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, energy.gov/solar-office; GE Research, www.ge.com › research
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The project, which will incorporate approximately 400,000 PV panels for an annual capacity of 120MW, is slated to come online in 2021 and will be connected to existing infrastructure.
(Source: Shell Australia, PR, CSO. 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: Shell Australia. Shell Energy, Greg Joiner, VP Australia, +61 8 9338 6600,
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The order calls for the delivery of bifacial polycrystalline PERC modules, of the BiHiKu (CS3W-PB-AG) type, which, according to Canadian Solar, enhance power production when installed in a limited area and "dramatically" cut the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of the solar plant. The high-power HiKu (CS3W-P) modules are also part of the deal.
BP acquired a 43 pct stake equity share in Lightsource Renewable Energy in 2017 for $200 million over three years, and the company was then relabeled Lightsource BP.
(Source: Canadian Solar Solutions, PR, Feb., 2020)
Contact: Canadian Solar Solutions, www.canadiansolar.com; Lightsource BP, Carl Jackson, Director Utility-scale Solar Initiatives, +44 0 333 200 0755, www.lightsourcebp.com
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Qatar's first large-scale solar power plant, Al Kharsaah , will incorporate 2 million bifacial solar modules with trackers and is expected to initially come online in 2021 before reaching its full capacity in 2022.
The project will be developed and operated by Siraj 1 SPV, jointly owned by the Consortium of Total Solar International and Marubeni together holding 40 pct and Siraj Energy holding 60 pct.(Source: Total, Various Media, Renewable Energy, 24 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Total, www.total.com/en;
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The first stage of the project, which has bee sold to Iberdrola, will incorporate 210 MW of wind capacity and 110 MW of solar capacity
has been sold to Iberdrola, DP Energy will hold a proposed second stage featuring more solar PV and a battery storage capacity.
The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Hub will result in a significant increase in the share of wind and solar in the state's grid, and has been welcomed by the Liberal state government, which aims to reach net 100 per cent renewables by around 2030.
(Source: Iberdrola, IEEF.org, 15 Jan., 2020)Contact: Iberdrola,
Fernando Santamaria, Australia Manager, www.iberdrolarenewables.com;
DP Energy, +353 22 23955, www.dpenergy.com
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The projects, which will incorporate Astronergy Solar solar modules, are in keeping with the company's strategy of targeting locations and smaller size utility-scale projects that can be easily connected to the grid.
(Source: MPower, PV Mag., 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: MPower, Nathan Wise, CEO, +61 3 9765 0555,
+61 3 9765 0577 - fax, email@example.com, www.mpower.com.au; Astronergy Solar, +86 571 5675 8864,
+86 571 5675 3388 - fax,
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TerraForm has stakes in 2,392MW of wind and 1,674MW of solar PV facilities in the US, Europe, Canada, Chile and Uruguay.
The deal is board, regulatory and other approvals. (Source: Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, WindPower, 13 Jan., 2020)
Contact: Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions, Gordon Hicks, CEO, (905) 943-4100, www.brookfieldgis.com;
TerraForm Power, (240) 762-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.terraform.com
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Clean Energy Group is a national, nonprofit advocacy organization working on innovative technology, finance, and policy programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change.
Established in 2010 as the nation's first local green bank, NYCEEC is a 501(c)(3) mission-driven lender focused exclusively on energy efficiency and clean energy in buildings.
(Source: Clean Energy Group, Vermont Business, 9 Jan., 2020)
Contact: NYCEC, Jessica Luk, Director of Development, www.nyceec.com;
Clean Energy Group, Robert Sanders, email@example.com, www.cleanenergygroup.org;
Kresge Foundation, www.kresge.org
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Buildings are responsible for more than 70 pct of greenhouse gas emissions in NYC, according to the Climate Mobilization Act.
(Source: silive, 12 Jan., 2020) Contact: NYC Climate Mobilization Act, www.council.nyc.gov/data/green
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The project is divided into two phases, the first phase of which began in Aug, 2019, and incorporates 17,422 ground and roof-mounted solar modules producing 7,700,000 kWh solar energy per annum .
Founded by core management team of DuPont Solar Business, legal experts and investment bankers, NEFIN has collectively delivered over 180MW of utility-scale, commercial and industrial rooftop solar systems worldwide. (Source: Viet Nam News, MediaOutreach, 8 Jan., 2020)
Contact: NEFIN, nefinco.com
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Construction is slated to begin sometime during the first half of 2020, with full commercial operations targeted for 2021.
Since 2007, Greengate has developed close to 600 MW of operating -- or near-operating -- wind energy projects in Alberta and Ontario, and is currently pursuing the development of close to 1,000 MW of new solar and wind energy projects.
(Source: Greengate, Good News Network, 3 Jan., 2020) Contact: Greengate Power Corp., Dan Balaban, Pres., CEO, Dan Phaure, VP Bus. Dev., (403) 930-1300, www.greengatepower.com
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The total was raised from Canadian pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) through sale of 6,493,506 equity shares at $11.55 per share.
CDPQ's equity interest in Azure Power now stands at 49.4 pct.
Azure Power has a pan-India portfolio of more than 3 GW. (Source: Azure Power, PV Mag., 17 Dec., 2019) Contact: Azure Power, Ranjit Gupta, CEO, +91-11-4940-9854, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.azurepower.com
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With the new solar additions, Sonnedix's total Italian operating capacity stands at 194 MW.
(Source: Sonnedix, 17 Dec., 2019) Contact: Sonnedix, Axel Thiemann, CEO, email@example.com, www.sonnedix.com
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The Triton Pandora Box can operate efficiently at a maximum input voltage of 600 V from solar PV & wind turbines and includes builtin wireless monitoring (GSM/Wi-Fi) via Triton CMS online and mobile platform.
The transformerless Triton Pandora Box for both indoor and outdoor installation is the ideal compact single-phase inverter for residential and small-scale commercial applications with a power category of 5 kW Industry-leading features now come standard with the Triton Pandora Box.
(Source: Triton Solar, PTI, Business Wire India, 15 Dec., 2019) Contact: Triton Solar, (856) 390-0066, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tritonsolar.com
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The commission approved Conditional Use Permits for the installation of 19 commercial-scale wind turbines and up to 40 PV panels -- including support structures and electrical transmission equipment -- for the adjoining Cedar Creek Solar Project.
(Source: rPlus Energies, Bingham County Chronicle, 14 Dec., 2019)
Contact: rPlus Energies, www.rplusenergies.com
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The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a member of the consortium developing the project, owns 30 pct of the project and guarantees the EBRD loan. Other consortium members include: EDF Renouvelables which holds 35 pct of the project and the Moroccan company Green of Africa with 10 pct; Moroccan Sustainable Energy Agency (Masen) owns the remaining 25 pct of the Noor Midelt I hybrid solar project. The Noor Midelt I power plant will combine PV solar energy and concentrated solar energy.
The project, which is expected to come in at €740 million,
will be designed and constructed by Gijon, Spain-based TSK and is expected to be completed in 2022.(Source: EBRD, Afrik21, 9 Dec., 2019)Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
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The projects, which are expected to be online prior to January 1, 2024, will double NV Energy's renewable energy resources portfolio to include 57 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and supported rooftop solar projects both in service and under development. (Source: NV Energy, PR, 5 Dec., 2019) Contact: NV Energy, Doug Cannon, Pres., CEO,
Kristen Saibini, Corporate Communications,, 775-834-3891, email@example.com,
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The contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will also feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output. Turbine delivery is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2021 while commissioning is planned for Q3, 2021.
(Source: Vestas, Various Media, Saur, 26 Nov., 2019)
Contact: EPV Energia Oy, +358 10 505 5000 , www.epv.fi; Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vestas.com
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The solar PV system will be installed by Naperville-based Bright Life Renewable Energy, LLC. Bright Life initiated the C-PACE application with their client through the IECA,
a not-for-profit organization committed to bringing C-PACE program administration to the Chicagoland area. (Source: Illinois Energy Conservation Authority, PR, RE Journals, Nov., 2019) Contact: Illinois Energy Conservation Authority, www.iecapace.org; C-PACE Alliance, Cliff Kellogg (202) 744-1984, email@example.com, www.c-pacealliance.com
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Under the agreement, the developer will scout and develop photovoltaic greenfield projects in Italy with the aim of reaching an aggregate authorized capacity of at least 250 MW over a three-year period. The Developer is currently in various advanced development stages of projects in an aggregate capacity of approximately 100 MW. It is currently estimated by the Developer that projects with an aggregate capacity of approximately 70 MW will achieve "ready to build" status by the end of 2020.
The Framework Agreement provides that when the first project under the Framework Agreement achieves the positive environmental impact assessment, the parties will negotiate the terms of a model lump-sum, turnkey EPC contract and O&M contract, which will be executed with the Developer in connection with all projects acquired under the Framework Agreement.
To date, Ellomay has evaluated numerous opportunities and invested significant funds in the renewable, clean energy and natural resources industries in Israel, Italy and Spain.
(Source: Ellomay Capital Ltd., PR, 19 Nov., 2019) Contact: Ellomay, Ran Fridrich, CEO,
Kalia Weintraub , CFO, +972 (3) 797-1111,
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Azelio's systems will feature solar PV, wind, as well as its power storage unit, which will ensure supply of base-load energy. The projects include a 13kWe energy storage that is slated for completion in 2021, followed by other projects including 15MWe in 2022, 35MWe in 2023 and 70MWe in 2024.
Privately held Biodico builds, owns and operates sustainable biofuel and renewable energy facilities; conducts R&D with the U.S. Navy; and collaborates with strategic joint venture partners to patent and commercialize proprietary technologies for the sustainable multi-feedstock modular production of next-generation biofuels.
(Source: Azelio, Power Tech, 19 Nov., 2019) Contact: Biodico, Russell Teall, CEO, (805) 683-8103, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biodico.com; Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46-709-40-35-80, email@example.com, www.azelio.com
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Shizen has contributed to the development of about 1GW of renewable energy projects in Japan as well as solar PV projects in Brazil, Vietnam and Thailand.
Northland has a net interest in more than 2GW of operational clean energy projects worldwide, including
a 60 stake in the 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster under development in Taiwan.
(Source: Japanese Wind Power Association, Northland Power, Wind Power Monthly, 18 Nov., 2019)
Contact: Northland Power Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com;Shizen Energy, +81 3-3868-0344, www.shizenenergy.net; Japanese Wind Power Association, www.jwpa.jp
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The data noted that solar, wind and other renewable sources generated around 183 billion kWh of electricity in the first three quarters of 2019.
Renewables accounted for nearly 50 per cent more energy production than lignite and bituminous coal, which contributed 125 billion kWh to the total.
Onshore wind power remained the leading source of renewable energy in the period under review with nearly 72 billion kWh followed by PV at 41 billion kWh. (Source: Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg, Power Engineering, 2 Nov., 2019)Contact: Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW), +49 (0)711 78 70-0,
+49 (0)711 78 70-100 - fax.,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zsw-bw.de; German Association of Energy and Water Management, en.dwa.de
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The Energizing Insular Communities grants for energy efficiency and related projects are going to:
The Energizing Insular Communities grant program provides funding for energy strategies that reduce the cost of electricity and reduce the cost of energy to consumers. Funds under this program are appropriated annually by the U.S. Congress. (Source: US DOI, Marianas Variety, 3 Nov., 2019)
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The first 3 GW phase of the Yancheng facility is expected to begin production across 11 lines around June, 2020. Construction on a second 3 GW phase will commence one year later with the total 6 GW facility planned for completion within three years. Runergy supplies module manufacturers including Trina Solar, CSI, Jinko, GCL and Risen. (Source: Run Sunshine Technology, PV Mag, 29 Oct., 2019)
Contact: Run Sunshine Technology, Runergy, www.researchgate.net/institution/Beijing_Bo_Run_Sunshine_Technology
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Offshore wind presently accounts for only 0.3 percent of global electricity generation, according to the IEA. Based on current and proposed policies, capacity is set to increase 15-fold over the next two decades, turning wind power into a $1 trillion business, according to the IEA.
In Europe, offshore wind will soon beat new natural gas-fired capacity on cost and be on a par with solar PV and onshore wind.
The UK today has the biggest capacity for wind power, but China is likely to have the largest offshore wind fleet by 2025. The industry is also growing in markets such as the United States, Taiwan and Japan.
(Source: IEA, Reuters , Oct., 2019) Contact: International Energy Agency, Dr. Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00, www.iea.org
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Acciona plans to commission the first eight projects, with some 1,200 MW of rated capacity, before the end of 2023. Tenaska, through its solar unit Tenaska Solar Ventures, will work with Acciona to finalize the development of the projects.
Presently, Acciona has over 1,245 MW of wind power assets installed or under construction in North America, and owns and operates a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near Las Vegas. (Source: Acciona, Power Engineering, Oct., 2019)Contact: Acciona Energia, www.acciona-energia.com; Tenaska, (402) 691-9700, email@example.com, www.tenaskacapital.com
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The capacity is distributed between 20 projects in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, within the area of the PJM Interconnection and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) transmission markets. Acciona plans to commission the first eight projects, with some 1,200 MW of rated capacity, before the end of 2023. Tenaska, through its solar unit Tenaska Solar Ventures, will work with Acciona to finalize the development of the projects, according to the company.
Acciona presently has more than 1,245 MW of wind power assets installed or under construction in North America as well as a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant near Las Vegas, Nevada. (Source: Acciona Energia, Power Engineering, 21 Oct., 2019)Contact: Acciona Energia, www.acciona-energia.com; Tenaska, (402) 691-9700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tenaskacapital.com
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The acquisitions grow Greenbacker's power generation capacity to about 552 MW, including 172.3 MW of wind, 367.7 MW of solar and 12 MW of biomass.
(Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Renewables Now, 18 Oct., 2019) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, 888-292-3178, www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com
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The world spent about $2.6 trillion on renewable energy projects during the decade, over three times the amount spent from 2000 to 2009. Solar PV investments totaled around $1.3 trillion, and onshore and offshore wind investment totaled around $1 trillion. Globally, solar energy capacity increased by 638 GW between 2009 and 2019, while coal-fired capacity increased by 529 GW, wind capacity increased 487 GW, and natural gas capacity increased 436 GW. In 2018, $41 billion was invested in coal worldwide.
China's spending on renewable electricity was the highest in the world at $758 billion from 2000 to the first half of 2019. The US was second with $356 billion, followed by Japan at $202 billion. The European nations spent around $698 billion on wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources, with Germany and the UK spending the most. It is expected that 330 GW of new wind power capacity will come online over the next five years, driven primarily by onshore wind power projects in the US and China. Investments in renewable power capacity in 2018, however, dropped 38 pct in China and by 6 pct in the US, while rising 45 pct in Europe.
The report predicts that electric power demand for coal will fall to 17 pct of total generation by 2050. Moody's Investors Service predicts coal will represent 11 pct of total U.S. power generation by 2030 -- down from 27 pct in 2018. The over 50 pct drop in coal demand from utilities by 2030 implies that coal demand would decline by about 7 pct per year on average over the next 10 years.
Download the US EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2019 -- Projections to 2050 report
HERE. (Source: US EIA, Sept., 2019) Contact: US EIA, www.eia.gov
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Out of the five projects, three will be developed in Texas. Juno, a 425MW project is scheduled to begin construction in February 2020, while Titan, a 375MW project is slated for Culberson County with an expected expected ground-breaking in March 2020. The Aragorn project will have an installed capacity of 250MW will be built at Culberson Country, with construction works expected to begin in June 2020.
In California, the company will develop Athos I and Athos II in Riverside County in June and October 2020 respectively.
First Solar will supply more than 3.7 million thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules for these projects. Signal Energy will handle engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities.
(Source: Interstate Power, Power Tech., 26 Sept., 2019) Contact: Interstate Power, Sheldon Kimber, CEO, www.intersectpower.com
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The company cites the projected rapid expansion of the energy storage market as a chief reason for the expansion
(Source: CATL, PV Mag, 24 Sept., 2019) Contact: Contemporary Amperex Technology, +86 0 593 258 3668, (248) 289-6200 – Detroit Office, www.catlbattery.com
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SEAT is currently working on the Life Methamorphosis project to obtain biomethane from previously selected waste and animal slurry from a farm in Lleida, Spain. The new Life Landfill Biofuel project is a step further as the raw material originates directly from the landfill, without prior separation.
Other project participants include FCC, IVECO, The University of Granada, the CARTIF Foundation, SYSADVANCE and Gasnam. SEAT previously developed a similar project with Aqualia to convert waste water into biofuel.
(Source: SEAT S.A. Website, Strategic Research Institute, 24 Sept., 2019) Contact: Universitat de LLeida, Departament de Produccie Vegetal, www.pvcf.udl.cat; SEAT, www.seat.com
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The PV plants include 50 MW facilities at the GDE Bulilima Solar Energy Project; the Sable Solar Farm Project at Kwekwe, Midlands province; the Gwayi Solar Project in Matabeleland North; and the Rufaro Solar Farm Project at Marondera. As of December 2018, Zimbabwe had only 11 MW of installed solar capacity, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IREA).
RFP details HERE. (Source: Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, pv mag, Sept., 2019) Contact: Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, + 263 4 7501718,
+ 263 4 749012 -- fax., email@example.com,
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