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Solar World Leader in Renewable Energy Job Creation (Int[l.)
IRENA
Date: 2020-09-30
The Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) recently released Renewable Energy and Jobs Report for 2020 reports the worldwide renewable energy sector created an estimated 11.5 million jobs, 63 pct of which were in Asia, in 2019.

Specific to PV solar, 87 pct of all jobs were concentrated in ten countries with China in the lead with 2.2 million jobs, way ahead of the U.S. with around 240,000 solar energy jobs. (Source: IRENA, Sept., 2020) Contact: IRENA, +971 241 79000, info@irena.org, www.irena.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News IRENA,  Renewable Energy,  Solar,  


Iberdrola, Fertiberia Launch Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
Iberdrola, Fertiberia
Date: 2020-07-24
Iberdrola and Madrid-based Fertiberia are reporting an agreement to invest €150 million to construct Europe's largest green hydrogen plant in Puertollano, in Ciudad Real, Spain.

The plant, which will incorporate a 100 MW PV solar plant, a lithium-ion battery system with a storage capacity of 20 MWh and one of the largest electrolytic hydrogen production systems in the world (20 MW), is expected to be completed and operational in 2021.

The facility's green hydrogen production will be used at Fertiberia's 200,000 tpy ammonia plant in Puertollano.

Download plant details HERE. (Source: Iberdrola, Fertiberia, PR, reve, 24 July, 2020) Contact: Fertiberia, Javier Goni, Pres., +34 915866200, Fax: +34 915866232, fertiberia@fertiberia.es, www.fertiberia.com; Iberdrola, www.iberdrolarenewables.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Green Hydrogen,  


Orsted Snares 2nd U.S. Solar Project (Ind. Report, M&A)
Orsted
Date: 2020-07-13
Copenhagen-headquartered global energy player Orsted is reporting acquisition of the 227MW AC Muscle Shoals PV solar project which is under construction in Colbert County, Alabama.

The project -- the company's second U.S. solar venture -- will incorporate panels supplied by First Solar and is expected to come online in Q3, 2021. (Source: Orsted, Republic World, 19 July, 2020) Contact: Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Solar,  


Adani Plans Major PV Solar Production Expansion (Int'l. Report)
Adani Green Energy
Date: 2020-06-19
Gujarat, India-based Adani Green Energy Ltd, part of the diversified Adani Group, reports it expects to invest $6 billion to ad 2 GW of solar cell and module manufacturing capacity. The move follows Adani Green Energy's previously reported winning bid to manufacture 8 GW of photovoltaic solar power projects over the next five years.

The first 2 GW of solar generation capacity will be commissioned by 2022. The project will be in various locations, including a 2 GW single-site generation project, the company said. (Source: Adani Green Energy Ltd., AgMetal Miner, 17 June, 2020) Contact: Adani Green Energy, +91-79-2656 5555, info@adani.com, www.adanigreenenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Adani Green Energy news,  Solar news,  PV news,  


Puerto Rican Mega Solar Project Advancing (Ind. Report)
Greenbriar Capital
Date: 2020-05-04
British Columbia-headquartered Greenbriar Capital Corp. reports the inking of an an agreement with Beijing-based China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) to design, build, equip and construct its Montalva solar project -- the largest renewable energy project in the Caribbean -- in Puerto Rico.

The 80MW AC PV Montalva project will will have the capability to expand up to 165 MW AC. Greenbriar believes the the roughly $191 million project will save the people of Puerto Rico up to $2 billion in fuel and operating costs over the 35 years of the power purchase agreement. (Source: Greenbriar Capital Corp., Investor Ideas, 1 May, 2020) Contact: Greenbriar Capital Corp., 949.903.5906, 604.608.9572 -fax., investorrelations@greenbriarcapitalcorp.com, www.greenbriarcapitalcorp.ca; China Machinery Engineering Corporation, en.cmec.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PV Solar,  Solar,  


Tenders Sought for 400MWp Moroccan Solar Power Projects (Int'l.)
Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy
Date: 2020-02-17
In Rabat, he Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) reports the release of a Call for Tenders from independent power producers (IPPs) for the construction of several photovoltaic solar power plants to produce 400 MWp.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News MASEN,  CSP Solar,  Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy,  PV Solar ,  


EBRD Loans €45Mn for Moroccan Hybrid Solar Project (Int'l.)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Date: 2019-12-11
In London, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is reporting it will loan €45Mn for the development of the Noor Midelt I hybrid solar project in central Morocco.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  Solar,  


130MW Egyptian PV Solar Projects Now On Line (Int'l Report)
EDF Renewables,Elsewedy Electric
Date: 2019-08-21
Two major Egyptian photovoltaic plants totaling 130-MW are reported to now be online and generating sufficient electric power for as many as 140,000 homes. The projects in the Aswan Valley were developed, financed, constructed and are owned by a joint venture between Cairo-based Elsewedy Electric and French renewable developer EDF Renewables. Both pprojects have a 25-year PPA with the state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company.

The Egyptian government is aiming to generate 20 pct of the country's power from renewable sources by 2022, increasing to 42 pct by 2035. (Source: EDF Renewables, Middle East Utilities, 20 Aug., 2019) Contact: Elsewedy Electric, www.elsewedyelectric.com; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Solar,  PV Solar,  Egypt Solar,  


Canadian Solar Touts Alberta PV Solar Power Agreement (Ind. Report)
Canadian Solar, Direct Energy
Date: 2019-08-19
Guelph, Ontario-headquartered solar power specialist Canadian Solar Inc. is reporting an agreement with Centrica PLC subsidiary Direct Energy for the purchase of electricity from its 32 MWp/23 MWac Suffield solar facility in Southeastern Alberta. The Suffield solar facility is anticipated to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Alberta when fully operational in 2020.

The Suffield project will incorporate Canadian Solar's high efficiency BiKu bifacial solar modules that produce electricity from both sides of the solar panel as well as single-axis trackers,

As previously reported, the Suffield project received $15.3 million in funding through Natural Resources Canada's Emerging Renewable Power Program. (Source: Canadian Solar, Others, newkerala, 18 Aug., 2019) Contact: Centrica PLC, www.centrica.com; Canadian Solar Solutions, www.canadiansolar.com; Direct Energy, Mike Senff, VP, (416) 758-8700, www.directenergybusiness.com

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


First Cdn. Transparent PV Glass Solar Window Installed (Ind. Report)
Belnor Engineering
Date: 2019-05-10
Mississauga, Ontario-based Belnor Engineering is reporting the installation of Canada's first transparent photovoltaic solar window at the Centre for Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (CITE Facility) at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario.

In an effort to bolster their sustainability initiatives, the institution decided to be the first to incorporate Onyx Solar amorphous silicon (a-Si) technology into CITE's building envelope. Also known as a curtain-wall, this large window of 20 pct transparency incorporates 18 photovoltaic glass panels totaling 510 square-feet. The installation's peak power amounts to 1.3 KW

The $85-million project was designed by Perkins + Will Architects Canada and financially supported by the federal and provincial governments. (Source: Belnor Engineering Inc., PR, 9 May, 2019) Contact: Belnor Engineering Inc., Supriya Verma (PR Director), (905) 264-6372, info@belnor.com, www.belnor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PV Solar,  


DEWA CSP-PV Solar Park Achieves Financial Close (Int'l. Report)
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
Date: 2019-04-26
In the UAE, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the consortium led by ACWA Power and Silk Road Fund, are reporting the financial closing of the $13 billion, 950MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

According to a DEWA release, the project will use 700MW of CSP; 600MW from a parabolic basin complex and 100MW from a solar tower; and 250MW from photovoltaic solar panels and will provide sufficient clean energy for 320,000 residences and reduce 1.6 million tpy of carbon emissions.

The 44 square kilometer project has achieved several world records., including the world's lowest CSP Levelized Cost of Electricity of 7.3 cents (US) per kWh and the lowest Levelized Cost of Electricity for photovoltaic technology of 2.4 cents (US) cents per kWh. The project will feature the world's tallest solar tower at 260 metres and the largest thermal storage capacity of 15 hours, according to the release. (Source: DEWA, ESI Africa, 25 April, 2019) Contact: DEWA, www.dewa.gov.ae

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority,  Solar,  CSP,  PV ,  


PA Utilities Seek Solar PV Alternative Energy Credits (Ind. Report)
FirstEnergy Corp
Date: 2019-01-23
In the Keystone State, FirstEnergy Corp subsidiaries Pennsylvania Power Company, Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Metropolitan Edison Company, are reportedly seeking the purchase 120,500 Solar PV Alternative Energy Credits (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period. Suppliers will enter into a separate deal and provide the credits in tranches of 500 per year.

The Brattle Group will launch an RfP for the purchase of SPAECs this month. Applications are due by February 5, 2019, and bids due by February 27, 2019. Deliveries of SPAECs are expected this year. (Source: FirstEnergy, Renewables, 21 Jan., 2019) Contact: The Brattle Group, (202 955-5050, (415) 217-1000, www.brattle.com; First Energy, www.firstenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PV Solar,  Solar Energy Credit,  Brattle Group,  FirstEnergy Corp.,  Solar,  


NREL High on U.S. Floating Solar Potential (Ind. Report)
NREL
Date: 2019-01-07
According to Floating PV: Assessing the Technical Potential of Photovoltaic Systems on Man-Made Water Bodies in the Continental U.S., a recent study from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), floating pv solar (FPV) projects across more than 24,000 man-made US reservoirs could generate approximately 10 pct of the nation's annual electricity production and, at the same time, reduce the land requirements for conventional ground mount PV power plants by at least 2.1 million hectares. (Source: NREL, PV Tech, Jan., 2018) Contact: NREL, Jordan Macknick, Research Team Leader, www.nrel.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News NREL,  Solar,  Floating Solar,  


Omega Geracao Taking Stake in Brazil's Largest Solar Farm (Int'l)
Omega Geraçao
Date: 2018-08-17
The Brazilian company Omega Geracao reports it is acquiring a 50 pct in the Pirapora solar complex in the state of Minas Gerais. EDF Renewables in Brazil will hold 30 pct and Canadian Solar 20 percent.

Omega's 50 pct stake was valued at $283.6 million, subject to certain conditions and final financing disbursements.

Pirapora is the largest pv solar site in operation in Brazil with an installed capacity of 321 MW. Pirapora will be Omega's first solar investment and, after completion of the transaction, solar energy will account for 25 pct of the Company's installed capacity, while wind and hydroelectric power will represent 62 pct and 13 pct, respectively. (Source: Omega Geracao, Renewable Energy, 15 Aug., 2018) Contact: Omega Geracao, www.omegageracao.com.br; EDF Renewables – Brazil, + 55 21 3993 7650, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  EDF Renewables,  


NextEra, SRP Complete Arizona Solar+Storage Plant (Ind. Report)
NextEra Energy Resources,Salt River Project
Date: 2018-05-18
Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project (SRP) are touting the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), a 258,000 panel, 20-MW integrated PV solar plant equipped with a battery energy storage system. PCSEC, Arizona's largest utility-scale solar energy center paired with a battery storage system, will generate sufficient solar energy to power 5,000 homes and will store excess energy in a state-of-the-art 10-MW lithium-ion battery storage system.

SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the plant, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. SRP, which aims to meet 20 pct of its retail electricity requirements through sustainable resources by 2020, is on schedule to meet that goal by utilizing solar, wind, geothermal and hydro power and energy-efficiency measures. SRP also aims to reduce the amount of carbon emissions intensity by 33 pct by 2035, according to a company statement. (Source: nextEra Energy Resources, May, 2018) Contact: Pinal Central Solar Energy Center, www.pinalcentral.com; NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com; Salt River Project, John Sullivan, Deputy GM, Scott Harelson, (602) 236-2500, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News NextEra Energy Resources,  Salt River Project,  Solar,  Energy STorage ,  


Maui Utility-Scale Solar Project Announced (Ind. Report)
Maui Electric Company
Date: 2018-05-09
In the Aloha State, Kenyon Energy is touting the South Maui Renewable Resources project, a 11.3-acre PV solar park located on Haleakala Ranch property near the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei.

The project, Maui's first utility-scale solar project, will independently owned and operated by Kenyon Energy. The project, which was financed through Key Equipment Finance, will sell its power to Maui Electric.

Maui County's 34 pct renewable energy portfolio exceeds the state's 30 pct renewable energy by 2020 target. (Source: Maui Electric Company, MauiNow, 7 May, 2018) Contact: Kenyon Energy, Clay Biddinger, CEO, (727) 216-4000, www.kenyonenergy.com; Maui Electric Company, (808) 871-9777, www.mauielectric.com; Maui Research & Technology Park, www.mauitechpark.com

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First Solar Building US SE Largest Solar Farm (Ind. Report)
First Solar,Georgia Power
Date: 2018-02-26
Tempe, Arizona-based cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film PV module maker First Solar Inc reports it will develope and construct of a 200MWac PV solar power plant in Twiggs County, GA. First Solar was awarded the installation as part of a 525MWac RFP for Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI).

The project is being developed under a PPA with Georgia Power for the electricity and renewable attributes generated by the facility. Construction is expected to get underway in November 2018 for commissioning in late 2019. The project will incorporate more than 500,000 First Solar modules and generate more than 450GWh of electricity annually, making it When fully operational, the facility will likely be the largest stand-alone PV solar plant in the southeastern USA.(Source: First Solar, 21 Feb., 2018) Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com,www.firstsolar.com; Georgia Power, Wilson Mallard, Renewable Energy Development Dir., (404) 506-6526, www.georgiapower.

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Georgia Power,  


Acwa Power Wins Saudi Solar PV Project (Int'l Report)
ACWA Power
Date: 2018-02-09
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh-headquartered ACWA Power reports it has won the contract for the Skaka IPP PV solar project, the first utility scale renewable energy plant in Saudi Arabia. Located in Al Jouf, the $302 million facility is expected to generate 300 MW.

The country is aiming to generate 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023.

ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants currently with presence in 11 countries including in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South East Asia regions. (Source: ACWA Power, 7 Feb., 2018) Contact: ACWA Power, www.acwapower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News ACWA Power,  Solar,  


Developments in Distributed Energy Storage, Offshore Wind, BIPV Solar, Thermal Energy Storage and Building Field Devices -- Report Available (Ind. Report)

Date: 2018-01-26
ResearchandMarkets new report, Developments in Distributed Energy Storage, Offshore Wind, BIPV Solar, Thermal Energy Storage and Building Field Devices provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to advances in offshore wind energy generation, BIPV, and thermal energy storage. It also gives insights on innovations in building energy management field devices such as actuators, drives, dampers, sensors, and controllers.

Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, as well as alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and bio fuels.

Access eport detail HERE. (Source: ResearchandMarkets, PR, 19 Jan., 2018) Contact: ResearchAndMarkets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager, (800) 526-8630, press@researchandmarkets.com, www.researchandmarkets.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  Energy Efficiency,  


Amazon Completes Italian Rooftop PV Solar System (Ind. Report)
Amazon,Enerray
Date: 2018-01-19
US e-commerce giant Amazon.com reports it has completed a rooftop solar installation to power its logistics site in Passo Corese, Italy.

The photovoltaic system's 3200 monocrystalline solar modules generate around 964 kWp.

The installation was handled by Enerray SpA, a world leader in the designing, management and development of both medium and large photovoltaic systems. (Source: Amazon, PR, CMFE, 12 Jan., 2018) Contact: Enerray SpA, www.enerray.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enerray,  Rooftop Solar,  Solar,  Amazon,  


Sterling & Wilson Announce Australian PV Solar Plant Plans (Int'l)
Sterling and Wilson
Date: 2017-11-15
Mumbai, India-based renewable energy developer Sterling & Wilson reports it will develop 500MW of new photovoltaic (PV) solar power plants in Australia over the next three years at an expected cost of approximately $395 million (US). The plants will eliminate about 750,000 tpy of carbon emissions.

To date, Sterling &Wilson has installed more than 1,930MW of solar plants in India, the Philippines, and South Africa. The company is currently building a 1,177MW plant in Abu Dhabi and various other projects in Zambia, Niger, and Morocco. (Source: Sterling & Wilson, Power Technology 9 Nov., 2017) Contact: Sterling and Wilson, +91-22-25485300, mumbai@sterlingwilson.com, www.sterlingandwilson.com

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