Matrix Renewables, which is backed by U.S. global alternative asset manager TPG Rise, has a portfolio of 1.3 GW of operational, under construction, or near ready-to-build solar PV projects and a further 2.3 GW pipeline of renewable energy projects under development, across Europe, US and Latin America.
Founded in 2006, Solaer is a Spanish group dedicated to the development, promotion, construction, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar plants in Spain, Italy, the U.K. Israel, India, Portugal, Japan, Mexico, the U.S. Chile and Colombia, according to the release.
(Source: Matrix Renewables, Website PR, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: Matrix Renewables, +34-91-343-2264, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.matrixrenewables.com ; Solaero, www.solaerotech.com; Solaer, email@example.com,
+34 917 993 043, www.solaer.net
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Operating assets will be 40 pct owned by ENGIE and 60 pct by Credit Agricole Assurances while ENGIE will develop and build the pipeline of projects and provide O&M, Asset Management, Energy Management and Development services.
The deal is expected to be completed by Q1 2022, subject to certain conditions including merger control clearance from relevant authorities. (Source: ENGIE, 11 November 2021 ) Contact: ENGIE, Catherine MacGregor, CEO, Inv. Relations, +33 (0)1 44 22 66 29, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.engie.com; Eolia Renovables, www.eolia.com/en/home
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To that end, HECO aims to phase out all coal-fired power capacity in 2022 and install close to 50,000 rooftop photovoltaic (PV) arrays and deploy at least 1 GW of renewable energy capacity, including community-based solar projects. HECO will also shutter at least six fossil fuel plants and significantly cut the use of other lignite facilities. The plan also envisages the wider use of grid-scale and customer-owned energy storage systems and an expansion of geothermal power generation. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, Nov., 2021)Contact: Hawaiian Electric, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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December 7, 2021 is the deadline for response. Download the RFI details HERE .
(Source: US DOE Office of
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy , General Services Administration, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: GSA, email@example.com, www.gsa.gov
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By region, half of Iberdrola's installed capacity is in international markets and is growing in all the areas where the company is present: Brazil (+8.6 pct), with more than 3,850 MW; the UK (+6.6 pct), the rest of the countries of the world (+19.4 pct) and the US (+4 pct), which exceeds 8,000 MW. Spain reached an installed capacity of 19,000 MW (+16 pct), after having commissioned nearly 2,400 MW in the last year.
The company adds to its global wind leadership, with a 5.6 pct increase in onshore wind capacity to over 19,000 MW. Its offshore wind capacity totals 1,258 MW installed. During the period, Iberdrola's photovoltaic capacity doubled (+210 pct), exceeding 2,800 MW at the end of September. Driven by the Tamega complex project, hydroelectric generation increased to 13,744 MW in the period. Its battery storage systems have an installed capacity of 137 MW.
In line with the greater renewable contribution, 80 pct of Iberdrola's installed capacity worldwide and 76 pct of global production is already emission-free; percentages of 79 pct and 87 pct in Spain, respectively. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 15 Oct., 2021) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com
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Connected communities of grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) use smart controls, sensors, and analytics to communicate with the electrical grid, reducing the amount of energy they require during periods of peak demand. This capability is used to optimize buildings and distributed energy resources to maintain the comfort of the building occupants, lowers utility bills, and reduces grid system costs.
A recent DOE study estimated that by 2030, GEBs could save up to $18 billion per year in power system costs and cut 80 million tpy of carbon emissions -- more than the annual emissions of 50 medium-sized coal plants or 17 million cars. DOE's first two connected communities in Alabama and Georgia have already demonstrated this potential by using approximately 42-44 pct less energy than today's average all-electric home.
The 10 pilot projects include:
The Connected Communities funding opportunity is led by DOE's Building Technologies Office.
(Source: US DOE Building Technologies Office, PR, 13 Oct., 2021) Contact: US DOE Building Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-technologies-office
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The €170 million ($197 million) solar farm is operated by Dublin, Ireland-based WElink Energy/Solara4 in partnership with China Triumph International Engineering and will generate 382GWh of clean energy and reduce CO2 emissions by 326, 000 tpy. (Source: WElink Energy, PR Oct., 2021) Contact: WElink Energy, firstname.lastname@example.org,
+353 1 2944 294, www.welink.eu/energy
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The city is aiming to shut down all coal-fired power generation plants by 2025 and use 100 pct renewable energy by 2035. (Source: City of Los Angeles, PR, 27 Sept., 2021)
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Iberdrola will hold 50 pct of Prosolia's solar park in Santiago do Cacem, roughly 125 mile south of Lisbon, which will be one of the largest in Europe at roughly 1.14 GW capacity. Prosolia Energy will hold the majority of the capital of the four parks in Spain
Iberdrola has about 1.5 GW of renewable capacity installed in Portugal, of which 1.2 GW is hydroelectric and only 255 megawatts (MW) photovoltaic. (Source: Iberdrola, Prosila, PR, Sept., 2021)
Contact: Prosilia, +34 963 201 336, email@example.com, www.prosoliaenergy.com;
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"The petitions now before the Department of Commerce would create 50-250 pct duties on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) panels and cells from Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. They allege some companies are circumventing antidumping and countervailing duties (CVD) imposed on China in 2012. The three targeted countries account for 80 pct of all panel imports to the United States.
"Over 190 of America's leading solar companies sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo outlining the catastrophic impact these duties would have on the livelihoods of 231,000 U.S. solar workers and on the nation's efforts to fight climate change. The letter signers include manufacturers, developers, installers, financiers and service providers from across the solar supply chain. 'I cannot overstate the dire threat that these reckless petitions are imposing on hundreds of thousands of American families,' said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA president and CEO. 'The anonymous petitioners are asking the Department of Commerce to not only misinterpret U.S. law, but also overturn a decade of department decisions in solar trade cases, all to benefit a few anonymous petitioners at the expense of the entire U.S. solar economy. We urge Commerce to use its discretion and dismiss these frivolous petitions.'
"Wood Mackenzie forecasts the U.S. will install roughly 30 GW of new solar capacity in 2022 and 33 GW in 2023. The forecasts, which appear in the Solar Market Insight Q3 2021 report, are already well short of the pace needed to reach President Biden's decarbonization target for 2035 and implementing these duties would be a catastrophic blow to any chance of addressing climate change. The report also notes that recent trade actions, like the AD/CVD circumvention petition could exacerbate supply chain constraints and increase solar prices.
"The letter makes the case that the anonymous solar tariff petitions are based on a false premise that manufacturing done in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand is minor and insignificant, and that cells and panels are predominantly made in China and passed through the targeted nations. In fact, significant work is done in Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Under the law they cannot be subject to AD/CVD circumvention claims and should be dismissed by the Department of Commerce." (Source: Solar Energy Industries Association, Website PR, 22 Sept., 2021)
Contact: SEIA, Abigail Ross Hopper, CEO, Jen Bristol, Communications, (202) 556-2886, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seia.org
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The company's proprietary PV technology enables a unique close-coupled, vertically integrated, regionally focused business model that serves customers in the aerospace, power generation, and related materials application industries, and focuses on the production of ultra-low carbon, Made-in-America high efficiency PV products. (Source: Ubiquity Solar Inc., Website PR, 22 Sept., 2021) Contact: Ubiquity Solar Inc., Ian MacLellan, CEO, (607) 317-5399, www,ubiquity solar.com
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Under the agreement Ascent will supply customized PV (PV Foils) to TubeSolar for a non-recurring engineering fee of up to $4 million payable in three parts. The two firms will also establish of a joint venture entity to develop a new manufacturing facility to be located in Germany. Ascent will also receive "milestone" payments by TubeSolar of up to $13.5 million.
TubeSolar, which previously invested $2.5 million in Ascent Solar, expects to require as much as 3 MW from Ascent Solar in 2022, increasing to 15 MW in 2023, 50 MW in 2024, growing to 2 gigawatts thereafter. Ascent Solar and TubeSolar have also established a joint subsidiary company in Germany -- Ascent Solar Germany, GmbH -- for delivering of PV Foils to TubeSolar. (Source: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., PR, Website, 1 Sept., 2021) Contact: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., www.ascentsolar.com;
TubeSolar, +49 821 899 8305 2, Fax: +49 821 899 8305 9,
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The irrigation project will incorporate PV solar modules totaling 7.35MWp capacity and smart sensors to reduce water consumption and lessen the need to pump water which will save on energy bills while avoiding roughly 1,800 tpy of CO2 emissions.
The ACCIONA project is in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the National Federation of Irrigation Communities, the consultancy Consultora de Ingenieria Rural y Agroalimentaria , Qualifying Photovoltaics and the Irrigation Communities of Alto Aragon. (Source: Acciona Energia, Website Release, 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: Acciona, www.acciona.com
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The ground-mounted system, which incorporates 3,240 photovoltaic modules totaling 1.328 MWp connected to a 3.712 MWh Tesla Powerpack controlled by a Tesla Microgrid Controller, has been online and producing power for the past six months. ARENA provided $4.5 million im support of the $11.1 million (AUS) project. The Lord Howe Island Board arranged $5.9 million loan for the project and covered the balance of funds from its own capital. (Source: Photon Energy Group, Website, PR, 16 Sept., 2021)
Contact: Photon Energy Group (Australia), Michael Gartner, CTO, Managing Director, www.photonenergy.com/en; Lord Howe Island Board, Mick Pettitt, Acting CEO, www.lhib.nsw.gov.au
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The North Carolina Solar portfolio incorporates 20 solar photovoltaic facilities across North Carolina, with an aggregate capacity of 122 MW. The facilities are all operational and were commissioned between November 2019 and May 2021, and have PPAs in place with Duke Energy subsidiaries with an average remaining term of 12 years. Under the PPAs, Duke receives the renewable electricity, capacity, and environmental attributes from each facility.
(Source: Transalta, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, email@example.com, www.cip.dk; TransAlta, (855) 255-9184, www.transalta.com
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The assets will be acquired from a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for US$96.65 million, subject to working capital adjustments and the assumption of existing tax equity obligations. The acquisition will be funded using existing liquidity. Income distributions to the Company will be net of cash and tax attributes provided to the tax equity investor. The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. The transaction is structured so that at closing, TransAlta Renewables will acquire a 100% economic interest in North Carolina Solar from a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransAlta Corporation through a tracking share structure.
. The North Carolina Solar portfolio consists of 20 solar photovoltaic facilities across North Carolina, with an aggregate capacity of 122 MW. The facilities are all operational and were commissioned between November 2019 and May 2021. The facilities are secured by long-term power purchase agreements (“PPAs”) with two subsidiaries of Duke Energy (“Duke”), which have an average remaining term of 12 years. Under the PPAs, Duke receives the renewable electricity, capacity, and environmental attributes from each facility. North Carolina Solar is expected to generate an average annual EBITDA of approximately US$9 million and average annual cash available for distribution (“CAFD”) of approximately US$7 million.
The $96 million acquisition is expected to produce approximately 195,000 MWh per year;
average annual EBITDA and CAFD of approximately US$9 million, and US$7 million; respectively;
an investment Tax Credit (ITC) Partnership flip-based tax equity structures with target flip dates in 2026-- 2028, with assumed tax equity obligations of US$28 million at close, reducing to US$11 million by end of 2021 upon monetization of the ITC; and
long term contracted cashflows with investment grade counterparties.
The portfolio includes: 20 operating facilities across North Carolina ranging in size from 3.2 MW to 6.7 MW;commercial operational dates ranging from November 2019 to May 2021, andaverage remaining PPA term of 12 years with Duke.
(Source: Transalta, PR, Sept., 2021
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
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The project, covering 160 hectares, uses Trina Solar's 210 Vertex 550W series and is expected to generate 110 million kWh of electricity a year, which may offset 42,000 tonnes of standard coal and reduce CO2 emissions by 104,500 tpy.
The 210 Vertex module, based on large 210mm silicon wafers, achieves low-voltage high-power characteristics with innovative non-destructive cutting and high density cell interconnect technology, achieving maximum power of 670W with an efficiency of 21.6 pct and single string power rising 40 pct, according to the Trina release.
(Source: Trina Solar, PR, Trade Arabia, 19 Aug., 2021)
Contact: Trina Solar, www.trinasolar.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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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
email@example.com, www.jinkosdolar.com; TUV Rheinland, www.tuv.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stag-tech.com;
247Solar Inc., Bruce Anderson, CEO, 617.290.9913, email@example.com, www.247solar.com
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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
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The company is active in offshore and onshore wind, solar, energy storage and biomass and in plans to pursue other U.S. renewable acquisitions and projects. and opportunities.
Currently, Greenalia has a 3 GW portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic and biomass.
(Source: Greenalia, Website PR, 22 July, 2021)
Contact: GReenalia, Manuel Garcia, CEO, +34 900 81 50 81, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenalia.es
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Under the agreement, SDCP will purchase power from the Jacumba Valley Ranch (JVR) Energy Park being developed by BayWa r.e.in San Diego County. The project will pair a 90MW (AC) solar photovoltaic array with a 70 MW/280 MWh DC-coupled battery energy storage system.
The project, which is expected to break ground early next year for commissioning and operation in Q1 2023. will generate sufficient power for least 52,000 households and offset more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon emissions over the life of the project. (Source: BayWa r.e. USA LLC, PR, 8 July, 2021)
Contact: San Diego Community Power, www.sdcommunitypower.org; BayWa r.e. USA, 949 398 3915, www.us.baywa-re.com
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Trina researchers developed a new Multi-Musbar (MBB) technology to improve optical shading, and developed a new hybrid soldering technology to minimize the gap between cells, greatly improving the module efficiency, with solar cells from the production lines of 210 mm high efficiency PERC cells.
(Source: Trina Solar Co., Ltd, PR, 1 July, 2021) Contact: Trina Solar, www.trinasolar.com
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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, email@example.com, www.canadiansolar.com;
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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
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The additional renewable energy resources Entergy Arkansas is seeking will likely be a combination of build-own-transfer agreements, self-build alternatives and PPAs ranging from 10 to 20 years. Only solar photovoltaic and wind turbine resources will be eligible for the proposal and must include a minimum electricity generation capacity of 50 MW. (Source: Entergy Arkansas, PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: Entergy Arkansas, 800-368-3749,
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When operational in 2022, the facility will avoid more than 400,000 metric tpy of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to removing more than 95,000 vehicles from the road or equal to the carbon sequestered by almost 450,000 trees annually.
ACCIONA also owns and operates three wind farms, totaling more than 400MW of capacity, in Texas. Nationwide, the company operates over 1GWW of wind energy well as the 64MW Nevada Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) facility and plans to add more than 1.2GW MW of solar photovoltaic energy in the U.S. by the end of 2023.
(Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Joaquin Castillo, CEO-US, www.acciona.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ameresco.com
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The installation, which includes four "second-life" lithium-ion, electric vehicle batteries totaling 130kWh capacity, will store solar energy obtained from the plant to later inject it into the grid. The project concludes with a comparative analysis to verify the equal performance of recycled batteries against first use batteries.
ACCIONA will operate the system from its Renewable Energy Control Center (CECOER) with its global energy management platform GEMS, which enables optimized management, real-time monitoring and analysis of parameters.
The storage plant is part of the experimental facilities of Montes del Cierzo in Tudela and is the result of a joint project with startup BeePlanet within ACCIONA's open innovation program, I'mnovation. BeePlanet, together with ACCIONA, is part of the Government of Navarre-backed GERA project specializing in energy storage systems. (Source: ACCIONA, Website PR, June, 2021) Contact: ACCIONA, Belen Linares, Director of Energy Innovation, +34 91 663 2850, www.acciona.com
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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 ,
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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, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au; RayGen Resources, +61 3 8669 0380, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.raygen.com
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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, email@example.com, www.solex.in; Jinchen Machinery, www.jinchensolar.com/en
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Atlas Renewable Energy's Lar do Sol-Casablanca photovoltaic solar complex will incorporate 676,000 bifacial modules and generate sufficient power for a city of 1.4 million inhabitants. Elecnor will be in charge of engineering, supply, services and start-up of the solar farm and the step-up substation, the power transmission line and the incoming line in a substation that already exists.
The project will be funded by BID Invest and DNB Banks to the tune of $150 million.
Elecnor has been active in Brazil since 1979 in the electricity market, where it has developed its global capacity as an EPC company over the years and as promoter of its own concessional projects. The two other major areas where it operates are renewable energy, with the consolidation of one of the main wind farm complexes in the whole of the southern hemisphere in the Rio Grande do Sul state, and gas infrastructures, according to the company release. (Source: Elecnor, PR, Website, 2 June, 2021) Contact: Elecnor, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.elecnor.com; Atlas Renewable Energy, +52 55 7252 2000, www.atlasrenewablenergy.com
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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
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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, email@example.com, www.johnsoncontrols.com
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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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Ampyx Power's device to be tested has a 12-metre (40 feet) wingspan and is tethered to a ground mounted generator that produces electricity. Current Airborne Wind Energy Systems demonstrators have power output capacities between 100 and 200 kW, according to the release.
RWE's test centre is supported by the Interreg North-West Europe funding programme.
The company has been active in Ireland since 2016. (Source: RWE PR, Website, 18 May, 2021)
Contact: Ampyx Power, Fabrizio Nastri, CEO, +31 70 4020168,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ampyxpower.com; RWE Renewables, Katja Wunschel, COO Wind Onshore & Photovoltaic Europe & Asia-Pacific,
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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 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, email@example.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com
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The new properties will all be equipped with: air source heat pumps rather than gas boilers; photovoltaic solar panels; electric vehicle charging points; individual building battery energy storage units; and other energy efficient features. The first units will go on the market in 2022.
(Source: Active Building Centre, PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Active Building Centre, Ron Cowley, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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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, email@example.com, www.huntperovskite.com; US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office
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The turbines are slated for delivery and installation in autumn 2022 for commissioning before the year end.
To date, the Nordex Group has sold turbines totaling more then 700 MW in Poland, of which roughly 240 MW are currently under construction.
Since 1996, VSB has commissioned more than 700 wind and solar photovoltaic plants with a combined installed capacity of approximately 1.1 GW and an investment volume of €1.7 billion. VSB also provides services for around 1.4 GW worth of installed plants. (Source: Nordex, PR, Apr. 2021) Contact: Nordex Group, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 (0)40 / 300 30 X 1116, www.nordex.com; VSP Group, +48 58 781 42 80, www.vspgroup.com.pl
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REDA is a service process that increases rural energy productivity and independence. It can help small businesses and farming operations implement solar photovoltaics, solar heating, energy efficiency, micro hydro, wind energy and methane digesters and other energy efficiency systems and initiatives to lower energy expenses.
LCRI connects producers and small business owners to funding opportunities and project assistance for energy saving projects. LCRI can also provide technical guidance and grant assistance as well as direct people toward Energy Trust trade ally energy saving project contractors statewide. (Source: LCRI, Contact: LCRI, Nick Johnson, Dir., 541-947-5461, www.lcri.org; Oregon Renewable Energy Development Assistance, www.oregon.gov/energy/Incentives/Pages/Renewable-Energy-Grants.aspx; Spark Northwest, 206.267.2212, www.sparknorthwest.org
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According to a council report, work at various city facilities and building will include: replacement of gas boilers with low-carbon air source heat pumps: installation of photovoltaic panels on six council buildings; a new building energy management system (BEMS) for 30 buildings, replacing the existing system, upgrading windows, and other energy efficiency measures. The report notes the energy efficiency improvements are "in line with the city council's asset management strategy to reduce energy consumption across the corporate estate."
When completed, the projects are expected to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by up to 1,659 tpy of CO2 and save an estimated £590,000 a year on energy costs. (Source: Stoke-on-Trent, PR, 21 Mar., 2021) Contact: Stoke-on-Trent City Council, www.stokesentinel.co.uk
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The 100 hectare facility will incorporate more than 100,000 panels and cut greenhouse gas emissions by about 1.2 million tons of CO2 equivalent over the plant’s lifetime. Kazakhstan is aiming to procure 50 pct of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.
Eni launched its first renewables project in Kazakhstan in March 2020 through the commercial operation of the 48 MW Badamsha Wind Farm located in the Aktobe Region, with an annual power generation of about 195 GWh with an overall CO2 saving of 170,000 tons per year. The company is now executing the second phase of the project, with a 48 MW of additional capacity. (Source: Eni, PR, 10 Mar., 2021) Contact: Eni, +39.0252031875 , +80011223456, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eni.com
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Lightyear One uses 5 square meters of integrated solar cells in the vehicles roof and hood and an efficient powertrain, high yield solar roof and an optimized thermal management system. for electric vehicles. The cells function independently, meaning they produce a higher yield compared to conventional solar cells, according to Lightyear. The Lightyear One can drive up to 55km (34 miles) per day on solar power alone.
Lightyear teamed up with Silicon Valley-based company SunPower Corporation, integrating the company's Maxeon solar cells onto conductive back sheet technology developed by Dutch life sciences company DSM.
SunPower is an energy company that designs and manufactures crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels based technology invented at Stanford University in California.
(Source: Lightyear, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Lightyear, Lex Hoefsloot, CEO, www.lightyear.one
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New-energy electricity generation in Xinjiang reached 84.5 billion kWh and accounted for 24 pct of the total electricity produced in 2020, mostly attributed to solar power. It is equal to the energy consumption of 27 million tons of standard coal, which would have released 72.9 million tons of carbon dioxide.
As previously reported, China aims to reach a carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2060. (Source: Xiamen University Center for Energy Economics Research, Xinhua News Agency, China Global Times, 14 Mar., 2021) Contact: Xiamen University, Center for Energy Economics Research, www.en.xmu.edu.cn
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In 2021 alone, five additional projects under contract with CPA will come online: the Luna Storage Project, Sanborn Storage Project, High Desert Solar + Storage, Arlington Energy Center II, and the Johanna Energy Storage System in Santa Ana, CA, which will add 20 MWh of energy storage to the grid. (Source: Clean Power Alliance, PR, 11 Mar., 2021) Contact: Clean Power Alliance, Ted Bardacke, Executive Director, 888-585-3788, www.cleanpowerallaince.org
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