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IES Biogas, CVE French Biomethane Plant Nears Completion (Int'l)
IES Biogas,European Biogas Association
Date: 2022-01-17
Pordenone, Italy headquartered IES Biogas is reporting Marseille-based CVE Group will soon conclude construction of a 320 Nm3 per hour (1.2 MWe) bioethane plant north of Amiens, France. The new facility will process roughly 25,000 tpy of organic, industrial, and agro-industrial waste -- slaughterhouses, bakeries and various others -- to produce 2.2 million m3 of biogas per year when it come online in 2023.

Marseille-based CVE Group is a global independent developer, financier and builder of solar, hydropower plants and biomethane units.

According to the European Biogas Association, France is the fastest-growing European country in this sector. Ninety-one plants went into operation in 2020 and another 81 were installed in the first seven months of 2021. Currently, 950 new projects are underway with a total production capacity of 22.6 TWh per year. (Source: IES Biogas, Website, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: CVE Group, + 33 4 86 76 03 60; IES Biogas, +39 0434 363601,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Methane,  European Biogas Association,  

DEWA's Massive MBR Solar Park Advancing (Int'l. Report)
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
Date: 2022-01-17
In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it has increased the production capacity of the first project of the fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park from 300 MW to 330 MW.

The Solar Park's fifth phase will generate sufficient power for more than 270,000 residences in Dubai and will reduce carbon emissions by 1.18 million tpy. The Park is expected to be completed in 2023, according to DEWA.

In November 2019, DEWA announced the consortium led by ACWA Power and Gulf Investment Corporation as the Preferred Bidder to build and operate the 900MW 5th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, using photovoltaic solar panels based on the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) model. To implement the project, DEWA established Shuaa Energy 3 in partnership with the consortium led by ACWA Power and Gulf Investment Corporation. DEWA owns 60 pct of the company and the consortium owns the remaining 40 pct. (Source: DEWA, PR, 16 Jan., 2022) Contact: DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Thayer, CEO, Waleed Bin Salman, VP Business Development,

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

Econergy Nails Swangate Energy Storage Acqusition (M&A, Int'l.)
Econergy Renewable Energy ,Yoo Enery
Date: 2022-01-17
Israel-based European renewable energy project developer and operator Econergy Renewable Energy reports the acquisition of a 100 pct share of Swangate Energy Storage Ltd, a 50MW storage project located in Yorkshire, Northern England from London-headquartered Yoo Energy.

The 50MW Swangate project, which is fully permitted, is part of a wider pipeline of projects consisting of more than 800MW of storage and 900MW of solar PV for Econergy which expects commissioning and startup in Q1 of 2022 and a total solar+storage UK pipeline to be operational by 2025. (Source: Econergy Renewable Energy, 16 June, 2022) Contact: Econergy Renewable Energy, Eyal Podhorzer, CEO,,; Yoo Energy, +44 20 7009 0100,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Econergy Renewable Energy ,  Solar+Storage ,  

First Solar Claims 1.2GW Swift Current Energy Order (Ind. Report)
First Solar,Swift Current Energy
Date: 2022-01-14
Tempe, Arizona-headquartered First Solar, Inc. reports Boston-headquartered developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale clean energy assets Swift Current Energy, a has placed an order for 1.2 GW dc of First Solar's advanced, ultra-low carbon thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules for delivery in 2023-24.

According to the company release, First Solar is investing $680 million in expanding America's domestic PV solar manufacturing capacity by 3.3 GW annually, by building its third US manufacturing facility, in Lake Township, Ohio, for commissioning in the first half of 2023. The company also operates factories in Vietnam and Malaysia, and has a 3.3 GW factory under construction in India that is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2023.

Boston, headquartered Swift Current Energy acquires, develops, constructs, owns and operates highly competitive, utility-scale wind, solar energy and battery storage projects across the United States. The company has commercialized 1.1 GW of renewable energy projects and has a growing project pipeline with more than 6 GW across North America. The company also has offices in Illinois, Maine, Montana and Texas, USA. (Source: First Solar, Website PR, 13 Jan., 2021) Contact: First Solar, Mitchell Ennis, IR,,; Swift Current Energy, Eric Lamers, CEO, 857-315-5294, www.swiftcurrent

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar news,  Swift Current Energy news,  Solar news,  

POET Touts 2021 Growth, Climate Challenge Progress (Ind. Report)
Date: 2022-01-14
Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based ethanol pioneer and world's largest ethanol producer POET last year reported a 40 pct increase in biofuel production capacity and a company roadmap to net carbon neutrality. POET also acquired six bioprocessing facilities in Iowa and Nebraska as well as two terminals in Texas and Georgia that brought the company's production capacity to 3 billion gpy of bioethanol.

The company also completed an on-site solar farm at POET headquarters and opened a second POET Pure 100 pct plant-based purified alcohol facility at POET Biorefining in Alexandria, Indian, aas well as broke ground the POET Bioproducts Institute at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Environmental improvements at POET facilities, included installation of steam turbine technology at POET Biorefining in Mitchell, S.D. and renewable CO2 capture at POET Biorefining in Portland, Indiana. The company also partnered with Farmers Business Network to develop and use the Gradable platform at POET's 33 facilities, which tracks and records low-carbon-intensity practices by farmers so they can receive a premium for their crops in the future.

In September 2021, POET released its inaugural sustainability report along with a pledge to achieve net-zero emissions at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050. (Source: POET, Website Release, 11 Jan., 2022)Contact: POET, Jeff Brion, Pres., CEO, Joshua Shields, Senior V.P. Gov. Affairs and Communications, (605) 965-2200,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News POET,  Ethanol,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  

Lightsourcebp Nails Major Louisiana Solar Project Financing (Funding)
Date: 2022-01-14
Lightsourcebp reports it has closed on a $533 million multi-project financing package and begun construction on its 345 MW Ventress Solar project located 30 miles northwest of Baton Rouge in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Ventress Solar is part of a 480 MW, $533 million portfolio financing package for multiple solar projects.

Lightsourcebp will build, own and operate the facility which has long-term PPAs McDonald's Corporation and eBay Inc. The project will abate roughly 450,000 metric TPY of GHG emissions when fully operational in late 2023. LPL Solar is the project's Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 12 Jan., 2022) Contact: Lightsourcebp, Kevin Smith, CEO of the Americas Ventress Solar Project,

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

Hawaiian Electric Solar Installations Top 1,000 MW (Ind. Report)
Hawaiian Electric
Date: 2022-01-14
In the Aloha State, Honolulu-headquartered Hawaiian Electric is reporting a total of 1,019 MW of solar capacity has been integrated into Hawaiian Electric grids as of Dec. 31, 2021. At the end of 2021, there were 92,504 systems with 1,019 MW of solar capacity and 121 MW of battery storage on the five islands served by Hawaiian Electric. About 312 MW of that solar capacity is from grid-scale facilities with contracts to sell power to the utility.

In 2021, 4,656 private rooftop systems with 51 MW of capacity were added to the company's five island grids, which now have a total of 92,504 systems. This represents an increase of 5.3 pct over the 2020 total of 87,848.

Twenty-one percent of Hawaiian Electric's residential customers have rooftop solar. On the five islands served by Hawaiian Electric, 32 pct of single-family homes have rooftop solar.

With a commitment to cut carbon emissions from power generation 70 pct from 2005 levels by 2030, Hawaiian Electric is aiming to add 50,000 rooftop solar systems with energy storage capacity on homes and businesses over the next nine years, as well as develop community solar projects state wide.

Hawaiian Electric is committed to cut carbon emissions from power generation 70 pct from 2005 levels by 2030. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 13 Jan., 2022) Contact: Hawaiian Electric,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hawaiian Electric,  Solar,  

Willdan Designs NYC Emissions Reduction Action Plan (Ind. Report)
Date: 2022-01-14
Anaheim, California-headquartered Willdan Group, Inc. reports it has completed the development of New York City's Local Law 97 (LL97) Implementation Action Plan for near-term greenhouse gas emissions reductions for the city's portfolio of government and private buildings. LL97 requires NYC operations to reduce emissions 40 pct by 2025 and 50 pct by 2030, compared to a 2006 baseline.

The action plan calls for a broad set of interventions, including:

  • investments in cost-effective emissions reduction opportunities;
  • converting more municipal buildings' heating to electric power;
  • expanded solar installations to generate 100 MW of solar power on City properties annually by 2025;
  • 100 pct renewable electricity to power city government operations by 2026;
  • energy and emissions reduction projects at wastewater and water treatment facilities; and
  • electric vehicles and renewable fuels for New York City's vehicle fleet.

    Willdan is a nationwide provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, government agencies, and private industry. The company's services span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include electric grid solutions, energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, and municipal financial consulting. E3, a Willdan Company, develops long-term pathways for deep decarbonization and guides strategic decisions for utilities, regulators, developers, and investors as they implement new public policies and respond to technological advances. (Source: Willdan, PR, Website, 6 Jan., 2022) Contact: Willdan, Al Kaschalk, VP Investor Relations, 310-922-5643,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Willdan Carbon Emissions,  Energy Efficiency,  

  • Yotta Energy, Cal Solar Inc. to Deploy Solar+Energy Storage in California (Ind. Report)
    Yotta Energy, Cal Solar
    Date: 2022-01-14
    As California requires solar plus storage systems for all new commercial and multifamily construction beginning in 2023, Yotta Energy is joining forces with Cal Solar Inc., the leading solar and energy storage design-build engineer and contractor for new commercial and multifamily construction. The companies will work together to deploy statewide renewable energy solutions to meet California mandate requirements.

    Yotta's energy storage system will be designed as a virtual-power-plant-ready installation, meaning in addition to battery charging from the solar photovoltaic (PV) system, Yotta's energy storage system provides time-of-use software control. This capability saves users money by allowing the battery to be discharged when electricity prices are high.

    The California Building Energy Efficiency Standards will take effect on January 1, 2023, requiring all new commercial and multifamily construction to include solar plus energy storage, and all new residential construction to have energy-storage-ready solar PV systems. The state anticipates adding 280 MW of annual solar capacity and 400 MWh of energy storage with these requirements.

    Yotta Energy recently announced a funding raise of $13 million to scale its unique, modular energy storage and microgrid technology, specifically designed to transform buildings into self-generating power plants. Led by WIND Ventures, the Series A round includes follow-on investors Doral Energy-Tech Ventures, Riverstone Ventures, and returning investors, EDP Ventures, and SWAN Impact Network. The round brings the company's total funding to $20 million. This partnership and its collaboration with Cal Solar Inc. represent significant milestones as Yotta Energy looks to move the industry forward with its innovative plug-and-play solar plus storage solution, according to the release. (Source: Yoptta Energy, PR, 14 Jan., 2022) Contact: Yotta Energy,; Cal Solar, Sean Neman, CEO, 800-784-7612,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Yotta Energy,  Cal Solar ,  

    Urban Renewables Touts Singapore Rooftop Solar Growth (Int'l.)
    Urban Renewables
    Date: 2022-01-12
    Urban Renewables, a Singapore-based investment firm focusing on sustainable energy solutions in urban areas, reports it has reached the 10MW milestone for its solar PV rooftop portfolio within nine months of its first project with NS BlueScope Lysaght for its manufacturing plant in Singapore in March 2021.

    The company has also signed 20 PPAs and partnerships with NS BlueScope Lysaght, Geneco and REC Solar to advance solar rooftop installations in Singapore and aims to own and operate 100MW of solar PV rooftop installations by the end of 2025. (Source: Urban Renewables, Website, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Urban Renewables, Edgare Kerkwijk, MD, +65 6679 6068,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Urban Renewables ,  Solar,  Rooftop Solar,  

    China Tops Renewables Capacity, Carbon Emitters List (Int'l.)
    China National Energy Administration
    Date: 2022-01-12
    In Beijing, the China National Energy Administration is reporting China's accumulative installed capacity for renewable energy grew to i billion kilowatts as of the end of October, this year, doubling that in the end of 2015, and now accounts for 43.5 pct of the country's total installed power generation capacity, up 10.2 percentage points over the end of 2015.

    China's installed capacity of hydropower, wind power, solar power and biomass power generation have reached 385 million kilowatts, 299 million kilowatts, 282 million kilowatts and 35.34 million kilowatts respectively, ranking China first in the world in renewable energy and carbon emissions, according to the release. China is aiming to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. (Source: China National Energy Administration, Website Release, Nov., 2021) Contact: China National Energy Administration,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News China National Energy Administration,  Renewable Energy,  China Renewable Energy,  

    Natural Power Touts Renewable Energy Projects (Int'l. Report)
    Natural Power
    Date: 2022-01-12
    UK-headquartered global renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power reports it has delivered technical advisory services on more than 100 GW of renewable energy -- clean power projects in North America.

    The projects include 82GW of onshore wind across 547 projects, 50 repowering projects and 13 GW of solar across 971 plants. The company has also worked on 805 MW of energy storage at 11 projects, 4 GW of offshore wind at nine wind farms and 3MW of tidal power across six unique projects. (Source: Natural Power, Website PR, 10 Jan., 2022) Contact: Natural Power UK, +44 (0) 1644 430 008,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Power,  Renewable Energy,  Solar,  Wind,  

    Innovative Solar Offloading Two Texas Solar Projects (M&A)
    Innovative Solar Systems
    Date: 2022-01-12
    Ashville, North Carolina-headquartered solar energy project developer Innovative Solar Systems LLC (ISS) reports it is offering its "IS245" and "IS206" solar projects in Texas for immediate acquisition.

    IS245 is a 125 MW project in Fisher County, TX and IS206 is a 300MW project in Jones County. Both projects have been planned to add battery storage later to leverage on higher power off take contracts, both projects have interconnection agreements and long term land leases signed and EPC contracts in place, aand can be online in 2023, according to the company release. ISS has a 12GW pipeline of early-stage projects in a variety of US states including Texas. (Source: Innovative Solar Systems, PR, Jan, 2022) Contact: Innovative Solar Systems, (828) 424-7884,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovative Solar Systems ,  Solar,  

    SunHydrogen Names Dr. Syed Mubeen as CSO (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2022-01-12
    Santa Barbara, California-headquartered SunHydrogen, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, reports the appointment of Dr. Syed Mubeen as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), effective 1st Jan., this year.

    As CSO, Dr. Mubeen will collaborate with SunHydrogen's team and development partners to advance the company's nanoparticle-based hydrogen generation technology. He will also assist Director of Technology Dr. Joun Lee and the larger senior management team with the expansion of scientific staff and research capabilities for the production and scale-up of SunHydrogen's technology.

    SunHydrogen is developing a breakthrough, low-cost technology to make renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, including seawater and wastewater. By optimizing the science of water electrolysis at the nano-level, our low-cost nanoparticles mimic photosynthesis to efficiently use sunlight to separate hydrogen from water, ultimately producing environmentally friendly renewable hydrogen. Using our low-cost method to produce renewable hydrogen, we intend to enable a world of distributed hydrogen production for renewable electricity and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

    Dr. Mubeen, a University of Iowa Chemical Engineering Professor, has served as a lead scientist for SunHydrogen since 2015. His expertise is in the intersection of nanotechnology and electrochemical engineering, specifically in the areas of solar fuel and chemical production. (Source: SunHydrogen, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: SunHydrogen, Tim Young, CEO,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SunHydrogen,  Green Hydrogen,  

    Vinkel Bioenergi Acquired by European Energy JV (M&A, Int'l.)
    Vinkel Bioenergi
    Date: 2022-01-12
    Danish solar energy equipment supplier European Energy is reporting the acquisition of Jutland, Denmark-based biogas producer Vinkel Bioenergi A/S on behalf of private investor Bo Bendtsen in a joint venture (JV) deal with European Energy. With the acquisition, Vinkel Bioenergi will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the new JV holding company, BioCirc ApS.

    Vinkel Bioenergi was established in 2018 to convert more than 400,000 tpy of biomass into green, CO2-neutral biogas from its facility in central Jutland.

    "European Energy will make use of the CO2 that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere from the production of biogas at Vinkel Bioenergi in the production of e-methanol that will be supplied to major companies such as Circle K and Maersk. In this way, Vinkel Bioenergi contributes to our common goal of becoming a net-zero society in the future," according to the release. (Source: European Energy, PR, Website, Jan., 2021) Contact: European Energy, Knud Erik Andersen, CEO Vinkel Bioenergi A/S, Jeppe Klug Madsen, CEO, +45 96 49 43 00,,; European Energy, +45 88 70 82 16, +45 88 70 82 16

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vinkel Bioenergi news,  Biogas news,  eMethanol news,  

    Dominion Virginia's Grid Plan Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy Virginia
    Date: 2022-01-12
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy Virginia reports the State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved its $776 million , 10-year Grid Transformation Plan which was designed in response to Virginia's 2018 Grid Transformation & Security Act.

    The Plan envisions a restructuring of the electricity grid and the integration of more solar, wind and battery energy storage technology. Under the plan, Dominion would spend as much as $194.4 million in grid technologies, including intelligent grid devices; $27.7 million on grid infrastructure; $198.3 million for advanced "smart "meters; and $203.9 million for a customer information platform.

    In August 2021, Dominion Energy filed a $1.5 billion clean energy investment, including up to 1,100 MW of solar, in Virginia, part of a planned $26 billion in spending on emissions reduction technology over five years. The Virginia Clean Economy Act requires Dominion to procure a combined 16 GW of solar and onshore wind by the end of 2035, according to the release. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, 11 Jan., 2022) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Charlene Whitfield, VP Power Delivery, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev.,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  

    New York Energy and Environmental Launched (Ind. Report)
    New York Energy and Environmental
    Date: 2022-01-12
    In the Big Apple, New York Engineers, P.C., Solar Energy Systems (SES), Energy Conservation & Supply Inc. (ECS) and Lotus Biosecurity are reporting the launch of New York Energy and Environmental, a full service alliance of NYC's most trusted energy efficiency service providers focused on energy efficiency design, implementation and state and local law compliance for large multi-family residential and commercial clients in the metro-New York area. The multi-firm collaboration is backed by Eaglestone, LLC -- a "best in class" MEP/FP sub-contractor providing residential and commercial energy and energy efficiency related project implementation and management services.

    The new firm will offer energy audits, site surveys, utility data analysis, incentive qualification, permits and filings, as well as project design, engineering, implementation, management and maintenance. Special projects include solar power, electric vehicle charging stations, LEED consulting, and comprehensive biosecurity measures. (Source: Eaglestone LLC, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: Eaglestone LLC,; New York Energy and Environmental,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News New York Energy and Environmental,  Energy Efficiency,  

    Rabbitbrush Solar+Storage Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Leeward Renewable Energy
    Date: 2022-01-10
    Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy is reporting work has begun on the 100-MW / 50MWh storage Rabbitbrush Solar farm near Rosamond, Kern County, California. When fully operational this coming August, Rabbitbrush Solar is expected to generate sufficient power for 40,000 homes per year, displacing 48,000 metric tpy of COs -- roughly equivalent of taking 10,500 gasoline-driven cars off the road. Central Coast Community Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy have inked 15-year PPAs for the project's power production.

    Leeward reports having 21 renewable energy facilities totaling 2,000 MW in nine states and more than 100 new wind, solar and energy storage projects offering 17 gigawatts of power in the pipeline. The projects will be owned by Canadian pension fund giant OMERS Infrastructure. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Jan., 2022) Contact: Leeward Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, 214.515.1100,; OMERS Infrastructure, Annesley Wallace, Exec. VP, (416) 361-1011,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Solar+Storage,  

    Appalachian Power Acquiring 150MW Virginia Solar Project (M&A)
    Appalachian Power ,Canadian Solar,Recurrent Energy
    Date: 2022-01-10
    Guelph, Ontario-based Canadian Solar Inc. reports its wholly-owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, LLC, has completed a purchase and sale agreement with Appalachian Power for Recurrent's 150 MWas Firefly En-ergy solar project located in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

    The Firefly Energy solar project will be developed and constructed by Recurrent under a Build Transfer Agreement (BTA). Pending local and state permits and other regulatory approvals, construction of the project is expected to start in early 2023 and reach commercial operation in 2024. When fully operational, Appalachian Power, which serves customers in Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee, US, will be the long-term owner of the project. (Source: Appalachian Power, PR, Energy Global,6 January 2022) Contact: Appalachian Power,; Recurrent Energy,; Canadian Solar Inc., Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Appalachian Power,  Canadian Solar,  Recurrent Energy,  Solar,  

    Urban Renewables Touts Singapore Rooftop Solar Growth (Int'l.)
    Urban Renewables
    Date: 2022-01-10
    Urban Renewables, a Singapore-based investment firm focusing on sustainable energy solutions in urban areas, reports its Singapore plant has reached the 10MW milestone for its solar PV rooftop portfolio within nine months of its first project with NS BlueScope Lysaght in March 2021.

    The company has also signed 20 PPAs and partnerships with NS BlueScope Lysaght, Geneco and REC Solar to advance solar rooftop installations in Singapore and aims to own and operate 100MW of solar PV rooftop installations by the end of 2025. (Source: Urban Renewables, Website, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Urban Renewables, Edgare Kerkwijk, MD, +65 6679 6068,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Urban Renewables,  Rooftop Solar,  

    Renew Power "Green" Bonds Raise $400Mn (Int'l. Report)
    ReNew Power,Climate Bond Initiative
    Date: 2022-01-10
    In Delhi, India's largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power reports raising $400 million in "green" bond sales from global debt investors including Mauritius-based Clean Energy Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Renew Energy Global Plc that is the parent of the operating firm ReNew Power.

    The 5.25-year "green" bonds are certified by the Climate Bond Initiative and will be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

    The money will be used to refinance existing high-cost debt and fund capital expenditure, among other uses.

    To date, ReNew Power has raised over $3.5 billion from eight issuances, of which, seven are outstanding. The funding will be used to refinance existing high-cost debt and fund capital expenditure of its subsidiaries and for other corporate purposes.

    ReNew Power is among India's largest independent renewable energy producers, developers, builders, owners and operators of utility-scale wind and solar energy projects, hydro and distributed solar energy projects with a total capacity of10.3 gigawatts (GW) across, including commissioned and committed projects, as of Nov., 2021, according to the company website. (Source: ReNew Power, PR, PTI Business World, 9 Jan., 2021) Contact: ReNew Power Limited, Ms. Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, +91 124 489 6670/80,,; Climate Bond Initiative,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Bond Initiative,  ReNew Power,  Clean Energy,  Green Bond,  

    Idaho Power Aiming for 100 pct Renewables by 2045 (Ind. Report)
    Idaho Power
    Date: 2022-01-10
    In Boise, the state regulated monopoly Idaho Power utility reports it has submitted its 20-year Integrated Resource Plan to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. The Plan phases out coal-fired power plants by 2028 in favor of renewable energy, battery storage, energy efficiency and additional power that will come with the completion of a transmission line connecting to the Pacific Northwest. The utility is aiming for 100 pct clean energy by 2045 when it expects to serve more than 850,000 customers.

    Idaho Power's new 2021 plan calls for 700 MW of wind, 1,405 MW of solar and 1,685 MW of battery energy storage. The plan also considers various climate-related risks and ways of meeting the company's clean energy goal built around hydropower, which is key to the company's long term strategy. Idaho Power presently has 17 hydroelectric facilities on the Snake River and its tributaries. In 2020, company's energy mix was 41.7 pct hydro, 20.9 pct coal, 11.9 pct natural gas, 11.1 pct wind, 4.1 pct solar and 2.9 pct geothermal, biomass and other sources, plus 7.4 pct energy market purchases, according to the company. (Source: Idaho Power, PR, Website, Columbian, Jan., 2022) Contact: Idaho Power,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Idaho Power,  Renewable Energy,  Coal,  

    Gautam Adani's $70,000,000,000 Green Energy Notable Quote
    Adani Group
    Date: 2022-01-10
    "By 2030, we expect to be the world's largest renewable energy company without any caveat -- and we have committed $70 billion over the next decade to make this happen. There is no other company that has yet made such a large bet on developing its sustainability infrastructure.

    "We, therefore, believe that the combination of our renewable capacity and the size of our investment makes us the leader among all global companies in the effort to produce cheap green electricity and green hydrogen." -- Gautam Adani, Adani Group Chairman, Jan., 2022

    India's Adani Group wholly-owned subsidiary, Adani New Industries Ltd, plans to develop and operate projects for the synthesis of low carbon fuels and chemicals, low carbon electric power generation and the manufacture of key components/material for green hydrogen related downstream products, wind turbines, solar modules, batteries, electrolyzers and others.

    Adani Group companies include Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), the world's largest solar power developer, is targeting 45 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030 and will invest $20 billion to develop a 2 GW per year solar manufacturing capacity by 2022-23. Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL), the country's largest private sector power transmission and retail distribution company, is looking to increase its share of renewable power procurement from the current 3 pct to 70 pct by FY 2030. (Source: Adani Group, Jan, 2022) Contact: Adani Group, Adani Green Energy, +91-79-2656 5555,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Adani Group,  

    Blackstone Invests $3Bn in Invenergy (Ind. Report)
    Blackstone, Invenergy, CDPQ
    Date: 2022-01-10
    Blackstone Inc. is reporting funds managed by Blackstone Infrastructure Partners have entered into a definitive agreement with the Canadian province of Quebec's giant ($389.7 billion CAD) pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Invenergy for a roughly $3 billion equity investment in Invenergy Renewables Holdings LLC.

    The investment will help accelerate Invenergy's renewables development activities. CDPQ and Invenergy management remain majority owners of the company and Invenergy will continue as managing member.

    Invenergy Renewables is a major renewable energy developer with over 175 projects totaling nearly 25,000 MW developed across four continents, focused on partnerships with utilities, financial institutions and commercial and industrial customers. The company is building both the largest wind and solar projects in the United States, that combined will deliver nearly 3 GW of clean energy by 2023.

    Since 2019, Blackstone has committed nearly $13 billion in investments that it believes are consistent with the broader energy transition. Additionally in 2020, Blackstone announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions by 15 pct in aggregate within the first three years of ownership across all new investments where Blackstone has control over energy usage, according to the company. (Source: Blackstone, PR, 9 Jan., 2021) Contact: Invenergy LLC, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400,; Blackstone Inc,; CDPQ,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Balckstone,  CDPQ,  Invenergy,  Renewable Energy,  

    US Greenhouse Gas Emissions on the Rise (Ind. Report)
    Rhodium Group,Global Carbon Project
    Date: 2022-01-10
    According to a preliminary estimate released Monday by the NYC-based research and consultancy firm Rhodium Group, after falling 10 pct in 2020 U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry rose 6.2 pct in 2021 as the economy began to recover from pandemic lows as pandemic related restrictions eased and economic activity picked up. The report notes that transport, the largest source of greenhouse gases in the country, saw its emissions increase by 10 pct in 2021 after a drop of 15 pct in 2020, due in part to an increase in the number of diesel trucks carrying goods to consumers as e-commerce has increased, with freight traffic exceeding pre-pandemic levels last year.

    Coal-fired power plant emissions rose 17 pct in 2021 after dropping 19 pct in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, U.S. electric utilities replaced hundreds of coal-fired power plants with cheaper and cleaner natural gas, wind and solar power. In 2020, electricity use fell nationwide and many utilities ran their remaining coal plants much less often, as it was often the most expensive fuel. But in 2021 natural gas prices nearly doubled and many utilities returned to coal-fired power for electricity. According to the US Energy Information Administration , coal emissions will likely fall in 2022 if natural gas prices stabilize. Electric utilities have already announced plans to withdraw at least 28 pct of their remaining coal-fired power plants by 2035, and many have been turning to renewable energy at a record pace .

    The Rhodium group report also notes emissions from heavy industry, such as cement and steel, rose 3.6 pct in 2021 after falling 6.2 pct in 2020. Emissions from buildings increased by 1.9 pct in 2021 after a 7.6 pct decrease in 2020. The report ignores the rise in emissions from last year's massive West Coast wildfires which burned millions of acres of forest and released the CO2 that had been locked in burning trees.

    In November, the Global Carbon Project estimated that global CO2 emissions from energy and industry rose 4.9 pct in 2021, after falling 5.4 pct in 2020. China, India and the European Union have all seen large increases, suggesting that any climate effect of the pandemic has been fleeting. (Source: Rhodium Group, Jan., 2022) Contact: Rhodium Group, Kate Larsen, Partner , 212.532.1157, nyc@rhg,com,; Global Carbon Project, +61-2-6246 5631,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GHG,  CO2,  Global Carbon Project,  

    Public Power Solutions Announces Solar+Storage JV (Int'l. Report)
    Public Power Solutions , Hive Energy
    Date: 2022-01-07
    Swindon, UK-based Public Power Solutions (PPS) is reporting a co-development agreement with Dubai-based Hive Energy and Ethical Power to develop, fund, construct and manage a pipeline of large-scale solar and battery assets targeting a 250MW pipeline for delivery over the next three years. The first project is a 45MW solar+battery storage project in South Oxfordshire, UK, which is due to be submitted for planning permission in early this year.

    As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swindon Borough Council, PPS will lead on managing the project development, collaborating closely with Hive Energy and Ethical Power to optimise the sites and use the most innovative technologies available. Hive Energy and Ethical Power will take on construction and long-term management of projects, ensuring they operate effectively to deliver the maximum benefits over their operational lifetime. (Source: Public Power Solutions, Website, PR, 5 Jan., 2022) Contact: Public Power Solutions , +44 0 345 209 3470,,; Hive Energy, +97145232616 ,

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

    Solaires Touts Perovskite Solar Ink™(New Prod. & Tech.)
    Solaires Entreprises
    Date: 2022-01-07
    Victoria, British Colimbia, Canada-based solar energy start-up Solaires Entreprises Inc, is touting its first of its kind perovskite-based photovoltaic Solar Ink™ and is raising $2.1 million in pre-seed funding at a pre-money valuation of $9 million. The proceeds will be directed towards purchasing materials and equipment to ramp up the production and scale up their Solar Ink™ sales.

    Solar Ink™ has a four month shelf life and is compatible with blade coating and slot die coating among other scalable deposition processes. The additive-stabilized ink is appropriate for up-scaling perovskite solar cell production, with blade-coated devices achieving efficiencies of up to 17 pct and can be kept in ambient conditions, according to the company release. (Source: Solaires Entreprises Inc, PR, 6 Jan., 2021) Contact: Solaires Enterprises Inc., Fabian de la Fuente, Co-CEO, 888-464-2532,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Perovskite,  

    Silicon Ranch Raises $775 Mn in Equity Funding (Ind. Report, Funding)
    Silicon Ranch
    Date: 2022-01-07
    Nashville, Tenn.-headquartered independent power producer Silicon Ranch Corporation reports it has raised $775 million in new equity capital. The funding was led by Manulife Investment Management and others including Shell, TD Greystone Infrastructure Fund (Global Master) L.P., and Mountain Group Partners. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2022.

    Since closing a $225 million raise in December 2020, Silicon Ranch has more than doubled its operating capacity and grown its total contracted portfolio by more than 80 pct Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of customized renewable energy, carbon, and battery storage solutions for a diverse set of partners across North America, with a portfolio that includes more than 4 gigawatts of solar and battery storage systems that are contracted, under construction, or operating across the U.S. and Canada.

    Founded in 2011, Silicon Ranch pioneered utility-scale solar in the Southeast with the first large-scale solar projects in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Kentucky. The company has successfully commissioned every project it has contracted since its inception and has further distinguished itself through its commitment to own and operate each project in its portfolio for the long term. Today Silicon Ranch owns, operates, and maintains more than 150 solar generating facilities in 15 states. (Source: Silicon Ranch, Website PR, 6 Jan., 2021)Contact: Silicon Ranch, 615.577.4786,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Silicon Ranch,  Solar,  

    FSU, Tallahassee Agree to Solar Energy Extension (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2022-01-07
    Florida State University is reporting an updated fixed-rate 15-year agreement with the City of Tallahassee that will double the amount of solar-generated electricity the university can draw from the city for the next 15 years. The agreement secures the last of the city's available solar capacity for the near future.

    The move marks an extension and expansion of terms FSU agreed to in 2018 as part of its participation in the City of Tallahassee Solar Program and allows the university to tap solar power from two city-owned solar farms. FSU anticipates a total of 30 pct of campus energy consumption will come from solar as early as 2023. (Source: Florida State University News, 6 Jan., 2022) Contact: FSU, Elizabeth Swiman, Dir. Campus Sustainability,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  

    O2 Investment Offloads Mantis Innovation Group (M&A, Ind. Report)
    Mantis Innovation
    Date: 2022-01-05
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based O2 Investment Partners is reporting the sale of its Houston-headquartered portfolio company, Mantis Innovation Group to Gemspring Capital.

    Mantis solutions deliver better building performance and improved energy efficiency with proprietary software tools to offer a full suite of services, including: energy procurement and demand management; solar, roofing, building envelope and pavement assessment and maintenance; and LED lighting, HVAC/mechanical and building automation systems design and implementation. (Source: O2 Investment Partners, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: O2 Investment Partners,; Gemspring Capital,; Mantis Innovation Group, 877.459.4728,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Mantis Innovation,  Energy Efficiency Software,  Energy Management ,  

    MW Solar Secures $50Mn Investment Commitment (Funding)
    MW Solar
    Date: 2022-01-05
    Wilmington, Delaware-based electric vehicle charging focused MW Solar, LLC is reporting an agreement with Luxembourg based private alternative investment group GEM Global Yield LLC for a share subscription facility of up to $50 million (Cdn) for a 36-month term following a public listing. The share subscription facility will allow MW Solar to draw down funds by issuing shares of common stock to GEM. MW Solar will control the timing and the maximum size of such draw-downs.

    MW Solar is developing a large-scale multi-location EV Charging network under its ARC EV Charging™ brand, with an established fuel distribution partner with over 1,200 service station and travel plaza locations on the U.S. East Coast. MW Solar has a unique business model in that it brings an entirely green energy solution to the EV Charging industry. (Source: MW Solar, Website , PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: MW Solar, MW Solar , Randy Wright , John Maggi, ,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News MW Solar,  

    Fluence Energy Tapped for Taipower Solar BESS (Int'l. Ind. Report)
    Fluence Energy
    Date: 2022-01-03
    Fluence Energy, an energy storage products and services, and digital applications for renewables and energy storage specialist, reports it has been selected by Taipei, Taiwan-based solar specialist and renewable energy IPP, Ina Energy Corp., a subsidiary of the PJ Asset Management Group, to deliver a 6MW / 6MWh battery-based energy storage system (BESS) in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

    Fluence will cooperate with the Taiwan-based TECO Group and its subsidiary YATEC to offer Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) services to the state-owned utility company Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) (Source: Fluence Energy, Website PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Fluence Energy, Samuel Chong VP, Treasurer & Head of Investor Relations, (872) 301-2501,; Ina Energy Corp,; Ina Energy Corp.,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fluence Energy,  BESS,  Energy STorage ,  

    Enlight, Sungrow Ink 430 MWh Israel Energy Storage Deal (Int'l. Report)
    Enlight Renewable Energy, Sungrow
    Date: 2022-01-03
    China's Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd., the global leading inverter and energy storage solution supplier, and Tel Aviv based Enlight Renewable Energy are reporting an agreement under which Sungrow will supply Enlight with 430 MWh of its flagship liquid cooled energy storage system (ESS).

    The contract is the largest ESS agreement signed to date in Israel and marks a massive scale-up in installations for the newly launched system.

    The Israeli government is aiming to generate 30 pct of the country’s electric power with renewables by 2030 and is currently aiming to develop an advanced solar-plus-storage system to ensure a stable and reliable electricity grid. (Source: Sungrow, PR, Website, 3 Jan., 2022) Contact: Enlight Renewable Energy,; Sungrow

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enlight Renewable Energy,  Sungrow,  Energy Storage,  

    Enphase Energy Inc. Completes ClipperCreek Acquisition (M&A)
    Enphase Energy,ClipperCreek
    Date: 2022-01-03
    Freemnont, California-based microinverter-based solar and battery systems specialist Enphase Energy, Inc. is reporting completion of its previously reported acquisition of previously announced acquisition of Auburn, California-based ClipperCreek. ClipperCreek offers electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for residential and commercial customers in the U.S. and has sold more than 110,000 Level 2 AC charging stations since 2006.

    Enphase Energy Inc. supplies microinverter-based solar and battery systems that enable people to harness the sun to make, use, save, and sell their own power and and control it all with a smart mobile app. The company revolutionized the solar industry with its microinverter-based technology and builds all-in-one solar, battery, and software solutions. Enphase has shipped more than 39 million microinverters, and over 1.7 million Enphase-based systems have been deployed in more than 130 countries. (Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, Website 3 Dec., 2022) Contact: Enphase Energy Inc., Badri Kothandaraman, CEO, Karen Sagot, IR,,; Clipper Creek,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy news,  Battery Energy Storage news,  BESS news,  

    Lightsourcebp Partners on Portuguese Green Hydrogen Projects (Int'l.)
    Date: 2021-12-31
    London-headquartered global solar energy developer Lightsourcebp and Lisbon-headquartered Portuguese gas utility Dourogas are reporting a green hydrogen joint venture to explore the potential of eight green hydrogen sites and investment in solar and hydrogen infrastructure in Portugal.

    As much as 200MWp of solar projects developed by Lightsourcebp will power 130MW electrolysers, developed by Dourogas. The green hydrogen will be injected directly into the country's gas grid. The first project will benefit from a €5 million grant from the EU's Portugal 2020 fund.

    As previously reported, Lightsourcebp aims to develop 25GW of solar power by 2025, up from 10GW by 2023. Lightsourcebp has an existing solar pipeline in Portugal of around 1.5GW outside of this new JV. It is also part of hydrogen consortiums in Australia and the UK.

    Dourogas, a gas mobility and natural gas utility supplying about 30,000 grid clients in 34 municipalities, is developing a number of green gas projects both with biomethane and hydrogen. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 23 Dec., 2021) Contact: Dourogas, Lightsourcebp,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Lightsourcebp ,  Green Hydrogen,  Solar,  

    BayWa r.e., Huhtamaki Ink Solar VPPA (Int'l. Report)
    BayWa r.e.
    Date: 2021-12-31
    German enewable energy developer and services provider BayWa r.e. and Espoo, Finland-based global food packaging specialist Huhtamaki Oyi are reporting a 10-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for two new BayWa r.e. solar projects in Spain.

    The agreement for 200 GWh per year of green power will cover approximately 80 pct of Huhtamaki's electric power needs in Europe and is equivalent to an annual saving of over 89,000 tons of CO2, and enough electricity to power almost 25,000 households per year. Huhtamaki is targeting carbon neutral production and 100 pct renewable electric power by 2030. (Source: BayWa r.e., Website PR 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Huhtamaki, Charles Heaulme, Pres., CEO ,; BayWa r.e.,

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

    RNESL Acquiring Battery Maker Faradion Limited (Int'l.M&A)
    Reliance New Energy Solar,Faradion
    Date: 2021-12-31
    Mumbai, India-headquartered Reliance New Energy Solar Limited (RNESL) is reporting a definitive agreements to acquire a 100 pct equity stake in Sheffield, UK-based Faradion Limited through secondary transactions for a total value of £94.42 million based on an enterprise value of £100 million. Closing is expected in early January 2022, according to the regulatory filing.

    Faradion's patented sodium-ion battery technology is sustainable, low cost, and scalable, has high density at par with lithium-ion phosphate and has patented zero-volt safe transport and storage. Reliance will use Faradion's technology at its proposed fully integrated energy storage giga-factory as part of the Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex project at Jamnagar, India.

    As previously reported, RNESL has investments in German “green solar wafers” technology company NexWafe GmbH, signed another pact with Danish company Stiesdal A/S for hydrogen electrolyser, acquired 100 pct stake in solar panel manufacturer REC Solar Holdings AS from China National Bluestar (Group) Co, and acquired a 40 pct stake in Sterling & Wilson Power. The company made its first strategic move in the renewable energy sector with a $50 million investment in US-based energy storage company Ambri Inc. (Source: RNESL, Website PR, 30 Dec., 2021); Contact: RNESL:, +91 22) 2278 5000, fax +91 22) 2278 5185,; Faradion Limited , +44 0 114 224 2421,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Reliance New Energy Solar news,  Battery news,  Energy Storage news,  Faradion news,  

    ReneSola Power Selling Two Spanish Solar Projects (M&A)
    Date: 2021-12-29
    Solar project developer ReneSola is reporting an agreement with Dusseldorf, Germany-based aream Group to sell two ground-mounted solar projects totaling 12MWp in the municipality of Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain. The "share-purchase" sale will be completed at the "ready-to-build" stage, which is planned for early 2022.

    The aream Group is a fully integrated investment and asset manager for institutional investors with a focus on sustainable infrastructure in the renewable energy sector, which includes wind and solar power, grids and storage technology.

    ReneSola Power has more than 300 MW of solar projects in development stages in Spain. (Source: ReneSola, Website PR, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: ReneSola Ltd., 347) 577-9055,; aream Group, +49 (0)211 30 20 60 42,,

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    Risen Energy Plans Major Chinese Renewables Complex (Int'l.)
    Risen Energy
    Date: 2021-12-29
    China's Risen Energy Co Ltd reports it plans to invest the equivalent of $7 billion (US) in a new combined 3.5 GW solar and 1.6 GW wind project, with energy storage capacity, in Inner Mongolia.

    The project's power production will enable the production of roughly 200,000 tpy of industrial silicon, 150,000 tpy of polysilicon, 10 GW of solar cells and 3 GW of panels annually. The manufacturing section of the complex is expected to take four years to complete, according to the announcement. (Source: Risen Energy, Website PR, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: Risen Energy Co Ltd., 0086-574-59953588,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Risen Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  

    Meyer Burger Reports Arizona Solar Plant Progress (Ind. Report)
    Meyer Burger
    Date: 2021-12-29
    Switzerland-based PV manufacturing equipment supplier and solar technology specialist Meyer Burger Technology AG is reporting progress in its 1.5GW capacity production facility for high-performance solar modules in Goodyear, Arizona.

    The plant's initial annual production will be 400 MW and will include solar modules for residential, commercial/industrial rooftop, and utility-scale applications. Production is expected to be operational by the end of 2022.

    Meyer Burger has entered into a building lease agreement and is hiring key personnel for equipment installation and facility startup. (Source: Meyer Burger, Website PR, 23 Dec., 2021) Contact: Meyer Burger, +49 174 349 17 90,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Meyer Burger ,  Solar,  

    Bloom Energy Tapped for Indian Green Hydrogen Microgrid (Int'l.)
    Bloom Energy
    Date: 2021-12-29
    San Jose, California-headquartered hydrogen fuel cell specialist Bloom Energy reports it has been tapped by NTPC Limited, India's largest energy conglomerate and utility, to provide electrolyzer and hydrogen-powered fuel cell technologies for India's first green hydrogen-based energy storage deployment. Thee project aims to explore large-scale, off-grid hydrogen energy storage and microgrid projects at strategic locations throughout the country.

    The collaboration will utilize Bloom Energy's solid oxide, high temperature electrolyzer to generate green hydrogen from solar powered electricity. The project is expected to commence in 2022.

    Bloom Energy's high-temperature electrolyzer produces hydrogen more efficiently than low-temperature PEM and alkaline electrolyzers. Bloom's solid oxide fuel cells combine ambient air with natural gas, biogas, hydrogen, or a blend of fuels to produce electricity through a non-combustion electrochemical reaction, resulting in reduced carbon emissions, harmful air pollutants, and water use compared to grid alternatives, according to Bloom. (Source: Bloom Energy, PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Bloom Energy, Edward Vallejo, (267) 370-9717,, ;; NTPC Limited,

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    Source Power Provides Community Solar Services in Central Hudson Area, New York (Ind. Report)
    Source Power, NJR Clean Energy Ventures
    Date: 2021-12-29
    In the Empire State, Syosset-based community solar serviced provider Source Power Company and New Jersey-based NJR Clean Energy Ventures are reporting an agreement under which Source Power will provide customer acquisition and management services for the Maybrook Road community solar project in the Central Hudson utility service territory.

    The 7.5-MW community solar project will provide community solar services to approximately 1,000 Central Hudson homeowners, renters, and businesses. Source Power will lead CEV's customer acquisition and management efforts and help make solar power accessible to more communities.

    NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, invests in, owns and operates solar projects and provides low-carbon energy solutions.(Source: Source Power Company, PR, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: Source Power Company, 833.227.2660, Fax 775.249.7126,,;NJR Clean Energy Ventures, Christopher Savastano Managing Director,Business Development, 732-938-1004,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News NJR Clean Energy Ventures ,  Source Power,  Community Solar,  

    Heliogen Scores $39Mn for Concentrated Solar Deployment (Funding)
    Heliogen, DOE SETO
    Date: 2021-12-22
    Pasadena, California-headquartered concentrated solar specialist Heliogen, Inc. reports receipt of $39 million from the U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to deploy its AI-enabled concentrated solar technology at a commercial-scale facility in California.

    The DOE funds will support the implementation of Heliogen's unique concentrated solar technology which couples its AI-powered heliostat field with a supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycle. The heliostat field will efficiently generate higher temperatures than traditional concentrated solar, enabling the cost-effective integration of a sCO2 power cycle. Steam-based power cycles are typically used in thermal energy plants to convert heat into electricity, but advanced sCO2 cycles will reach higher efficiencies at lower cost with a smaller footprint and reduced water use, according to Heliogen.

    Heliogen's AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power, or green hydrogen fuel at scale -- for the first time in history.

    The DOE SETO supports projects that are expected to improve the affordability, reliability and value of solar technologies on the U.S. grid and tackle emerging challenges in the solar industry. (Source: Heliogen, Website PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Heliogen, Bill Gross, Founder & CEO,; DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, 202-287-1862,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Concentrated Solar,  Heliogen,  DOE SETO,  

    Photon Offloads 160 MWp Aussie Solar PV Project (Int'l., M&A)
    Photon Energy
    Date: 2021-12-22
    Amsterdam-based Photon Energy N.V. is reporting the sale of its 65 pct stake in its 160 MWp (DC) solar PV power project currently under development in New South Wales, Australia to the global renewable energy group WIRSOL. Photon Energy Group will see a capital gain in the amount of €0.5 million and another two milestone-related payments upon successful completion and commissioning of the project by WIRSOL.

    Photon Energy Group plans to fully focus its future project development activities in Australia on large utility-scale projects based on the unique RayGen technology that combines PV Ultra solar co-generation and electro-thermal energy storage technologies. Since its foundation in 2008, Photon Energy has built and commissioned solar power plants with a combined capacity of over 110 MWp and has power plants with a combined capacity of 90.6 MWp in its proprietary portfolio. It is currently developing projects with a combined capacity of over 750 MWp in Australia, Hungary, Poland and Romania and provides operations and maintenance services for over 330 MWp worldwide, according to the company.

    (Source: Photon Energy, PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Photon Energy, Martin Kysly, Marketing and Corporate Communications, +420 774 810 670,,; WIRSOL Energy,

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    Elevion Acquires Belectric's the European Operations (Int'l, M&A)
    Elevion ,Belectric
    Date: 2021-12-22
    Netherland-based Elevion Group reports it is acquiring the European and Israeli business of solar PV plant developer Belectric Gmbh from RWE Renewable Energy AG.

    The sale includes the operations of Belectric Solar & Battery, which provides third-party solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) services.

    Belectric's battery storage business is not part of the deal because the Essen-based energy group needs its capabilities to expand its battery storage operations and raise the group's installed battery capacity to 3 GW by 2030. RWE is participating in battery projects with a combined capacity of over 0.6 GW, according to the release. Kolitzheim, Germany-based Belectric has constructed more than 460 solar PV power plants with 3.85 GWp of installed capacity and has a further 685 MW under construction, according to the release. (Source: Elevion Group, Website PR, 17 Dec., 2021) Contact: Elevion Group, Jaroslav Macek, CEO, Belectric GmbH, Ingo Alphéus, CEO, +49 9385 548-9000, Fax +49 9385 548-9040,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Elevion ,  RWE Renewable Energy,  Belectric ,  Solar,  Battery,  

    ENGIE Commissions Project in US Renewables Portfolio (Ind. Report)
    ENGIE North America,Hannon Armstrong
    Date: 2021-12-22
    Houston-headquartered ENGIE North America Inc., a leader in developing and managing renewable energy projects, and Annapolis, Maryland-based Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. a leading investor in climate solutions, today announced operational completion of their 2.3-GW portfolio of wind and utility-scale solar projects.

    The final renewable project, a 50 MW solar farm in Virginia, was commissioned and transferred into the portfolio partnership previously announced by ENGIE and Hannon Armstrong. In all, the portfolio holds 13 renewable projects online, including 1.8 GW of onshore wind and 0.5 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. ENGIE developed and operates the portfolio of projects. (Source: Hannon Armstrong, Website PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Engie North America, Dave Carroll, Chief Renewables Officer,; Hannon Armstrong, 410-571-9860,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ENGIE North America,  Hannon Armstrong,  Renewable Energy,  

    NTU Touts "Self Tuning" Energy-Saving Glass (New Prod. & Tech.)
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Date: 2021-12-22
    In Singapore, an international research team led by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) are touting a first-of-its-kind coating that when applied to a glass window panel, can adapt itself to heat or cool rooms by exploiting the spectrums of light responsible for heating and cooling. In summer, the glass suppresses solar heat (near infrared light) while at the same time boosting radiative cooling and does the opposite in winter suppressing heat loss, therefore warming the room.

    The window glass coating material contains no electrical components and is composed of layers of vanadium dioxide nanoparticles composite, Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and a low-emissivity layer. The experiment showed that the glass continuously "self-tunes" in reaction to temperature changes and allows a controlled amount of heat to emit in various conditions and changing weather patterns. (Source: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PR, 21 Dec., 2021) Contact: NTU School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Dr Long Yi,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News nergy Efficiency,  

    Shell Nails Solar, Energy Storage Developer Savion Acquisition (M&A)
    Shell New Energies
    Date: 2021-12-20
    Houston-headquartered Shell New Energies US LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is reporting the acquisition of Kansas City.-based utility-scale solar and energy storage developer Savion EnergyLLC.

    Savion specialises in developing solar power and energy storage projects and currently has more than 18 gigawatts of solar power and battery storage under development for a variety of customers, including utilities and major commercial and industrial organizations. Savion, which has a pipeline of more than 18 GW of solar and energy storage projects with over 100 projects under development in 26 states, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell under its existing brand within Shell's Renewables & Energy Solutions Integrated Power business.

    The Savion acquisition complements Shell's existing investments in the U.S. in a range of zero- and lower-carbon assets and technologies and continues Shell's strategy to develop an integrated power business as it moves to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society. (Source: Shell, Savion LLC , PR, 17 Dec., 2021) Contact: Shell New Energies,; Savion Energy, Diana Scholtes, CCO,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Shell New Energies,  Savion,  Solar,  Solar+Storage,  Energy Storage,  

    FPL Builds its Largest Solar+Battery Storage System (Ind. Report)
    Florida Power and Light
    Date: 2021-12-20
    In the Sunshine State, Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) is reporting commissioning of the world's largest solar-powered battery at the FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center.

    The Center incorporates 132 energy storage containers comprising a 409-MW battery that can deliver 900 MWh of energy -- sufficient power for roughly 329,000 homes for more than two hours.

    In 2018, FPL constructed the then largest combined operating solar and energy storage center at at Babcock Ranch in Charlotte County.

    FPL presently operates 42 solar energy centers in Florida and expects to complete eight more solar energy centers by early 2022. By the end of the decade, FPL forecasts that nearly 40 pct of its power will be generated by zero-emissions energy sources -- a more than 65 pct increase from 2020. (Source: FPL, Dec., 2021) Contact: FPL, Eric Silagy, Pres., CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Florida Power and Light,  Solar,  Solar+storage,  

    Lightsourcebp's Third 2021 Spanish Solar Project Underway (Int'l)
    Date: 2021-12-20
    Solar energy developer Lightsourcebp reports construction is underway on its Torrubia solar plant in the La Muela municipality of Zaragoza, Spain. The €35 million, 49.96 MW project is the company's third solar project in Spain this year.

    With the Torrubia project, the company has eight photovoltaic plants in this region, the Barrica group composed of two solar plants located in Teruel, with a total capacity of 100MW, and Vendimia, a cluster of five solar plants totaling 247MW located in the province of Zaragoza. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 18 Dec., 2021) Contact: Lightsourcebp Americas, Kevin Smith, CEO,

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