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Shell, Island Green Power Ink UK Solar+Storage Agreement (Int'l,)
Shell, Island Green Power
Date: 2021-10-08
In the UK, Shell and London-headquartered global solar energy developer Island Green Power are reporting a framework agreement to develop over 700 MW of utility-scale solar PV projects with co-located battery storage potential in the UK.

. Shell is aiming to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, partially through increasing renewable power generation. In February, Shell announced it would spend between $2 billion and $3 billion per year on renewables and energy solutions y to help reach net zero status by 2050. (Source: Shell, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Island Green Power, +44 0 20 3475 0777, info@islandgp.com, www.islandgp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Shell news,  Island Green Power news,  


Adani Green Acquiring 40MW Indian Solar Project (Int'l., M&A)
Adani Green Energy
Date: 2021-10-01
In New Delhi, Adani Green Energy Ltd reports it will acquire a 40 MW operational solar project, located in Odisha, from privately-held Essel Green Energy Ltd at an enterprise value of 2,190,000,000 Indian Rupees ($29.482 million). The project has a long-term PPA -- with 22 year remaining -- with the New Delhi-based Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI.)

With this acquisition, Adani's operational project capacity will reach 5.4 GW, with a total portfolio of 19.8 GW. As previously reported, the company recently raised $750 million through a green bond to fund the equity for its under construction projects. (Source: Adani Green Energy, PR, 30 Sept., 2021) Contact: Essel Green Energy Ltd, www.nrgedge.net/company/essel-green-energy-private-limited; Solar Energy Corporation of India, www.seci.co.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News Adani Green Energy,  Solar,  Solar Energy Corporation of India ,  


Equinor, Rosneft Ink Carbon Management Agreement (Int'l.)
Equinor, Rosneft
Date: 2021-10-01
Norwegian energy giant Equinor is reporting it has signed an agreement with and Rosneft, Moscow-headquartered petroleum developer, to collaborate on carbon management, including potential collaboration on the use of renewable, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), low-carbon hydrogen solutions and to reduce the carbon footprint from joint projects. The two organizations have been active in Russia for more than e decades.

Stavenger, Norway-headquartered Equinor, with over than 21000 employees, is developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy projects in more than 30 countries. (Source: Rosneft, Website PR, 29 Sept., 2021) Contact: Rosneft, +7 (499) 517-88-99, Fax: +7 (499) 517-72-35, postman@rosneft.ru, www.rosneft.com; : Equinor, Andres Opedal, President and CEO, www.equinor.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  Rosneft,  


Sunnova, AutoGrid Create Calif. Virtual Power Plant (Ind. Report)
Sunnova, AutoGrid
Date: 2021-09-29
US residential solar company Sunnova and distributed energy resource (DER) controls platform provider AutoGrid are reporting they will aggregate home battery energy storage systems to provide demand response for California community energy supplier Clean Power Alliance (CPA).

AutoGrid's Flex platform will be used to create a scalable virtual power plant (VPP) solution from Sunnova customers' battery units in Southern California. CPA supplies energy to around 3 million people in Los Angeles and Ventura County.

California is committed to a 100 pct carbon-free grid by 2045.

AutoGrid presently works with a number of partners in 12 countries, and has more than 5,000MW of assets under contract. Sunnova has more than 162,000 customers, representing nearly a gigawatt of its own solar energy systems in the field in the US. (Source: AutoGrid, PR, Energy Storage, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Sunnova, William Berger, CEO, Alina Eprimian, alina.eprimian@sunnova.com, www.sunnova.com; AutoGrid, Rahul Kar, VP, www.auto-grid.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sunnova,  AutoGrid,  Energy Storage,  


Tariff Proposal Could Devastate U.S. Clean Energy, says SEIA (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
SEIA
Date: 2021-09-24
"Steep duties proposed by an anonymous group of petitioners would devastate thousands of U.S. solar companies and cause the industry to miss out on 18 GW -- equivalent to the amount of solar capacity installed in all of U.S. history prior to 2015 -- of solar deployment by 2023, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

"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, jbristol@seia.org, www.seia.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News SEIA,  Solar,  


SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust Raises £250Mn (Int'l.)
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust
Date: 2021-09-20
In the UK, London-headquartered The SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT) reports it raised £250 million through the previously announced issuance of new ordinary shares.

The trust, which initially targeted £175 million, "received strong support from both retail and institutional investors", according to the company as it sought to invest in "an extensive pipeline of opportunities with a value of over £600 million investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar energy, sustainable on-site power generation and energy storage projects.

SEEIT, which launched in December 2018, now has a market cap of more than £1 billion ($1,375 billion US), acording to its website. (Source: SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust, PR, 17 Sept., 2021) Contact: SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust Tony Roper, Chair, +44 (0) 20 7287 7700, F: +44 (0) 20 7287 7700, info@sdclgroup.com, www.seeitplc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust,  Energy Efficiency,  


New Energy Equity Closes on $50Mn for Community Solar (Funding)
New Energy Equity
Date: 2021-09-15
Annapolis, Maryland-headquartered solar energy developer New Energy Equity reports closing on a $50 million facility, with $41 million led by Silicon Valley Bank and joined by SVB Capital, two innovative financial partners in the renewable energy and technology sector. The facility will be used for the construction of community solar projects in New York State and other markets, expected to total more than 60MW of installed capacity.

New Energy Equity develops and finances solar power generation assets for commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility customers under long-term contracts totaling more than 250MW since 2013.

The company was ranked as the 7th Top Solar Developer and the 8th Top Solar Contractor on Solar Power World's "2021 Top Solar Contractors" list and was voted one of the fastest-growing energy companies in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia by Inc. Magazine in 2020, according to the company release. (Source: New Energy Equity, Website PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: New Energy Equity, Matthew Hankey, Pres., CEO, 443-267-5012, www.newenergyequity.com.

More Low-Carbon Energy News New Energy Equity,  Solar,  Community Solar,  


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News SolarEdge,  Solar,  


Energy Storage Association -- Now is the Time for Energy Storage ITC (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
Energy Storage Association
Date: 2021-09-10
"More than 700,000 utility customers remain without power more than a week after Hurricane Ida barreled through Louisiana and parts of Mississippi, damaging homes and critical facilities while knocking out more than 2000 miles of transmission needed to deliver electricity to the region.

"This came a week after Tropical Storm Henri dumped nearly two inches of rain on New York City in a single hour and flooded communities along the coast of New England, causing power outages to more than 120,000 homes. The remnants of Hurricane Ida topped that record, dropping over 3 inches of rain on New York City and shutting down key infrastructure. Both incidents come amidst a year already marred by days-long, statewide outages in Texas, during an unprecedented period of freezing temperatures, and recurring power shut-offs across California in an attempt to forestall the worst wildfires in recent history.

"Yesterday's infrastructure cannot deal with tomorrow's weather. We need to eliminate carbon-emitting power sources to blunt the long-term climate drivers of extreme weather. And we also need to make our homes, businesses, and electric grids more resilient to those extremes.

"Most power grids are ill-equipped to confront mounting climate challenges. For example, Hurricane Ida took out all eight transmission lines that carry electricity into New Orleans; Entergy, the principal utility in the area, anticipates weeks before power is restored for most customers. If onsite energy storage, solar, and microgrids had been installed at critical facilities throughout southern Louisiana, they could have enabled continuity of key services during the storm and would have been operating immediately afterward for community benefit, unconstrained by fuel shortages. Importantly, energy storage assets can continue helping well after a disaster has passed.

"American companies have led the world in large-scale battery installation for homes and businesses, directly on the power grid, and integrated into wind and solar energy facilities. Other storage technologies, like thermal storage in buildings, flow batteries in substations, liquid air storage paired with generators, and renewable power-to-gas hydrogen offer opportunities for even longer durations that can further diversify our sources of power system reliability without adding to carbon pollution.

"The U.S. energy storage industry has grown up fast, with recent reports showing nine consecutive quarters of increasing deployment in the power system. Companies in the U.S. are on track to install 12,000 MWh of new storage capacity in 2021, enough to power 1.5 million homes through daily peaks and three times the amount added in 2020. Nevertheless, this pace of storage deployment is still much slower than what is needed to equip vulnerable communities for resilience to increasingly extreme weather and meet President Biden's goal of decarbonizing the power system by 2035.

"Congress has an immediate opportunity, through an energy storage Investment Tax Credit (ITC), to speed storage installations that enable greater deployments of wind, solar, and hydro power while mitigating catastrophic power outages. ITCs have long been an effective policy for driving down technology costs associated with solar power and other clean energy technologies. ITC legislation is a common-sense way to accelerate cost declines in storage technologies that can bolster some of the country's most vulnerable communities.

"Congress must ensure the nation's power infrastructure is capable of meeting 21st century needs and avoids catastrophic outages like we're seeing now in Louisiana. An ITC that makes energy storage more accessible creates a cleaner and more reliable grid and gives Americans greater control over their fate." (Source: Energy Storage Association, PR, 9 Sept., 2021) Contact: Energy Storage Assoc., www.energystorage.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage Association news,  Energy STorage news,  


Energy Transfer to Buy Solar Energy from N. Texas (Ind. Report)
Energy Transfer, SB Energy
Date: 2021-09-08
Dallas-based Energy Transfer reports the signing of a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Francisco-based SB Energy for 120 MW of electricity from its Eiffel Solar project in northeast Texas -- Energy Transfer's second renewable energy PPA.

SB Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., is scheduled to begin construction of the 200-MW Eiffel Solar project located in Lamar County, Texas, in the first half of 2022 for completion in January 2024.

Energy Transfer LP has installed approximately 18,000 solar panels across the country that provide power to its metering stations. Energy Transfer owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the U.S., according to the company release. (Source: Energy Transfer LP, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Energy Transfer, Tom Mason, Exec. VP. Bill Baerg, Investor Relations, 214.981.0795, investorrelations@energytransfer.com, www.energytransfer.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Transfer ,  Solar,  SB Energy,  


CenterPoint Energy Seeks Solar Energy PPA Approvals (Ind. Report)
CenterPoint Energy,Origis Energy
Date: 2021-08-27
Evansville, Indiana-headquartered CenterPoint Energy reports its electric and natural gas business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, has filed a request for approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to enter into two PPAs for an additional 335 MW of solar energy as part of the company's long-term electric generation transition to renewable energy plan.

The company is seeking IURC approval to purchase 185 MWs of solar power, under a 15-year PPA, from Oriden, which is developing a solar project in Vermillion County, Ind., and 150 MWs of solar power, under a 20-year PPA, from Origis Energy, which is developing a solar project in Knox County, Ind. Subject to necessary approvals, both solar arrays are expected to be in service by 2023. The total 335 MWs from these developments is expected to supply sufficient power for more than 70,000 homes or 12,000 commercial customers per year. (Source: CenterPoint Energy, PR, Website, 25 Aug., 2021)Contact: CenterPoint Energy, Steve Greenley, Senior VP, Generation Del., www.centerpointenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CenterPoint Energy,  Solar,  Origis Energy,  


Altus Power Snares 79 MW Solar Power Portfolio (M&A)
Altus Power
Date: 2021-08-27
Greenwich, Conn.-based solar energy developer Altus Power, Inc. is reporting acquisition of a 79 MW portfolio of solar projects from private equity funds managed by True Green Capital Management, LLC. The portfolio of sites in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York and Tennessee includes rooftop, ground-mount and carport solar arrays that deliver clean electricity via long term PPAs to predominantly investment-grade customers, including municipalities, commercial entities and utilities.

The acquisition expands Altus Power's portfolio of operating projects to more than 340 MW, according to the company website. (Source: Altus Power Inc.. Website PR, Aug 26, 2021) Contact: Altus Power Inc., Lars Norell, Gregg Felton, Co-CEOs, (203) 698 0090, Fax: (203) 661 2797, www.altuspower.com

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


Maersk Inks First Green Methanol Marine Fuel Deal (Int'l. Report)
Maersk
Date: 2021-08-20
Maritime shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) is reporting a contract with Copenhagen-based REintegrate to produce roughly 10,000 tonnes of carbon neutral e-methanol, produced by using renewable sources such as biomass and solar energy which the vessel will need to operate each year.The entire Maersk fleet would require roughly 20 million tpy of green methanol fuel, according to the release.

REintegrate's new decentralized production technology offers green e-methanol identical to fossil methanol, from renewable energy sources and CO2 from bio-waste. E-methanol provides a convenient transition to environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals with an ultra-high greenhouse gas reduction and a competitive rice to similar products such as green bio-products.REintegrate's process facilitates the re-cycle of CO2 emissions and the by-products (oxygen and heat) can be used in the industrial sector and for district heating, according to the company website.

With about 90 per cent of world trade transported by sea, global shipping accounts for nearly three per cent of the world's CO2 emissions. Maersk aims to have a carbon-neutral fleet by 2030 to meet its target of net-zero emissions by 2050, according to the release. (Source: A.P. Moller-Maersk, GFM News, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: A.P. Moller-Maersk, Morten Bo Christiansen, Hesd of Decarbonization, www.maersk.com; Reintegrate, +45 6168 6212, www.reintegrate.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maersk,  Methanol,  Green Methanol,  


S. Korea KIER Touts Solar Panel Recycling Technique (Int'l.)
Korea Institute of Energy Research
Date: 2021-08-20
In Seoul, the state-run Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) reports it has developed a non-destructive technique to recycle discarded solar panels to create high-performance solar cells. The new technique can recycle both undamaged and damaged panels to achieve up to 100 pct retrieval rate of glass component and roughly 80 pct of other materials can be retrieved and recycled into high-performance solar cells.

KIER Researchers were able to refine silicon collected from 72 discarded commercial panels into six-inch single crystal ingots and wafers. Recycled materials were used in the production of solar cells with a generation efficiency of about 20.52 pct. Normal solar cells have an energy efficiency of about 15 pct.

South Korea's total solar energy generation capacity stood at 3.65 GW in November 2020. (Source: Korea Institute of Energy Research, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Korea Institute of Energy Research, www.kier.re.kr/eng

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BlackRock Acquires National Renewables Solution (M&A, Ind. Report)
BlackRock, National Renewable Solutions
Date: 2021-08-20
BlackRock Real Assets reports the acquisition of Minnetonka, Minnesota-headquartered early-stage wind and solar energy developer National Renewable Solutions (NRS) with a goal of developing, owning, and operating the company's current project development pipeline of more than 3.5GW, with assets in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada.

Founded in 2011, NRS has developed over 1GW of renewable energy projects that are currently operating or are entering construction this year. BlackRock Real Assets operates one of the largest renewable power equity investment platforms in the world with over $9 billion in total commitments and investments in 250 wind and solar projects across 13 countries and 4 continents. (Source: BlackRock, Real Assets, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: National Renewable Solutions, Patrick Pelstring , CEO, 952-473-7500, www.natrs.com; BlackRock, www.blackrock.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BlackRock ,  National Renewable Solutions,  Renewable Energy,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Solar,  


Iberdrola Commissions Herrera II Spanish Wind Complex (Int'l.)
Iberdrola
Date: 2021-08-18
Madrid-headquartered renewable energy major Iberdrola reports commissioning is underway on the €70 million Herrera II wind complex in Castilla y Leon, Spain. The project incorporates three wind farms -- La Huesca, Valdesantos and Orbanejoa -- with 14 wind turbines totaling 63 MW -- sufficient electricity to supply the equivalent of 60,000 households per year and to prevent the release of 50,000 tpy of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Herrera II utilizes SG 4.5-145 -- 4.5-MW wind turbines with 70-metre-long blades and a diameter of 145 meters, the most powerful and largest onshore wind turbines in Spain. With this project, Iberdrol operates 5,200 MW of renewable energy in Castilla y Leon where it plans to develop more than 2,400 MW of wind and solar energy at an estimated investment of €2 billion .

Iberdrola is building 1,700 MW of renewable capacity in Spain and has a pipeline of more than 17,000 MW on the Iberian Peninsula. Iberdrola has an installed capacity of 17,000 MW in Spain which it intends to increase to 25,000 MW by 2025. (Source: Iberdrola, Website PR, 17 Aug., 2021) Contact: Iberdrola, www.iberdrola.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  Wind,  Solar,  Spain Renewable Energy,  


Revolusun Launches Solar+Storage Incentive Program (Ind. Report)
Revolusun
Date: 2021-08-16
In the Aloha State, Honolulu-based Revolusun is touting its Home Battery Rewards -- solar energy and energy storage program. The five year, multi-island, multiple Grid Service Program for residential customers with a solar system paired to a Tesla PowerWall battery.

The program is for Islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii where roughly 6,000 homes are expected to participate in the program. The program is limited to approximately 4,000 customers on Oahu. Participants will be rewarded with monthly adjustments on their energy bills, or receive payment, for having their batteries available should the Grid need their services. The reward will be applied to their electric bill every month and in cases where people already have low electric bills, some customers will receive a check from the utility. The size of the reward depends on the number of batteries the home has and how available they are for providing grid services.

Hawaii aims to source 100 pct of its energy from renewables by 2040. (Source: Revolusun, PR, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: Revolusun, Eric Carlson, 748.8888 , www. revolusun.com; Tesla Powerwall, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerwall

More Low-Carbon Energy News Revolusun,  Solar+Storage,  Tesla PowerWall,  Energy Storage,  


Facebook Constructing Solar-Powered AZ Data Center (Ind. Report)
Facebook
Date: 2021-08-16
Social media giant Facebook reports it is constructing a 100 pct solar energy powered data center in Mesa, metro Phoenix area, Arizona.

The 960,000 sq-ft facility, which will house routers, switches, servers, storage systems and other equipment, is expected to come online in 2023 at a cost of roughly $800 million.

As we previously reported, power will be sourced from from three new solar facilities in Pinal County in conjunction with the Salt River Project. The solar facilities will put about 450MW of power back into the power grid. (Source: Facebook, PR, 12 Aug., 2021) Contact: Facebook, www.facebook.com/FBMesaDataCenter

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SRP Contracts for New Solar Plants Totaling 500MW (Ind. Report)
Salt River Project,EDP Renewables North America
Date: 2021-08-13
Following its recent announcement to expand utility-scale solar resources to 2,025 MW by 2025, the Arizona-based not-for-profit public power utility Salt River Project (SRP) has announced three new solar energy plants that will deliver a total of 500MW of renewable energy. Facebook announced it will off-take 450MW of the combined solar capacity to support its newly announced data center in Mesa, Arizona, and help meet the company's 100 pct renewable energy commitments.

The three projects include two 200-MW solar plants and one 100-MW solar plant. SRP is contracting with subsidiaries of solar developers AES, EDP and NextEra Energy Resources to construct and operate the three new plants. The first project is expected to come online in fall 2022 and start of construction for all the new solar plants, which will all be located in Pinal County, will begin at different points in time throughout 2022.

The first project, the 100-MW West Line Solar project located in the city of Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona developed by AES Corp. is expected to come online in October, 2022. SRP and AES have worked together to bring online a 100MW solar system, East Line Solar, as well as a 10MW, 40 megawatt-hours (MWh) standalone battery-based energy storage system.

The 200-MW Randolph Solar Park, developed by EDP Renewables North America is slated to come online in 2023. SRP is partnering with EDP Renewables, a global leader in renewable energy production, to develop and operate this 200MW solar park located in the city of Coolidge, Pinal County, Arizon adjacent to SRP's Randolph 230kV substation. Randolph Solar will span across 1,346 acres, and construction is anticipated to begin in fall of 2022.

The third project, the 200-MW Valley Farms Solar project is expected to become fully operational by December 2023. SRP has contracted with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources to develop the solar plant in Coolidge, Ariz. The two companies have previously worked together to develop and contract a 20MW solar generation facility and battery storage system, Pinal Central Solar Energy Center, and a 100MW solar plant, Saint Solar, which began operations in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Additionally, SRP and NextEra have plans to develop two solar-charged battery projects totaling nearly 350MW, Sonoran Energy Center and Storey Energy Center. Valley Farms Solar will be 1,900 acres in size and construction will begin in winter of 2022. (Source: Salt River Project, Website PR, 12 Aug., 2021) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, www.edpr.com/north-america; SRP, Mike Hummel, CEO, Scott Harelson, Scott.Harelson@srpnet.com, www.srpnet.com; NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Salt River Project,  Solar,  AES Corp.,  EDP Renewables North America,  NextEra Energy Resources ,  


Sage Energy Consulting on 43 Solar+Storage Installations (Ind. Report)
Sage Energy
Date: 2021-08-11
In the Golden State, San Rafael-based Sage Energy Consulting reports it will work with the Judicial Council of California (JCC) and evaluate 43 previously identified JCC sites for solar energy+storage installations.

Sage will provide procurement support, pre-construction, construction and post-construction management and commissioning support for rooftop solar panels, solar carports, and batteries and may assist in negotiating power purchase agreements. (Source: Sage Energy Consulting, PR Aug., 2021) Contact: Sage Energy Consulting, Russell Schmit, COO, 415-663-9914, www.sagerenew.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar+Storage news,  Sage Energy news,  Solar Energy news,  Battery Energy STorage news,  


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


NJBPU OK's 3,750 MW Solar Incentive Program (Ind. Report)
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
Date: 2021-07-30
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved implementation of the Successor Solar Incentive Program that will pave the way for up to 3,750 MW of new solar generation by 2026, doubling the state's solar capacity. Solar energy is expected to generate approximately 10 pct of the Garden State's total electricity needs once the program is fully implemented.

The Program contains two sub-programs designed to uplift solar market segments through long-term, tailored incentives for a variety of project types, allowing NJBPU to contain program costs and provide financial certainty for market participants:

  • The Administratively Determined Incentive (ADI) -- a fixed incentive payment for net metered solar projects of 5 MW or less -- including all residential customers and most commercial and industrial buildings and all community solar installations. The incentive value will vary based on project type and size, and will be guaranteed for a term of 15 years.

  • The Competitive Solar Incentive (CSI) -- a competitive solicitation designed to incentivize the lowest financial contribution from ratepayers for grid supply projects and net metered commercial and industrial projects larger than 5 MW. The first competitive process is anticipated to launch in early-to-mid 2022, following additional stakeholder engagement throughout this summer and fall.

    The program will provide one New Jersey Solar Renewable Energy Certificate-II (SREC-II) for every MWh of solar electricity produced by a qualifying facility, with an additional $20/MWh added for public entities -- school districts, municipalities, etc. -- as well as a temporary incentive for projects built on contaminated lands.

    Incentives range from $70-$120/SREC-II, providing continued support for solar development in New Jersey while also offering significant savings over the prior SREC value of approximately $220. (Source: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, PR, 28 July, 2021) Contact: New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, 800-624-0241, www.bpu.stste.nj.us

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  • SECI Plans 2,000 MWh Standalone Energy Storage Tender Call (Int'l.)
    Solar Energy Corporation of India
    Date: 2021-07-26
    In New Delhi, India's state-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) reports it is planning a 2,000 MWh standalone energy storage system which will be executed by the private sector on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis with a 25-year agreement. A detailed tender call is expected by the end of August. this year. (Source: Solar Energy Corporation of India, PR, Economic Times, 25 July, 2021) Contact: Solar Energy Corporation of India, 011 2466 6200, corporate@seci.co.in, www.seci.co.in

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

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

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    Enel Green Power Snares WV Utility-Scale Solar Project (M&A)
    Enel Green Power,Dakota Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-07-21
    Italian global renewable energy developer Enel Green Power reports it has purchased 100 pct ownership of a 90-MW solar farm in Raleigh County, West Virginia, from Dakota Renewable Energy for an undisclosed price.

    Enel will construct and operate the facility which will incorporate roughly 250,000 solar panels at an expected cost of approximately $30 million. Operations are expected to begin in 2023.

    The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranks West Virginia 49th in the nation in installed solar energy capacity.(Source: Enel Green Power, PR, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com; Dakota Renewable Energy, www.dakotapp.com

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    HECO Offers Solar Energy Storage Battery Bonus (Ind. Report)
    Hawaiian Electric
    Date: 2021-07-21
    In the Aloha State, Honolulu-headquartered Hawaiian Electric (HECO) reports it is accepting applications for its new Battery Bonus program that pays cash incentives for residential and commercial customers on Oahu to add battery energy storage to an existing or new rooftop solar system.

    The program is capped by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at a total 50 MW supplied from storage among all participants. Incentive payments are:

  • $850 per kW for those accepted for the first 15MW. (For example, 5kW would yield a $4,250 payment.) Hawaiian Electric will confirm by checking battery data that the system is meeting its committed performance in the program for the customer to receive the full amount of incentive.

  • $750 per kW for those accepted for the next 15MW.

  • $500 per kW for those accepted for the last 20MW.

    Homeowners and businesses with an existing solar system enrolled in a customer energy program (such as Net Energy Metering, Customer Grid Supply or others) will continue to receive full benefits from these programs. Up to 5 kW of new panels may be added under existing programs. There is no limit on the size of an individual customer's battery. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Hawaiian Electric, www.hawaiianelectric.com; www.hawaiianelectric.com/batterybonus

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  • AceOn Mobile Solar Power Storage Scores £1Mn Funding (Int'l.)
    AceOn
    Date: 2021-07-14
    In the UK, Telford-headquartered solar energy and battery energy storage specialist AceOn reports receipt of £1 million in grant funding from Innovate UK to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit that will use Sheffield-based Faradion's sodium-ion batteries.

    AceOn will work in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, DZP Technologies, a specialist battery materials development company, and Nigeria-based energy and power company Nevadic Limited to deliver the project.

    AceOn Group specializes in the design and assembly of custom built battery packs and the distribution of industrial and consumer batteries to the UK and worldwide market. (Source: AceOn Group, PR, Shropshire Live, 13 July, 2021) Contact: AceOn Group , Mark Thompson, Managing Dir., + 44 (0) 1952 293 388, info@aceongroup.com, www.aceongroup.com

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    Climate First Bank Touts Solar Energy Loan Program (Ind. Report)
    Climate First Bank
    Date: 2021-07-09
    In the Sunshine State, the St. Petersburg-based Climate First Bank has unveiled its solar energy loan programs focused on residential and commercial uses.

    The flexible term loans program is aimed at addressing climate change, making renewable energy more accessible, increasing property values, drastically reducing or eliminating energy costs by retrofitting properties to the highest levels of energy efficiency.

    Climate First Bank is a signatory member of the B Corp Climate Collective Commitment: Net Zero 2030, pledging to achieve net zero on all greenhouse gas emissions, whether direct or indirect, by the year 2030. (Source: Climate First Bank, Website, PR, 7 July, 2021) Contact: Climate First Bank, Ken LaRoe, CEO, www.climatefirstbank.com

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    Holden Maine Adding 3rd Solar Array (Ind. Report)
    Holden Maine Solar,SEIA
    Date: 2021-07-09
    In the Pine Tree State, the Town of Holden (pop. 3,090 +-) planning board reports it has given the nod for the town's third solar array. The 27-acre, 4.5-MW installation will be developed by Downeast Solar LLC and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.

    Holden's two other solar arrays generate a total of 7 MW of power which, when added to the new array, will generate 11.5 MW -- sufficient power for all Holden homes and businesses.

    According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Maine presently has roughly 246 MW of solar capacity , two-thirds of which has been installed since 2019. SEIA ranks Maine 21st in the nation for expected growth in solar over the next five years. (Source: Town of Holden, Bangor Daily News, 7 July, 2021) Contact: Town of Holden , Benjamin Breadmore, Town Manager , www.holdenmaine.com; SEIA, www.seia.org

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    BayWa USA, SDCP Ink California Solar+Storage PPA (Ind. Report)
    BayWa r.e., San Diego Community Power
    Date: 2021-07-09
    Renewable energy developer and services provider BayWa r.e. is reporting a 20-year solar energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Diego Community Power (SDCP), the not-for-profit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region.

    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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    Dubuque Considering Residential Solar Pilot Program (Ind. Report)
    City of Dubuque
    Date: 2021-07-07
    In the Hawkeye State, the City of Dubuque (pop. 58,500 +-) city council is considering a $41,000 pilot program to help 10 low- to moderate-income home owners install solar panels. The cost of installing the panels would be about $10,000, but with tax credits, grants and the sale of energy credits, homeowners would pay about $2,600, according to council documents. Households would save from $800 to $1,000 annually in energy costs.

    The city also would create a market for solar energy credits. The city would pay homeowners in the program to cover the costs of the credits and claim them as part of its effort to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. (Source: City of Dubuque, PR, Times-Republican, 6 July, 2021) Contact: City of Dubuque, www.cityofdubuque.org

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    GE Tapped for Indian 55 Onshore Wind Turbines Order (Ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy,Solar Energy Corporation of India
    Date: 2021-07-07
    GE Renewable Energy reports its has been selected by Continuum Green Energy to supply, install and commission 55 sets of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for the 148.5-MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in the state of Gujarat.

    When fully operational, the project is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 125,000 households in India. The project has a 25-year PPA with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, Contact: Continuum Green Energy, Arvind Bansal, CEO, www.continuumenergy.in; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home; Solar Energy Corporation of India, www.seci.co.in

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    Energiekontor Commissions Hanstedt-Wriedel Wind Farm (Int'l. Report)
    Energiekontor AG
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Bremen, Germany headquartered wind and solar energy developer Energiekontor AG is reporting the commissioning and grid connection of its Hanstedt-Wriedel wind farm the district of Uelzen, Lower Saxony.

    The wind farm incorporates of six General Electric GE 5.3 - 158 turbines totaling 31.8 MW and is expected to generate sufficient power for 30,000 average German households.

    Since its founding, Energiekontor AG has invested more than €1.8 billion in 128 wind farms and 12 solar parks with more than 1 gigawatt total output. The company has offices in The company also has offices in England (Leeds), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), Portugal (Lisbon), USA (Houston/Texas and Rapid City/South Dakota) and France (Toulouse, Rouen). (Source: Energiekontor AG, PR, Yahoo Finance, 30 June, 2021) Contact: Energiekontor, Peter Azabo, CEO, Peter Alex, IR, +49 421 3304-126, Peter.Alex@energiekontor.com, www.energiekontor.de

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    Trina Touts PERC Module Aperture Efficiency (Int'l. Report)
    Trina Solar
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Changzhou, China-based solar energy giant Trina Solar's State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology (SKL) is reporting its proprietary Vertex high-efficiency p-type monocrystalline silicon module -- based on 66 pcs of 210 mm x 210 mm high-efficiency PERC cells -- has achieved a record aperture module efficiency of 23.03 pct for larger-area industrial silicon p-type modules, as independently confirmed by TUV Rheinland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Singapore Airlines Launches Voluntary Carbon Offsets (Int'l.)
    Singapore Airlines
    Date: 2021-06-28
    The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has launched a voluntary carbon offset programme that allows passengers on both Singapore Airlines and Scoot to offset their carbon emissions via dedicated microsites beginning in late July, this year. Passengers will also be able to use "frequent flyer" points to offset emissions, starting in Q4, 2021.

    The offset projects selected include: protecting forests in Indonesia; supporting renewable solar energy projects in India ; and providing efficient, clean burning cook stoves for rural families in Nepal. The offsets will be provided via the BlueHalo digital solution, which has been developed by Australia-based Tasman Environmental Markets (TEM). This allows passengers to immediately calculate and offset the emissions associated with their journey.

    As previously reported, the SIA has committed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by: increased investments in new-generation aircraft; achieving higher operational efficiency; adopting low-carbon technology such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), and sourcing high quality carbon offsets.

    SIA is a participant in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). (Source: Singapore Airlines, Business Traveler, 27 June, 2021) Contact: Singapore Airlines, www.singaporeair.com

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    ACCIONA Connects Recycled Lithium-Ion Battery Project (Int'l.)
    ACCIONA
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Madrid-based ACCIONA reports it has connected Spain's first renewable energy storage plant using recycled batteries to the grid at the company's experimental 1.2MW photovoltaic park in Tudela, Navarre.

    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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    Etrion Sheds Solar Projects to Japanese Consortium (Int'l., M&A)
    Etrion
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Geneva, Switzerland-headquartered independent solar power producer Etrion Corporation is reporting the sale of its interests in the 13.2 MW Komatsu, 24.7 MW Shizukuishi and 9.3 MW Mito operating solar energy projects to companies established by Development Bank of Japan Inc., Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. for gross proceeds of ¥ 8.252 billion ($74.8 million).

    The proceeds, along with the proceeds from the recently completed sale of the Niigata project, will allow Etrionto complete its previously announced reduction of capital and cash distribution to shareholders, anticipated to occur before the end of July 2021. Etrion anticipates completing the sale of its remaining 9.5 MW Misawa solar project in the coming weeks. (Source: Etrion Corp., Website PR, 22 June, 2021) Contact: Etrion, Marco A. Northland, CEO, +41 22 715 2090, info@etrion.com, www.etrion.com

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    Lightsource bp Snares 703MW Spanish Solar Portfilio (M&A, Int'l.)
    Lightsource bp ,Grupo Jorge
    Date: 2021-06-21
    London-headquartered solar energy developer Lightsource bp is reporting acquisition three solar projects totaling 703MW in Aragon, Spain from Zaragosa-based Grupo Jorge. The projects include two in Zaragoza (292MW and 130MW) and the third (281MW) in the Huesca province, which Lightsource bp will bring to construction next year. This deal also builds on Lightsource bp's growing presence in Aragon specifically with around 1.1GW of projects at various stages of development or construction and in operation.

    This Spanish acquisition brings Lightsource bp's Spanish project development pipeline to over 3GW, which has been mainly established this year through co-development partnerships with RIC Energy and Iberia Solar. (Source: lightsource bp, Website PR, 18 June, 2021) Contact: LIghtsource bp, www.lightsourcebp.com/es; Grupo Jorge, +34 976 51 40 29, www.jorgesi.com

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    CS Energy Solar+Storage Project Lauded (Ind. Report)
    CS Energy
    Date: 2021-06-21
    Edison, New Jersey-based renewables and solar energy specialist CS Energy is reporting its 4.5 MW solar plus 3.8 MWh energy storage project installation in Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a finalist for the 2021 smarter E AWARD's Outstanding Project category.

    The smarter E AWARD receives global submissions which are independently judged on economic benefits, pioneering character, uniqueness, proof of innovation and benefits for the environment and society. The Kearsarge Amesbury LLC project is the only U.S project to be named a finalist.

    CS Energy has constructed over 175 MW across 36 landfill projects. The Kearsarge Amesbury LLC project, which came in under budget and four weeks ahead of schedule, is generating sufficient power for about 400 households per year and will generate $3.6 million over 20 years in new tax and lease revenues, and major energy savings for the city. (Source: CS Energy, PR, Website, 15 June, 2021) Contact: CS Energy, 732 860 4660, www.csenergy.com; Kearsarge Amesbury LLC, www.kearsargeenergy.com

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    NJ Solar-Ready Roof Bill Awaits Governor's Signature (Ind. Report)
    New Jersey, Solar
    Date: 2021-06-16
    In the Garden State, new warehouses of 100,000 sq-ft or more would be required to have "solar- ready" roofs once Gov. Phil Murphy signs A-3352, a bill backed by the Legislature and the commercial real estate industry. The measure was handily passed earlier this June in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate.

    Solar energy supporters see the trend to solar as an opportunity for warehouse operators to reduce or eliminate their electricity bills and sell any excess power back to the grid. (Source: Various Media, NJ Spotlight, 14 June, 2021)

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    ArcelorMittal Invests in CSP Specialist Heliogen (Int'l. Report)
    Heliogen,ArcelorMittal
    Date: 2021-06-09
    Global steelmaker ArcelorMittal is reporting a $10 million investment from its XCarb™ Innovation Fund in Los Angeles, California-based concentrated solar energy (CSP) tech company Heliogen -- fka Edisun.

    Heliogen's technology harness solar energy by using a field of mirrors which will act as a multi-acre magnifying glass to concentrate and capture sunlight to subsequently be converted into heat (HelioHeat™), electricity (HelioPower™) or clean fuels (HelioFuel™), all of which have potential applications to the steel making process and support the steel industry's transition to carbon-neutrality. In addition to the $10 million investment, the two firms have also signed a MoU to evaluate the potential of Heliogen's products in several of ArcelorMittal's steel plants. (Source: ArcelorMittal, PR, 8 June, 2021) Contact: ArcelorMittal, www.corporate.arcelormittal.com; Heliogen, Bill Gross, CEO, 626.720.4530, hello@heliogen.com, www.heliogen.com

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    Lightsource BP Secures $330Mn for Aussie Solar Projects (Int'l.)
    Lightsource BP
    Date: 2021-06-04
    London-headquartered Lightsource bp, a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects, is reporting closing on a $330 million (AUS) financing package and begun construction on its West Wyalong and Woolooga solar projects located in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. Financing for the projects was secured from EDC, ING, Intesa Sanpaolo and Westpac.

    Combined, West Wyalong and Woolooga will produce approximately 673GWh of renewable electricity a year -- sufficient power for 100,000 Australian homes and cut carbon emissions by 540,000 metric tpy. The projects are expected to come online in mid-2022.

    Queensland is aiming to have 50 pct of energy generation from renewable sources by 2030 and New South Wale has pledged to construct 12GW of clean energy over the next ten years. (Source: LighthouseBP, PR, 3 June, 2021) Contact: Lighthouse BP, Adam Pegg, Country Manager, Australia (732) 429-3906, asam.pegg@lightsourcebp.com, www.lightsourcebp.com

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

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

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    LightsourceBP Announces €900Mn INSUN Investment (Int'l)
    Lightsource BP
    Date: 2021-06-02
    In London, renewables group LightsourceBP reports it will invest €900 million ($1.1 billion) in solar energy specialist INSUN Power to fund the development of utility-scale solar projects totaling 1.35 GW in Moura, Castelo Branco, Mogadouro, Chamusca and Viseu, Portugal. The five projects are currently in the early development stage.

    Lightsource BP's present project development pipeline in Portugal and Spain totals 3.5GW capacity. (Source: LightsourceBP, PR, 28 May, 2021) Contact: INSUN, www.insun-power.co.id; Lightsource BP, www.lightsourcebp.com

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    Blue Planet Offers Clean Energy Microgrid Financing (Ind. Report)
    Blue Planet Energy
    Date: 2021-06-02
    In the Aloha State, Honolulu-headquartered solar-plus-storage microgrid specialist Blue Planet Energy is touting a new zero-money-down financing program for solar-plus-storage microgrids. The Blue Planet system combines on-site solar energy generation with Blue Planet Energy's Blue Ion LX battery solution to power essential equipment when the utility grid is down.

    With this first-of-its-kind Hybrid Power Purchase Agreement (hPPA) financing model, Blue Planet Energy eliminates the upfront cost barrier to solar-plus-storage microgrid adoption allowing owners to pay only for electricity usage generated by a new solar array and a fixed rate for the added benefits and services delivered by the battery storage system. All operations and maintenance is covered for the lifetime of the agreement. (Source: Blue Planet Energy, PR, Website, 2 June, 2021) Contact: Blue Planet Energy, Chris Johnson, CEO, 866.957.2246, sales@blueplanetenergy.com, CEO, www.blueplanetenergy.com

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    AboitizPower Planning Second Philippines Solar Project (Int'l.)
    Aboitiz Power
    Date: 2021-05-26
    In the Philippines, Aboitiz Power Corporation reports it plans to expand its share in the Philippines solar energy space with construction of a 74-MW solar power facility this year.

    The solar project, which is slated to be built in Cayanga in the town of Bugallon, about 13 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital of Lingayen, is now in the development stage. The Cayanga project will be the company's second solar power venture after its 59-MW-peak facility in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, which was inaugurated in 2016.

    Construction is expect the get underway later this year for commercial operations by Q4, 2022. (Source: AboitizPower, PR, Website, 24 May, 2021) Contact: AboitizPower, AboitizPower, Officer Emmanuel V. Rubio, Pres., CEO, www.aboitizpower.com

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