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Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Slated for 2023 Launch (Int'l.)
Amazon, Shell, Eneco
Date: 2021-02-10
In the Netherlands, the Amazon-Shell HKN (Hollandse Kust Noord) Offshore Wind Project is targeting a 2023 launch. The project will comprise a floating solar park, short-term battery storage, optimally tuned turbines, and "green hydrogen" made by electrolysis as a further storage technique.

The offshore wind farm will be operated by the Crosswind Consortium, a joint venture between energy companies Shell and Eneco, and have an overall capacity of 759MW, half of which is being purchased by Amazon to power its European operations .

The project is the e-commerce giant's largest single-site renewables project to date. In December, Amazon announced it will invest in 26 wind and solar projects totaling 3.4GW of electricity production capacity. (Source: Amazon, PR, Energy 8 Feb., 2021) Contact: Eneco, Kees-Jan Rameau, Strategic Growth Officer, www.eneco.com; Amazon, amazon-pr@amazon.com, www.amazon.com/pr; Shell, www.shell.com/newenergies; Crosswind Consortium, www.crosswindhkn.nl

More Low-Carbon Energy News Amazon,  Shell,  Eneco,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  


SunSource Touts 6-MW Indian Floating Solar+Storage Project (Int'l.)
SunSource Energy
Date: 2020-12-07
Uttar Pradesh, India-based distributed solar energy firm SunSource Energy Pvt Ltd reports it will develop a 4 MW, grid-connected floating solar photovoltaic power project including 2 MW battery storage system (BESS) in Andaman and Nicobar islands. When fully operational, the project would be one of India's largest floating plus storage projects and would enter into a 25-year PPA with the Electricity Department of the Andaman and Nicobar administration.

SunSource is a private equity firm backed by State Bank of India and UK's Department for International Development. (Source: SunSource Energy, ET, Nov., 2020) Contact: SunSource Energy, +91 81300 33213, www.sunsource-energy.com

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


Hanwha Q Cells Announces Major Floating Solar Power Plant (Int'l.)
Hanwha Q Cells
Date: 2020-11-13
Seoul-headquartered Hanwha Q Cells, South Korea's leading solar cell and module manufacturer, reports it will construct a 41-MW floating solar power plant in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, that will generate sufficient energy for roughly 60,000 people.

The project, which is expected to begin construction before the year end, will incorporate the company's Q.Peak Duo Poseidon modules specifically designed for floating solar farms and offering peak power of 420 watts and energy efficiency of 20.3 pct, according to the release. (Source: Hanwha Q Cells, Website PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Hanwha Q Cells, www.q-cells.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hanwha Q Cells,  Solar Cell,  Floating Solar,  


Floating Solar Array Slated for Fort Bragg (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy,Ameresco,Fort Bragg
Date: 2020-09-30
In North Carolina, Charlotte-based Duke Energy is reporting it expects to begin construction on a 1.1-MW floating solar facility on Big Muddy Lake at the U.S. Army's Fort Bragg military base. The solar array will be paired with a 2-MW battery energy storage system and supplement power to the military installation from the local grid, providing backup power during electric service outages.

Duke Energy's prime contractor Ameresco will construct the facility, while Fort Bragg will own and operate the system once construction is completed. The project is part of Duke Energy's $36 million energy services contract with Fort Bragg.

Duke Energy owns 40 solar facilities in NC, including the 80-MW Conetoe Solar Facility in Edgecombe County, the 65-MW Warsaw Solar Facility in Duplin County and the 60-MW Monroe Solar Facility in Union County. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, WRAL, 30 Sept., 2020)Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, chris.fallon@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy,  Amerseco,  Floating Solar,  Solar,  


12.5-MW Thai Floating Solar System Now Online (Int'l.)
JA Solar
Date: 2020-06-19
The first large-scale floating solar power facility in Thailand, with a capacity of 12.5 MW, has started supplying power to the grid, China's JA Solar Technology Co Ltd . which provided the solar modules for the project, said on Wednesday.

JA Solar equipped the facility with its bifacial double-glass modules based on the Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology. (Source: JA Solar, Renewables, 17 June, 2020) Contact: JA Solar Holdings, www.jasolar.com

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


Ocean Renewables Touted as Climate Change Solution (Ind. Report)
Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition
Date: 2020-06-12
The attached report from the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition's (OREAC) Ocean Panel has found that ocean-based renewable energy, such as offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power, could meet nearly 10 pct of the global annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions needed to remain on a Paris-compliant 1.5 degrees C pathway in 2050.

The report estimates that up to 85 pct of this decarbonization potential will come from offshore wind. 1,400 GW of offshore wind would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tpy of CO2 -- equal to taking 800 million cars off the road.

OREAC is spearheaded by Orsted and Equinor, and includes other major players in the global offshore wind industry: CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, MHI Vestas, MingYang Smart Energy, Mainstream Renewable Power, Shell, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, TenneT, and GE Renewable Energy. Additional partner organisations include Global Wind Energy Council, World Resources Institute, UN Global Compact, the Chinese Wind Energy Association and Ocean Energy Systems.

Download the OREAC The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change report HERE. (Source: OREAC, PR, reve, June, 2020) Contact: OREAC, www.oceanrenewable.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition,  Ocean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Wave Energy,  Tidal EnergyCarbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  


SINN Touts Floating Solar, wind, Wave Energy Platform (Ind. Report)
SINN Power
Date: 2020-05-04
Gauling, Bavaria-based wave energy specialist SINN Power GmbH is touting its patented floating modular solar power wave generation platform in Iraklio, Greece.

SINN Power develops, constructs and sells innovative wave energy systems, high-tech generators, power electronic components and energy storage for wave energy systems and other renewable energy systems. The SINN Power floating structure is aimed at harsh maritime environments with limited access to renewable energy. (Source: SINN Power GmbH, Utilities, May, 2020) Contact: SINN Power GmbH, Dr-Ing. Philipp Sinn (CEO), +49 89 92566192, www.sinnpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SINN Power ,  Floating Solar,  Solar,  


Indian Floating Solar Project Bid Dates Extended (Int'l Report)
Solar Energy Corporation of India
Date: 2020-04-15
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the last date submit bids for 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar power projects with 2 MW of battery energy storage systems (BESS). The projects will be developed at Kalpong Dam, Diglipur, North Andaman. The new deadline is May 4, 2020.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacture, dispatch, transportation, and storage of all equipment and materials such as the adequate capacity of solar PV modules with suitable ratings -- International Electrotechnical Commission or Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) standards.

The projects will be developed on a build-operate-own (BOO) basis and should achieve financial closure within a year from the effective date of the power purchase agreement (PPA) and commissioned within 18 months. (Source: Solar Energy Corp of India, PR, Marcom India, 14 April, 2020) Contact: Solar Energy Corp of India, 011-71989200, corporate@seci.co.in, www.seci.co.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Solar,  Solar,  Solar Energy Corporation of India ,  


Seychelles Floating Solar Project Construction Underway (Int'l.)
Quadran International
Date: 2020-04-06
French Independent Power Producer QAIR (fka Quadran International) is reporting construction is underway on its Providence floating solar power plant project in Seychelles -- an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean .

The floating photovoltaic (PV) plant will incorporate 13,500 PV modules and generate 5.8-MW of power -- roughly 2 pct of Seychelles' national power production. It will also be the world's largest salt water floating solar farm. The project's power output is expected to be purchased by the Public Utilities Corporation under a 25-year PPA.

As previously reported, Quadran and Seychelles solar company VetiverTech won the project in a 2018 tender. (Source: QAIR, Construction Review, April, 2020) Contact: QAIR, www.afrepren.org; Vetiver Tech, +248 252 6655, vetisuntech@gmail.com, www.vetivertech.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Floating Solar,  Quadran International,  


Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Launched (Int'l Report)
Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition
Date: 2020-01-15
An international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy -- offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power -- and at the same time mitigate the impacts of climate change while meeting roughly 10 pct of the annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed by 2050 to keep global temperatures under 1.5 degreeC above pre-industrial levels, according to a report released by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. Most of this climate change mitigation potential is expected to come from offshore wind.

The Action Coalition includes MHI Vestas, Orsted, Equinor, CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, Shell, Mainstream Renewable Power, Siemens Gamesa, TenneT and The UK Crown Estate.

Download the The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change -- Five Opportunities for Action Report HERE. (Source: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, Various Media, Maritime Executive, 13 Jan., 2020) Contact: High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, www.oceanpanle.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ocean Energy,  


Europe's Largest Floating Solar Plant Launched (Int'l Report)
Akuo Energy
Date: 2019-10-21
In Rhone Valley, Southern France, the 17-MW OMEGA1 floating solar project -- Europe's largest floating solar facility -- is reported to now be online. The project was developed by Paris-based AKUO ENERGY.

Akuo Energy develops, finances, builds and operates renewable energy power plants all over the world. Akuo Energy is the first French green IPP. It develops and operates power plants that go beyond simply producing renewable power and create additional social benefits for the inhabitants of the areas in which they live, according to the company website. (Source: EURACTIV, 18 Oct., 2019) Contact: O'MEGA1, AKUO ENERGY, +33 1 47 66 09 90, akuoenergy@akuoenergy.com, www.akuoenergy.com/en/omega-1

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


Asia Dominates Floating Solar Installations (Int'l Report)
Floating Solar,World Economic Forum
Date: 2019-03-27
According to the World Economic Forum, of the world's top 1o floating solar installations, 4 are in China, 3 in Japan, 2 in South Korea and 1 in the UK. World floating solar output grew 100-fold from 2014 to 2018, with the world's first floating solar plant in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Floating solar is well suited to Asia where available land is limited but there are many hydroelectric dams with existing transmission infrastructure. China has just connected the world's largest floating solar plant at Anhui, which will generate almost 78,000 MW in its first year, while South Korea expects to complete what it claims will become the world's largest floating solar plant delivering 102.5 MW in 2020.

The World Economic Forum, based in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, was founded in 1971 as a not-for-profit organization. It gained formal status in January 2015 under the Swiss Host-State Act, confirming the role of the Forum as an International Institution for Public-Private Cooperation. (Source: World Economic Forum, Mar., 2019) Contact: World Economic Forum, www.weforum.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News World Economic Forum,  Floating Solar,  Solar,  


EBRD Supports Albanian Green Energy, Floating Solar Projects (Intl)
ERBD
Date: 2019-03-18
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a €9 million loan from its €85 million Western Balkans Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) to support investments in Albanian green energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects expected to cut over 21,000 tpy of CO2 emissions across the region.

ERBD also announced a 2-MW floating solar project being developed by Norwegian company Statkraft's Albanian subsidiary and floating solar technology developer Ocean Sun. The €2.3 million project will incorporate four units of 0.5 MW each. (Source: EBRD, The Balkanista, Mar., 2019) Contact: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; Ocean Sun, info@oceansun.no, https://oceansun.no

More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD,  Statkraft,  Solar,  Floating Solar,  


First African Floating Wind Farm Launched in Capetown (Int'l)
Marlenique Estate
Date: 2019-03-06
In South Africa, Marlenique Estate, a fruit farm outside of Franschhoek, reports the unveiling of Africa's first state-of-the-art floating solar PV system constructed by New South Energy.

The facility is the first commercially-operated floating solar system on the African continent as well as the largest, at 60kWp.

The first phase of the project also includes the installation of a land-based solar PV system on the farm, allowing the farm to run 90 pct of its cold storage, irrigation and wedding venue facilities off the grid. In the second phase, battery packs will be added to the current set up, removing the estate from the main power grid completely. (Source: Capetown ETC, Mar., 2019) Contact: New South Energy, David Masureik, www.newsouthernenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Wind,  


Innova Building Caribbean's First Floating Solar Project (Int'l)
Innova Capital Partners
Date: 2019-01-30
Innova Capital Partners, through its subsidiary in Colombia, Innova Solar Colombia (ISC), reports it will develop and construct the first floating solar project in the Caribbean islands, specifically on the island of Providencia, San Andres, Colombia.

When fully operational before the year end, the 74 kWp project is expected to generate sufficient power for the municipal aqueduct. The project is being financed by Tillvaxtverket, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth. French floating solar developer Ciel & Terre will supply its HYDRELIO® technology for the project.

Innova is a global developer and investor with a focus on, but not limited to, growth-oriented opportunities in energy, real estate and infrastructure. The Innova platform invests in projects and companies at various stages of their development cycle and partners with industry-leading management teams, franchises, and companies positioned for significant growth.(Source: Innova Cspitsl Partners, PR, 28 Jan/., 2019) Contact: Innova Capital Partners, Patricia Rodriguez Patricia@innnovacapitalpartners.com, www.innovacapitalpartners.com; Ciel & Terre, +33 3 20 01 05 65, www.ciel-et-terre.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innova Capital Partners,  Soalr,  Floating Solar,  


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

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


Sunseap Floating Solar Farm Slated for Singapore Harbor (Int'l)
Sunseap
Date: 2018-11-12
In Singapore, Sunseap, a sustainable energy provider, reports it will construct a 5-MWp offshore floating photovoltaic (PV) solar system north of Woodlands Waterfront Park, along the Straits of Johor. When fully operational, the facility will generate about 6,388 MWh per year of renewable energy and eliminate about 2,600 tpy of GHGs over the next 25 years, according to the Sunseap release.

Sunseap previously worked on the world's largest floating PV test-bed in Singapore at Tengeh Reservoir. (Source: Channel News Asia, Sunseap, 9 Nov., 2018) Contact: Sunseap Group,Frank Phuan, Co-founder, CEO, +65 68 16 1000, www.sunseap.com

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

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