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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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Opdenergy,  AEP Energy,  Solar,  


Cubico Nails Greek Onshore Wind Farm Acquisitions (M&A, Int'l.)
Cubico,Enora
Date: 2021-07-21
London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments Holdings Ltd. (Cubico) is reporting completion of its acquisition of Aoliki Panachaikou, the owner of two operational onshore wind farms totaling 48.5 MW in Greece, from Enora. Enora and its sister company Enteka Services will continue to manage the sites, ensuring a smooth transition of ownership.

Cubico now owns almost 100MW of operational assets in Greece and recently announced the commencement of a 12MW extension to one its sites. The company, which is jointly owned by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and PSP Investments, is actively looking to grow its portfolio in Greece through solar PV and onshore wind opportunities.. (Source: Cubico, PR, ReNews, 21 July, 2021) Contact: Cubico , David Swindin , +44 20 3805 3900, www.cubicoinvest.com; Enora/Enteka, www.enteka.gr

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cubico,  Wind,  Enora,  Enteka,  


Tata, AutoGrid Partner on Smart Energy Management (Int'l. Report)
Tata Power, AutoGrid
Date: 2021-07-07
In New Delhi, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), which supplies electricity to a populace of over 7 million in North Delhi, is reporting a strategic partnership with Redwood City, California-based AutoGrid for deploying artificial intelligence (AI) based smart energy management system. The firms are undertaking a joint project in the area of residential "behavioural" demand response (DR), distributed energy resource management (DERMS), electric vehicles , virtual power plants (VPPs), energy storage optimization, flexibility management, forecasting, and renewable energy integration.

The pilot project aims to empower customers, by helping them understand their consumption patterns and evaluate the effectiveness of DR programs. Based on the acceptance and success of the pilot, the program will also be extended in a phased manner to the following areas:

  • Automated Demand Response leveraging Residential Air Conditioning Systems and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system at Commercial and Industrial sites

  • Integration of Energy Storage, Solar PV, Electrical Vehicles and other DERs for grid balancing and stabilization

  • Microgrids and Site Optimization for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) applications

  • Commercial &Industrial Site optimization for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS).

    To measure the acceptability of behavioural demand response programs and increase customer participation, the company will also provide incentives to customers based on the level of their participation in the pilot program. The results of the pilot will then be shared with the state regulator (DERC) to formulate appropriate incentives which can be applicable for all customers. (Source: AutoGrid, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: AutoGrid, www.auto-grid.com; Tata Power, TP Renewable Microgrid, www.tatapower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Tata Power,  AutoGrid,  Energy Storage,  Energy Management,  Demand Response,  


  • Clariant, India Glycols Renewable Ethylene JV Confirmed (Int'l.)
    Clariant
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Sustainable,specialty chemicals producer Clariant and India Glycols Limited (IGL), a manufacturer of green technology-based chemicals, are reporting their 51-49 pct joint venture for renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives made from bio-ethanol under the name Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. has received all necessary approvals and will begin operation this month.

    Originally announced in March 2021, the joint venture combines IGL's renewable bio-ethylene oxide derivatives business, which includes a multipurpose production facility including an alkoxylation plant located in Kashipur, Uttarakhand (India), with Clariant's local Industrial and Consumer Specialties business in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. To support production, India Glycols has agreed to a long-term supply agreement for ethylene oxide made from bio-ethanol as well as further utilities. (Source: Clariant, PR, 1 July, 2021) Contact: Glycols Limited, www.indiaglycols.com; Clariant, Conrad Keijzer, CEO, +41 61 469 63 63, Fax: +41 61 469 69 99, www.clariant.com;

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clariant,  Ethanol,  Ethylene,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Stirling Engine,  Azelio,  Energy Storage,  


    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;

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


    Enel X Building Romanian Photovoltaic Park (Int'l. Report)
    Enel
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Enel X Romania, part of Enel X, the advanced energy services division of the Enel Group, reports it is constructing a turn-key photovoltaic system for electric power retailer Kaufland in Turda, Romania.

    The €1 million project will incorporate more than 2,000 PV panels with an installed capacity of 1 MWp and will cut roughly 595 tpy of CO2 emissions, according to the release. (Source: Enel X Romania, PR, Romania-Insider, 29 June, 2021) Contact: Enel X Romania, www.enelx.com/ro/ro

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


    1366 Tech., Hunt Perovskite Tech. Merge Announced (M&A)
    1366 Technologies,Hunt Perovskite
    Date: 2021-06-28
    Bedford, Mass.-based silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies and Dallas-headquartered Hunt Perovskite Technologies are reporting a merger to form CubicPV, which is reportedly in partnership talks with an as yet unidentified Indian firm.

    Breakthrough Energy Ventures, First Solar, and Hunt Energy Enterprises are the three top shareholders in CubicPV.

    CubicPV reportedly plans establish a 2GW solar wafer and cell manufacturing unit with an investment of around $300-350 million under the Indian central government's production-linked incentive scheme.

    While CubicPV will establish and control the wafer and cell manufacturing, the yet to be determined local partner would handle module assembly from the cells and marketing in India. CubicPV will utilise 1366's trademark Direct Wafer process to produce wafers directly from molten silicon instead of ingots. (Source: 1366 Technologies, Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Hindu Busines Line, 28 June, 2021) Contact: 1366 Technologies, Frank van Mierlo, CEO, Laureen Sanderson, (781) 861-1611 x2204, lsanderson@1366tech.com, www.1366tech.com; Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Scott Burton, CEO, info@huntperovskite.com, www.huntperovskite.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News 1366 Technologies,  Solar,  CubicPV,  Hunt Perovskite ,  


    Ameresco, Cannon AFB Ink $19Mn ESPC Project (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco, Cannon AFB
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco, Inc. is reporting a partnership with Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) in New Mexico and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy) for a $19 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) project featuring 1.9 MW of solar generation capacity, smart controls, and other energy conservation technologies.

    Utilizing the US DOE ESPC vehicle, the project will enhance Cannon AFB's mission capabilities and address its energy and sustainability goals. The project designed by Ameresco will provide tangible facility improvements and enable recurring reductions in utility costs, while converting 4 pct of Cannon's electric energy usage to onsite renewable resources.

    Planned improvements will include: upgrades to existing transformers; direct digital controls (DDC); HVAC equipment; a 1.9MW ground mount solar photovoltaic (PV) array; and LED lighting retrofits. These upgrades are projected to save Cannon AFB roughly $1.1 million in the first year alone and $33 million over the course of the performance period. (Source: Ameresco, Website PR, June, 2021). Contact: Cannon AFB, www.cannon.af.mil; Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, news@ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Cannon AFB,  Energy Efficiency,  Renewable Energy,  


    Recurrent Energy Amps Up Battery Storage Projects (Ind. Report)
    Recurrent Energy,Canadian Solar
    Date: 2021-06-23
    Guelph, Ontario-based Recurrent Energy, LLC, a utility-scale solar and storage project developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc.(CSI), reports it has expanded its U.S. energy storage footprint with several battery energy storage systems (BESS) contracted to be built in California in 2021 and 2022. These projects span retrofits as-a-service, solar plus storage PPAs, and stand-alone storage tolling agreements.

    With a pipeline of around 11 GWh of battery storage projects across the U.S., of which 2.3 GWh are in late-stage development, Recurrent Energy has been actively developing both PV solar plus energy storage and standalone storage projects since 2014. In collaboration with Recurrent Energy's project development team, Canadian Solar's majority-owned CSI solar subsidiary delivers competitive, highly bankable and fully-integrated battery storage solutions to support the recent acceleration in demand. Canadian Solar's global project development business -- Global Energy Group -- continues to expand and focus on energy storage, with a combined total pipeline of more than 5,328 MW / 16,875 MWh, according to the release. (Source: Recurrent Energy, PR, 22 June, 2021) Contact: Canadian Solar Inc. , Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, investor@canadiansolar.com, www.canadiansolar.com; Recurrent Energy, www.recurrentenergy.com

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


    GE, Continuum Ink Indian Turbine Supply Deal (Int'l. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-06-18
    GE Renewable Energy reports it has contracted with Mumbai-based Continuum Green Energy India Pvt Ltd to supply, install and commission 55 of its 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines for Continuum's 148.5 MW Morjar, Bhuj wind farm in Gujarat, India. The deal includes a long-term service agreement.

    When fully online, the project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 125,000 Indian homes. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR,16 June, 2021) Contact: Continuum Green Energy, Arvind Bansal, CEO, +91-22-2570 1567, info@continuumenergy.in, www.continuumenergy.in; GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind International, Gilan Sabatier, Commercial Leader, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/wind-energy/onshore-wind

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energ,  Wind Turbine ,  India Wind,  


    Dracula Touts Ambient Light Printed Solar Cells (New Prod & Tech.)
    Dracula Technologies
    Date: 2021-06-11
    Valance, France-headquartered Dracula Technologies is touting its inkjet-printed organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cell technology called LAYER (Light As Your Energetic Response). The OPV printed modules run on natural or artificial ambient light, can be used to power low-consumption indoor devices , do not use rare earths or heavy metals and are created from carbon-based material.

    Dracula Technologies has raised €4.4 million ($5.4 million) to date -- €2 million in 2016 from angel investors for a pilot line, and €2.4 million in 2020 from MGI Digital and ISRA which the company is using to increase module production during its pre-industrialization stage. Commerical-scale production is expected to commence in 2024. (Source: Dracula Technologies, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Dracula Technologies, + 33 (0)4 75 78 26 65 , contact@dracula-technologies.com, www.dracula-technologies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dracula Technologies ,  Printed Solar Cell,  Solar,  


    ARENA Supports Aussie Solar-Hydro Energy Storage Project (Int'l.)
    ARENA, RayGen Resources
    Date: 2021-06-11
    In the Land Down Under, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reports it is providing $15 million in funding to Victoria-based RayGen Resources Pty Ltd to construct a "first of its kind" $30 million solar-hydro power plant that incorporates 4 MW of solar PV generation and 3 MW / 50 MWh of dispatchable energy storage capacity in north-west Victoria.

    RayGen's solar-hydro power plant consists of RayGen's proprietary PV Ultra, a concentrating photovoltaic solar co-generation tower, combined with its patented electro-thermal storage. The technology generates heat as a by-product which is captured and used for thermal storage. The electro-thermal storage system consists of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine, industrial chillers and two insulated water-based thermal storage pits or reservoirs, each roughly the size of four Olympic size swimming pools. One of the reservoirs is kept at a temperature of 90 degrees and the other at close to 0 degrees, and the temperature difference is used to generate dispatchable electricity using ORC turbines, according to RayGen.

    The project builds on a feasibility study and development work supported by a $3 million ARENA grant in March 2020. ARENA also supported RayGen with $8.67 million in funding to develop and construct its 1-MW PV Ultra pilot project in Newbridge, Victoria. (Source: ARENA, PR, June, 2021) Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, arena@arena.gov.au, www.arena.gov.au; RayGen Resources, +61 3 8669 0380, enquiries@raygen.com, www.raygen.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ARENA,  RayGen Resources,  Solat,  Hydro,  Energy Storage,  


    Solex, Jinchen Ink Solar Module Production MoU (Int'l. Report)
    Solex Energy
    Date: 2021-06-09
    Gujarat, India-headquartered solar PV manufacturer Solex Energy Ltd is reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 1.2 GW of solar module production equipment from China's Jinchen Machinery. The new machinery is in keeping with Solex's planned production expansion.

    The first phase of 600 MW will be commissioned by October-2021, followed by the 600 MW second phase immediately following the first phase startup. It will be a fully automated production line capable of manufacturing modules up to M12/G12 multi busbar solar cells with Microgap Technology.

    The facility is planned near Surat and is in the advanced stage of completion.

    Solex Energy Limited manufactures solar photovoltaic modules and provides turnkey solar solutions for solar power plants, solar water pumps, and other utility scale applications, according to the company website. (Source: Solex Energy Ltd, Website PR, 5 June, 2021) Contact: Solex Energy Ltd., 1800 572 8787, info@solex.in, www.solex.in; Jinchen Machinery, www.jinchensolar.com/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solex Energy,  Solar,  


    Solar PV Window Coating Innovator Raises $13.4Mn (Ind. Report)
    Next Energy Technologies
    Date: 2021-06-04
    In the Golden State, Goleta-based photovoltaic window developer Next Energy Technologies Inc reports it raise $13.4 million in a Series C funding round that should help the company commercialise its window coating technology that allows windows to function as solar panels.

    The new funds will be used to speed up the transition to large-area coating for commercialisation, pilot installations, durability testing and industry certification. Lead investors in the funding round include Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd, the innovation arm of Golden Energy and Resources Ltd and architectural glass fabricator Viracon and others. (Source: Next Energy Technologies, PR, 27 May, 2021) Contact: Next Energy Technologies, 805-222-4546, Dan Emmett, CEO,www.nextenergytech.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Next Energy Technologies,  Solar,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e.,  Enerpole,  Renewable Energy,  


    Johnson Controls Expands La Crosse Sustainability (Ind. Report)
    Johnson Controls
    Date: 2021-05-26
    In the Badger State, Milwaukee-headquartered Johnson Controls and the City of La Crosse have launched the next phase of the city's sustainability initiative. Building on the significant progress made through their initial sustainability investments, this next phase will deliver solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency installations throughout city fire stations, at community libraries and within several city parks as well as LED upgrades to the city's street lighting.

    The initial phases, which begun in 2019 and were completed Spring 2021, included solar arrays on 4 community buildings to generate $7.98 million in total savings and reduce energy consumption by 35 pct over the next 20 years.

    In the expanded second phase, city infrastructure updates are expected to add $3.2 million in total savings over the next 15 years for a total combined energy costs saving of $11 million.

    The City of La Crosse has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. (Source: Johnson Controls Int'l., PR, May, 2021) Contact: City of La Crosse, www.cityoflacrosse.org; Johnson Controls, Antonella Franzen, IR, 609.720.4665, antonella.franzen@jci.com, www.johnsoncontrols.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Controls,  


    BayWa r.e. Snares Czech Solar Distributor (M&A, Int'l. Report)
    BayWas r.e.
    Date: 2021-05-24
    BayWa r.e. is reporting the acquisition of leading Czech solar wholesaler Solid Power Distribution. Established in 2015, the company serves the Czech and Slovakian installer market as a distributor of high-quality components for residential and industrial end-consumers.

    . The Czech government is to achieve 22 pct of renewable energy in total energy consumption by 2030 and to that end offers a "New Green Savings Program" and other incentives for rooftop PV installations. As of 2020, the country had 2.2 GW of solar capacity, according to the release. (Source: BayWa r.e., Website PR, 20 May, 2021) Contact: BayWa r.e., www.baywa-re.com

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


    Meyer Burger Opens German Solar Module Production Line (Int'l.)
    Meyer Burger
    Date: 2021-05-21
    Swiss-headquartered module maker Meyer Burger reports the opening of its first new manufacturing facility in Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, with a second plant slated to open in Frieberg before the month end.

    The Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen has a 400 MW capacity that the company says will be ramped up to 5GW by 2026 and will produce roughly 200,000 solar cells each day.

    As previously reported, Meyer Burger aims to increase its production capacity to 1.4GW by 2023, and has been awarded €22.5 million in regional German government grants to support construction of a HJ PV cell production plant in the country. (Source: Meyer Burger, PR, May, 2021)Contact: Meyer Burger, Gunter Erfurt, CEO, +41 33 221 28 00, mbtinfo@meyerburger.com, www.meyerburger.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Meyer Burger,  Solar ,  


    Primergy NV Solar+Stoarge Project Using Maxeon Modules (Ind. Report)
    Primergy, Maxeon
    Date: 2021-05-21
    Oakland, California-based Primergy Solar is reporting it will purchase Maxeon solar modules for its 1GW PV solar-plus-storage project in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Maxeon-supplied modules will be delivered over a four-quarter period starting in the second quarter of 2022, for project completion in by the end of 2023.

    The Gemini project is expected to utilize as many as 1.8 million shingled bifacial Performance 5 UPP solar cells manufactured by Maxeon in Malaysia and module assembly completed by Maxeon in Mexicali, Mexico.

    Maxeon's Performance 5 solar panels have a rated efficiency of up to 21.1 pct, according to the company website. (Source: Primergy, PR, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Primergy, Ty Daul, CEO, 510 485 0741, www.primergysolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Primergy news,  Maxeon news,  Solar news,  Solar Cell news,  


    Enel Commissions Second Mallorca Solar Power Plant (Int'l Report)
    Enel Green Power
    Date: 2021-05-19
    Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE) is reporting the commissioning of the new Nou Biniatria solar photovoltaic power plant in the town of Alcudia in Mallorca. The 14.96 MW plant, the company's second solar facility in Mallora, incorporates 38,800 PV panels and came in at a cost of €14 million

    Enel Green Power presently manages more than 7,794 MW of renewable capacity installed in Spain, including: 4,745 MW of hydraulic power; 2,422 MW of wind power, 624 MW of solar power, and 3 MW from other renewable sources (Source: Enel Green Power, Website PR, 14 May, 2021) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Solar,  


    BayWa r.e., Silfab Solar Ink Distribution Deal (Ind. Report)
    BayWa r.e., Silfab Solar
    Date: 2021-05-19
    Santa Fe, N.M.-based BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC. reports it has become a distributor for ultra-high-efficiency, premium quality PV modules developer and manufacturer Silfab Solar, a North American manufacturer of high-performance solar modules.

    Silfab recently launched its new Elite line of solar modules, the highest efficiency, most durable module yet produced by the company. The panels operate at lower temperatures in concert with superior low-light performance, which together increase energy yield by as much as 6 pct on a kWh/kWp basis. The advanced back-contact technology reduces front-cell metallization, minimizing shading losses while simultaneously alleviating locked-in mechanical stress in the electrical contacts, according to Silfab. (Source: BayWa r.e. USA LLC, PR, May, 2021) Contact: Silfab Solar, Ryan Adams, Bus. Dev., www.silfabsolar.com; BayWa r.e. USA, David Dunlap, VP Operations, www.solar-store-us.baywa-re.com/manufacturer/silfab , www.us.baywa-re.com

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


    AMP Energy Invests $2Bn In Aussie Renewable Energy Hub (Int'l.)
    Amp Energy
    Date: 2021-05-17
    Mississauga, Ontario-based global clean energy developer Amp Energy (Amp) reports it has invested over $2 billion in establishing the 1.3 GW Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia (REHSA).

    The REHSA facility will integrate large-scale wind, at least three solar PV, Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) assets and incorporate the Spencer Gulf Hydrogen Energy Ecoplex. The PV projects will total 1,360 MW with BESS capacity of up to 540MW across the portfolio. Overall, the projects will create sufficient electricity to power 230,000 homes annually. Amp also plans to generate hydrogen for domestic and export markets from the Spencer facility to ports in Asia. (Source: AMP Energy, PR, Website, 15 May, 2021) Contact: AMP Energy, 905-271-7800, www.amp.energy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Amp Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


    424 Capital Snares QE Solar (Ind. Report, M&A)
    QE Solar
    Date: 2021-05-12
    In the Bay State, Wakefield-headquartered 424 Capital is reporting the acquisition of Cranford, New Jersey-based QE Solar , a provider of operations and maintenance (O&M) services for commercial, industrial, and utility scale solar infrastructure as well as battery energy storage systems.

    QE Solar is the largest independent provider of O&M services to commercial and industrial (C&I) scale solar PV systems in the US offering nationwide coverage with a dedicated team of over 80 field technicians and engineers. QE Solar is a full-service partner for solar asset owners and provides a comprehensive suite of O&M, commissioning, aerial thermography, engineering consulting, and construction management services for over 2.0 GW of solar C&I installations across the US.

    424 Capital works in partnership with founders and management teams to accelerate and scale for long-term growth, focusing primarily on investments in the healthcare and renewable energy spaces. (Source: 424 Capital, PR, 11 May, 2021) Contact: 424 Capital, Jenn Mosto, jmosto@424capital.com, www.424capital.com; QE Solar, www.qesolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar news,  QE Solar news,  


    First Solar, Nel Partner on PV Hydrogen Power Plants (Ind. Report)
    Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, First Solar
    Date: 2021-05-05
    Oslo-headquartered hydrogen technology specialist Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser and Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar -- global manufacturer of solar panels and developer of utility-scale solar power plants -- report they have joined forces to develop an integrated power plant control and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for PV hydrogen power plants.

    The SCADA system will enable optimization of PV-electrolyser hybrid projects resulting in lowest total cost of hydrogen and electricity. The parties will also explore further ways of optimising and integrating technology elements throughout the solar and hydrogen production plant. (Source: First Solar, Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, PR, Contact: Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, Jon Andre Lokke, CEO, www.nelhydrogen.com; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, dbrady@firstsolar.com, www.firstsolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser,  First Solar,  Hydrogen ,  


    Peel Cubico Renewables JV to Develop UK Wind, Solar (Int'l.)
    Peel Cubico Renewables
    Date: 2021-05-03
    In the UK, London-headquartered Cubico Sustainable Investments reports it has partnered with natural resources and energy business Peel NRE to created a joint venture (JV), Peel Cubico Renewables to develop more than 500 MW of onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the UK over the next 5-10 years. All electricity generated by the wind and solar projects will either flow to the grid or directly to end-users.

    Cubico Sustainable Investments is a global renewable energy investor with more than 4GW of energy capacity across 12 countries in Europe, the Americas and Oceania. (Source: Cubico Sustainable Investments, PR, Website, Power Technology, 30 Apr., 2021) Contact: Cubic Sustainable Investments, Matt Boss, www.cubicoinvest.com; Peel NRE, Rob Tate, Dir. Dev., www.peellandp.co.ok

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Peel Cubico Renewables,  Wind,  Solar,  


    Scout Clean Energy Credit Facility to Back Expansion (Ind. Report)
    Scout Clean Energy
    Date: 2021-04-28
    Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy is reporting receipt of a $50-million letter of credit facility. KeyBanc Capital Markets served as coordinating lead arranger, while Rabobank and Wells Fargo acted as joint lead arrangers to support expansion.

    Scout will use the facility primarily to provide letters of credit to support current and upcoming security requirements related to new project interconnections and power purchase agreements (PPAs) for its renewables pipeline.

    The company has over 4 GW of onshore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage projects in its 13-state pipeline and 843 MW of onshore wind farms in operation. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, Website, 26 Apr., 2021)Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, michael@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com

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    Energix Planning Roanoke Valley Solar Array (Ind. Report)
    Energix
    Date: 2021-04-26
    In the Old Dominion State, Alexandria-based Energix US, LLC, a subsidiary of Israeli renewable energy developer Energix Renewable Energies Ltd., is proposing what could become the first utility-scale, tracker-equipped solar array near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County in the Roanoke Valley.

    The 20-MW project would generate sufficient power for 2,400 homes and is subject to a conditional use permit from Franklin County and a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality permit. Construction could begin in 2022, according to Energix.

    Energix US is developing, constructing, financing and owning utility scale solar projects across the US. To date, Energix US has constructed more than 80MW of PV projects across the US. The company offers a One Stop Shop strategy and will provide its own projects with Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services based on the significant experience of Energix in Israel and local executive with years of experience in this field that the company hired, according to the company website. (Source: Energix US, PR, Roanoke Times, 23 Apr., 2021) Contact: Energix US LLC, (703) 373-7345, www.energixrenewables.com, www.energix-group.com/Energix-US

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    Sungrow Supplies Iowa's Largest PV Power Plant (Ind. Report)
    Sungrow
    Date: 2021-04-21
    San Francisco-based renewable energy iverter supplier Sungrow reports it has supplied 34 inverters completing a 127.5 MW solar facility in Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa.

    The Wapello Solar project -- the largest solar project in the state -- was developed by Clenera and constructed by RES, and features 318,000 Risen Energy bifacial solar panels mounted on FTC Solar's Voyager single-axis trackers. The facility began commercial operation on March 8, and has a 25-year PPA with Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO). (Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd, PR , 20 Apr., 2021) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, www.sungrowpower.com; RES Group, www.res-group.com Clenera, www.clenera.com; Central Iowa Power Cooperative, www.cipco.net

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    Northland Power Acquires 540 MW Wind, Solar Portfolio (M&A)
    Northland Power,Helia Renovables
    Date: 2021-04-16
    In Toronto, Northland Power Inc. is reporting a definitive agreement with Madrid-based venture capital fund Helia Renovables, FCR for the acquisition of a 540-MW operating portfolio of onshore renewable projects in Spain.

    The Portfolio includes 33 operating assets comprised of onshore wind (424 MW), solar PV (66 MW), and concentrated solar (50 MW) located throughout Spain. Total cash consideration to be paid for the Portfolio upon closing will be €345 million (Cdn. $520 million) together with the assumption of debt in the amount of €716 million (Cdn.$1,075 million). The acquisition is expected to close in Q3, 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. (Source: Northland Power, Website PR, 14 Apr., 2021)Contact: Northland Power, Mike Crawley, CEO, Inc., David Povall, Exec. VP, (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Helia Renovables, www.dnb.com/business-directory/companyprofiles.helia_renovables_fcr.17923b9d5b34a27511c140416afe2293.html

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    Endesa Claims 7.5 MWp Spanish Solar Contract (Int'l. Report)
    ENdesa
    Date: 2021-04-16
    Madrid-headquartered Spanish electric utility Endesa reports it will install solar power systems totaling 7.45 MWp at Austrian wood panel manufacturer Kronospan's plants in Burgos and Salas, Spain.

    The projects will be delivered simultaneously on a turn-key basis through Endesa's smart energy solutions business Endesa X using over 16,000 PV modules. The projects are expected to be completed before the year end. (Source: Endesa SA, Website PR, Apr., 2021) Contact: Endesa SA, www.endesa.com/en

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    Hunt Perovskite Tech. Scores $2.5Mn DOE Funding (Ind. Report)
    Hunt Perovskite Technologies
    Date: 2021-04-16
    Dallas-based Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT) reports it has been selected to receive $2.5 million in funding from the US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program for research and development of more efficient and commercially viable perovskite photovoltaic (PV) devices. HPT is one of the 22 selected to receive a total of $40 million.

    The DOE funding is for projects that could increase access to reliable electricity by improving the country's understanding of perovskite stability. Eventually, the department hopes to enable the domestic production of high-efficiency perovskite devices. (Source: Hunt Perovskite Technologies, PR, Website, Apr., 2021) Contact: Hunt Perovskite Technologies, Scott Burton, CEO, info@huntperovskite.com, www.huntperovskite.com; US DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-energy-technologies-office

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    Meyer Burger Scores €22.5Mn Grant for Solar Cell Plant (Int'l.)
    Meyer Burger
    Date: 2021-04-14
    Switzerland-based PV manufacturing equipment supplier and solar technology specialist Meyer Burger Technology Ltd reports the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the Federal Republic of Germany are pledging up to €15 million in environmental protection aid for the establishment of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell production in the city of Bitterfeld-Wolfen. An additional €7.5 million public investment grant for construction of the facility was also committed .

    The funds support the significant environmental advantages Meyer Burger's heterojunction technology (HJT) for solar cell production , compared to conventional manufacturing processes. The company notes the establishment of the HJT production lines and the sales organization are progressing as planned and production is expected to start in Q2, this year. (Source: M Meyer Burger, Website PR, Apr. 2021) Contact: Meyer Burger, Gunter Erfurt, CEO, +41 33 221 28 00, mbtinfo@meyerburger.com, www.meyerburger.com

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    Aussie Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park Const. Underway (Int'l)
    Iberdrola
    Date: 2021-04-14
    Spanish wind energy giant Iberdrola reports installation of the first wind turbine at its $500 million (Aus), 317 MW hybrid wind and solar Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia.

    Upon completion, the project will incorporate 50, 4.2-NW Vestas wind turbines and roughly 250 000 Longi solar PV panels, all of which are slated for installation before the year end. When fully operational, the facility is expected to generate sufficient electricity to power 180 000 households each year. (Iberdrola, PR, Energy Global, 13 Apr., 2021) Contact: Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es

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    1.5GW Saudi Solar EPC Contract Inked (Int'l. Report)
    Larsen & Toubro
    Date: 2021-04-12
    Mumbai-based multinational technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate Larsen & Toubro Ltd. is reporting a turnkey EPC contract with Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power and the Water and Electricity Holding Company for the 1.5GW Sudair Solar PV Project that will incorporate single axial tracker and inverters.

    The project, near Riyad, is considered the largest solar plant in Saudi Arabia and one of the largest such plants in the world, and is in line with the Kingdoms 58.7 GW renewable energy target. (Source: Larsen & Toubro Ltd., PR, Oil&Gas, 10 Apr., 2021) Contact: Larsen & Toubro Ltd., www.larsentoubro.com; : ACWA Power, www.acwapower.com

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    Colorado Mtn. College Solar+ Storage Project Announced (Ind. Report)
    AMeresco
    Date: 2021-04-09
    Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco is reporting a partnership with Glenwood Springs, Colorado-headquartered Holy Cross Energy (HCE) for a solar and battery energy storage project at Colorado Mountain College's Spring Valley Campus.

    Under the agreement, Ameresco will install, maintain and own 4.5MW of solar PV and 15 MWh battery energy storage and sell the generated output to HCE under a long-term PPA.

    The project's avoided annual greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be 6,853 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which equates to the emissions benefit of removing 1,481 passenger vehicles from the road, or not burning 7,551,050 pounds of coal.

    Holy Cross Energy aims to source 100 pct of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. (Source: Colorado Mountain College, PR. 6 Apr., 2021) Contact: Colorado Mountain College, www.coloradomtn.edu; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP , (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com; Holy Cross Energy, Bryan Hannegan, CEO, (970) 945-5491, www.holycross.com

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    Duke Renewables Plans 175 MW Indiana Solar Project (Ind. Report)
    Duke Energy Renewables
    Date: 2021-04-09
    Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke Energy Renewables is reportedly planning a $180 million, 175 MW solar installation across 1,500 acres of reclaimed strip mine in Vigo and Sullivan Counties, southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Construction could break ground in 2023 for commercial operation in mid-2024. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PV Mag., Apr., 2021) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, chris.fallon@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com

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    Azelio Claims Swedish Solar Energy Storage Order (Int'l.)
    Azelio
    Date: 2021-03-31
    Azelio reports receipt of and order for two of its TES.POD® energy storage units from Swedish-based Industrisi Amal AB.

    Azelio's TES.POD will store surplus energy from a 446 kW rooftop solar PV system. The installation will increase the projects renewable energy supply capacity by 24 pct and reduce CO2 emissions from energy use by 168 tpy.

    The system will combine the TES.POD with solar PV already installed by Svea Solar -- Sweden's largest solar PV installer and current collaborator with Azelio for joint projects. (Source: Azelio, Website PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO, +46 709 40 35 80 jonas.eklind@azelio.com, Ralf Wiesenberg - VP Business Development, +34 699 30 86 36, ralf.wiesenberg@azelio.com, www.azelio.com

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    Adani Green Acquires 50 MW SkyPower Solar Project (M&A, Int'l.)
    Adani Green Energy,SkyPower
    Date: 2021-03-22
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India-headquartered renewable energy developer Adani Green Energy Ltd. is reporting a share purchase agreement for a 100 pct stake in a special purpose vehicle (SPV) holding 50 MW operating solar project from Toronto-based SkyPower Global. The 2017-vintage project located in Telangana , India, has a long-term PPA with the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana.

    The acquisition, which is subject to the customary approvals and conditions, helps AGEL raise its operating renewable capacity to 3,395 MW with a total renewable portfolio of 14,865 MW including under-construction and awarded projects.

    Adani Green Energy Ltd., which develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains utility-scale grid-connected solar and wind farm projects, reports it raised $1.35 billion from 12 top global banks in funding for its under-construction renewable asset portfolio that Adani aims to grow to 25 GW by 2025. (Source: Adani Green Energy Ltd., PR, Hindu Business, 20 Mar., 2021) Contact: Adani Green Energy Ltd. , Vneet Jaain, MD & CEO , Tel : +91 79 2656 5555 , Fax : +91 79 2555 6490, www.adanigreenenergy.com; SkyPower Global, (416) 979 4625, info@skypower.com, www.skypower.com

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    China's Xinjiang Region Upping Wind, Solar Power Generation (Int'l.)
    China Wind, Renewable Enery
    Date: 2021-03-17
    According to the Center for Energy Economics Research at Xiamen University, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is taking the lead in China's renewable energy push, with wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) power capacity jumped 135 pct from 2015 levels to a record high of 35.83 GW -- more than some developed countries including the UK, Belgium, Netherlands or Japan.

    New-energy electricity generation in Xinjiang reached 84.5 billion kWh and accounted for 24 pct of the total electricity produced in 2020, mostly attributed to solar power. It is equal to the energy consumption of 27 million tons of standard coal, which would have released 72.9 million tons of carbon dioxide.

    As previously reported, China aims to reach a carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2060. (Source: Xiamen University Center for Energy Economics Research, Xinhua News Agency, China Global Times, 14 Mar., 2021) Contact: Xiamen University, Center for Energy Economics Research, www.en.xmu.edu.cn

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    Ellomay Inks 28-MW Spanish PV Plant EPC Agreement (Int'l.)
    Ellomay Capital
    Date: 2021-03-10
    Tel-Aviv-headquartered renewable energy developer Ellomay Capital Ltd. is reporting its solar plant construction unit Ellomay Solar S.L.U. has centered into a €15.32 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for a 28-MW photovoltaic plant in the municipality of Talavan, Caceres, Spain, with MYTILINEOS S.A.'s renewables and storage development business unit METKA EGN Spain S.L.U. Work began March 1 and is expected to be completed within 9 months.

    To date, Ellomay has evaluated numerous opportunities and invested in the renewable, clean energy and natural resources industries in Israel, Italy and Spain, including:

  • Approximately 7.9MW of photovoltaic power plants in Spain and a photovoltaic power plant of approximately 9 MW in Israel;

  • 9.375 pct indirect interest in Dorad Energy Ltd., which owns and operates one of Israel's largest private power plants with production capacity of approximately 860 MW, representing about 6 - 8 pct of Israel's total current electricity consumption;

  • 51 pct of Talasol, which owns a photovoltaic plant with a peak capacity of 300MW in the municipality of Talavan, Caceres, Spain;

  • Groen Gas Goor B.V., Groen Gas Oude-Tonge B.V. and Groen Gas Gelderland B.V., project companies operating anaerobic digestion plants in the Netherlands, with a green gas production capacity of approximately 3 million, 3.8 million and 9.5 million (with a license to produce 7.5 million) Nm3 per year, respectively;

  • 83.333 pct of Ellomay Pumped Storage (2014) Ltd., which is involved in a project to construct a 156 MW pumped storage hydro power plant in the Manara Cliff, Israel. (Source: Ellomay Capital Ltd., PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: MYTILINEOS S.A, www.mytilineos.gr; Ellomay Capital, Kalia Weintraub, CFO, +972 (3) 797-1111, hilai@ellomay.com, www.ellomay.com

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  • Endesa Snares 519 MW Spanish PV Portfolio (Int’l., M&A)
    Endesa, Arena Power
    Date: 2021-03-08
    Endesa, through its renewable energy promotion company Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE), is reporting acquisition of a 519-MW portfolio of PV projects from Spanish developer Arena Power.

    The portfolio includes eleven projects being developed in the province of Huelva. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and operations in 2024. The eleven projects forming this cluster are on six sites in the province of Huelva and together have the capacity to supply sufficient power for roughly 305,000 homes.

    EGPE also reports construction of its f30-MW, €18 million solar park in Huelva is underway. (Source: Endesa, Website PR, 8 Mar., 2021) Contact: Endesa Arena Power

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    Australian Battery Industry Gets Funding Boost (Int'l. Funding)
    Battery
    Date: 2021-03-08
    Last week in the Land Down Under, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled his government’s technology investment roadmap last week as part of its $1.5 billion (Aus.) modern manufacturing strategy, which aims to position the country as a world leader in the renewable energy transition.

    A key element in that transition is energy storage, which the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) identified as a "critical enabler" of cost-effective and reliable low-emission electricity in its 2020 Integrated System Plan. AEMO suggested that up to 19 GW of new dispatchable resources, including battery storage, will be needed to back up renewables in the National Electricity Market (NEM) to 2040. (Source: Australian Energy Market Operator, PV Australia, Mar., 2021) Contact: Australian Energy Market Operator, www.aemo.com.au

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    NTR Acquires Irish Solar+Battery Storage Projects (Int'l., M&A)
    NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II
    Date: 2021-02-26
    In Ireland, Dublin-based NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II (NTR) is reporting the approximately €29 million acquisition of a 54 MW portfolio of co-located solar and battery storage projects in County Wexford, Ireland, from renewable energy developer RES.

    The portfolio includes two battery storage projects, adding 25 MW of storage capacity to the Irish grid network, along with 29 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV). The projects are both slated to come online in 2022.

    RES, which has developed and constructed over 20 battery storage projects across Ireland, UK and the US, will manage, operate and maintain the projects for NTR. (Source: NTR, PR, Energy Global, 24 Feb., 2021) Contact: NTR, +353 1 206 3700, info@ntrplc.com, www.ntrplc.com

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    Encavis Reports Record Renewable Energy Output in 2020 (Int'l.)
    Encavis AG
    Date: 2021-02-24
    Neubiberg, Germany-based solar and wind park operator Encavis AG -- fka Capital Stage -- is reporting its renewables output grew 29 pct year-on-year in 2020 after acquisitions expanded its power generation fleet.

    The company's wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) plants produced a record-high 3.43 TWh in in 2020 against 2.66 TWh in 2019, helping offset more than 1.25 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, according to the company release. (Source: Encavis AG, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Encavis AG, Dierk Paskert, CEO, www.encavis.com

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    Emissions-Free Industrial Heat Challenge Announced (Int'l.)
    Iberdrola,European Innovation Council
    Date: 2021-02-15
    Iberdrola Group, in collaboration with the European Innovation Council's Energy4Planet initiative, has launched a new Startup Challenge through its International Startup Programme (PERSEO) which aims to discover innovative solutions to decarbonize industrial processes, through the automatisation of the design and the further integration of clean technologies and energy efficiency measures.

    Iberdrola is looking to help these industries on their energy transition, searching for ad-hoc solutions for factories to improve the efficiency of the energy used while reducing CO2 emissions in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. The solutions submitted must meet the following needs:

  • Automation project design for decarbonisation of industrial processes using software tools;

  • Hybridisation of clean technologies, for example: heat pumps, electric furnaces, energy efficiency measures, green hydrogen or self-consumption by distributed renewable energy;

  • Energy Consumption and Savings simulations; and

  • Project finance calculations based on project.

    CAPEX and OPEX inputs: Investment Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and Payback Periods (PB).

    The proposals will be analysed based on criteria of scalability, replicability, ease of implementation and integration of ad-hoc decarbonisation solutions for industrial plants.

    The selected project will be developed in collaboration with the technical specialists from the Iberdrola Industrial Heating and Cooling area. Iberdrola will collaboration on the development of a proof-of-concept and may offer the winner the opportunity to scale up the solution by means of commercial agreements. Additionally, PERSEO may consider investing in the participant.

    Download Industrial Heat Challenge details HERE. (Source: Iberdrola, Pei, 14 Feb., 2021) Contact: European Innovation Council, ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/european-innovation-council-eic-pilot; Iberdrola, +34 91 784 32 32, comunicacioncorporativa@iberdrola.es, www.iberdrola.es

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  • Wyoming Wind Capacity Doubled in 2020 (Ind. Report)
    American Clean Power Association
    Date: 2021-02-08
    According to a new quarterly report from the Washington, D.C.-based American Clean Power Association , the wind energy sector in the U.S. shattered records in 2020, up 16,913 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in the U.S. -- an 85 pct increase compared to 2019.

    In 2020, Wyoming installed 1,123 megawatts of wind power, nearly doubling its capacity and ranked second nationwide, after Texas, led by the state's largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power.

    Interestingly, the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council, the regulatory board charged with reviewing big wind project applications has not received a new proposal for a wind project since 2019. (Source: American Clean Power Association, KPVI, 6 Feb., 2021) Contact: American Clean Power Association, (202) 383-2500, www.cleanpower.org

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    Solar Tracking Solutions Boost Energy Output (White Paper Attached)
    Arctech Solar
    Date: 2021-01-29
    Arctech Solar, a leading solar tracking, racking and BIPV systems provider, released the attached The Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence Solar Tracking Solution white paper detailing major upgrades for its tracking solution that can improve power generation of solar power plants by up to 7 pct.

    The white paper explores the AI-powered solar tracking solutions that are capable of overcoming the problem of energy production losses suffered by solar power plants due to challenging weather conditions, ubiquitous terrain undulation and inevitable variability in site construction, while ensuring a reliable increase in energy yield throughout the life cycle of PV power plants.

    According to the white paper, Arctech's solar tracking solution integrates four strategies: the tracking control strategy on a real terrain, the cloud strategy based on real-time weather data, the bifacial strategy for bifacial modules and trackers and the control strategy based on sharing parameters with inverters.

    Access the white paper HERE. (Source: Arctech Solar, PR, Website, 29 Jan., 2021) Contact: Arctech Solar, US, 916.879.7890, www.archtechsolar.us

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    Maui College Reaches Net-Zero Energy Status (Ind. Report)
    University of Hawaii Maui College
    Date: 2021-01-27
    In the Aloha State, the University of Hawaii Maui College is reporting its campus in Kahului is now powered by 100 pct renewable energy and has achieved net-zero energy status through a combination of solar photovoltaic energy, distributed energy storage and energy efficiency measures.

    Distributed energy storage and energy-efficiency were instrumental in the school reaching its goal. The also school installed more than 3,300 photovoltaic modules with 13.93 MWh of battery storage and is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Mauo, a subsidiary of Pacific Current.

    The state of Hawaii has committed to achieve 100 pct renewable energy by 2045 and a collective goal for the university system's 10 campuses to be "net-zero" by January 1, 2035. (Source: University of Hawaii Maui College, PR. 25 Jan., 2021) Contact: University of Hawaii Maui College, www.maui.hawaii.edu

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    South Shenango PA. Solar Project Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
    Welcome Solar
    Date: 2021-01-15
    In Crawford County, Penna., the South Shenango Township Board of Supervisors reports issuance of a conditional use permit for Pleasanton, California-based Welcome Solar II LLC's proposed $25 million solar power project.

    At 19.9 megawatts, the solar PV project on 168 leased acres is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 3,800 area homes. (Source: South Shenango Township, Meadville Tribune, 12 Jan., 2021) Contact: South Shenango Township, www.southshenangotwp.com

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