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Greenalia Planning 670-MWp Texas Solar+Storage Project (Ind. Report)
Greenalia
Date: 2021-07-23
Coruna, Spain-headquartered renewable energy developer Grennalia reports company plans to invest $450 million to develop 670MWp of solar photovoltaic, with 170MW battery storage capacity, all in ready-to-build phase, in Texas, with construction over the next year.

The company is active in offshore and onshore wind, solar, energy storage and biomass and in plans to pursue other U.S. renewable acquisitions and projects. and opportunities.

Currently, Greenalia has a 3 GW portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic and biomass. (Source: Greenalia, Website PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: GReenalia, Manuel Garcia, CEO, +34 900 81 50 81, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

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


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,  


Enable Energy Relaunched BayWa r.e. Power Solutions (Ind. Report)
BayWa r.e. ,Enable Energy
Date: 2021-07-23
BayWa r.e., a leading renewable energy developer and services provider, announced today the formal launch of BayWa r.e. Power Solutions Inc., the new brand identity for the former Enable Energy Inc., which BayWa r.e. acquired in September 2020. BayWa r.e. Power Solutions is one of the leading solar and battery energy storage systems engineering, construction, and procurement (EPC) providers for the U.S. commercial, industrial and utility sectors.

BayWa r.e. Power Solutions has completed more than 100 MW of solar and 175 MWh of storage -- both standalone and solar-plus-storage installations -- and has a late-stage project pipeline of 600 MW of solar and 1 GWh of storage. Notable active projects include a 47 MW solar/135 MWh storage utility project on the big island of Hawaii, according to the company. (Source: BayWas r.e, PR, 22 July, 2021) Contact: BayWa r.e. USA LLC, Axel Veeser, Managing Director, www.us.baywa-re.com; Brad Ferrell, CEO, www.baywa-re.com/en/energy-solutions

More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa r.e. ,  Enable Energy,  Solar+Storage,  Energy STorage,  


Bloomington Launches Green Home Program (Ind. Report)
Bloomington
Date: 2021-07-23
In Illinois, the City of Bloomington is touting the Bloomington Green Home Improvement Program, a partnership between the city's Department of Economic and Sustainable Environment, the not-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Friendly Bloomington, and Clean Energy Credit Union -- a low-income designated, federally chartered credit union that offers loans for clean energy projects.

Under the program, qualified Bloomington homeowners will be eligible for $1,000 rebates and low-interest loans for solar electric system installations, geothermal heat pump systems, energy efficient HVAC , LED lighting and others.

All eligible Bloomington city residents will be directed to apply directly for a loan from Clean Energy Credit Union at an interest rate reduced by 0.5 pct according to the release. Residents with a household income below $100,000 who verify completion of a green energy project are then eligible for a $1,000 rebate from the city. A federal solar income tax credit of 26 pct is also available for solar or geothermal projects completed in 2021 or 2022. (Source: CDFI Friendly Bloomington, Indiana Daily Student, 22 July, 2021) Contact: CDFI Friendly Bloomington, Brian Payne, Executive Director, www.cdfifriendlybtown.org; Clean Energy Credit Union, www.cleanenergycu.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


REC Group Touts New Rooftop Solar Modules (New Prod. & Tech.)
REC Group
Date: 2021-07-21
Singapore-headquartered global solar manufacturer REC Group is touting the launch of the second generation of its premium n-type mono solar panels -- REC N-Peak 2 Series.

The modules, which can deliver up to 375Wp of power, are based on passivated contact solar cells, which the company describes as the most efficient crystalline cell technology in the industry, capturing more sunlight and generating more power. The 60-cell modules also features the REC 'Twin' cell layout design where the panel is split into two twin sections, which allows for continued energy production when the module is partially shaded. REC's solar cell technology also prevents the loss of power generation capacity experienced by a standard solar panel on its first exposure to light -- Light Induced Degradation -- by preventing the boron and oxygen inside the cells from mixing at any level.

Production of the new cell is slated for August and shipping in October. (Source: REC Group, Website PR, 15 July, 2021) Contact: REC Group, +65 6495 9228, 877 785 8055 – US Office, www2.recgroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News REC Group,  Solar,  Rooftop Solar,  


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

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


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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News HCO.Energy Storage,  Rooftop Solar,  Hawaiian Electric,  Solar+Storage,  Battery Energy Storage,  


  • 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,  


    Ameresco Nails Arvada Energy Conservation Project (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco
    Date: 2021-07-21
    In Colorado, the City of Arvada (pop. 118,000) reports completion of an energy conservation and renewable energy project financed by a $4.5 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC).

    The city selected Framingham, Mass.-based energy efficiency and renewable energy specialist Ameresco to implement various energy savings measures and infrastructure improvements at 15 city facilities. The work included upgrades building envelopes, lighting and plumbing systems, HVAC systems at the City Hall and Center for Performing Arts, as well as the installation of Solar arrays at five city facilities.

    Through the upgrades, the City is expected to realize a 6 pct reduction in annual energy consumption, an 11 pct reduction in electrical demand and a 21 pct reduction in total utility costs. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Website, 19 July, 2021) Contact: City of Arvada, Kim Vagher, Facilities Mgr., (720) 898-7000, www. arvada.org; Ameresco, Leila Dillon, 508-661-2264, news@ameresco.com, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Consumption,  


    LaGuardia Terminal B Lands LEED v4 Gold Certification (Ind. Report)
    US Green Building Council
    Date: 2021-07-21
    In the Empire State, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is reporting LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B was awarded LEED v4 Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The certification makes it the first airline terminal in the world to achieve recognition for its sustainability efforts under the more stringent requirements.

    To achieve its LEED v4 Gold certification, the airport recycled nearly 100 pct of debris from the Terminal B Garage demolition for the new construction. Additionally, the terminal is designed to achieve more than 43 pct water savings and an 18 pct cut in energy costs. The building achieved energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions by using reduced window glazing area, installing light-colored aluminum membrane roof to reflect solar heat and reduce summer cooling loads, lower lighting power density, deploying daylight controls to adjust artificial lighting levels in response to sunlight, and utilizing solar water heaters.

    La Guardia was opened in Queens, New York, on the site of an amusement park in 1939 as the New York Municipal Airport. Playing on the amusement park theme, the airport charged a then curious public 10 cents to park and watch airplanes takeoff and land -- yielding over $900,000 in the airport's second year. The airport is presently raked as the 25th busiest, and one of the worst, airports in the world and has 4 terminals -- A-D. (Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, PR, Transportation Today, 21 July, 2021) Contact: US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US Green Building Council,  LEED Certification,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Viridi Solar Attracts €100Mn Elkstone Capital Investment (Ind. Report)
    Viridi Energy
    Date: 2021-07-19
    Elkstone Capital, the Dublin-based multi-family investment office, is to commit up to €100 million to California-based Viridi Energy, a new venture that plans to put solar panels on the rooftops of commercial buildings at no cost to the owner or occupier.

    The Viridi will tap Elkstone clients and raise green bonds to finance the installation of the solar panels on company premises or lands. Viridi then plans to sell the electricity generated back to the customer at a discount to prevailing energy prices under a power purchase agreement. (Source: Viridi Energy, PR Sunday Examiner, 18 July, 2021) Contact: Viridi Energy, Ciaran McManus, (214) 272-0289, www.viridienergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Viridi Energy,  Solar,  


    Pinergy Snares Irish Solar+Storage Firm Solar Electric (Int'l.)
    Pinergy, Solar Electric
    Date: 2021-07-19
    Irish renewable energy supplier Pinergy is reporting the acquisition of Solar Electric, an Irish designer and installer of solar renewables and energy storage systems, for an undisclosed sum. According to Pinergy, which delivered revenue of around €45 million in 2020, the acquisition of Solar Electric would help customers make better use of energy from either the grid or via solar generation.

    Solar Electric was established in 2012 and is based in Killanne, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. It reported revenues of around €4 million in 2019 and is projecting close to €10 million over the next three years, according to a company release. (Source: Pinergy, PR, Indendant ie, 18 July, 2021) Contact: Pinergy, Enda Gunnell, CEO, www.pinergy.ie; Solar Electric, Tom Foley, +44 0 53 925 6804, info@solarelectric.ie, www.solarelectric.ie

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Pinergy,  Solar,  CS Energy,  


    Generate Raises $2Bn for Sustainable Infrastructure (Ind. Report)
    Generate Capital
    Date: 2021-07-19
    In the Golden State, San Francisco-based sustainable infrastructure specialist Generate Capital reports it has raised $2 billion in corporate equity to accelerate the deployment of sustainable infrastructure.

    Generate builds, owns, operates and finances sustainable infrastructure that delivers affordable and reliable resource solutions for companies, governments and communities. Over the last seven years, Generate has built a portfolio of about $2 billion in sustainable infrastructure assets across the energy, waste, water and transport markets, deploying proven solutions that can have an immediate impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving resource efficiency.

    Generate offers sustainability project developers and technology companies a comprehensive and flexible range of financial and operational solutions, establishing itself as the only "one-stop-shop" for sustainable infrastructure pioneers. The asset base the company owns, operates and finances includes renewable power, community solar, energy efficiency, microgrids, energy storage, electric mobility, hydrogen, wastewater, and waste management. (Source: Generate Capital, PR, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Generate Capital, Scott Jacobs, CEO, (415) 480-2914, www.generatecapital.com.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency Sustainability.Microgrid,  


    New Wyoming Solar Research Facility Planned (Ind. Report)
    9H Research Foundation,Creative Energies
    Date: 2021-07-16
    In Wyoming, 9H Research Foundation reports installation of its planned solar array and research center in Albany County, part of the foundation's partnership with University of Wyoming's College of Engineering and Applied Science, will get underway outside of Laramie in fall 2021.

    The installation will initially be a 0.5 MW solar system, which would make it the third largest in Wyoming, according to the release. The solar array will eventually be expanded to a total of 3 MW.

    Creative Energies is designing and installing the array as well as making a $10,000 in-kind donation to the solar project which will serve as a state-of-the-art innovation hub to propel research, fund student scholarships and projects, and provide live data to help solar developers make equipment decisions for utility-scale solar installations, according to the release. (Source: Creative Energies, 9H Research Foundation, PR, 15 July, 2021) Contact: 9H Foundation , Gene Humphrey, CEO www.9henergy.com; Creative Energies , Scott Kane, 866.332.3410, info@CEsolar.com, www.cesolar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News 9H Research Foundation,  Solar,  Creative Energies,  


    Energy Storage Notable Quote
    Energy Storage
    Date: 2021-07-16
    "Energy storage technology holds great promise in the fight against climate change. Strengthening current technology and advancing next-generation energy storage will allow us to integrate more renewables, such as wind and solar, which in turn will help to reduce emissions." -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R,Maine) July, 2021

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage news,  


    Philadelphia Solar Plans New US Module Plant (Ind. Report)
    Philadelphia Solar
    Date: 2021-07-16
    Amman, Jordan headquartered monocrystalline facial and bifacial solar module manufacturer and utility-scale solar plant operator Philadelphia Solar reports it plans to construct a 1GW solar module manufacturing facility at an as yet determined location in the US.

    The company anticipates the new facility could begin operation in Q3, 2022. (Source: Philadelphia Solar, PR, Website, July, 2021) Contact: Philadelphia a Solar, +962 6 471 6601, info@philadelphi-solar.com, www.philadelphia-solar.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  


    Clearway's California Victory Pass Solar+Storage Project Construction Date Set (Ind. Report)
    Clearway Energy
    Date: 2021-07-16
    In the Golden State, San Francisco-headquartered Clearway Energy Group (Clearway) reports its Victory Pass project -- 200 MW solar and 200 MWh storage site -- under development on BLM land in Riverside County, is fully contracted with two investment-grade rated community choice aggregators -- Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority (SVCE) and Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE). Construction is slated to get underway in 2022

    Victory Pass is part of a larger solar and storage complex in Riverside County along with Clearway's Arica project. Once complete, the full renewable energy complex will generate sufficient power for roughly 132,000 homes and represents an investment of $689 million, including $5.9 million in local economic benefits during operations.

    Clearway is one of the largest renewable energy companies in California with approximately 1700 MW of operating renewable energy facilities, which are owned by its public affiliate. Victory Pass will expand Clearway's footprint in Riverside County where the company owns and operates 180 MW of solar capacity, according to the release. (Source: Clearway Energy Group, PR , Website, 14 July, 2021) Contact: Clearway Energy Group, Valerie Wooley, VP, www.clearwayenergygroup.com; Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority, Girish Balachandran, CEO, 844-474-7823, www.svcleanenergy.org; Central Coast Community Energy. www.3cenergy.org

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


    Altus Power, CBRE Announce Business Combination (Ind. Report)
    Altus Power
    Date: 2021-07-14
    Greenwich, Ct.-headquartered Altus Power, Inc. and Dallas-based CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc. -- the world's largest commercial real estate firm -- have announced an agreement for a business combination that would result in Altus Power becoming a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol AMPS.

    Altus Power offers locally-sited solar generation, energy storage, and EV-charging stations across the U.S. and has since 2009 constructed or acquired more than 200 distributed generation solar facilities totaling more than 265 MW from Vermont to Hawaii and expects to end 2021 with a solar asset portfolio of more than 400MW.

    Altus Power is currently wholly-owned by its management team and Blackstone Credit, and delivers savings and sustainability benefits to its rapidly growing pool of commercial, public sector, and community solar customers, according to the release. (Source: Altus Power Inc., Website PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Altus Power Inc., Gregg Felton, Co-CEO ,(203) 698 0090, Fax: (203) 661 2797, Gregg.felton@altuspower.com, www.altuspower.com; CBRE Acquisition Holdings, www.cbreacquisitionholdings.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Altus Power,  Solar,  


    LevelTen, World Kinect Help Source Renewable Energy, Reach Carbon Targets (Ind. Report)
    LevelTen, World Kinect
    Date: 2021-07-14
    Seattle-headquartered LevelTen Energy and energy management specialist World Kinect Energy Services are reporting a partnership that enables World Kinect to source PPAs for its clients through the LevelTen Energy Marketplace, the world's largest PPA marketplace.

    World Kinect can select the best PPAs for its clients from over 1,300 projects spanning 21 countries in North America and Europe. World Kinect can also request custom PPA proposals from over 470 project developers using LevelTen's RFP Automation Tool. In addition, the firm and its clients can leverage LevelTen's comprehensive suite of CFO-Ready™ analytics to select a PPA that best matches their energy usage, budget, timeline, location, risk tolerance, and more.

    World Kinect Energy Services also helps customers worldwide manage their exposure to climate and energy-related risk and develop and implement carbon reduction and renewable energy strategies, including commercial hydro, wind, and solar services. (Source: LevelTen Energy, PR, July, 2021) Contact: LevelTen Energy, (206) 531-0439, info@leveltenenergy.com, www.leveltenenergy.com; World Kinect Energy Services, www. world-kinect.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LevelTen,  World Kinect,  Renewable Energy,  Carbob Emissions,  


    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

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


    sonnenCommunity N.Y. Solar+Storage Project Launched (Ind. Report)
    sonnen
    Date: 2021-07-14
    Stone Mountain, Georgia-based sonnen, a global market leader in smart residential energy storage today announced the launch of sonnenCommunity New York Virtual Power Plant, a pioneering solar plus battery program for homeowners in New York State.

    sonnen will be the exclusive hardware and software provider for the program, offering locally generated clean energy at a discounted rate to 200 homes in Westchester County, NY in an initial pilot phase. Sustainable Westchester, a non-profit administering Westchester Power Program and the largest community choice aggregator (CCA) in NY, will act as a premier partner for this project, working with sonnen and local solar contractors to build a dispatchable grid asset to provide resilient backup power, carbon-neutral living and generate revenue for participating in the New York energy market. (Source: sonnen, Pr, 14 July, 2021) Contact: sonnen, www.sonnenusa.com/en/NewYork

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


    CSP Specialist Heliogen, Athena Merger Announced (M&A Report)
    Heliogen,Athena
    Date: 2021-07-12
    Keneshaw, Georigia-based Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. a special purpose acquisition company , and Pasadena, California-headquartered concentrated solar power (CSP) specialist Heliogen, Inc., are reporting a definitive merger agreement that will see Athena renamed Heliogen Inc. and remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a wholly owned subsidiary of Athena, according to the release.

    Completion of the proposed merge is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of Athena's and Heliogen's respective stockholders and regulatory approvals, and is expected to occur in Q4, 2021. (Source: Heliogn, PR, 7 July, 2021)Contact: Heliogen, Bill Gross, CEO, Fatimah Bello, VP, Business Development 626.585.6900, hello@heliogen.com, www.heliogen.co; Athena, www.athena1.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Heliogen,  CSP,  Concentrated Solar,  


    Hull Street Energy Acquires Foundation Solar Partners (M&A)
    Hull Street Energy ,Foundation Solar Partners
    Date: 2021-07-12
    Bethesda, Maryland-based Hull Street Energy is reporting acquisition of Foundation Solar Partners, an independent renewable energy development company that specializes in utility-scale solar generation projects in select markets in the eastern U.S.

    With this acquisition, Hull Street Energy and its affiliates will own 52 power generation stations providing 900 MW of renewable, gas-fired, and dual-fueled generation capacity. in addition to the growing Foundation Solar Partners development project portfolio, to support transitioning grid operations throughout the United States. (Source: Hull Street Energy, Website, PR, July, 2021) Contact: Hull Street Energy, 410-685-7950 info@hullstreetenergy.com, www.hullstreetenergy.com; Foundation Solar Partners, Todd Carter, todd@foundationsolarpartners.com, www.foundationsolarpartners.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hull Street Energy ,  Solar,  Foundation Solar Partners,  


    Nova Scotia Seeks Renewable Energy Production Boost (Ind. Report)
    Nova Scotia
    Date: 2021-07-12
    In Atlantic Canada, the government of Nova Scotia reports it will be issuing a request for proposals (RfP) to find ways to supply another 10 pct -- 350 MW -- of the province's electricity from renewable energy, including wind and solar. The government wants 80 pct of the province's energy generation to come from renewable sources by 2030.

    If achieved, the additional renewable energy generation would reduce the province's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1 million tpy, according to a news release. (Source: CBC News, 10 July, 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Nova Scotia,  


    B&W, NREL Ink Renewable Energy Storage Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Babcock & Wilcox
    Date: 2021-07-12
    Akron, Ohio-headquartered Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) and the U.S. DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are reporting an Intellectual Property Option Agreement that gives B&W field-limited exclusive rights to negotiate a licensing agreement that would allow B&W to market an advanced, particle-based thermal energy storage technology currently in development.

    B&W is part of NREL's "Duration Addition to electricitY Storage" (DAYS) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) team, which is developing an innovative electric particle heater, pressurized fluidized-bed heat exchanger, a long-term thermal energy storage system that stores energy up to 100 hours, and other technologies to allow power producers to store solar or wind energy to generate grid-scale power..

    "B&W's fluidized-bed heat exchanger will be able to generate up to 135 MW of power for up to 100 hours from stored clean thermal energy with zero CO2 emissions. By facilitating long-term storage of zero-carbon, renewable energy, this technology enables power producers to deliver power to the grid 24-hours a day, including during periods of peak demand, or when solar or wind are not optimal conditions," according to the B&W release.

    B&W and NREL are also in discussions to develop a prototype heat exchanger that can be scaled-up for a pilot demonstration as part of NREL's Economic Long-Duration Electricity Storage Using Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage and a High-Efficiency Power Cycle (ENDURING) project. (Source: Babcock & Wilcox, PR, 12 July, 2021) Contact: Babcock & Wilcox, Ken Young, CEO, www.babcock.com; NREL, (303) 275-4051,www.nrel.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Babcock & Wilcox,  NREL,  Renewable Energy,  Energy STorage,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Climate Change,  Energy Efficiency,  


    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  SEIA,  


    Leeward Closes Financing for Aragonne Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
    Leeward Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-07-09
    Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC reports it has closed on $262 million construction financing and secured tax equity commitments for the repowering of Leeward’s 90 MW Aragonne Wind project (Aragonne Repower) and the construction of the new 145 MW Aragonne Mesa Wind project. Construction of the Aragonne Repower and Aragonne Mesa projects in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, are underway and expected to be completed by this December.

    Under a previously announced 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the GE wind turbine equipped projects will provide a combined 200 MW of wind power to APS.

    Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 renewable energy facilities across nine states totaling approximately 2,000 MW of generating capacity. Leeward is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., with 17 GW under development spanning over 100 projects. Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  


    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 and save between $800 to $1,000 annually in energy costs.

    The city also 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 pct by 2030. (Source: City of Dubuque, PR, Times-Republican, 6 July, 2021) Contact: City of Dubuque, www.cityofdubuque.org

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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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    Pertamina Sinking $12Bn in New Renewables (Int'l. Report)
    Pertamina
    Date: 2021-07-07
    Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina says it needs to invest $12 billion to meet its target of generating 10GW of electricity from new and renewable energy sources by 2026. The transition to renewable energy is a key element in the government's plan to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2060.

    Pertamina's 10GW target is comprised of gas-to-power, renewable energy -- including geothermal -- and other new initiatives, such as an electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem and hydrogen pilot projects.

    The gas-to-power business segment is projected to contribute 6GW to the 10GW target. Existing gas-to-power projects include the 1.8GW gas and geothermal power plant Java 1 in West Java. The renewable energy business is expected to contribute 3GW. Solar power, biogas-fuelled power plants, smart grids and other new and renewable energy power plants are projected to contribute 1.9GW while the EV ecosystem, as well as green and blue hydrogen, are expected to produce 1GW by 2026. (Source: Pertamina, PR, Jakarta Post, 4 July, 2021)Contact: Pertamina, pcc@pertamina.com, www.petramina.com

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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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    Wartsila Thermal Balancing for OPPD to Increase Renewables (Ind. Report)
    Wartsila,Omaha Public Power District
    Date: 2021-07-07
    Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila reports it will supply equipment for a 156 MW multi-fuel engine power plant to the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) utility as part of the utility's "Power with Purpose" project aimed at adding 400 to 600 MW of utility-scale solar generation along with additional dispatchable balancing power. The equipment will be delivered to OPPD's new Standing Bear Lake Station plant located in Douglas County, Nebraska, in the second half of 2022 for expected startup in May, 2023.

    OPPD aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (Source: Wartsila, Website PR, 6 July, 2021) Contact: Wartsila Energy, Mirja-Maija Santala, Marketing, +358 400 793 827, mirja-maija.santala@wartsila.com, www.wartsila.com/energy; Omaha Public Power District, www.oppd.com

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    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

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  • Maine PUC Selects Solar, Wind Energy Projects (Ind. Report)
    Maine Public Utilities Commission ,Central Maine Power
    Date: 2021-07-02
    In Augusta, the Maine Public Utilities Commission is reporting the selection of bids for six new solar projects and an existing wind farm project as part of its mandated shift toward clean energy.

    The solar projects will contribute 100 pct of their output to supply Central Maine Power (CMP) and Bangor-based Versant Power customers and the existing wind project will contribute 50 pct of its output under long-term PPAs.

    For the wind project, the PUC selected Helix Maine Wind Development LLC in Franklin County, and solar projects from Glenvale LLC, Walden Renewables, Swift Current and C2 Energy Capital LLC.

    In 2019, Maine mandated amount of renewable energy in its energy mix to 80 pct by 2030 and 100 pct by 2050, in keeping with the state's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

    Download the full list of winning projects HERE. (Source: Maine Public Utilities Commission, Website PR, 29 June, 2021) Contact: Maine Public Utilities Commission, (207) 287-3831, (207) 287-1039 -- fax, www.maine.gov/mpuc; Central Maine Power, www.cmpco.com; Versant Power, www.versantpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Central Maine Power,  Maine Public Utilities Commission ,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  


    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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    SanteeCooper Announces New Solar Power Contracts (Ind. Report)
    SanteCooper,Silicon Ranch
    Date: 2021-07-02
    South Carolina's largest utility, SanteeCooper reports it has contracted for its share of 425 MW of new utility-scale solar power that will be added to the utility system in 2023, through several projects to be built across a wide swath of South Carolina. Central Electric Power Cooperative, SanteeCooper's largest customer, has finalized contracts with the same developers for the remaining share.

    SanteeCooper has executed purchase power agreements (PPAs) for approximately 27.5 pct of the output of projects to be developed by Silicon Ranch, Birdseye Renewable Energy, Ecoplexus, and Johnson Development Associates, as follows:

  • Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, one of the nation's largest independent solar power producers, will build, own, and operate two projects totaling 200 MW in Georgetown County. The Lambert I and Lambert II projects are expected to be operational in Q4, 2023.

  • Birdseye Renewable Energy a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, Inc., is developing a 75-MW solar farm in Aiken County which is expected to be operational in Q4, 2023.

  • Ecoplexus will build a 75-MW solar project in Williamsburg County. The project is named Hemingway and is expected to be operational in Q2,2023. Ecoplexus is a U.S. headquartered international, solar, wind and energy storage developer, owner, and operator with operations in seven countries and over 70 renewable energy facilities worldwide and closed financing transactions in excess of $1 billion.

  • Spartanburg, South Carolina-based Johnson Development Associates (JDA) will develop a 75-MW solar farm near Summerville, in Dorchester County which is expected to be operational in Q4, 2023.

    Although SanteeCooper and Central Electric Power Cooperative have contracted separately for their respective load share of each project, SanteeCooper will manage the projects as part of its combined power system.

    This group of solar projects represents the first of three phases SanteeCooper is planning as it transforms its generating portfolio to a leaner, greener mix. Other phases, of another approximately 500 MW each, are scheduled for later in the 2020s and early 2030s, according to the release. (Source: SanteeCooper, PR, 30 June, 2021) Contact: SanteeCooper, Mark Bonsall, CEO, www.santeecooper.com; Johnson Development Associates, www.johnsondevelopment.net; Birdseye Renewable Energy, www.birdseyeenergy.com; Central Electric Power Cooperative, www.cepci.org; Ecoplexus, www.ecoplexus.com

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  • Eurus Completes S.Korean Samsu Wind Project (Int'l. Report))
    Eurus Energy
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Tokyo-headquartered Eurus Energy Group is reporting Samsu Wind Power in Gangwon-do, South Korea has begun commercial operations. Eurus constructed the five, 4.5-MW turbine project with Daehan Green Energy Co., Ltd. and Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd.,

    Eurus Energy Group operates three other wind farms in South Korea, and with the Samsu Wind Power's commercial operation, totals 177MW capapcity. Combined with solar power generation, the total sum of Eurus Energy Group's capacity in South Korea now stands at 181MW.

    South Korea is aiming to generate 20 pct of its electricity with renewable energy by 2030. (Source: Eurus Energy Group, Website PR, 1 July, 2021) Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, +81-3-5404-5300 / FAX: +81-3-5404-5301, info@eurusenergy.com, www.eurus-energy.com

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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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    Boralex, Vestas Ink French Turbine Fleet Serv. Agreement (Int'l)
    Boralex, Vestas
    Date: 2021-07-02
    Montreal-based Boralex Inc. and Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas are reporting a 15-year service contract under which Boralex-owned wind farms equipped with Vestas turbines will be serviced by Vestas France. Boralex's onshore wind power in France incorporates approximately 300 MW in operation.

    Boralex is France's largest independent onshore wind power producer. The company also has facilities in the United States and development projects in the United Kingdom. "Over the past five years, our installed capacity has more than doubled to 2.5 GW. We are developing a portfolio of wind, solar and storage projects of more than 2.7 GW, guided by our values and our corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach," according to the release. (Source: Boralex, PR, 30 June, 2021) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres., CEO, (514) 985-1353, www.boralex.com; Vestas,+45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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    W3 Energy to Manage Fu-Gen Wind Farms in Sweden (Int'l. Report)
    W3 Energy
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Stockholm-headquartered W3 Energy reports the inking of a contract with Swiss renewable energy power producer Fu-Gen for the full scope asset management of Fu-Gen's Fjallboheden wind farm and the financial asset management of the Tormoserod wind farm, both of which are under contraction in Sweden and expected to come online in Q1, 2023.

    Fu-Gen invests in greenfield and operating wind and solar projects wih a focus on investments where costs are at grid parity. The company has in-house management and operations teams that bring local knowledge to its projects, according to the company website. (Source: W3 Energy, Website PR, 29 June, 2021) Contact: W3 Energy, Par Dunder, CEO, +46 (0) 70-375 00 43, par.dunder@w3e.se, www.w3e.se; Fu-Gen AG, Yaron Feingers, CEO, +41 44.586.1947, y.feingers@fugen-ren.com, www.fugen-re.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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    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

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    IGP Snares Community Solar+Storage Developer Dimension (M&A)
    Dimension Renewable Energy
    Date: 2021-06-30
    Zug, Switzerland-headquartered private investment firm Investment Partners Group (IGP) reports it has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Atlanta-based community solar and battery storage specialist Dimension Renewable Energy.

    Dimension develops, finances and operates community solar and battery energy storage facilities across the US, and has a pipeline of more than 180 projects in eight states with a combined solar capacity of over 800MW as well as 800MWh of battery storage. (Source: Dimension Renewable Energy, Website PR, 28 June, 2021) Contact: Investor Partners Group, +41 41 784 60 00, Fax + 41 41 784 60 01, 212 908 260 – NYC Office, www.partnersgroup.com; Dimension Renewable Energy, www.dimension-energy.com

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    Green Science Alliance Invests in EneCoat Tech. (Int'l., M&A)
    EneCoat Technologies
    Date: 2021-06-30
    In Japan, Kawanishi-City based Green Science Alliance reports it is investing in Kyoto University spin-out startup EneCoat Technologies Co., Ltd, which is developing lead-free perovskite solar cells with high conversion efficiency and durability.

    Green Science Alliance researches and manufactures chemical products that can be applied to solar cell, secondary battery including lithium ion battery, capacitor, fuel cell, biomass biodegradable resin, biofuel and biochemicals and other products, according to the company website. (Source: Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd., PR, 29 June, 2021) Contact: Green Science Alliance, +81-72-759-8543, www.gsalliance.co.jp/en; EneCoat Technologies, www.enecoat.com/en

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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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    Entergy Arkansas Seeks 300 MW of Solar/Wind Power (Ind. Report)
    Entergy Arkansas
    Date: 2021-06-28
    Little Rock-based electric power producer Entergy Arkansas reports it will issue a RfP for up to 300 MW of solar and wind capacity, to be added to its electricity generating portfolio by 2026. Entergy Arkansas currently has about 73 MW of hydroelectricity capacity among its green sources, and 581 MWs of solar generation.

    The additional renewable energy resources Entergy Arkansas is seeking will likely be a combination of build-own-transfer agreements, self-build alternatives and PPAs ranging from 10 to 20 years. Only solar photovoltaic and wind turbine resources will be eligible for the proposal and must include a minimum electricity generation capacity of 50 MW. (Source: Entergy Arkansas, PR, 24 June, 2021) Contact: Entergy Arkansas, 800-368-3749, www.entergy-arkansas.com

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    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

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