PV Magazine - Portugal’s Directorate General for Energy and Geology is reviewing another big bunch of “unsubsidized” solar schemes.
PV Magazine - New measures under preparation by the Spanish government include the setting of a calendar for new auctions, elimination of the solar tax and support for community solar and PV irrigation projects. Spanish developer X-Elio has secured a PPA for two 50 MW solar projects in the southern region of Murcia.
PV Magazine - The subsidy free mega project is entering the next stage of its development. Funding is expected to be finalized in 4Q 2018 and commissioning in 2020. The project, funded by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will retail its electricity on the spot market, but will be secured through a financial hedge.
Bloomberg - At least 15 projects in Europe are planned on the basis that government support won’t be needed to profit
The Energyst - Kingfisher will this month start using solar and battery storage to provide grid services. While making money from helping to balance the grid is a bonus, it comes a distinct second to the firm’s ambition to cut carbon, consumption and and cost, says head of carbon and energy, Jeremy Parsons.
PV Magazine - A 15 MW solar PV system at Westcott business park is on track to becoming what has been described as the U.K.’s first unsubsidized C&I PV system.
PV Magazine - Including the latest three projects, the country’s total approved large-scale solar capacity has surpassed 1 GW. The developer is Escalabis Solar and total investment is expected to reach €81 million.
Business Green - Westcott Venture Park plans to build 15MW direct wire solar farm to make it the first "carbon-negative" business park in the UK.
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Energy Post - The largest solar power plant ever proposed in the UK will be reviewed by the secretary of state within the next six months. The plan is for Cleve Hill to generate the lowest cost electricity on the UK network without needing subsidies to stay afloat.
GTM - Spanish developers are building over the border at avoid taxes and red tape.
PV Magazine - The Chinese solar module manufacturer will supply 167 MW worth of modules to what is on track to becoming Spain’s, and Europe’s, largest PV plant when completed.
Renewable Energy Magazine - The inauguration of WElink Energy’s solar plant located in Ourique, southern Portugal, was held on Thursday 26th July 2018. The plant, which began construction in July 2017 and has been in operation since June, is the first plant on the Iberian Peninsula, and one of the largest in Europe, to develop without public subsidies.
PV Magazine - The solar plant was commissioned last week in Ourique, southern Portugal. The project was developed by UK-based renewable energy company Welink and Chinese engineering services provider China Triumph International Engineering (CTIEC).
PV Magazine - BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH has achieved financial close on €100 million construction bridge financing for its 174 MW solar PV project in Seville.
SolarNovus - This PPA is one of the first subsidy-free PPAs in the U.K., and it enables Doncaster Rovers to directly purchase the solar energy produced at rates 25% below grid-supplied energy prices. The PPA has also been expanded to include the older 50 kWp array – owned by the football club – into the terms of agreement.
Renewables Now - Israeli renewables company Ellomay Capital Ltd (TASE:ELLO) has struck a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its 300-MWp Talasol solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Spain.
Foresight Group - Foresight Group (“Foresight”) is pleased to announce construction has commenced on its third subsidy-free solar asset in Iberia (“the Project”). The 10MW cluster, Escalonilla Norte and Escalonilla Sur, is located in the municipalities of Escalonilla and La Puebla de Montalban (Toledo), Central Spain.
PV Magazine - Greece-based Metka has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the development of the 300 MW Talasol solar PV farm, in Spain.
The Energyst - Irish utility ESB has acquired a 7MWh battery storage facility from Anesco.
PV Magazine - Solaria Energía y Medio Ambiente, S. A. has announced a global solar PV project pipeline of 2.3 GW, 1.3 GW of which will be deployed in Spain. Construction work is set to begin this year.