Spain preps plan for solar, X-Elio bags 14-year PPA

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Spain preps plan for solar, X-Elio bags 14-year PPA

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.

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300 MW Talasol project in Spain receives funding from EFSI

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300 MW Talasol project in Spain receives funding from EFSI

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.

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Battery storage makes unsubsidised solar stack up for Kingfisher

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Battery storage makes unsubsidised solar stack up for Kingfisher

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.

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Subsidy-Free Solar Plant Inaugurated in Portugal

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Subsidy-Free Solar Plant Inaugurated in Portugal

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.

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English Football Club Doncaster Rovers Goes Solar

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English Football Club Doncaster Rovers Goes Solar

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.

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