PV Magazine - The renewable energy developer claims that more opportunities in the UK storage business will be created by the balancing mechanism and growing demand for storage retrofits.
In light of our upcoming ‘Solar Market Parity Europe’ conference, we interviewed Vishal Shah, the senior solar analyst with steady footing in Wall Street and clear eyes on the global solar industry.
In light of our upcoming ‘Solar Market Parity Europe’ conference, we interviewed Michele Appendino, the Chairman and CEO of Solar Ventures, an Italy-based, but internationally operating, independent power producer.
PV Magazine - The Spanish power trader is planning to build its first large-scale solar power plant in the region of Murcia. The facility is intended for self-consumption and to be financed with own funds.
In order to show the market potential of merchant solar around the globe, Solarplaza has compiled an overview of the top 15 solar merchant plants that are currently active and selling power on the spot market.
Business Green - The UK's attractiveness to renewable energy developers has improved considerably over the last six months, thanks to brightening prospects for renewables developers finally able to generate returns on subsidy-free projects.
Sun&Wind Energy - Huawei and BayWa r.e., have signed a deal to build Don Rodrigo, which will become the biggest single-site PV plant in Spain and the first truly subsidy-free fully commercialized utility-scale PV plant in the world. Huawei will provide its fully digitalized Smart PV Solution complete with a combination of SUN2000-60KTL and SUN2000-100KTL inverters. This will be a significant milestone for the Spanish solar industry and marks another step for advancing the digitalization of solar technology. Huawei’s vision is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world and its digitalized solar solutions fits with this plan.
EIN News - Hive Energy has confirmed plans to develop 1.5GW of solar projects across Spain.
Earlier in the year, the renewable energy company secured landmark planning approval for its El Salobral project, Andalucia’s first subsidy free 45.6MW solar park in Espejo, Cordoba.
Renewables Now - Wirsol Energy Ltd has acquired the project rights for two subsidy-free solar parks in the UK with a combined capacity of 47 MWp.
PV Magazine - Having developed in excess of 1 GW of solar projects in Europe and Australia over the past few years, EEW will leverage its experience in solar project development, project financing and finance structuring, technology expertise and establishing local relationships to drive its growth in Spain.
PV Magazine - The solar park will be constructed in the municipality of Alcalá de Guadaíra, in Spanish southern region of Andalusia. The facility will sell power to Norway-based power provider Statkraft.
PV Magazine - The U.K. investment firm will sell power to Sardinia-based power provider, Ego. The five solar plants will be located near Cagliari and are expected to be operational in the third quarter of this year.
SOLARPLAZA - Subsidy-free solar is taking off in European markets where PV can now produce electricity at a cost that beats other generation sources.
PV Magazine - The facility, which will power the company’s headquarters, will raise its power production for self-consumption by 50%. The installation will also deliver part of its power surplus to other companies of the group and to the spot market.
ECO BUSINESS - Recent announcements in the UK and across the rest of Europe seem to be ushering in a new era of “subsidy-free” renewables, which can be deployed without government support.
Sun-drenched Spain should be a natural for solar energy, and it is here that the technology is making an effort to stand on its feet financially without subsidies.
Mirova’s €353m renewable energy infrastructure fund has acquired a solar project in Portugal.
The Natixis Asset Management subsidiary said it bought the 25MW photovoltaic project from local developer Hyperion Renewables, through its fund Mirova-Eurofideme 3.
The French corporate and investment bank acquired the project from Hyperion Renewables via its unit for responsible investment solutions, Mirova. The project has already secured a 10-year PPA from local power distributor, Axpo Ibéria.
Aurora Energy Research report calculates as much as €180 billion renewable investment opportunities in the region through to 2030, of which €64 billion could be for subsidy-free projects.
PV Magazine - The power purchase agreement (PPA) relates to large-scale PV projects planned to be operational by 2020. The buyer of the power generated by the solar facilities is Spain’s power provider, Audax. 495 MW of the capacity will be located in Spain, while the remaining 165 MW will be installed in Portugal.