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Amea Power, 50 mw solar power plant project in togo temperature energy project

Officially named Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, after His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the PV plant has been delivered in record time, with just 18 months between the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and commencement of commercial operations. Built by AMEA Togo Solar, a subsidiary of […]

Truck trailers with solar panels can save fuel

In a research partnership, Scania will develop a solar cell clad trailer to power a plug-in hybrid truck. Initial tests indicate possible fuel savings of 5–10 percent in Sweden and twice that amount in sun-rich southern Spain. “Solar cells have previously been employed on boats and caravans but then only to power auxiliaries such as […]

FRV secures Green Finance for Sebastopol Solar Farm, NSW, Australia

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and a leading global developer of renewable energy projects, closed the financing agreement for the 90 MWac Sebastopol Solar Farm – its third major project in New South Wales.  The funding is entirely provided by ING in the form of a Green Finance compliant with the Loan Market Association (LMA) Green […]

The Spanish company ESAsolar develops ESAblock, the first system that protects photovoltaic trackers from the Wind

The Spanish engineering and manufacturing company of photovoltaic structures, Esasolar, has developed ESAblock, the first system in the world that protects solar trackers installed in the photovoltaic plants from the wind. This pioneering system guarantees the stability of the solar trackers and avoids the effect known as galloping or fluttering at any wind speed. The […]

Two sides to the same panel: Lightsource’s bifacial technology

Bifacial (literally ‘two faced’) solar panel technology has become a hot topic across our sector in recent years due to its potential to out-perform mono-facials.  In 2019, 3% of all solar modules sold were bifacial, and this figure is predicted to climb to 10-15% this year, as we see more projects getting the green light […]

E.ON switches 3.3 million homes to 100 per cent renewable power

Energy giant says that from today all domestic customers will receive 100 per cent renewable power at no extra cost. The green tariff market just welcomed a major new player, after energy giant E.ON announced all its tariffs have switched to 100 per cent renewable power as standard. The company revealed today that it has […]

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving fossil fuels off the grid

This month, officials in Los Angeles, California, are expected to approve a deal that would make solar power cheaper than ever while also addressing its chief flaw: It works only when the sun shines. The deal calls for a huge solar farm backed up by one of the world’s largest batteries. It would provide 7% […]

Invenergy Completes Financing for Its Largest Solar Project to Date

Invenergy, a leading privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced that it completed construction financing on Dec. 19, 2018 for its largest solar project to date, the 160-megawatt Southern Oak Solar project, located in Mitchell County, Georgia. CoBank acted as sole lender, issuing bank, collateral agent and administrative agent for the deal. In […]

Are Tesla solar roof tiles worth it?

The rollout of the first Tesla solar roof tiles in 2018, almost 18 months after the announcement of the Tesla solar roof in October 2016, was another defining victory in the Tesla story that started with their iconic Tesla cars and has now grown to include Tesla solar panels and the Tesla home battery (Powerwall). […]

SolarEdge to Enter E-Mobility Market with Acquisition of S.M.R.E. Spa

SolarEdge is a global leader in smart energy. It announced today the entry into a definitive agreement to acquire S.M.R.E Spa (“SMRE”). Headquarter in Italy, SMRE provides innovative integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles. Foundation in 1999, SMRE has three business units. These are e-mobility, automation production machines and telematics software. The company has more […]

ABB to construct solar power expansion in Dubai

ABB wins order worth over $90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), a leading power utility in United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build the substation to strengthen Dubai’s power grid and reduce carbon footprint.  This will be ABB’s second substation for the park, exemplifying the company’s commitment to deliver reliable power to consumers […]

2 GW of Solar Capacity Headed for the US Midwest

This week Capital Dynamics announced that its Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business signed an agreement with Tenaska to develop a portfolio of 14 greenfield solar projects with a total generating capacity of 2,000 MW (2 GW) in the in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) market. The portfolio represents a large share of all solar […]