Renewables

Engie breaks into Peru

Siemens Gamesa has been selected by Engie to supply turbines at Peru’s largest windfarm. The 50-turbine, 260MW Punta Lomitas windfarm in the southern region of Ica will be Engie’s first venture into Peru, a project almost twice the size of the current largest windfarm, Enel Green Power’s 42-turbine,..

US targets 30 by 30

The Biden Administration has revealed new offshore wind aims, with the Commerce, Energy and Interior departments establishing a target of 30GW of offshore wind capacity in the US by 2030. This is the latest step in its comprehensive effort toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The Department..

Ørsted commences construction of largest onshore project to date

Ørsted announces final investment decision on the combined wind and solar PV project Helena Energy Center in South Texas and integrates the US trading team into the Onshore business.

On the road to net zero

The Global Wind Energy Council has released the 16th edition of its <i>Global Wind Report 2021</i>.

We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service announce another large-scale renewable energy project

We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, are advancing plans for a new 325-megawatt (MW) solar and battery storage project. The Darien Solar Energy Center is the company's second proposed large-scale solar and battery project announced this year.

EnBW building two more large-scale photovoltaic projects in Brandenburg

EnBW is building two more subsidy-free large-scale photovoltaic projects in Brandenburg with a capacity of 150 megawatts (MW) each. These follow on from Germany’s largest solar park, Weesow-Willmersdorf, which EnBW has already completed in Werneuchen, Brandenburg. The two new projects each occupy roughly 125 hectares and are located just under 40 kilometres away in the Märkisch-Oderland district, in Alttrebbin and Gottesgabe.

Total expanding solar efforts

With news this week that Total announced the construction start-up of its fourth solar power plant in Japan.

Dutch nearshore nears completion

The installation of turbines has begun in the Frisian part of Ijsselmeer lake, near Breezanddijk in the Netherlands.

Enel Green Power buys eleven photovoltaic projects from Arena Power, totalling 519 MW, to help decarbonise the industrial community of Huelva

Enel Green Power España (EGPE) has acquired a photovoltaic portfolio of 519 MW from the Spanish developer Arena Power. The portfolio includes eleven projects being developed in the province of Huelva. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and operations in 2024. (EGPE has also recently begun work on its first solar park in San Antonio, in the city of Huelva, with 30 MW of capacity and investment of 18 million euros, creating 100 jobs during the construction period.)

Canadian Solar completes 61MWp solar portfolio sale in Japan and deepens partnership with Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of two operational projects totaling 61 MWp to Canadian Solar Infrastructure Fund for JPY 30.6 billion (approximately US$283 million). To finance the acquisition of the 53 MWp Oita Hiji-machi and 8 MWp Miyagi Ogawara projects, CSIF recently completed an international public offering and raised over JPY 18 billion (US$166 million) on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Canadian Solar participated in this transaction and continues to own approximately 15% of CSIF. Additionally, CSIF issued over JPY 19 billion (US$175 million) of long-term debt to maintain its capital structure. These transactions affirmed CSIF as one of the largest listed infrastructure funds in Japan with over JPY 80 billion (US$740 million) of operational solar assets under management.

YPFB to set up a $250 million Renewable Diesel Unit in Bolivia

The Bolivian government recently announced that it plans to invest in a $250 million renewable diesel to be placed at the state-owned Yacimiento Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) Guillermo Elder Bell refinery in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura: 750 MW of new photovoltaic plants in the pipeline

Iberdrola consolidates its renewable leadership in Extremadura and continues its investment plan in the region, with 750 MW of new photovoltaic capacity under development in the province of Cáceres, with which it will contribute to economic recovery and the demographic challenge in the region.

What technology is shaping the solar markets?

The Global Energy Infrastructure solar database is dominated by two types of technology: Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV).

Is Sweden's enthusiasm for onshore wind running out of puff?

Sweden is facing up to the prospect of a looming green-electricity shortage, but its plan to build its way out of the problem has been dealt a blow.

Solar Philippines Biga Corporation two gigawatts solar plant

Solar Philippines Biga Corporation is planning to build a large 2 gigawatts solar plant in Nasugbu, Batangas, 115 kilometres south west of Metro Manila, Philippines. It is planning to combine the solar plant with a 6 gigawatts battery energy storage system and 600 megawatts diesel backup

350 MW PV Plant with Sungrow Inverter Solution Comes Online in Vietnam

Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, announced the commercial operation of a 350 MW solar farm - the largest solar plant in Southeast Asia, with the Company’s 1500V 6.25 MW turnkey inverter solution in Vietnam’s Loc Ninh County, Binh Phuoc Province, boosting the national development towards sustainable and decarbonized economic growth

Longroad Energy acquires Arizona solar and storage portfolio

Longroad Energy Holdings (Longroad), a US-based renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, announced today the signing of the acquisition of Sun Streams 2, 4, and 5, which total approximately 900 MWdc in total solar capacity plus the potential for 1-2 GWh of battery storage. Longroad also closed the acquisition of Sun Streams 2. The closing of Sun Streams 4 and 5 is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The projects were purchased from First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR). Longroad will also power its Sun Streams portfolio with First Solar’s responsibly-produced solar technology and has exe-cuted purchase agreements for 900 MWdc of Series 6 modules, of which 700 MWdc represent new bookings for First Solar.

Northland Power investing heavily

Northland Power could invest C$20 billion in offshore wind in the next five years. As part of this it also aims to increase its position and footprint in Asia. Current development activities are focused on the giant Hai Long project in the Taiwan Strait, 50-70km off Changhua county. Construction is..

Texas Freeze Could Bolster a Growing Recovery with New Demand

A historic arctic freeze that quickly spread over the state of Texas has caused short-term ceases in production for several refineries.

Are all oil and gas majors onboard with the energy transition?

In recent months we have seen an interesting trend, it has become clear that the oil and gas majors have started to present themselves as Integrated Energy Company’s (IECs) rather than International Oil Company’s (IOCs).

Agreement Between Maire Tecnimont Group and Essential Energy USA Corp for a new renewable diesel biorefinery in South America

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., through its subsidiary NextChem and Essential Energy USA Corp. today have executed a Front-End Engineering Design contract as well as a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a new biorefinery in South America for the production of Renewable Diesel. Essential Energy USA Corp is one of the leading biofuels producers in South America.

Big Oil transitions to Big Wind

The Crown Estate announced the results of its Round 4 seabed leasing for offshore wind in the UK.

Canada’s Come-by-Chance Refinery Seeing New Bids to Return as a Renewable Facility

According to recent reports, private firm Cresta Fund Management has placed an offer to purchase a majority stake in North Atlantic Refining LTD, who owns the presently idle 135,000 barrel per day Come-by-Chance refinery in Newfoundland. This refinery was one of the first sites in North America to shut in after the COVID-19 pandemic began to weaken demand.

U.S. Refiners Look Towards Renewable New Hopes

After seeing demand devastation in 2020 refiners in the United States are starting this year with new talk around the growth of renewable fuels to bolster their future in this ever-changing fuel scenario.

Australia – Time to think big

The thought of powering large cities using renewable energy is not new.

Cero Generation launched by Macquarie’s Green Investment Group

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) launches Cero Generation (Cero), a specialist solar energy company working across Europe to support the transition to a net-zero future.

Major new European solar enterprise

In February 2021 we announced the creation of AMPYR Solar Europe through the merger of NaGa Solar with the existing Ampyr Energy UK solar joint venture between AGP Group and Hartree Partners.

Shell takes a shine to Emerald

Shell has taken a majority stake in a large Irish floating wind project being developed off the South coast.

Darling and Valero’s Diamond Green Diesel Set to Begin Construction in Texas

Valero recently stated that it has approved construction at its 50/50 joint venture project with Darling known as the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) renewable diesel project to be built onsite at Valero’s Port Arthur, Texas refinery complex.

CVR Energy Chooses Haldor Topsoe Technology for its Wynnewood Refinery Conversion

CVR Energy recently announced that it will convert its traditional refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma over to a renewable diesel facility with Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology in place. Haldor Topsoe has been contracted to provide basic engineering, license, proprietary equipment and catalysts.