Renewables

Iberdrola starts up its first photovoltaic plant in Teruel

Iberdrola is making progress in its plans to lead the energy transition and the recovery of the economy and employment in Spain. After the construction phase, the company has started up its first photovoltaic plant in the province of Teruel.

Uzbekistan gets Saudi push

ACWA Power, a Saudi developer of power generation, signed an implementation agreement with the Ministry of Investments & Foreign Trade, and the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan for the development of a 1,500MW windfarm. The proposed 1,500MW windfarm in Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republic situate..

Lightsource bp in Italy continues to boost its utility scale solar portfolio

Press release - 6th May, Milan – Lightsource bp Lightsource bp and Horizon Firm’s deal brings new solar projects to Sicily and Apulia.   Pollinator protection and Agri-PV initiatives demonstrate the multiple land use capability of solar developments  These projects support the sustainable devel..

Phillips 66 Steps Towards Renewables in San Francisco

Phillips 66 of Houston, Texas recently announced that it had begun initial renewable diesel production at its San Francisco complex with a recently completed conversion of a diesel hydrotreater onsite. This unit is expected to reach 8,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel by the third quarter of this year.

Neste to Add SAF Production to Rotterdam Refinery

Neste of Finland recently announced its plans to modify its already producing renewable fuels complex in Rotterdam to include production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or SAF.

FIDs set to soar

New analysis from Westwood Global Energy Group, the specialist energy market research & consultancy firm, reveals that Final Investment Decisions (FIDs) outside mainland China will grow by 57% in the next 18 months, compared to the 2019-20 period. The growth represents an additional 20.4GW of new c..

$700 Million Dollar Renewable Diesel Refinery Planned for Louisiana

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Strategic Biofuels LLC CEO Paul Schubert recently announced that Strategic BioFuels subsidiary, Louisiana Green Fuels, will develop a renewable diesel facility at the Port of Columbia in Louisiana. The project is undergoing feasibility and financing tasks now and is working towards a final investment decision by the end of 2022.

Hywind Tampen on its way

Aker Solutions has completed the first phase of construction for the Hywind Tampen project.

Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group Partners with Tokyo Gas America to Construct Largest Solar Power Project in Texas

In southeastern Texas surrounded by farmland, Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group (REG) has begun building the largest solar power project in the state. The Aktina Renewable Power Project calls for the installation of 1.4 million solar modules across 4,000 acres in Wharton County, located outside the Houston Metro area.

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..

Xcel Energy to build Minnesota’s largest solar project

Xcel Energy has proposed to build Minnesota’s largest solar energy project near the Sherco power plant in Becker, Minn. The 460-megawatt Sherco Solar project will provide carbon-free energy as Xcel Energy pursues its vision of delivering 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. The project, representing an investment of about $575 million in clean energy infrastructure, will help drive the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic by creating nearly 900 union construction jobs over the duration of the project.

Rabigh Solar PV IPP Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) signed a Power Purchase Agreement with the Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) through a Special Purpose Company (SPC) established with Al Jomaih Energy & Water Company Limited (Al Jomaih) in January 2021. In March 2021, a loan agreement for limited-recourse project financing for the Rabigh Solar PV IPP Project was signed, and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) work on the project proceeded the following month.

200 MW solar power plant in Uzbekistan

Phanes Group, an international solar energy developer, headquartered in Dubai, signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Investment Agreement (IA) for a 200 MWАС grid-connected solar PV plant in Nurata, Navoi Region.

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..