Utility

Solar in Middle East: In Saudi Arabia, REPDO shortlists ACWA Power and Marubeni for 300MW solar project

On 4th January 2018 REPDO announced that two consortiums have been shortlisted to develop the 300MW Solar PV project in Sakaka, Al Jouf as part of Round 1 of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).  The two bidders are: 1. ACWA Power 2. Marubeni Corporation with consortium members Khaled Ahmed Juffali Energy & Utilities Limited and Axia […]

Solar power in Afghanistan to get $44.76 million boost from The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $44.76 million grant to finance the construction of a 20-megawatt (MW) on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Afghanistan. In an announcement, the ADB said the new facility would boost renewable energy generation and supply in the country, producing at least 43,000 megawatt hours of solar power. Photovoltaic […]

Solar in Africa: ENEL steps into Ethiopian solar market with 100 MW solar PV project worth 120 million US dollars in Metehara

 A consortium led by Enel Green Power has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 100 MW solar project in Metehara The consortium will be investing approximately 120 million US dollars in the project Ethiopia has all the potential to become a key market for Enel’s strategy in Africa due to its plentiful renewable […]

Enerray, a leader in O&M solar services

A photovoltaic system must be kept perfectly efficient in order to ensure top performance; this is possible only thanks to an O&M operator with a solid, reputable, professional and reliable organization when it comes to financials. Enerray thinks of your needs first by supplying a full service O&M contract which ensures optimal and profitable operation of the photovoltaic plant. […]

Impressive World’s Largest 2000 MW (2 GW) Solar Power Park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, India

The 2,000 MW capacity solar park at Pavagada in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, which is currently under development, is touted to be the world’s largest. The Karnataka government has put out an aerial video showing the massive solar power park which is coming up on nearly 13,000 acres of land. A LiveMint report from earlier this year states […]

Solar in Middle East: Saudi Arabia Gets Cheapest 1.79 Cents/Kilowatt Hour Bids for Solar Power in Auction

Masdar, EDF offer to supply power for 1.7 cents/Kilowatt hour Plant to be first in $50 billion plan to expand renewables Saudi Arabia received offers to supply solar electricity for the cheapest prices ever recorded, marking the start of a $50 billion program to diversify the oil producer’s domestic energy supplies away from fossil fuels. […]

LTI ReEnergy & Nuevosol: through H2H towards strong partnership – Michael Bellmer & Sriram Dasari

Today in our exclusive coverage or Renewable Energy India 2017 held recently in Greater Noida we speak to Michael Bellmer, Managing Director of LTI ReEnergy & Sriram Dasari, Director -Strategy at Nuevosol about their recently launched partnership. LTI ReEnergy is consequently realizing its “German Heart and Local Content” strategy and by partnering with Nuevosol strengthen its position in […]

Dubai awards $3.9 billion solar energy contract to Shanghai Electric, ACWA Power

Dubai’s state energy utility awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build and run a 700 megawatt solar power plant to a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, the government said on Saturday. The project will feature a 260-metre (850-foot) tower receiving focused sunlight, the world’s tallest such tower, the government said. The […]

Solar in India: With no auctions in sight, solar power price may fall below all-timelowof ₹2.44 a unit

The dearth of new solar auctions could drive the prices of solar power further down, below the all-time low of ₹2.44, with developers backed by private equity funds trying hard to build their assets, even if it means sacrificing returns. Bidding at IRRs “Many developers have built their companies anticipating huge auctions to reach the […]

Update on Solar Business in Latin America by Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower, Former Executive at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Arturo Herrero, Founder & CEO of AlterPower AG, one of Solar Pioneers & solar business practitioner with over 16 years of solar experience on Top Executive Positions at JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and BP Solar, who is now driving not only solar but also cleantech revolution. Arturo, […]

Helping solar developers to market & sell their projects worldwide – Michael Ernst, General Council, Sr. Vice President at Clean Power Inc

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Michael Ernst,  General Council & Sr. Vice President at Clean Power Inc about their recent developments and plans.  Michel, right hand of Mary O’Donnell, a passionate green business woman who runs a sustainable & renewable farm in Kingston, Massachusetts, has over 30 years of energy experience as […]

Linking Investors with Solar Technology – Sebastian Petretschek Vice General Manager at TÜV Rheinland

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Sebastian Petretschek, Vice General Manager at TÜV Rheinland about their role in linking investors with solar technology.  For over 20 years TÜV Rheinland PTL has been the leading provider of safety testing, performance testing, and market certification for the photovoltaic marketplace.

Enerray, a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants

Enerray, founded in 2007, is an Italian company that is a leader in the design, development and management of medium and large scale photovoltaic plants, for its own plants and those owned by third parties. As a company of the Maccaferri Industrial Group, Enerray provides turnkey solutions for industrial roofing, shelters, on-ground installations and greenhouses, […]

Someone has to do it. Orchestrated by LTI ReEnergy – exclusive talk to Michael Bellmer at Intersolar Europe 2017

During Intersolar Europe 2017, held recently in Munich, Germany, we spoke to Michael Bellmer, Managing director at LTI ReEnergy who approached us a new company “orchestrating strategy”. Below you can also learn how Michel & his Team define this new strategy (source LTI ReEnergy) A concert of great artists. The energy revolution is gaining momentum. Renewable energy […]

Solar in LATAM: EDF Energies Nouvelles to Partner with Canadian Solar for an Additional 115 MWp of Solar Project in Brazil

Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world’s largest solar power companies, and EDF Energies Nouvelles, a global market leader in renewable energy, announced today the acquisition of 80% interest in Canadian Solar’s Pirapora II solar energy project in Brazil by EDF Energies Nouvelles’ local subsidiary, EDF EN do Brasil.  The 115 MWp Pirapora II project will start construction in the […]

ACWA Power CEO Paddy Padmanathan – Short Term Goal: US$ 70 Billion Platform in just 3 years / Long Term Vision: The Future World will be electric, and ACWA Power will be amongst The Leaders of this transition

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to unexpected guest, Paddy Padmanathan, CEO & President of ACWA Power about his short and long term visions for the World’s transition & change of the society paradigm. Paddy, one of the biggest visionaries and supporters of solar & […]

IRENA and State Grid of China to Cooperate on Accelerating Energy Transition

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility, agreed today to enhance their co-operation with a view to advancing the energy transition under global and regional initiatives, including the Paris Agreement and the Belt and Road initiative. The framework of the agreement includes opportunities for […]