Solar

Total awarded 135MW of solar projects in France

French energy company Total has been awarded several solar power generation projects with a total capacity of around 135MW in France’s latest round of tenders. The company said the projects will be operated through its Total Quadran subsidiary, which is dedicated to developing and producing renewable energy in France. Total’s largest ground-mounted solar plant in […]

Chenya Energy secures funds for major floating solar project in Taiwan

Taiwanese solar developer Chenya Energy Co Ltd has obtained TWD 7.2 billion (USD 239.3m/EUR 222m) in financing for a 180-MW floating solar project in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. The funds come from a consortium of seven international and local lenders, including Singapore’s DBS Bank, Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp and France’s Societe Generale. The […]

Repsol breaks ground at first solar farm

Iberian energy company Repsol has begun constructing its first solar farm, a 126MW project in Ciudad Real, Spain. The €100m installation, located in the municipality of Manzanares, consists of three plants with installed capacities of 45MW, 45MW and 36MW. The plant will start commercial operation in early 2021. Repsol said construction works at its €200m […]

Boris Johnson on UK solar generation

UK includes solar in new generation capacity auction

The announcement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of an auction which will include solar next year appears to back prime minister Boris Johnson’s claims to be serious about the nation’s net-zero carbon ambition. The U.K. government appears to have welcomed solar, onshore wind and other well-established renewables technologies in from the […]

solar cells using quantum dots

New World Record set for Quantum Dots Solar Cells

Engineers made quantum dot solar cells that can be made into flexible, thin films, and generate electricity in low-light conditions. Thanks to a significant breakthrough at The University of Queensland, it might be possible for us to generate power on homes, cars, and phones with highly efficient flexible solar “skins.” The engineers have been studying […]

Germany’s HEP teams up with Solops for C&I solar in US

German clean energy fund HEP Kapitalverwaltung AG has partnered with New Jersey-based commercial and industrial (C&I) solar developer Solops LLC as it seeks to grow its footprint in the US distributed solar market. The firms have formed a new entity, Emerald Garden Holdings. The move supports HEP’s North American investment strategy under which it aims […]

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