ReNews Biz - UK-headquartered PV asset owner Octopus has signed a five-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Shell in Italy.
Renewables Now - BayWa re renewable energy GmbH on Thursday announced it plans to complete the construction of its 175-MWp Don Rodrigo subsidy-free solar park in southern Spain by the end of this year.
PV Magazine - Energy cooperative Enercoop has issued a request for proposal to select renewable energy projects up to 10 MW in size for which it could award a 15 to 30-year PPA. The move is intended to attract bids for projects built without public support.
Renewables Now - UK solar developer Hive Energy and its partner Wirsol Energy Ltd are seeking planning permission for a 350-MW unsubsidised solar-plus-storage complex in the UK.
PV Magazine - Four projects – “Cerrado Cabrera”, “El primo Aleman”, “Hazas de los sesenta” and “Los Gonzalez” – each totaling 50 MW will be located in Alcalá de Guadaíra, near Seville. Work on the plants is expected to commence in April 2019.
PV Magazine - The agreement will help supply Spanish distribution group Uvesco with 100% renewable energy. The first two PPAs for the huge solar plant were signed by Iberdrola in July and October, respectively.
PV Magazine - The Italian power and gas provider and the European subsidiary of the Chinese module maker have created a join venture, which will acquire Talesun’s existing Italian PV plant portfolio of 43.2 MW and develop another 300 MW of market parity projects.
Photon - Spanish solar project developer Iberdrola has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the food distribution company Uvesco Group (BM Supermarcados) for the supply of electricity produced from renewable sources on a long-term basis. All of the energy supplied will come from the 391 MW »Nuñez de Balboa« solar plant that Iberdrola will build in Usagre (Badajoz-Extremadura).
PV Magazine - Local authority West Sussex County Council has commissioned the 7.4 MW Westhampnett Solar Farm, co-located with a 4.4 MW lithium-ion battery. The project was built without government subsidy, according to the council, and is expected to deliver significant income over its 25-year lifetime.
PV Magazine - Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of German insurance company Allianz, has acquired a 46 MW solar PV project in Portugal.Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of German insurance company Allianz, has acquired a 46 MW solar PV project in Portugal.
PV Magazine - Energy company Iberdrola will supply power to telecoms business Euskatel. The electricity will be generated by the 391 MW Núñez de Balboa solar plant the company is building in southern Spain, for which Iberdrola secured a first PPA last summer.
Photon - Germany based solar and wind park operator Encavis AG has acquired »the largest solar park in its history,« located near the Spanish town of Talayuela. According to the company, the facility with a generation capacity of roughly 300 MW is one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
PV Magazine - Portugal’s Directorate General for Energy and Geology is reviewing another big bunch of “unsubsidized” solar schemes.
PV Magazine - New measures under preparation by the Spanish government include the setting of a calendar for new auctions, elimination of the solar tax and support for community solar and PV irrigation projects. Spanish developer X-Elio has secured a PPA for two 50 MW solar projects in the southern region of Murcia.
Renewables Now - The 300-MWp Talasol solar project in Spain of Ellomay Capital Ltd (TASE:ELLO) is to be supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), also known as the Juncker Plan.
PV Magazine - The subsidy free mega project is entering the next stage of its development. Funding is expected to be finalized in 4Q 2018 and commissioning in 2020. The project, funded by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) will retail its electricity on the spot market, but will be secured through a financial hedge.
Bloomberg - At least 15 projects in Europe are planned on the basis that government support won’t be needed to profit
The Energyst - Kingfisher will this month start using solar and battery storage to provide grid services. While making money from helping to balance the grid is a bonus, it comes a distinct second to the firm’s ambition to cut carbon, consumption and and cost, says head of carbon and energy, Jeremy Parsons.
PV Magazine - A 15 MW solar PV system at Westcott business park is on track to becoming what has been described as the U.K.’s first unsubsidized C&I PV system.
PV Magazine - Including the latest three projects, the country’s total approved large-scale solar capacity has surpassed 1 GW. The developer is Escalabis Solar and total investment is expected to reach €81 million.