Category Archives: News

Spain’s first solar PV plus storage plant commissioned

published: 2021-09-22 17:18 | editor | category: News
The Arañuelo III solar plus storage system has been commissioned by utility Iberdrola. It comprises 40MW of solar generation capacity and 3MW/9MWh of energy storage capacity and has been commissioned by utility Iberdrola. The Arañ...  more

Orsted‘s solar project in Alabama was completed

published: 2021-09-22 17:11 | editor | category: News
Orsted recently completed the Muscle Shoals solar PV project in Colbert County, Ala. The project has a capacity of 227 MW which will support Facebook’s data center in Huntsville, Ala., that just started operations. Orsted has 1.4 ...  more

Enpal secures EUR 345m in debt for new solar PV systems

published: 2021-09-22 17:07 | editor | category: News
Enpal GmbH has secured EUR 345 million (USD 404.9m) in debt to refinance the installation of more than 15,000 solar PV systems. The transaction brings Enpal's total refinancing commitments to EUR 500 million and follows a financin...  more

DOE Commences a Program to Cut the Cost of Long-Duration Energy Storage by 90% in a Decade

published: 2021-09-22 9:30 | editor | category: News
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced in July that it is commencing the “Long Duration Storage Shot” that will lower the cost of utility-scale, long-duration energy storage by 90% within 10 years. Long Duration Storage Shot is the second program established under the DOE’s wider strategy known as the “Energy Earthshots Initiative”. It will fund R&D efforts at national labs, set up demonstration energy storage projects, and support domestic manufacturing of energy storage systems. ...  more

Scientists to Develop Off-Grid and Low Cost Non-Power Cooling System Using Sunlight and Brine

published: 2021-09-22 9:30 | editor | category: News
Is there a way to achieve a cooling effect for buildings without turning on air-conditioners, fans, or any power? Saudi Arabian scientists have recently proposed a cooling system that does not require any power, and can attain a cooling effect through water and salt. The blazing sunlight also serves as a helping hand for the system. ...  more

Drought of the Century Reinitiates Energy Crisis in Brazil with 2/3 Power Supply Coming From Hydroelectricity

published: 2021-09-20 9:30 | editor | category: News
Here comes 2021, just when you thought that 2020 was bad enough already. This year saw droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, and flooding, whereas Brazil is also facing a “drought of the century”. The country relies on hydroelectricity for 2/3 of its power supply, though the severe drought is exacerbating the supply of power and the agricultural sector, and has pushed up the prices of electricity and produce. ...  more

CATL and BASF Sign Framework Agreement to Collaborate on CAM Production and Battery Recycling

published: 2021-09-20 9:30 | editor | category: News
Chinese battery manufacturer and German chemical supplier BASF jointly announced on September 16 that they have signed a strategic framework agreement to collaborate on battery recycling and production of cathode active materials (CAMs). This partnership will support not only CATL in its localization efforts in Europe but also BASF in its global expansion. ...  more

US Aims to Achieve 40% Solar Power Supply by 2035 Through Preferential Tax Policy

published: 2021-09-20 9:30 | editor | category: News
According to a memorandum announced by the US Department of Energy last month, the approval of the preferential tax policy on renewable energy programs and module makers by the US Congress may amplify the intensity for the deployment of renewable energy, and the ratio of solar power generation is likely to rise from the existing 3% to 40% in 2035. ...  more