A game of risk – pv magazine International

From pv magazine 11/2022 It is always dubious to state something is happening “for the first time,” regardless of whether Enerparc was the first – as one press release claims – or the second or third to build a solar plant marketed primarily as baseload electricity in Germany, the development indicates an emerging trend. We … Read more

Coal Booster Ian Off Anna’s Xmas List

Annastacia Palaszczuk is keeping a list of who’s naughty or nice, and Queensland Resources Council’s Ian Macfarlane can expect a lump of coal in his stocking. He’d be completely fine with that. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk needs no introduction, but…. Who Is Ian Macfarlane? The name may ring a bell. You might remember Mr. Macfarlane … Read more

COP27 was a crucial step forward for hydrogen – here’s why – pv magazine International

Three import deals signed by the EU at Sharm El Sheikh during this month’s COP27 summit show the European Union is serious about harnessing green hydrogen for its heavy industry, and about distributing the fruits of the energy transition on an equitable basis. November 24, 2022 Fredrick Mowill With the COP27 climate summit over, progress … Read more

Building renewables emits carbon, but building them faster emits far less – pv magazine International

A new study by Columbia University’s Climate School looks at the carbon emissions needed to build renewable energy. November 23, 2022 Ryan Kennedy From pv magazine USA The construction of clean energy components produces carbon emissions. New research by Columbia University Climate School’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory looks at just how much carbon the world could … Read more

Ecogy Energy Wins NYPA RFP for Rooftop Community Solar Projects

Ecogy Energy, a developer, financier and owner-operator, was selected through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) in 2021 by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), in partnership with sustainable Westchester and Westchester County, to develop solar energy projects under the Westchester Community Solar Partnership (WCSP), along with two other developers. The WCSP broadly aims to … Read more

US startup raises $120 million to expand deployment of virtual power plants – pv magazine International

The funding will support existing VPP development and the deployment of an additional 200 MWh of contracted capacity. November 22, 2022 Anne Fischer From pv magazine USA Swell Energy announced today that it has raised $120 million to further expand its virtual power plant (VPP) programs. The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 … Read more

Swell Energy Raises $120 Million for Solar, Battery VPP Program

Ben Parton Swell Energy has raised $120 million to further its virtual power plant (VPP) programs. The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Greenbacker Development Opportunities Fund I LP with participation from an Ares Infrastructure Opportunities fund and Ontario Power Generation Pension Fund. The funding will support Swell’s development of 600 MWh … Read more