Renewable Energy News


Construction begins on Thrive Renewables’ first battery storage asset

Friday, 5.7.2021 - 11:32 

A 5MW/7.45MWh battery storage project near Milton Keynes – Thrive Renewables’ first – has this month entered into construction. Read more

Veolia looks to double renewable capacity as it celebrates completion of Warwickshire solar site

Wednesday, 5.5.2021 - 16:16 

Resource management company Veolia is set to double its renewable electricity capacity, deploying solar panels across restored landfill sites. Read more

EAC calls for minimum floor price for ‘flawed’ Smart Export Guarantee

Wednesday, 5.5.2021 - 14:53 

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for the introduction of a floor price above zero for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) to help support community energy. Read more

Solar and storage microgrid platform eleXsys completes £3.65m fundraise

Tuesday, 5.4.2021 - 16:50 

EleXsys Energy has completed a £3.65 million fundraise to support the global expansion of its solar and storage microgrid platform. Read more

Foresight makes first battery acquisition with 50MW UK storage asset

Tuesday, 5.4.2021 - 13:47 

Foresight Solar Fund and JLEN have each acquired a 50% equity stake in Sandridge Battery Storage Limited, which holds the development rights to the 50MW lithium-ion Sandridge Battery Storage project. Read more

Obton increases investment into Shannon Energy as it targets 1GW of solar in Ireland

Tuesday, 5.4.2021 - 12:57 

Danish solar PV business Obton has announced it is to double its investment in Irish solar partner Shannon Energy. Read more

EDF Renewables breaks ground on its first Irish solar sites

Tuesday, 5.4.2021 - 11:05 

EDF Renewables Ireland has began construction of three new solar farms with a total capacity of 17MW. Read more

Community energy joint venture between Octopus and Midcounties Co-op rebranded as Younity

Friday, 4.30.2021 - 15:05 

A joint venture aimed at breaking down barriers preventing community energy projects from coming on-stream has been relaunched by Octopus Energy and the Midcounties Co-operative. Read more

Aura Power gains planning permission for 50MW North Devon solar farm

Friday, 4.30.2021 - 12:35 

North Devon Council has unanimously approved a planning application for a 49.9MW solar farm to be developed by Aura Power. Read more

Cubico targets 500MW of UK solar and wind in new joint venture

Thursday, 4.29.2021 - 13:06 

Over 500MW of new UK solar PV and onshore wind is to be developed by a joint venture between Cubico Sustainable Investments and Peel NRE. Read more


Chenya Energy eyes floating PV growth after completing 181MWp offshore project

Friday, 2.5.2021 - 15:51 

Chenya Energy plans to expand its floating PV portfolio following the completion of the world’s largest offshore solar plant Read more

Q&A: Pexapark’s Luca Pedretti on Europe’s changing PPA market

Friday, 2.5.2021 - 14:44 

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Southern Power to co-location storage 160MW of storage at Californian solar sites

Friday, 2.5.2021 - 12:56 

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Mytilineos’ renewables unit takes financial hit from project delays in 2020

Friday, 2.5.2021 - 12:16 

Mytilineos said 2020 turnover from its renewables development unit was around 40% lower than forecasted due to project delays Read more

Total continues US utility-scale solar-storage push with 2.2GW pipeline acquisition

Friday, 2.5.2021 - 12:15 

Deal takes US pipeline to almost 4GW, the majority of which is located in Texas and will power Total’s corporate activities Read more

Power price volatility driving demand for shorter, more sophisticated PPAs

Thursday, 2.4.2021 - 18:14 

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NexWafe raises €10 million in a new Series B round of funding

Thursday, 2.4.2021 - 17:05 

Investors in the latest Series B round of funding has included Fraunhofer ISE and Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures. Read more

US developer Borrego awarded biggest solar project to date from NYSERDA

Thursday, 2.4.2021 - 16:28 

Developer to construct 110MWac facility in Jefferson County, hires NextEra Energy director to lead utility-scale efforts Read more

Indian auction for 6.4GW of solar bucks trend of falling tariffs

Thursday, 2.4.2021 - 15:23 

Auction in state of Andhra Pradesh sees higher tariffs than other recent tenders in India Read more

Solar manufacturers, utilities and developers back anti-forced labour pledge

Thursday, 2.4.2021 - 13:38 

A total of 175 solar companies from across the value chain co-sign letter as calls grow for greater vigilance Read more

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Operations achieved at 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant between Laos and Thailand

Wednesday, 9.11.2019 - 22:23 

Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. announces that the 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower plant has begun commercial operations. Read more

Holtec, Eos create battery manufacturing JV

Wednesday, 9.11.2019 - 16:06 

Eos Energy Storage and energy equipment firm Holtec International are creating a joint venture to produce Eos’ next generation of large-scale zinc batteries. Read more

Australia in planning for multiple massive battery projects

Wednesday, 9.11.2019 - 15:39 

France’s Neoen SA has outlined plans to build a giant renewables complex in South Australia, including battery storage with up to nine times more capacity than the Tesla Inc. design at its nearby Hornsdale plant, which is billed as the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Read more

UK closes in on first geothermal power after successful drilling outcome

Wednesday, 9.11.2019 - 15:13 

The U.K. could be producing electricity from a geothermal plant for the first time early next decade after drilling at a site in southwest England showed it could become a viable part of the renewable energy mix. Read more

Australia hits 2020 large-scale renewables target

Tuesday, 9.10.2019 - 16:52 

The Clean Energy Regulator of Australia has approved enough capacity to guarantee that the large-scale Renewable Energy Target of 33,000 GWh of additional renewable energy will be met in 2020. Read more

Fifth GE wind turbine collapse leaves worker injured

Tuesday, 9.10.2019 - 16:00 

A utility worker at the Delta 6 wind park in Brazil has been injured following yet another collapse of a General Electric (GE) turbine, bringing the total number of turbines to have failed in the America’s to five in 2019.   Read more

Clean energy investment set to hit $2.6 trillion this decade

Monday, 9.9.2019 - 17:12 

The global energy supply is turning greener. Read more

Xcel Energy seeks changes as ‘value of solar’ rate spike looms in Minnesota

Monday, 9.9.2019 - 15:05 

Minnesota’s largest utility wants to change how the state calculates its trailblazing “value of solar” rate as it faces a potential spike in payments to community solar operators. Read more

New POWERGEN award program seeks inspirational women of excellent character

Friday, 9.6.2019 - 16:25 

In recognition of the widely acknowledged studies that show that organizations with gender equality perform better financially, this year POWERGEN International, along with partner UL, is launching a new awards program that seeks out women of good character. Read more

NorthWestern Energy plans to upgrade 8-MW Madison powerhouse

Friday, 9.6.2019 - 15:31 

NorthWestern Energy has announced plans to upgrade its 8-MW Madison Powerhouse with the installation of four new turbine-generator units. Read more


Clenergy sold more than 200MW of solar mounting systems in the Australian market

Monday, 7.31.2017 - 10:14 

By the end of June 2017, Clenergy recorded a year-on-year growth of 150% in the Australian market, selling more than 200MW of solar mounting systems. Read more

GCL cooperates with IBC Solar

Thursday, 7.27.2017 - 17:36 

GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd. is entering a business partnership with IBC SOLAR in Germany, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage. Read more

Phoenix Solar: First project in Australia

Thursday, 7.27.2017 - 14:13 

Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd has received an order for a 39.5 MWp photovoltaic power plant in Australia. The building release is scheduled for the next month (August). Read more

Third Blockchain-Tag in Berlin

Wednesday, 7.26.2017 - 13:12 

The tremendous potential that digitalization holds for the energy industry will take center stage at the Konferenz Digitale Energiewelt organized by Solarpraxis Neue Energiewelt AG. Read more

Senec grows in Italy

Tuesday, 7.25.2017 - 15:56 

Senec, Energy-Storage-Producer from Leipzig (Germany), opened its own site in Bari and established a company with Senec Italia. Read more

BayWa r.e. sold PV Power Plant to Lighthouse

Tuesday, 7.25.2017 - 14:44 

BayWa r.e. sold its 20MW PV power plant Hughenden to the Australian infrastructure and investment specialist Lighthouse Infrastructure. Read more

UK: STA response to Government announcements on energy storage

Monday, 7.24.2017 - 19:39 

The Solar Trade Association STA welcomes the announcement of battery storage and reviews to the rules making it easier for homes and businesses to install the technology alongside PV panels. Read more

OG&E and SunPower Announce 10-Megawatt Solar Plant

Friday, 7.21.2017 - 10:56 

OGE Energy Corp. electric utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) and SunPower Corp. have signed a contract to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, Oklahoma. Read more

SolarReserve receives Environmental Approval for 390-MW-Power-Station

Thursday, 7.20.2017 - 10:52 

SolarReserve has now received the environmental approval for a 390 MW solar thermal power station including 5,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in Chile. Read more

Hive Energy granted planning permission to develop 40MW subsidy free Hampshire solar park

Thursday, 7.20.2017 - 9:52 

Hive Energy have confirmed plans to create a subsidy free 40MW solar park on 72 hectares of land at Woodington Farm near Romsey. Read more