The Brazilian wind power supply chain needs continued support from the National Development Bank (BNDES) and regular yearly contracts to continue on its path to becoming a leading global wind industrial hub, said Roberto Veiga, head of the wind energy work-group at the Brazilian Association of Heavy Machinery Makers (Abimaq).
Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility that serves most of northern California, has put out a call to developers of solar and wind projects up to 20MW to take part in a new programme that will directly connect consumers to renewables plants.
30 August 2016 01:37 GMT
Brazil’s federal government has decided to allow the winners of the country’s first solar tender in 2014 to cancel their PPAs and remain eligible to bid in future tenders, including the one scheduled for later this year.
24 August 2016 08:25 GMT
Despite a strengthening of the Brazilian real (BRL) over the past year, the Brazilian Solar Power Association (Absolar) is calling for cap prices in December's reserve tender to be adjusted upwards from the R$381 ($117) per MWh in last November's tender, to take account of other changes in Brazil’s economy.
24 August 2016 04:22 GMT
The Brazilian government’s new plan to sign contracts for about 1GW of utility-scale solar each year through 2024 will not be adequate for the country to establish a thriving local supply chain that includes cell manufacturing, the Brazilian Solar Power Association (Absolar) warns.
24 August 2016 12:39 GMT
A key committee of the Wyoming Legislature will meet on 22-23 September to discuss two draft bills that would increase taxes on the wind industry there, a potential move that developers warn would price their projects out of western US renewable energy markets.
19 August 2016 06:54 GMT
AES Corp. scored an order from utility San Diego Gas and Electric to build two battery-storage arrays to help smooth California’s influx of renewables, with one of the arrays to become the largest in the US upon its completion early next year.
19 August 2016 02:45 GMT
Canadian Solar is taking significant steps to prepare for an anticipated PV industry downturn, including slowing its module capacity expansion and scrapping its plans for a yieldco, but the solar giant expects to weather the market headwinds better than its rivals.
18 August 2016 01:44 GMT
This week’s decision to award planning permission for the 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two development in the North Sea is a vital signal from the UK government, showing at last the beginnings of an industrial strategy based around low-carbon technology.
17 August 2016 01:10 GMT
Scotland’s future onshore wind projects could reduce their costs by at least 20% if a list of measures is adopted to boost efficiency and remove regulatory barriers, says a new report compiled for industry body Scottish Renewables.
17 August 2016 11:00 GMT
NV Energy, part of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, is asking regulators in Nevada to approve a 100MW PV facility as it moves forward the retirement date for a controversial coal-fired generating plant.
16 August 2016 03:52 GMT
UK seabed landlord the Crown Estate has called on the British government to consider the case for offshore wind, as officials re-examine the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in southwest England amid a growing debate over its costs.
15 August 2016 03:03 GMT
PNE Wind is preparing the 400MW Atlantis 1 offshore project in the German North Sea for the upcoming first interim offshore tender in 2017, the German developer said during the presentation of its first half 2016 results.
11 August 2016 12:42 GMT
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