Wärtsilä Launches PV + Storage Solution at Intersolar Europe

The technology group Wärtsilä has launched a new hybrid solar PV and storage solution. Wärtsilä Hybrid Solar integrates solar PV generation and storage to deliver a “renewables as baseload” solution that is not only climate-friendly but, the company states, it can be supported by a power producer’s existing grid infrastructure.

Enel and IDC Sign $34 Million Financing Agreement with IFC and EIB for Solar Project in Zambia

The Enel Group and Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation have signed a financing agreement of around $34 million for the construction of the 34 MW Ngonye solar plant in the country. The financing involves senior loans of up to $10 million from the International Financing Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, up to $12 million from the IFC-Canada Climate Change Program and up to $11.75 million from the European Investment Bank.

Major Milestone in New England Clean Energy Connect Project

Hydro-Québec and Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., have successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Massachusetts electric distribution companies (EDCs) for the New England Clean Energy Connect, 100 percent hydropower project. The Massachusetts EDCs will next file the agreements with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, pursuant to the Massachusetts 83D Clean Energy Request for Proposals.

Nuevos proyectos europeos de investigación en biorrefinerías abren camino a los biocarburantes

El consorcio público-privado Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI), creado a partir del programa Horizonte 2020 de impulso a la investigación y la innovación de la Unión Europea, dio a conocer a mediados de mayo los diecisiete nuevos proyectos que se suman a los 65 ya en marcha. Hace unos días la Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía (CTA) dio a conocer algunos pormenores de uno de los nuevos, EXCornsEED, muy ligado a la producción de bioetanol y biodiésel. Por su parte, el centro tecnológico Ainia acogió unas jornadas donde se expusieron diversos proyectos ya en marcha del BBI.

CHILE: Energoya instala 10 nuevos MW

El pasado mes de mayo Energoya, conjuntamente con su filial Energoya Chile SPA comenzó los trabajos de instalación mecánica y eléctrica del parque solar fotovoltaico El Olivillo, de 10,41 MW de potencia, en la comuna de Casablanca, en la región de Valparaíso (Chile).