Panama’s grid operator ETESA has announced a new date for the country’s first solar energy auction, which will open the bidding on more than 60 MW. The tender, which will now be held on November 25, one month after its originally scheduled date, is attracting the interest of several international companies, all keen to enter one of Latin America’s most attractive emerging solar markets – made all the more attractive by the fact that it has just commissioned a grid-scale PV plant, the 2.4 MW Sarigua National Park.
Europe’s solar portfolios are still divided over a large number of different owners, but this is a changing landscape. In conjunction with our conference Solar O&M Europe, we have started to create an overview and to map developments in this field, resulting in the attached infographic, which we would like to share with you.
Riyadh – 3 September 2014, Off-grid solar photovoltaic applications and hybrid solutions have already demonstrated their technical and economic feasibility in many parts of the world. These applications are even more relevant in Saudi Arabia because of the Kingdom’s superlative solar radiation, industrial penetration into remote areas, and the staggering ...
Democratization of energy and finance now go hand in hand, thanks to crowdfunding. Platforms all over the world are enabling people to contribute towards the environment themselves, while making returns that beat any saving account. For renewable energy project developers this also opens a world of opportunities, tapping into the wealth of retail investors.
Solar power costs have fallen dramatically over the last five years, thanks to lower module prices, lower balance of system costs, and increased competition at the development and EPC level. Financing costs have also decreased as investors recognize the low-risk profile of solar assets. As a result, solar power is now cheaper than most alternative ...
Last April Apple released a beautiful promo-video titled "better". Though many cynics will still discount the computer giant's efforts as window(s) dressing, Apple has actually gotten a lot 'better' in its environmental and sustainability policies since it was heavily criticized for its manufacturing processes halfway into the 2000s.
Over the years we’ve seen and experienced many challenges and barriers in the constantly evolving renewable energy industry. There are regulatory hurdles, technical challenges, and consumer acceptance, to name a few. But one of the biggest impediments to widespread change has always been finance. Now, the emerging finance method of “crowd funding” has ...
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