Findings presented in a new paper by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) show that more integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage projects could make economic sense if the value of avoiding power outages is taken into account in project economics.
New IRENA report finds all renewable technologies to be competitive by 2020. The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Capital Stage, a Hamburg-based solar and wind park operator announced this week a partnership with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to co-invest in the Power Capital (PC) portfolio, consisting of more than 20 parks with a total generating capacity of 140 megawatts (MW). It marks the first time that ISIF has committed to financing solar park developments in the country.
Saudi energy company ACWA Power announced that the 61.3 MWp Risha PV IPP project achieved financial close on 20th December 2017.The financing comprises senior loans of US$ 22 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and US$ 16 million each from Deutsche Investitions- Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft Mbh (DEG) and Arab Bank to Risha for Solar Power Projects PSC.