Canadian Solar secures PPAs for 862 MW of solar in Brazil

The Chinese-Canadian company has secured two more deals in the Brazilian deregulated energy market. A 12-year PPA was awarded by BTG bank while a second, 15-year contract was awarded by power provider Furnas Centrais Elétricas.

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Chile to launch auction for 2.31 TWh of renewables+storage in May

The country’s energy regulator will publish the auction’s final bidding terms in December. Projects awarded contracts under the auction will supply electricity under 15-year power purchase agreements for 2026-2040.

BIPV module with novel encapsulation design

Researchers at the University of Malaga say they have developed a panel for building-integrated photovoltaics that improves light absorption without losing efficiency and durability.

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More solar PPAs from Spain, Germany

In Spain, Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis has agreed to buy wind and solar power through six different PPAs. In Germany, Enerparc has secured a PPA from German railway operator Deutsche Bahn.

Iberdrola and Ingeteam set up JV to produce electrolyzers in Spain

Iberlyzer will begin operations next year and will produce more than 200 MW of electrolyzers in 2023, with an initial investment of close to €100 million. In addition, the Spanish energy giant has signed an agreement with Norwegian company Nel to build and develop large electrolyzers in Spain.

Iberdrola secures 10-year PPA for Spain’s largest PV project

Iberdrola has agreed to supply electricity from a 590 MW solar project to nine facilities owned by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer.

Agrivoltaic beekeeping project in Spain

Endesa plans to set up beekeeping projects at two of its PV plants. The pilot initiative will include the cultivation of 3 hectares of plants that will be pollinated by bees.

Floating PV on a quarry lake in southern Germany

Spanish company Isigenere has deployed a 739 kW floating array on a quarry lake near Dettelbach, in the Bavaria region. The plant is relying on 1,896 panels with a power output of 395 W each.

Solar-powered atmospheric water generator

Spain’s GFM says its new system can produce 500 liters of water per day. It claims it is a low-cost way to improve access to electricity and drinking water in remote areas.

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Colombia to hold 5 GW renewables auction in Q1 2021

In addition to the auction, scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, the Latin American country is also defining a green hydrogen roadmap in collaboration with Chile.

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