Two strategic Euro solar deals rumored

State-owned power company China Three Gorges is reportedly ready to offer up to €600 million for 13 solar assets owned by X-Elio in Spain while Germany’s ib vogt is up for sale, according to Reuters.

Colombia streamlines tax incentives for renewables

The procedures to secure income tax deductions, value-added tax exclusions, customs duty exemptions, and accelerated depreciation rates for renewable projects has been shortened to 45 days.

Latin America’s largest solar-wind project moves forward

Around 30% of a 571 MW Chilean hybrid facility owned by Irish developer Mainstream Renewable Power has been built. The Condor solar power plant is part of the 1.3 GW Andes Renovables wind-solar complex.

Valmont becomes largest shareholder of Brazilian PV company Solbras

The parent of Italian tracker business Convert has entered the Brazilian solar market with plans for agri-business products and other systems.

A ten-year PPA for 50 MW Spanish project

Dutch solar developer Sonnedix will supply Norwegian renewables company Statkraft with around 100 GWh of green electricity annually from 2021 to 2031. The electricity will be generated by a solar plant planned in Badajoz. Sonnedix also announced the acquisition of 4.6 MW more Spanish solar capacity.

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EU to support tenders for 15 GW of renewables over next two years

The EurActiv portal has published a draft of the European Commission’s reconstruction plan, which includes a tender program for 15 GW of renewable energy projects over the next two years. The tender mechanism is expected to raise €25 billion of investments.

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Wafer production comes back to Spain

Rivas-Vaciamadrid-based company Aurinka is planning to start wafer manufacturing in Puertollano, Castile-La Mancha, this year. The company says its patented low-carbon production process offers low enough manufacturing costs to compete with Asian rivals.

A new device to detect PV panel failure

A Spanish start-up has developed a system which offers automated fault detection in solar panels at any scale.

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Power purchase agreement for 83 MW of Spanish solar

Sunco Capital has secured a deal with oil major Shell. The electricity will be provided by two solar parks Sunco is building near Ciudad Real, in southern Spain.

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Spanish oil giant pushing community solar

Oil and gas business Repsol has launched Solmatch, the nation’s first large solar community.

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