The weekend read: Hand in hand

In the world of data centers, two developments have finally joined hands: the rapid increase in required computing power, and the energy transition. This is not only sustainable, but strong business cases are evolving, as was witnessed at this year’s The smarter E Europe in Munich.

Centrica to join London blockchain trial for alternative billing

Using a blockchain-based energy trading system, the company seeks to examine ways to bill customers in the best manner for them and prosumers. In light of the potential removal of export tariffs for small scale solar in the UK, the system could provide alternative remuneration for system owners. The trial will run for six months, with the possibility of extending it to two years.

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European Court of Justice censors European Commission approval of UK capacity market

With Theresa May’s government in full scale revolt this week over Brexit, the ECJ’s ruling that the European Commission wrongly failed to find fault with the UK capacity market mechanism four years ago, is likely to have Brexiteers on both sides of parliament frothing at the mouth with indignation.

Equinor takes 9.7% stake in Scatec Solar

The Norwegian oil producer has already partnered with Scatec on large-scale PV projects in Brazil and Argentina. The transaction cost $82.4 million.

UK Government: ‘The devil is in the details’ for allowing RE in Capacity Market

A conference held this week in London shed light on the U.K. Government’s timeline for reviewing its Capacity Market and Contracts for Difference schemes, and what the changes could mean for renewable – and specifically solar PV – energy projects.

TfL thinks big with aim to install renewables across London estate

The local transport provider wants generation facilities – almost certainly solar – across its 6,000 acres of land and roofs in the capital city, and hopes to break ground on the first sites within a year.

Spain’s Iberdrola secures third PPA for 391 MW Núñez de Balboa solar plant

The agreement will help supply Spanish distribution group Uvesco with 100% renewable energy. The first two PPAs for the huge solar plant were signed by Iberdrola in July and October, respectively.

FVR closes financing for 50 MW of solar in Spain

Grupo Cobra will be responsible for the construction of the plant, which will comprise 151,500 PV modules of 330 Wp, mounted on a horizontal single axis solar tracking system and 27 inverters. The facility will occupy an area of 161.2 hectares.

Spain’s Endesa to deploy 4 MW / 1.7 MWh battery in Melilla

The battery will be made by assembling 78 second life battery packs from Nissan’s electric Leaf vehicles. The project is expected to help resolve imbalances in the electrical system of the autonomous city and improve quality of supply.

A2A, Talesun plan 300 MW of grid-parity PV projects in Italy

The Italian power and gas provider and the European subsidiary of the Chinese module maker have created a join venture, which will acquire Talesun’s existing Italian PV plant portfolio of 43.2 MW and develop another 300 MW of market parity projects.

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