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Weekly Round-Up: Floating PV in Spain, Albania, unsubsidized solar in Germany, Portugal

Albanian utility KESH has secured funding for its 12.9 MW floating solar plant and, in Spain, the Port of Malaga is planning a 2.1 MW floating facility. Construction began on two unsubsidized solar plants in Germany and Portugal. Enel and Sterling & Wilson will build two large solar plants in Peru and the US, respectively.

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Voltalia wins Albania’s 100 MW PV tender with bid of €0.02989/kWh

The French developer will sell 70% of the power generated by the facility to Albanian power utility Operatori i Shpërndarjes së Energjisë Elektrike SH.A. (OSHEE) under a 15-year PPA and the remaining portion will be sold on the spot market.

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Albania launches tender for 100 MW solar park

The country’s third large-scale solar plant will be built near Durrës, a port city on the Adriatic Sea in western Albania.

Albanian utility set to move forward with 12.9 MW floating PV project

Korporata Elektroenergjetike Shqiptare began development of the €13.9 million facility in December 2018. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is considering lending €9.5 million to a project which it is said would help reduce the electric company’s reliance on hydro revenues.

Albania’s first floating PV project now under construction

Norway’s Statkraft is building a 2 MW floating PV array, first announced a year and a half ago, at its 72 MW hydropower plant in Albania’s Elbasan region. Norwegian floating PV specialist Ocean Sun has agreed to supply tech for the €2 million plant.

Albania’s 140 MW PV tender concludes with final price of €0.02489/kWh

The project was awarded to French developer Voltalia. The plant will be located in the Karavasta area, in the centre of the country.

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Albania launches 140 MW solar tender

The country’s second large scale solar plant will be built in the Karavasta area, in the centre of the country. Half the energy produced will earn a tariff payment of no more than €55/MWh, the rest will be sold on the energy market.

Net metering introduced in Albania

The scheme will be open to renewable energy systems not exceeding 500 kW in capacity. The Albanian government expects the program to enable the deployment of 200 MW of PV.

Albania to introduce net metering for solar up to 500 kW

The new net metering tariff will be equal to market prices and will go into force as soon as the Albanian government approves it. According to a local interest group led by Albanian company EuroElektra, that could happen within the next two weeks. Overall, the scheme could facilitate the installation of around 200 MW of solar power.

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Statkraft plans its first floating solar plant in Albania

Norway’s state-owned hydropower and wind company intends to deploy a 2 MW floating installation at its 72 MW hydropower plant in Albania’s Elbasan district.

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