May 23, 2018
A shift away from fossil fuel subsidies towards cost-reflective tariffs could accelerate the adoption of corporate PPA contracts in fast-growing solar markets in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), regional experts told the MENA New Energy 2018 conference.
May 9, 2018
Installation and operations efficiencies and a shift in risk allocation will reduce Middle East solar prices further in the coming years and local industry buildout will be a challenge, leading PV developers told the MENA New Energy 2018 conference.
Apr 25, 2018
Ageing assets, technology innovations and financial incentives are building the case for PV repowering as owners seek a competitive market edge, solar investors said.
Apr 11, 2018
Microsoft's agreement to buy 315 MW from a 500 MW solar project in Virginia simplifies the acquisition of additional offtakers as falling costs attract new corporate buyers, Brian Janous, Microsoft's General Manager of Energy, told New Energy Update.
Mar 14, 2018
The Energy Web Foundation's open-source blockchain platform aims to cut transaction costs and create new market opportunities in areas such as certificate trading, plant maintenance and demand response, project directors said.
Mar 14, 2018
French solar prices will approach grid parity in the coming years and operators must focus on wholesale market risks in maintenance strategies to capitalize on growing PPA demand, Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier, Director of Operations at RES France, said.
Feb 28, 2018
Bullish wholesale price assumptions may overvalue equity returns for merchant solar plants and owners should consider storage coupling to boost economics, Pietro Radoia, Solar Analyst at BNEF, told the PV Operations Europe 2018 conference.
Feb 14, 2018
Record-low bids and surging demand for solar plus storage in Colorado show developers expect sharp cost reductions and multiple revenue streams that are replicable in other states, analysts said.