German renewables levy to drop in 2018 🔓

October 17, 2017 0

Germany’s 2018 renewables levy, known as EEG, has slightly fallen by 1.3% to 6.79 Euros cents (8.01 U.S. dollar cents) per kilowatt hour (kWh), from 6.88 cents/kWh (8.12 U.S. dollar cents/kWh) in 2017, due to a small increase in the wholesale electricity price, Kallanish Energy reports.

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E.ON invests in wind turbine startup b.ventus

October 13, 2017 0

German utility E.ON said Thursday it has invested in wind turbine startup b.ventus — a company offering single-source solution for wind power generation with potential for expansion, Kallanish Energy learns.

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Scotland to set up state energy company

October 12, 2017 0

Scotland’s leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the Scottish government will set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company which will use renewably-generated power, Kallanish Energy reports.

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Enel begins construction of Australia’s largest PV project

October 10, 2017 0

Italian utility Enel said Monday it has started construction of Australia’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant through a joint venture between its renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP) and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF), Kallanish Energy learns. 

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Enel sells 80% stake in Mexican renewable portfolio 🔓

October 10, 2017 0

Italian utility Enel agreed on Monday to sell a majority stake in 1.7 gigawatts (GW) of renewables capacity in Mexico to Canada’s institutional investor Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Mexican pension funds CKD Infastructura México (CKD IM).

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Microsoft, GE enter 15-year wind PPA in Ireland

October 10, 2017 0

Microsoft is entering into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with General Electric (GE) in Ireland, through which the tech giant will purchase 37-megawatt of electricity generated by GE’s new Tullahennel wind farm.

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Renewables capacity hit 165GW, growth to continue

October 5, 2017 0

Boosted by a strong solar photovoltaic (PV) market, renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world in 2016, with almost 165 gigawatts (GW) coming online, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

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