JA Solar secures $90 million credit line as EC subsidy deadline approaches

first_imgJA Solar secures $90 million credit line as EC subsidy deadline approachesChinese solar giant JA Solar has secured $90 million credit line from the Bank of Communications of China. The state-backed loan, aimed at encouraging solar, was offered two days ahead of the EU anti-subsidy decision. August 6, 2013 Max Hall Finance Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Eyebrows will be raised at hard-pressed European solar manufacturers after Monday’s announcement by Chinese panel maker JA Solar and an affiliate of a fresh CNY550 million (US$89.8 million) credit line. In a press release issued by JA Solar, details were revealed of a new CNY250 million line of credit for the manufacturer along with a CNY300 million facility for affiliate Jinglong Group. The credit lines are being offered by the Bank of Communications of China which listed the Chinese Ministry of Finance – with a 26.52 per cent holding – as its largest shareholder in December 2011. The JA Solar press release, which states the money will be used by both entities for ‘working capital and corporate purposes’, goes on to add the credit line comes in the wake of an announcement by the State Council of China last month of incentives, including credit support, to large manufacturers in the People’s Republic. JA Solar executive chairman and CEO Baofang Jin said: “The credit facility demonstrates JA Solar’s healthy access to capital and ongoing support from the banking community.” The timing of the announcement will put European Commission trade officials in an awkward position with the organization’s deadline for the imposition of provisional anti subsidy duties on Chinese-made solar wafers, cells and modules due to expire on Thursday. Analysts expect the EC to quietly dismiss the anti-subsidy investigation in the wake of last week’s much-publicized agreement which led to the resolution of the EU’s separate anti dumping investigation into Chinese solar products. But the EU Prosun group of European manufacturers which initiated both trade cases is sure to have something to say about the latest example of “support from the banking community.”Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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skytron energy awarded new 50 MW PV project in Romania

first_imgskytron energy awarded new 50 MW PV project in RomaniaThe German energy company has already installed 65 MW of PV capacity in the country across two plants, with this latest commission taking its presence in Romania to 115 MW. November 6, 2013 pv magazine Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Berlin-based skytron energy – which specializes in the development of monitoring, control and supervision systems for renewable energy projects – has announced that it has been awarded a 50 MW PV project in Romania by local EPC company, LSG Building Solutions. The plant is scheduled to be commissioned before the end of 2013, and follows the successful completion of two previous PV plants, both located in the Romanian Giurgiu district, and both a collaboration between skytron and LSG Building Solutions. skytron was again chosen for the project thanks to its expert knowledge of Romania’s grid system, which requires a different approach to other, more typical grids. skytron’s power plant controller adapts the active power feed into the grid in response to any changes in grid frequency and the load capacity the PV plant can handle at any particular moment. To achieve this, skytron must calculate the available PV power based on information provided by the company’s real-time condition monitoring system. Such a frequency stabilization system is unique because it is implemented without the need for expensive energy storage facilities. “We are now realizing our third major project with skytron energy,” confirmed LSG’s general manager for Romania, Gerhard Lipkovich. “Initial teething troubles were quickly solved by skytron’s dependable cooperation and willingness to provide all the support and training necessary. “skytron energy were able to complete the final commissioning of 50 MW, including the complex controllers, in just two days,” continued Lipkovich. “All of this convinced us about skytron’s proficiency.”Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Cracking the case for solid state batteries pv magazine 29 April 2021 pv-magazine-australia.com Scientists in the UK used the latest imaging techniques to visualize and understand the process of dendrite formation an… iAbout these recommendations Leave a Reply Cancel replyPlease be mindful of our community standards.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. 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EU fossil fuel reserves dwindling, according to report

first_imgEU fossil fuel reserves dwindling, according to reportDisputed U.K. university report claims to illustrate just how dependent on Russia EU member states are. Anglia Ruskin research says France has less than a year’s domestic reserves of oil, coal and gas left. May 19, 2014 Max Hall Finance Markets Markets & Policy Share Hot on the heels of last week’s call for European leaders to harness more renewables to lessen the European Union’s dependancy on fossil fuel imports, a controversial report has painted a stark picture of the home-grown oil, coal and gas reserves left some member states. Figures prepared by the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University claim the U.K. has only 5.2 years’ worth of oil reserves left, only 4.5 years of coal and only three years’ worth of gas. Those figures – in a study dismissed as ‘nonsense’ by a spokesman for the U.K. government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), according to a report run by the BBC News website on Friday – compare with Russia’s 50 years’ worth of gas supplies, more than a century’s worth of gas and estimated coal reserves that would last more than 500 years. Elsewhere the study, produced by the Cambridge and Chelmsford-based university, claims France has less than a year’s domestic supply of each fossil fuel, Germany has less than a year’s supply of oil but 250 years’ worth of coal and Bulgaria has enough coal to fire it for another 34 years. Reports echoes letter to EC leaders The report’s authors claim their figures show the need to diversify U.K. energy generation by incorporating a growing share of renewables, echoing last week’s call by a string of European renewables associations – including the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) – to incorporate more sustainable energy generation into the political bloc’s energy mix. An open letter issued by the renewables associations to European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and Council president Herman van Rompuy on Tuesday stated the political crisis in Ukraine illustrated why the EU’s energy mix needs to be less dependent on imports from Russia. The letter says plans to introduce different supply routes, better cooperation and fuel storage are short-term fixes and need to be bolstered by a drive to integrate more renewables. The associations, writing ahead of Thursday’s informal meeting of EC energy ministers to discuss the implications of events in Ukraine, called for the EC to invest more in the infrastructure needed to incorporate renewables, to encourage more energy efficient policies and to raise renewables targets. The letter pointed to EC analysis which stated energy imports cost €545 billion (US$747 billion) in 2012 and claimed renewable energy reduced European fuel import costs by €30 billion in 2010 alone. The renewable associations said the minimum European renewables target of a 27% share of the continent’s generation by 2030 would reduce gas imports by only 9% whereas a more ambitious 30% target would reduce the amount of gas shipped in by 26%.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… 123456Share pv magazine The pv magazine editorial team includes specialists in equipment supply, manufacturing, policy, markets, balance of systems, and EPC.More articles from pv magazine Related content Higher performance with bigger modules a ‘no brainer’ Sandra Enkhardt 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Jan Bicker, who replaced Steve O’Neil as the CEO of REC on March 1, says that one of his top priorities is the ongoing d… The weekend read: PV feed in, certified pv magazine 1 May 2021 pv-magazine.com As more renewable energy capacity is built, commissioned, and connected, grid stability concerns are driving rapid regulatory changes. 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First Solar expands activities in Japan with 250 MW of projects

first_imgFirst Solar expands activities in Japan with 250 MW of projectsThe country’s rooftop sector is expected to grow even larger than the mega solar segment. First Solar is positioning itself for “the long-term picture.” August 27, 2014 pv magazine Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share First Solar is currently developing some 250 MW a company executive has told Bloomberg. Karl Brutsaert, a director of business development for First Solar, told the wire service in an interview published on Wednesday that the company’s strategy in Japan was “to develop projects, make investments in utility-scale projects, manage the construction phase and also do operation and management over the long term.” Brutsaert added that limited land in Japan would lead to more rooftop installations in the country, predicting that the segment would grow even larger than the mega solar segment in the country. “We are really positioning ourselves for the long-term picture.” Japan is expected to be a lucrative market for the Arizona-based thin-film manufacturer in view of the country’s ambitious renewable energy targets and generous government incentives that have fueled a booming solar industry. First Solar, the largest U.S. solar panel maker, has largely focused on the North American market but has been expanding internationally in the past year. The company has announced it will invest about $100 million to develop solar projects in Japan. Its first plant, a 1.3 MW solar plant the southwestern city of Kitakyushu, began operation in March. In July, First Solar agreed to supply Japanese solar distibutor and integrator XSOL with its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film modules in Japan as part of a one-year, 100 MW deal. 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Solar Frontier hits 3 GW of global CIS module shipments

first_imgSolar Frontier hits 3 GW of global CIS module shipmentsLandmark represents widening of Japanese company’s international footprint, more than 20 million Solar Frontier CIS modules now installed around the world. July 23, 2015 Ian Clover Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Japanese thin film manufacturer Solar Frontier has announced today that it has surpassed 3 GW of global shipments for its CIS solar modules. The first batch of CIS modules were shipped just four years ago from the company’s 900 MW Kunitomi Plant in Miyazaki Prefecture, and in that short while more than 20 million have now been deployed around the globe. Solar Frontier’s CIS technology was first commercialized in 2007, and the company has now delivered its modules to 47 countries – demonstrating the technology’s ability to perform in testing real world conditions. Its CIS modules have been installed in the dry desert heat of Farasan Island in Saudi Arabia, while at the other end of the scale they are in situ in Lithuania, where temperatures can plunge to -20c. The world’s biggest CIS installation is the 82.5 MW Catalina Power Plant in the U.S. – which was recently awarded Project of the Year at Intersolar North America. If all of Solar Frontier’s deployed CIS modules were laid end-to-end, they would reach halfway around the world, the company claimed, adding that enough CIS modules have been installed to meet the energy needs of 650,000 Japanese households and displace 1.93 million tons of carbon dioxide every year. “Solar Frontier is now building on its 3 GW shipment achievement, supplying CIS modules to more homes and businesses, as well as developing utility-scale power plants around the world,” said Solar Frontier CEO and president Atsuhiko Hirano. “We are working to drive adoption of CIS technology so our customers have more choice to build cleaner businesses and more comfortable lifestyles anywhere in the world.” Despite Solar Frontier’s success in growing its module business, the company is seeking new revenue streams, Hirano told pv magazine at the recent Intersolar North America exhibition. These include offering energy storage systems and working with developers in Europe to ensure the company remains a key player in the region.Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. The re… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… Spanish developer plans 1 GW solar plant coupled to 80 MW of storage, 100 MW electrolyzer Pilar Sánchez Molina 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Soto Solar has submitted the project proposal to the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco). The solar plant could start produc… We all trust the PV performance ratio test Dario Brivio, Partner 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The performance ratio test is at the core of the handover from EPC to owner. Yet sometimes, even when best practice is applied – and without particul… The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… 123456Share Ian Clover Ian joined the pv magazine team in 2013 and specializes in power electronics (inverters) and battery storage. 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Interview: Speaking off-grid with Phaesun

first_imgInterview: Speaking off-grid with PhaesunTobias Zwirner, MD of Phaesun GmbH, talks to pv magazine about last month’s Off-Grid Experts Workshop, held in Memmingen, Germany, between September 25-26. October 2, 2015 Ian Clover Markets Markets & Policy Share The World Speaks Off-Grid: the slogan that accompanied this year’s Off-Grid Experts Workshop – co-organized between Phaesun and Steca Electronik with Studer Innotec, SolarWorld and Morningstar as event partners – encapsulated the high-level discussions had by the 450 experts drawn from all over the world. There were 35 expert lectures held across the two days, covering everything from system sizing and monitoring technology to business model innovation and learning to work with the challenges posed by the solar market’s own travails. In between these lectures were a number of interactive workshops, 40 exhibitors and an endless stream of impromptu gatherings that highlighted just how complex and compassionate the sector is. Tobias Zwirner, managing director of event organizer Phaesun, shared his thoughts on this year’s event with pv magazine. pv magazine: What were the chief headlines to emerge from the Off-Grid Experts Workshop this year?Tobias: The main feedback from 2013 from the manufacturers, exhibitors and some of the guests was the suggestion to hold the workshop every two years. We have a relatively high proportion of African guests and it is quite an effort for many, in terms of visas, logistics and costs, to attend every year. Their suggestion then was to run the event every two years, and this has allowed us more time to develop different formats and generate new ideas. It has ensured a more relaxed show for everybody involved. For every workshop we develop a specific motto – this year’s slogan was “The World Speaks Off-Grid”. In that regard, this year we created a speech bubble platform where everybody was able to give their opinion about their experiences or advice in the off-grid business. So I suppose the main headlines to emerge from the workshop were concerned with solar PV, wind and hydropower for rural electrification, and solar water supply in the industrial and leisure sectors. What have been the key motivations behind this year’s Workshop?For the off-grid market, there is really no event that fits well specifically to this sector. EU PVSEC or Intersolar, the major events, are really big, so for the off-grid niche suppliers they are often scattered in the halls at these events and can be difficult to locate and engage with. Since a lot of on-grid solar players disappeared from the market, Solar Promotion has tried to group all of the off-grid players together, but even then we find that guests at these events are always in a rush. Off-Grid is too complex a topic to inform visitors to the booth in just 15 minutes. This is why we decided in 2010 to start our own event where the guests are filtered experts, and they have two days in a relaxed atmosphere to exchange all their knowledge and opinions. This is, and has always been, our motivation. How have technological advances over the past year played a part in moving the show forward?We have seen that off-grid solar technology fits much more closely to off-grid water and wind power than it does to grid-connected solar technology. There is also a trend in the development of complete or ready-made kits for the independent power supply, supported by more developments in the LED technology, which fits well in terms of the complete kits. There was also a trend to identify for kits with larger solar generators (above the Pico PV range) as well as we can see additionally a development towards much larger hybrid systems and more sophisticated system monitoring, which is ever more important in the off-grid sector. Based on feedback and responses from the Workshop, how important and complementary will improvements in storage and energy management software prove in the near future?Storage has always been the core of most off-grid systems, water pumping aside. But since solar module prices have fallen a lot, storage is now the most expensive portion of the off-grid solution, and this is where we are seeing development. There is now a wider variety in storage development, particularly with different lithium technologies. Price-wise, the older technologies are still dependent upon the price of lead, but lithium is the newer option for off-grid, and we are seeing already a price drop in lithium technology. And of course, monitoring technologies are becoming increasingly important, and there has been a definite improvement in these platforms. What were the key takeaways from Session 1b on day one: off-grid and grid-connected energy existing side-by-side?The major topics have been applications in the leisure market, including infrastructural topics such as street lighting and other illuminations outside, in the public space. Traffic was also a major topic, and for us the off-grid connect was very important. This is our only connection to the grid – it is grid parallel, it uses solar technology, and is more or less back up of the grid, supported by solar energy. It is most useful in regions with a weak grid, guaranteeing a continuous power supply, and you see it in cities in Africa and South America. The issue of system sizing was addressed in a training session on the first day. Could you talk a little about that session, and explain why it is so important to size systems correctly?This proved a highly interesting topic that attracted a number of different presentations. System sizing was one of the main presentation sessions, but it was also a popular topic at the speakers’ corner where guests were able to spontaneously give a presentation. Once these off-grid systems have become complex and customized, they must fit individual needs on energy, which can be as individual as humans themselves. There is a huge need for accurate system sizing, so we saw the development of really good system sizing tools. These tools are mainly a software platform; you have a checklist, list all your loads, calculate the kWh in total, enter all of the necessary parameters and the software can calculate just how large or small you need to make the system. This topic is always popular, and this year was no exception. Off-grid experts are always interested in improved software and easier handling of system performance. Can you describe what business model innovations were discussed during Sessions 4b on day two?We have seen that the typical rural electrification developments funded by donors have failed over the last few years because donations based on gifts are counter-productive. All you achieve is that people get addicted to these ‘gifts’, and donations become like drugs – you are just addicting the recipients to the next set of gifts. It takes away initiative from the local people. There is now a new trend, which we call BOSS – Business Opportunities with Solar Systems, where donations can be used as initial finance. This way you support entrepreneurs who can then pay back in installments initial investments that they receive, either from donors or micro-finance institutes. There we developed a lot of ideas, but the target is also there to give an initial idea as data for local entrepreneurs to develop their own business models. There have been big initiatives from GIZ, and even in the Alliance for Rural Electrification we have that as a main topic – the need to give local entrepreneurs opportunities. With all these refugees coming to Europe, it makes it the message of why we need to give local people opportunities by supporting entrepreneurs who are responsible for local development in rural areas ever more important. Without them, these regions see no business development. Do your guests from Africa bring ideas with them to the workshop, and if so, are these ideas taken on board?Yes. The conversation now is more of a dialogue and process of cooperation than it ever was. GIZ has long been working in Africa with great success, so the focus is more a new cooperative way to support the local initiatives, and focus more on getting local initiatives started, and the European guys can support this rather than going there like missionaries – this approach always fails. It was great to see at the workshop how well these exchanges are working – between different cultures and practices etc. With all these subsidies in the on-grid market there was a big hype, but the subsidies had that same drug-like effect – visitors to the major shows would be completely addicted, and once people are addicted, the reaction is that there is no creativity any longer. That is missing in the on-grid sector because many companies became paralyzed once this happened. So how has the off-grid sector been more proactive in this space?It was never subsidized, simply. All the drivers have been there from the beginning; it forces us to do our best to work in an unsubsidized, natural market. Our enemy is the donation culture, which damages the natural order and the efforts of entrepreneurs. Slowly we see that the small investments from the past are now growing. How are innovations in solar PV technology going to support the off-grid sector’s development?There are specific developments that are only for the off-grid sector. One of the winners of the Off Grid Experts Awards was the Universal Electricity Dispenser, which is a specific off-grid invention. We also see development in the plug and play solutions in the off-grid sector. We have some packages that are above Pico PV, so it is more or less the next step towards systems with a higher energy supply. In the past, these systems have been called solar home systems based on plug and play solutions, and are similar to Pico PV in that respect. We also see these monitoring systems that can work with different components from a whole range of suppliers, putting all system information into one IP software that shows the user a better overview of how their system is performing. Now you have had time to reflect on the workshop, what developments are you most looking forward to seeing in the off-grid sector next year?Beside Pico PV on one side and mini or micro grids on the other side a lot of developments will go into the productive use sector. One major topic will thus be BOSS, definitely, and also the monitoring sector will continue to evolve. We will also see a comeback of the classical solar home systems as plug and play products, with a bigger solar generator and more energy for the user.Popular content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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SolarCity again uneven in Q3 as loans and system sales make their mark

first_imgSolarCity again uneven in Q3 as loans and system sales make their markRepresenting 23% of gross residential megawatts booked in the third quarter, SolarCity loan and cash sales helped drive a 76% revenue increase year-over-year as company exceeds 300,000 solar customers. November 10, 2016 Ian Clover Finance Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Concerns over the financial viability of SolarCity’s business model have become more vocal in recent months, but today’s third quarter results could well muffle the murmurs of discontent, at least for a short while. The U.S. rooftop solar installer was always a strong advocate for its no-money-down financing scheme, but has listened to its customers’ needs and demands in introducing its new solar loan and cash sales schemes – enabling homeowners to not just lease but also own their rooftop solar systems and thus be eligible for the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This evolution of the SolarCity business model appears to be paying dividends, with third quarter (Q3) financials revealing positivity across the board. SolarCity’s revenue for Q3 reached $201 million, which represents a 76% increase year-on-year, and the 187 MW of new solar PV installed surpassed the firm’s 170 MW guidance. The firm’s installation breakdown gave a clear indication of its diversification: 147 MW of Q3’s installations were in residential, with the remaining 40 MW in the growing C&I space. Among SolarCity’s residential customers, 10% of the MW installed came via its new loan and cash sales program, which also represented 23% of gross residential MW booked in the quarter. As a result, gross profit increased by 183% year-on-year and the company added its 300,000th customer. Losses for the quarter were $225.3 million, up from $216 million in Q2. SolarCity’s installations are becoming more affordable, too: cost per Watt dipped back below $3.00 to $2.89 (a 5% reduction), with the value of MW deployed under its energy contracts was $3.38 per Watt. This represented a contraction on Q2 2016 when the value of MW deployed was $3.62/W. SolarCity attributes this to a higher mix of lower-priced C&I and East coast residential deployments in its mix. In an investor letter, SolarCity provided further breakdown of what these costs mean: of that $3.38/W figure, $1.78/W was generated upfront, with $1.60/W representing the net present value offered at a 6% discount rate. Installation costs per Watt improved over the quarter by $0.05 to $2.02. Added together, SolarCity’s net present value of customer cash flows (after project financing) stood at $2.2 billion at the end of the quarter across a cumulative installed total of 2.45 GW across the U.S. The company confirmed that it would not be holding a conference earnings call to discuss the financials due to the ongoing $2.6 billion takeover offer from Tesla Motors, on which a shareholder vote is scheduled for November 17. SolarCity said that it is heading into its “potential combination” with Tesla in a strong position, and cited the growing solar loan/system sales mix as a key driver behind its improving GAAP profitability. “Building on this momentum and buoyed by our new solar loan and solar roof products, we expect continued improvement in our installation run rates, cost per Watt and our cash generation in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2017,” said the investor letter. Guidance for 2016 projects annual installations to top 900 MW, but the company declined to provide any further specific guidance on GAAP for the fourth quarter because of the proposed Tesla acquisition. “The integration of SolarCity’s sales, service, and installation operations with Tesla’s extraordinary product development and manufacturing acumen will create a highly differentiated, integrated sustainable energy company ideally positioned to capture the $1 trillion-plus global marketplace for transportation, energy, sales and energy infrastructure,” concluded the letter, which was co-signed by CEO Lyndon Rive and CFO Radford Small.Popular content Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. This should be ma… Solar park built on rough wooden structures comes online in France Gwénaëlle Deboutte 26 April 2021 pv-magazine.com French company Céléwatt energized its 250 kW ground-mounted array, built with mounting structures made of raw oak wood.April 26, 2021 Gwénaëlle Debo… The weekend read: PV feed in, certified pv magazine 1 May 2021 pv-magazine.com As more renewable energy capacity is built, commissioned, and connected, grid stability concerns are driving rapid regulatory changes. 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Nigerian governors question high electricity bills

first_img Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA center_img Last week, the Nigerian governors expressed their views with regards to ‘the unjustified high electricity bills imposed on consumers by distribution companies.’The development followed a motion sponsored by Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi West, who lamented that the inability to effectively meter consumers has left the customers at the mercy of Discos, through estimated billings, THIS DAY reported.Media cited Melaye stating that the privatisation process, which saw the sale of power assets has been unable to ensure the positive transformation of the sector.He said: “The customer had expected upon take-over by the new owners, that metering would be one of the issues that will be urgently addressed to restore confidence in the industry, as this is the only way to determine actual consumption, instead the Discos came with astronomical monthly increase in the name of cost reflective tariff.”“Observes that a two or three bedroom apartment receives a monthly bill of N25,000 ($78) to N40,000 ($126) respectively, this will no doubt impact negatively on our fight against corruption as a man on N18,000 ($56) monthly minimum wage with electricity bill of N25,000 ($79) monthly, will do anything possible to settle his electricity bills,” Melaye added.High electricity bills – inefficiency systemContributing to the debate, Senator Bukar Mustapha (Katsina North) said the major problem is the inefficiency in the system. Read more…Mustapha noted: “Nigeria has an installed capacity of 12,522MWof power. We have non-availability of 5,300MW. We have non-operational capacity of 3,180MW; meaning that the amount that is actually available is just over 4,000MW out of 12,500MW.”He added: “We have transmission loss of 228MW; we have distribution loss of 447MW. At the end of the day, only 3,800MW reaches the consumer. And we have commercial loss of more than 36%. So, what is actually being paid for out of the over 3,000MWis only 1,800MW.”He noted that unless the inefficiencies within the value chain are addressed for efficient generation, distribution and billing systems, the problems would remain the same.Meanwhile, Bukar said: “On Monday, we visited a meter testing facility, because each meter has to be tested. But there is no capacity to test the millions of meters in Nigeria. The discos are supposed to provide the meters, they do not have the money and technical capacity to provide these meters. So it means we have to revisit this as urgently as possible.” Featured image source: ACS Surveyors  BRICS Previous articleZimbabwe: ZESA is set to settle outstanding import billNext articleVideo Interview with Tanya Engels, Partner at KPMG Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.last_img read more

Partnership will prepare a study to establish green banks in Africa

first_imgAndrea Colnes, director of global greenbank development at the CGC noted: “For countries to better access climatefinance and fully engage the private sector, the climate finance system mustreorient toward national financial capacity that is able to channel capital toprojects and markets where it is needed most.” Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter TheAfrican Development Bank (AfDB) in partnership with the Climate InvestmentFunds (CIF) has commissioned the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) to prepare astudy on the creation of national climate change funds and green banks inAfrica. Featured image: Stock When paired with effective grant programmesthrough National Climate Change Funds and strong enabling environments andpolicies, locally-based Green Banks are powerful tools to address market needs,understand local risk and drive private investment. The Summit tasked 23 developing countries to craft a new model to mobilise and accelerate investment in clean energy. CGC will identify and work with six Africancountries to conduct feasibility studies for the project, which was initiatedat the Green Bank Design Summit held in Paris in March this year. Dr Anthony Nyong, the Bank’s director forclimate change and green growth welcomed the collaboration. Nyong said: “Green financing vehicles are increasingly recognised as a powerful instrument to mobilise private sector capital for low carbon and climate–resilient development. Their ability to access even limited amounts of local currency finance presents significant opportunities to manage risk, attract concessional finance from climate funds and crowd in private sector finance.” “We are excited to work with the team from CGC and look forward to presenting progress reports at the Green Bank Summit in 2020 and COP26,” he added. These instruments and funds can support theimplementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), CIF InvestmentPlans, CIF Strategic Plans for Climate Resilience and NDCs, and progresstowards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA center_img BRICS Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Read more about financing models Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector TAGSAFDBClimate changefunding Previous articleSA plunges back into darkness as Eskom assets failNext articleWebinar recording: How to maximise performance and shorten the payback period of your distributed generation solar PV projects in sub-Saharan Africa Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. Green banks and national climate change funds can play an important role in mobilising finance to support low-carbon, climate-resilient development, using methods such as blended finance to drive increased private investment. Countries can mobilise funds from the diaspora, national financial institutions, private investors, asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, and more. last_img read more

Global cyber weapon market is poised to grow

first_imgThe global cyber weapon market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2018 to 2028, according to the latest report from ResearchandMarkets. Moreover, offensive segment is again segmented into reverse rules attack, penetration driven assault, distributed denial of service and worms & viruses. Finance and Policy Increasing investment by organisations to identify zero-day vulnerabilities,Increasing need for security in critical infrastructure and utilities, and Demand for advanced cyber weapons. The report distinguishes between the major weapon types, segregating into defensive, offensive, mirai, stuxnet, great cannon, duqu, flame and wiper. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter BRICS The defensive segment is futher segmented into anti-penetration driven assault, anti-virus, anti-distributed denial of service and anti-reverse rules attack. The report provides a detailed analysis on current and future market trends, as well as key market players. To download a copy of the report, click here. This report comes at a time when utilities are increasingly aware of the risks posed by cyber terrorists. Just recently Portuguese energy company Energias de Portugal (EDP) was the victim of a RagnarLocker cyberattack. TAGScybersecurity Previous articleChanging energy plans and forming powerful habitsNext articleKenya’s economic update amid COVID-19 disruption Pamela Largue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The report, Global Cyber Weapon Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forcast to 2028, highlights some of the prominent trends that the market is currently witnessing, such as: Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation According to sources, the hackers responsible for the attack threatened to release 10TB of sensitive data unless they were paid $10.9 million. Read more about cybersecurity The report confirms that the areas of application most at risk include, but are not limited to; industrial control systems, communication networks, public utilities and smart power grid, as well as the private sector.last_img read more