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  • 76 MWp Solar Power Plant in Kazakhstan Secured USD 42.6 million Financing Package from EBRD, GCF and CIF

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    /18th September 2020, EBRD, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is organising new financing for the construction of a 76MWp solar plant in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, a leader in the development of renewable energy in Central Asia, with a total installed solar capacity of 216MWp. The US$ 42.6 million package provided to the well-established German developer Joachim Goldbeck Holding GmbH will consist of an EBRD local currency loan of up to US$ 28 million (Kazakh tenge equivalent), a concessional loan of up to US$ 11.5 million provided by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the world’s largest climate fund and a concessional loan of up to US$ 3.1 million provided by the Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CTF). The new solar plant will help reduce annual CO2 emissions by more than 80,000 tonnes and contribute to meeting Kazakhstan’s national emission reduction targets as well as the EBRD’s Green Economy Transition strategy.

  • Alerion Clean Power Signed an Agreement with Black Sea Wind Partners for the Development of 550 MW Wind Farm Projects in Romania

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    /LONDON, December 16, 2021, 10:00 GMT, Alerion Clean Power, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The Italian company Alerion Clean Power S.p.A. has signed with Black Sea Wind Partners S.r.l. (a leading company in the development of wind projects in Romania) a development agreement for 3 new wind farm projects in Romania, with a capacity of up to 550 MW. The authorization process for the plants under development is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. The agreement reinforces the growth program that Alerion is pursuing abroad, particularly in Romania. Furthermore, Alerion will accelerate the growth in a market with very large growth perspectives, thanks also to the renewable development plans promoted by the Romanian government. In May 2021, Alerion signed an agreement with Monsson Alma to develop three new wind farm projects in Romania with 350 MW total capacity. The Moldova and Dobrogea provinces (in the southeast of the country, near the Black Sea) were considered the most appropriate areas for wind farm developments, according to the Romania Wind Power Market Outlook 2021÷2030

  • Alerion Clean Power Signed an Agreement with Monsson Alma for the Development of 3 New Farm Wind Projects in Romania with a Capacity of 350 MW

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    /5th May 2021, Alerion Clean Power, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The Italian company Alerion Clean Power S.p.A. has signed with Monsson Alma, a leading company in the development of wind projects in Romania, and the shareholders of the relevant project companies a development agreement for 3 new wind projects in Romania, with a capacity of approximately 350 MW. The authorization process for the plants under development is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The agreement will allow Alerion to accelerate the growth in a market with very large growth perspectives, thanks also to the renewable development plans promoted by the Romanian government. The Moldova and Dobrogea provinces (in the southeast of the country, near the Black Sea) were considered the most appropriate areas for wind farm developments, according to the Romania Wind Power Market Outlook 2021÷2030. The southeast of Dobrogea was ranked second in terms of potential in Europe according to specialized studies. Romanian wind potential is estimated at around 14,000 MW (14 GW) installed capacity, generating about 23 TWh. per year.

  • Axpo Signed PPA with Obton A/S for Klatzow Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant in Germany with 11 MWp Capacity

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    /BERLIN, February 21, 2022, 10:00 GMT, Axpo/ Axpo has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Danish company Obton A/S, a leading solar energy investor in Europe, for the Klatzow solar park currently under construction in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The ten-year contract demonstrates the important role of PPAs in the expansion of renewable energies in Germany. Construction of the 11 MWp Klatzow solar park near Neubrandenburg is already underway, with commissioning planned for spring 2022.

  • Belgium Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Capacity Exceeded 6 GW in 2020 - Trends, Investments, Forecast, COVID-19 Impact, Renewable Market Watch

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    /26th February 2021, SolarPower Europe, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Belgium recorded its best year for new installations as cumulative installed solar photovoltaic capacity exceed 10 GW at the end of 2020. A study conducted by Ecofys, suggests that Belgium could set a renewable energy target between 22,5% and 27,2%. The association recommends an objective at 25% renewables minimum. Solar photovoltaic (PV) power in Belgium had a strong performance in 2020 despite the negative health, social and economic effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, revealed the recent update of Europe Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook: 2021 ÷ 2030.  Each of Belgium’s three regions has its own regulatory framework for solar and renewable energy. The country has the potential to reach 18 GW of solar capacity by 2040, according to the grid operator Elia. Solar PV developments have very good prospects in Belgium as solar technology costs are going down.

  • Bulgaria and Romania with Gigawatt New Capacity Additions in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power by 2024

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    /18th December 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Solar photovoltaic (PV) power in the European Union had a strong performance in 2020 despite the negative health, social and economic effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, revealed the recent update of Europe Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook: 2020 ÷ 2030.  The EU member states installed 18.2GW of solar power capacity in 2020, an 11% improvement over the 16.2GW deployed in the previous year, according to the recently released report EU Market Outlook for SolarPower 2020-2024 by SolarPower Europe. With minimal solar power installation activity in Bulgaria and Romania in the last few years, the prediction model of SolarPower Europe shows the up-and-coming gigawatt new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity addition opportunities for Bulgaria and Romania by 2024. SolarPower Europe’s growth assumptions are much higher than the targets formulated by EU member states in their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP). But with drivers for solar energy in Europe only getting stronger, the foundation is laid for further rapid growth in the coming years.

  • Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition Approved the Acquisition of 42 MW Wind Farm of MET Group from Enel Green Power

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    /18th January 2021, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition Approved the Acquisition of 42 MW Wind Farm of MET Group from Enel Green Power. The Swiss-based MET Renewables Holding AG has notified the Commission for Protection of Competition in Bulgaria of its intention to acquire sole direct control over Enel Green Power Bulgaria EAD. The parent company is a subsidiary of the Italian Enel Green Power, which is part of the Enel Group and its activities are related to the management of 42 MW wind farm consisting of two sites with a total number of 14 SPV companies that own 14 wind turbines of 3 MW each, all in Northeastern Bulgaria. The buyer, MET Renewables Holding AG is a new company, but it is backed by the Swiss group MET, with direct owner MET Holding AG. However, it has been operating in Bulgaria since 2017 through its subsidiary MET Energy Trading Bulgaria. It is active in the electricity trading market at freely negotiated prices.

  • City of Innovation and Re-birth: Why the Largest Sustainable Energy Event is Coming to Berlin

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    /BERLIN, October 18, 2021, 9:30 CET, EIT InnoEnergy, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ Berlin is perhaps best known for the Berlin Wall, which physically divided the city between East and West Germany for 28 years, finally coming down in late 1989. Since German reunification in 1990, the decades that followed have been defined by re-building and innovating. Of course when we announced Berlin as the location of The Business Booster 2021 we had no way of knowing that the world, and the economy along with it, would come to a screeching halt with the corona virus. However as TBB 2021 will now serve as the meeting place for innovators and industry for the first time in many months, we could not be headed to a better and more symbolic place for the re-building of Europe’s economy through innovation and sustainability. 

  • COVID-19 Impact on the Global Renewable Energy Market Report 2020 - 2025 - Scenarios, Trends, Forecasts

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    /21st April 2020, MARTIN LEE WILSON, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ This is the very first objective and in-depth report, which analyzes COVID-19 (Coronavirus) impact on the global renewable energy market by 2025 with scenarios, trends and forecasts. Through extensive research and discussions with experts in the industry, the Renewable Market Watch™ has identified a series of the established and new emerging market situations that will impact renewable energy equipment supply chain, procurement, investment volume and renewable power capacity additions by 2025 worldwide. Renewable Market Watch™ has advanced proprietary own developed software and analytical tools, which are based on artificial intelligence (AI) and neural networks for prediction and risk analysis with a focus to renewable energy and power market modelling. We have used these tools to create a new advanced econometric model of the global energy market by considering the recent power, oil and gas price dynamics. Renewable power projects are particularly vulnerable because China as one of the most affected companies, is a significant producer of solar photovoltaic modules and wind turbines. Do you want to know how the global renewable energy market shall be affected by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

  • COVID-19 Impact on the Global Renewable Energy Market Report 2020 - 2025 - Scenarios, Trends, Forecasts, Investments, Renewable Market Watch

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    /11th March 2021, MARTIN LEE WILSON, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ This is the very first objective and in-depth report, which analyzes COVID-19 (Coronavirus) impact on the global renewable energy market by 2025 with scenarios, trends and forecasts. Through extensive research and discussions with experts in the industry, the Renewable Market Watch™ has identified a series of established and new emerging market situations that will impact renewable energy equipment supply chain, procurement, investment volume and renewable power capacity additions by 2025 worldwide. Renewable Market Watch™ has advanced proprietary own developed software and analytical tools, which are based on artificial intelligence (AI) and neural networks for prediction and risk analysis with a focus to renewable energy and power market modelling. We have used these tools to create a new advanced econometric model of the global energy market by considering the recent power, oil and gas price dynamics. Renewable power projects are particularly vulnerable because China as one of the most affected companies, is a significant producer of solar photovoltaic modules and wind turbines. Do you want to know how the global renewable energy market shall be affected by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

  • Croatia Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Development in the Clean Energy Transformation Context – Insights, Political Climate, Energy Strategy, Forecast, Renewable Market Watch

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    /12th May 2021, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ This decade shall be crucial for the clean energy transformation of Croatia, reveals the Renewable Market Watch™ in its report Western Balkans Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook 2021÷2030. The country has considerable potential for developing solar energy and increasing energy independence. The energy transition council of Croatian President Zoran Milanović was established in 2020 and estimated the country’s solar potential to 6.8GW. However, to harness this potential effectively, Croatia will need to adopt more ambitious solar energy targets, ensure clear renewable energy investment direction in the power sector, and develop its modern electricity grid. The clean energy transition and development of the solar power sector can contribute to GDP growth and new jobs creation. Renewable Market Watch estimates that solar photovoltaic power capacity in Croatia will increase significantly in the following years compared to its current level assuming the tendered and planned large scale projects. The abundance of solar irradiation in Croatia shall enable photovoltaic energy to become an increasingly cost-competitive power generation source and attract new investments.

  • Decarbonising the industry blog series: Mobility

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    /BERLIN, October 25, 2021, 9:30 CET, EIT InnoEnergy, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The pandemic we are currently in is driving a multitude of changes across the world. While, undoubtedly, many of the impacts have been devastating, there are some developments which bear great promise for the future. Interestingly enough, some of the most significant and positive of these changes happen right in front of us – in our cities, particularly large and densely populated urban areas. New trends are emerging that are pushing urban centres in Europe and around the globe to adopt exciting new models that put citizens and their life quality front and centre.

  • Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) will Acquire a 49 per cent Stake in BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy GmbH

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    /23rd March 2021, BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy GmbH/ BayWa AG has been given the green light for the capital increase at BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.) by an external investor. The regulatory approvals by the responsible supervisory authorities in Germany, Austria and Australia have laid the foundation for the largest transaction in BayWa’s corporate history: Funds advised by the Swiss investor, Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP), will acquire a 49% stake in BayWa r.e. with an equity contribution of €530 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in March. BayWa AG will remain the majority shareholder with a 51% stake.

  • Europe Corporate Renewable PPA Market Report 2021 - 2030 Trends, Investments, Growth, Prices, Laws, Country Profiles, Opportunities and Forecast

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    /LONDON, November 19, 2021, 10:00 GMT, RENEWABLE MARKET  WATCHTM/ Corporate renewable energy sourcing continues to boom across Europe. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and on-site sourcing are set for another record year. With months to go, the volume of PPAs signed in 2021 has already surpassed the 3.5GW signed in 2020, making 2021 the eighth record year in a row. European Commercial and Industrial on-site installations are also enjoying rapid growth, with forecasts showing they could reach a total capacity of 407GW by 2030. The current sharp increase and volatility in energy prices are likely to support the corporate renewable PPAs demand in Europe. Many companies look to hedge against unpredictable energy prices, according to the Europe Corporate Renewable PPA Market Report 2021÷2030. This independent, 230+ page study of Renewable Market Watch™ analyzes the corporate renewable PPA market in 44 European countries.

  • Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market is Growing: Prosumers, BIPV, Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, Off-grid, Electric Vehicles, Trends, Investments, Forecast by 2030, Renewable Market Watch

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    /22nd March 2020, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The current levels of dependence on fossil fuels, the need of reducing the carbon emissions associated with energy use and the prospects of developing a new and highly innovative European technology sector make distributed solar photovoltaic energy generation increasingly attractive. To understand how we may unlock the self-generation potential, the analysis Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Outlook 2021 – 2030 has been conducted with primary research, interviews, first-class sources of information, case studies and desk research. Based on our findings, the study drew conclusions and recommendations on developing a more comprehensive policy and regulatory framework for residential and commercial prosumers. Today, renewable energy sources have become a significant contributor to the energy transition occurring in Europe. According to the EU Green Deal, substantial fossil fuel capacity needs faster decommissioning to ensure that the EU reduces carbon-intensive power plants by 2030. The rate of replacement of carbon-intensive energy sources by renewable energy to date has already resulted in GHG emissions reductions in the EU electricity sector. Residential and commercial prosumers installing rooftop and building-integrated (BIPV) solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage shall have a vital role in the European clean energy transition by 2030.

  • European Commission endorses corporate renewable PPAs as part of the answer to surging energy prices

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    /BRUSSELS, October 14, 2021, 17:00 CET, WindEurope, SolarPower Europe/ Renewables are central to delivering Europe’s energy and climate ambition – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. At RE-Source 2021 globally leading businesses from different sectors of the economy underline their commitment to support Europe’s transition to a renewable energy system. This year’s event comes just a day after the European Commission endorsed corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) as part of the answer to surging energy prices. The current price surge will only increase the demand for PPAs as businesses seek to hedge against volatile energy prices.

  • European Council with Proposal for Reduced VAT Rates on Certain Goods Including Solar PV Modules for Residential and Public Interest Use

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    /LONDON, December 7, 2021, 15:30 GMT, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The European Council reached an agreement on a proposal to update EU rules on value-added tax (VAT) rates. The new rules reflect member states’ current needs and the EU's present policy objectives, which have changed considerably since the old rules were put in place. The updates ensure member states are treated equally and give them more flexibility to apply reduced and zero VAT rates. The rules will also phase out preferential treatments for environmentally harmful goods. The current levels of dependence on fossil fuels, the need of reducing the carbon emissions associated with energy use and the prospects of developing a new and highly innovative European technology sector make distributed solar photovoltaic energy generation increasingly attractive. According to the EU Green Deal, substantial fossil fuel capacity needs faster decommissioning to ensure that the EU reduces carbon-intensive power plants by 2030. The rate of replacement of carbon-intensive energy sources by renewable energy to date has already resulted in GHG emissions reductions in the EU electricity sector. Residential and commercial prosumers installing rooftop and building-integrated (BIPV) solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage shall have a vital role in the European clean energy transition by 2030.

  • First Agri-PV Research Facility for Apples in Germany Launched by BayWa r.e., Fraunhofer and Partners

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    /14th October 2021, BayWa r.e. Renewable Energy GmbH, Fraunhofer ISE/ BayWa r.e., a pioneer in Agri-PV solutions, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, together with other research partners, have built the first Agri-PV research facility for apples and espalier fruit at the Nachtwey organic fruit farm in Gelsdorf in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The primary objective of the project, which is funded by the German Ministry of Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry of Rhineland-Palatinate (MUEEF) and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), is to increase climate resilience in fruit growing and to ensure safe and sustainable apple production with additional solar power generation. As part of the project, which will run for five years, numerous factors will be investigated on eight varieties of apple.

  • France Surpassed 10 GW Cumulative Installed Solar Photovoltaic Capacity in 2020

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    /12th January 2021, SolarPower Europe, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ France crossed the significant capacity threshold of 10 GW installed in 2020. It is now halfway towards its MAEP (Multi-Annual Energy Programme) goal of 20.1 GW of solar capacity by 2023, according to SolarPower Europe. Secondly, despite the impact of the pandemic, France produced 4.46 TWh of solar in the third quarter of 2020, thereby beating its record from 2019 (4.43 TWh). This is a significant achievement and an important step towards building back better. Solar photovoltaic (PV) power in the European Union had a strong performance in 2020 despite the negative health, social and economic effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, revealed the recent update of Europe Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market Outlook: 2020 ÷ 2030.  The climate targets that have been set are also promising. The Climate & Energy Law adopted last year confirmed the Energy Transition for a Green Growth law with 2030 targets. The detailed MAEP sets out the requirements for each type of technology, and the targets for 2028 now lie between 35.1 GW and 44 GW in cumulative capacity. To keep in line with these targets, the annual market growth rate will need to rise to 2 GW/year between now and 2023, and then 4 GW/year between 2023 and 2028. As a result of these targets, solar is positioned to be one of the most important contributors to the French energy transition.

  • Germany Allocated Close to 156 MW of Solar Plus Storage in August 2021 Innovation Tender (Auction)

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    /LONDON, August 26, 2021, 9:10 BST, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has announced the results of the innovation auction that closed for bids on August 1, 2021. As in the innovation auction on April 1, 2021, only bids for combinations of at least two renewable energy installations with different generating technologies at the same grid connection point could be accepted. The round was slightly undersubscribed, with 23 bids comprising a volume of nearly 250 MW submitted. The number of bids and the bid volume submitted was around half what they were in the previous auction round. All bids were for combinations of solar installations with storage facilities. Six bids had to be disqualified due to formal errors. As this round was undersubscribed, the statutory volume control for the innovation auction was applied for the first time. This meant that bids were awarded until 80% of the bid volume of the accepted bids had been reached or exceeded. As a result of the volume control, only 16 bids with a total volume of 156 MW were successful, according to the market study Europe Net Metering and Self-Consumption Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Outlook 2021 – 2030

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