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  • Lightsource BP Acquires Three Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects in Italy with a Capacity of 156 MWp

    /6th May 2021, Lightsource bp/ in Italy, Lightsource bp continues to boost its utility-scale solar portfolio by acquiring three projects from Horizon Firm, a trusted developer specialized in solar, totalling 156MWp across the country. Two of the projects are based in Sicily, in a low solar plant massification density area, in the province of Agrigento: the Canicattì project (40.9 MWp) and the Torre di Mastro project (58.2 MWp). The third project, Manfredonia (57.4 MWp), based in Apulia, will be developed as an Agri-PV with the aim of virtuously integrating agriculture and renewable energy. These projects cast light upon the two regions’ strategic roles for the development of RES in line with the national objectives of energy production and decarbonisation.

  • R.Power to Receive a Syndicated Bank Loan of EUR 53 Million to Construct 91 MWp of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects in Poland

    /27th July 2021, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The well-established Polish solar project developer R.Power announced that it would receive a Syndicated Bank Loan of approximately EUR 53 Million to construct 91 MWp of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects in Poland. BNP Paribas Bank Polska and Santander Bank Polska signed the financing agreement with R.Power, and these two banks will split the loan amount equally. The company will use the loan to build seven solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Poland. These solar projects are part of the 299 MW portfolio that R.Power won on Polish RES auctions earlier this year.

  • Self-Consumption Solar PV Systems Easier for Installation in Castilla-La Mancha Region of Spain Due to the Efforts of the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF)

    /9th March 2021, UNEF/ The Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) has managed to get Castilla-La Mancha to approve the adaptation of the regional urban planning laws regarding the self-consumption solar PV systems. These facilities are treated through prior communication, which considerably speeds up administrative processing. With this, it would already be more than half the Autonomous Communities that have eliminated this administrative barrier to self-consumption solar PV systems and, therefore, streamlined the approval processes.

  • The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) Awards 22 Agro Photovoltaic (Agrivoltaic) Projects Using Technology of Sun'Agri

    /5th January 2020, Sun'Agri, RENEWABLE MARKET WATCHTM/ The French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has announced the results of its third “innovative solar photovoltaic” call for tenders. Thirty-one winning projects are agrivoltaic systems, 72% of which correspond to 22 projects using Sun'Agri technology, a breakthrough innovation allowing agriculture to adapt to climate change. This call for tenders confirms French ambitions in terms of agrivoltaic systems.

  • UNEF Celebrates the Success of the Spanish Auction Model for Photovoltaic Energy Competitiveness

    /9th February 2020, Global Solar Council/ The Unión Española Fotovoltaica (UNEF) doubly celebrates the success of the first renewable energy auction in Spain call since 2017 in which photovoltaic energy has demonstrated its competitiveness by achieving 2,036 MW of the 3,034 auctioned MW. It also congratulates itself because the awarding has been widely distributed among companies and has covered all sizes of projects, accommodating a wide variety of players.

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