Conti provided EPC services for the 4MW landfill solar project in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Source: Conti Solar.
Conti completes EPC work on 'challenging' landfill site
6 November: US engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Conti Solar has provided full EPC services for the 4MW landfill solar project in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. It is also the largest landfill solar project in Ohio. “This project signifies the will of the county to work through challenges and add low-cost, renewable energy to their portfolio. Congratulations on this major accomplishment. We hope more will follow," said Eric Millard, CCO, Conti Solar.
Huawei enabling subsidy-free solar in Spain
7 November: Huawei were among the speakers at a timely conference in Madrid held by the Spanish solar trade body UNEF. The company has already won one order for a major subsidy-free project in the country. It believes its FusionSolar Smart PV system has a major role to play in helping project economics dip into grid parity. UNEF has previously claimed that there is a merchant project development pipeline of 29GW.
EBRD provides €6 million loan for Albanian energy efficiency programme
7 November: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €6 million loan to Albania’s Union Bank for residential energy efficiency and solar installations. The funds are part of the EBRD’s €85 million Western Balkans Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF). Union bank will offer homeowners finance for insulation, solar panels, efficient boilers and other green technologies.
Understanding bifacial’s true potential: technology innovation and technical bankability of bifacial
The deployment of bifacial PV technology is growing rapidly. It has proven to be the most effective solution to reduce levelised energy costs (LCOE) and increase the Investment Rate of Return (IRR) of PV systems, offering substantially improved energy yield compared to the use of standard mono-facial modules. Even though the concept is not new, it has been a niche technology for many years with uncertainties in predicting performance and optimizing installations. Today, bifacial technology is becoming mainstream, with capacity available at the multi-gigawatt scale and with corresponding global deployment of project pipelines. Join this webinar, presented by Andrea Viaro, as he discusses the award-winning Swan bifacial module with transparent backsheet from DuPont, its features, benefits and differences vs. standard glass-glass modules. Jinko Solar’s new bifacial technology innovations will also be highlighted, specifically covering profitability in deployment at utility-scale PV power plants. Andrea will be joined by Dr.Lars Podlowski who will give a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of bifacial PV technology, with a special focus on benefits and risks industry buyers and investors should pay attention to.
Understand fully the technical and logistical supply chains that determine the production and performance of solar modules, including all related factors impacting quality, reliability & bankability.
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