ROUND-UP: Cubico buys Portugal projects, Ensibo adopts QOS system, Bolivia’s 60MW plant

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email

ensibo adopts QOS Energy’s O&M software to streamline management of 120MW PV portfolio

10 September: ensibo, a German-based solar O&M service provider, has chosen QOS Energy’s cloud analytics Qantum software to streamline the management of the 120MW solar PV portfolio under its care.

ensibo services solar PV plants ranging from 250kWp to 50MWp for renewable energy investors, asset managers and independent power producers. 

“QOS Energy’s management platform is a smart and flexible solution that offers the data acquisition, analytics, ticketing system, and reporting features,” said Melanie von Borstel, co-founder and operations director of ensibo.

Cubico to acquire three solar PV projects in Portugal

10 September: Renewable energy investment firm Cubico Sustainable Investments has entered into agreements to acquire three operational, fixed-tilt, ground-mounted solar PV projects in the Algarve, Portugal, totalling 29.4MW, from CEF Energia Ibérica B.V., a solar power plant company backed by Glennmont Partners.

The three solar PV projects to be acquired are Avalades (15.8MW), Ferreiras (6.8MW) and Sol Cativante V (6.8MW).

David Swindin, head of EMEA at Cubico said: “This is a unique acquisition for Cubico and adds to our growing portfolio of renewable energy assets with very strong contracted revenue profiles. These particular projects will help us to achieve scale in Portugal, leaving Cubico better placed for future opportunities in the market while increasing the capacity of our Iberian portfolio.”

Cubico’s team in Madrid will be responsible for managing the plants going forward and Voltalia will continue to provide full-scope O&M services. Following the acquisition, Cubico’s Iberian portfolio will comprise eight assets, with a total capacity of 209MW, across solar PV, solar thermal and wind technologies.

Bolivia launches 60MW PV project

9 September: Bolivia has launched a 60MW solar PV project, the country's largest on 180 hectares of land in Potosi.

The Uyuni project was built by a consortium including Emias and Elecnor. The country's other two large-scale solar plants stand at 5MW each.

Read Next

February 26, 2021
EDP will focus on North America to ramp up its solar capacity in the next five years as part of a new strategic update that will see the Portuguese utility target more than 50GW of renewables additions by 2030.
February 18, 2021
A proposed joint venture (JV) between renewables firm Acciona and US hydrogen fuel cell maker Plug Power will invest more than €2 billion (US$2.41 billion) to develop a green hydrogen platform in Spain and Portugal.
February 9, 2021
There exists a significant opportunity for developers to capitalise on Portugal’s upcoming solar auction to deploy floating PV on the country’s reservoirs, according to panellists speaking at the Solar Finance and Investment Europe online event.
January 20, 2021
In this project round-up, NextEnergy makes acquisitions in Portugal and Chile and BayWa r.e. sells two solar sites in Malaysia to local power producer reNIKOLA Sdn Bhd.
January 6, 2021
A round-up of the latest news from the US and Canadian solar market, including developments from the Solar Energy Industries Association, Canadian Solar, and Sun Dollar.
December 28, 2020
PV Tech’s Review of the Year continues with a look back at some of the headlines from the third quarter of 2020

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events, Upcoming Webinars
March 9, 2021
Solar Media Events
March 17, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 13, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Solar Media Events
May 11, 2021