The UK’s electricity system operator is seeking emergency powers to disconnect embedded generation, including residential solar, fearing tumbling demand this bank holiday weekend could spark national blackouts.
According to official figures released by China’s National Energy Administration, new solar capacity installations in the third quarter of 2019 slumped to only 4.6GW under new support mechanisms that were implemented mid-year.
Historically, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) global solar market forecasts have seriously downplayed actual annual installation figures and as such should come with a warning notice to that fact.
TerraForm Power has signed off on an agreement with AltaGas that will see TerraForm acquire a high-quality, unlevered distributed generation platform with up to 320MW of capacity in the US. The total purchase price for the DG assets was US$720 million.