Solarcentury, the global integrated solar power company with operations across Europe, Latin America and Africa, has won 57 megawatts (MW) of solar power capacity in the latest solar auction in France, marking the launch of its first ever development projects in the country. Solarcentury will develop three solar farms in France together with its development partner OXYGN – each one on brownfield sites – called Lourches (17 MW in Hauts de France), Marigny (30 MW in Grand Est) and Digue de Port-Saint-Louis (10 MW in Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur). The Lourches and Digue de Port-Saint-Louis solar farms will be partly crowdfunded, with Euro 1.1 million and Euro 0.7 million raised respectively through local community investment. Construction on the first site is set to begin in early 2020 and the projects are expected to produce 68 GWh per year; enough electricity to provide power to more than 25,000 households. The auction wins are a significant milestone for Solarcentury’s French team, who, after three years developing a strong pipeline in the market, will construct, operate and manage the three French plants. The three are part of a larger portfolio of sites currently under development.
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Oxford PV – The Perovskite Company, a manufacturer of perovskite solar cells, announced that it has raised £31m, the first portion of its Series D funding round. The round includes a major new investment from Goldwind, a provider of integrated renewable energy solutions, along with investment from existing shareholders including Equinor and Legal & General Capital. The funding is expected to move Oxford PV’s perovskite based solar cell technology into the commercial phase and strengthen its position to bring its technology to market. The company’s perovskite-on-silicon solar cell is claimed to have set a certified world record efficiency in the last 12 months.
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