Plans have been lodged to create one of the biggest solar farms in Scotland in the Buchan countryside.
Energy Voice 28th June 2019 read more »
With the sun recovering its boldness today, solar rays have provided 76% of the energy at one of our biggest community-owned solar builds – Ore Valley College near Hastings. BEC’s 1000-odd BYD solar panels at Ore Valley have been flexing their muscle all day today (Thursday 27th June), throwing power at our seven SolarEdge inverters which have produced a total of 1.31mWh. This clean solar energy has been powering the College’s realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas, where students build, wire, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-size house in the central atrium. Clean electricity is also fed to the diner and coffee shop.
Brighton Energy Co-op 27th June 2019 read more »
A fresh round of collective solar purchasing schemes is to launch across the UK this September, this time hoping to incorporate domestic storage. iChoosr, which held a number of successful ‘Solar Together’ schemes in London and the South East last year, is expanding its reach and similar schemes are earmarked to be held in the North, East and South of England. Further details are to be available next month, however iChoosr has confirmed that this year’s collective purchasing schemes will offer customers the option to include battery storage for the first time.
Solar Power Portal 27th June 2019 read more »
French trains will be backed by utility-scale solar under a power purchase agreement (PPA), hailed as a major boost to the country’s still embryonic subsidy-free market. Developer Voltalia has inked a 25-year deal to supply French state-run railway group SNCF via a new 143MW PV pipeline, set to be commissioned between 2022 and 2023. Three solar plants will be built and owned by Voltalia in the southeastern departments of Gard and Var, Voltalia explained in a statement alongside SNCF this week. The trio is designed to generate an annual 200GWh, equal to the needs of 40,000 households and enough to sustain 3-4% of SNCF’s train operations by 2022-2023. The renewable PPA is the first of a series for the railway group, with PPA talks underway with other parties to contract six to seven times more power than this initial 143MW.
PV Tech 28th June 2019 read more »