- Enen is seeking crowdfunding to develop 101 MW solar PV capacity portfolio in Germany
- Axpo says its AlpinSolar project in the Swiss Alps has produced its 1st power, even though project construction is still going on
- 7C Solarparken has acquired a 20 MW solar project in Germany calling it the company’s largest solar park to date
- Everwood Capital has commissioned a 50 MW bifacial solar power plant in Spain’s Cadiz region
- Ezzing Solar has raised €4.5 million financing to be deployed for the company’s international expansion
- TaiyangNews Inverters for Rooftop Solar Conference on October 19, 2021 to have Europe’s Fronius talking about sustainability of inverters
Crowdfunding for 101 MW solar in Germany: German solar PV project developer Enen Endless Energy GmbH has launched a crowdfunding round to advance the project development of a total 101 MW PV capacity which it plans to set up as 3 ground mounted facilities. It aims to develop the facilities over the next 4 years and then sell them without undertaking their project construction and operation. Crowdfunding for interested stakeholders is open from October 11, 2021 on its equity crowdfunding partner WiWin, through which Enen has already completed 2 financing campaigns previously. The campaign is open till December 31, 2025 on WiWin’s website.
AlpinSolar project starts partially: AlpinSolar, the 2.2 MW solar power plant of Switzerland’s Axpo and IWB being built in the Swiss Alps, has produced its 1st power, the company announced recently. Coming up on the Muttsee Dam wall of the Limmern pumped storage power plant, above 2,500 meters above sea level, the facility will produce about 3.3 million kWh annually on completion with the help of around 5,000 modules being installed facing south. The partners had been aiming for project completion in autumn 2021, but the delay was attributed to bad weather and delays in global supply chains. Now, it is expected to come fully online in August 2022. The plant is aimed at generating solar energy mainly during the winters when the sky is clear so high up and electricity is in short supply. Power generated is contracted to be procured by local supermarket chain Denner (see Construction Begins On ‘Largest’ Swiss Alpine PV Plant).
7C Solarparken acquires 20 MW: 7C Solarparken of Germany has acquired its largest solar park to date with 20 MW capacity, built by IBC Solar using URE modules and Sungrow inverters. The Bavaria located facility has an average fixed feed-in-tariff (FIT) of €51.00 per MWh. “The realization of our goal of 400 MWp IPP capacity (and 500 MWp including operational management for third-party investors) by the end of 2022 will complete our transformation into a European “tier 1” player,” said 7C Solarparken CEO Steven De Proost.
50 MW solar online in Spain: Everwood Capital has grid connected a 50 MW solar PV plant in Spain, reported El Confidencial. The Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz located Cartuja facility will sell part of its solar energy produced to Axpo, and remaining to the open market where the current prices are as high as €288 per MWh. The Cartuja facility is equipped with bifacial modules and single axis trackers.
Ezzing Solar raises €4.5 million: Spanish technology company Ezzing Solar has raised €4.5 million investment in its financing round, according to a local Spanish news portal Energy News. It plans to deploy the proceeds for its international expansion to France, Germany, the United Kingdom and other nations that offer incentives for distributed generation. It is already present in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Hungary.
Fronius at TaiyangNews conference: European solar PV inverter maker Fronius will talk about sustainability of inverters at TaiyangNews conference on Inverters for Rooftop Solar Conference scheduled for October 19, 2021. Fronius’ Leonhard Peböck will represent the Austrian company during the event where we also discuss the latest trends for residential and C&I PV inverters. Registrations to the event are free here.