Fortum has made the investment decision to start the construction of the 90-megawatt Kalax wind park in Närpes, Finland.
- The clean energy giant accelerates its expansion plan in European market
- Signs the strategic cooperation contracts with Deuter, Bahama to co-design and develop solar backpacks & solar powered parasols for global market respectively
- Introduces its flexible modules & BIPV product- HanTile in Sweden Market; signs a USD 1 bn distribution agreement with Sun Lion Solar Ltd.
The clean energy giant, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (00566.hk), has been on a constant expansion mode and is steadfast to strengthen its foothold in the global market. The company recently exhibited its latest energy solutions at the 27th Intersolar Europe Exhibition, a world's leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners to feature its path-breaking energy solutions.
As part of a three-day conference and exhibition held at Messe München Exhibition Centre, Munich, Germany from May 15-17, 2019, Hanergy showcased its most promising solar solutions.
Amongst the exhibits from Hanergy were - HanPaper Plus in, a portable solar power-bank product; HanPack, the solar backpack; and Humbrella, the solar-powered parasol, in consumer products category; and solar-powered housing solutions, like rooftop solutions of Single & Double Glass HanTile, power-generation wall solution, HanWall, and road paving solutions like HanBrick in the construction products category; Transportation solutions such as slide-in ground mounted system, Thin-Film Solar vehicle Roof, besides flexible modules, and production lines from Solibro and MiaSolé.
The most intriguing part is that Hanergy has also fast-tracked its global expansion with its participation at the Intersolar Europe Exhibition 2019. The company has signed the strategic cooperation contracts with renowned companies like Deuter & Bahama to co-design and develop solar backpacks & solar powered parasols respectively for the global market.
As per the strategic co-operation contract with Deuter, Hanergy will be responsible for the development and the design of thin film flexible components, and Deuter will take the onus for the design and the production and the sales of the bags globally. The duo will adopt co-brand strategy to promote their upcoming solar backpacks.
On collaboration with Hanergy, Robert Schieferle, VP, Deuter said, “We’re pleased to build synergies with the company of Hanergy’s stature and bring to use their par-excellence thin film flexible components in our upcoming solar backpacks. We’re confident that our new solar backpack powered by Hanergy’ s light weight modules with dual branding of the two brands is surely going to be a head-turner.”
Deuter is a German brand of sport packs and bags, for hiking, trekking, snow sports and other uses. Founded in 1898, Deuter has been pioneering premium outdoor equipment market for over 120 years.
On the other hand, under the aegis of strategic partnership agreement with Bahama, Germany’s leading parasol brand, both the companies will co-operate to co-design and develop solar powered parasols.
Founded in 1950, today Bahama designs and manufactures a great variety of high-quality large-size parasols and sun sails.
Further, introducing its flexible modules & BIPV product- HanTile in the Sweden Market, the clean energy giant has also signed a USD 1 bn distribution agreement with Sun Lion Solar Ltd, one of renowned companies offering rooftop solutions in Scandinavian region for over 50 years.
Sweden’s solar market has grown tremendously in the past few years. Its operational PV capacity increased from 231 MW at the end of 2017 to 411 MW at the end of last year, according to new official statistics released by the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten). The figures show that 2018 was the country’s best year ever in terms of solar energy development, with 180 MW added to the grid. That contrasts with 91 MW in 2017 and just 13 MW in 2016, while in 2015 and 2014 the country added around 37.6 MW and 36.2 MW, respectively.
Lv Yuan, vice president of Hanergy Overseas Sales company said, “Intersolar Europe has been around for years now, and we’ve been fortunate to be associated with the platform. Our participation at this year’s Intersolar Exhibition has yielded exceptionally good results for the company. We signed a US$1 billion contract to distribute our rooftop solution at Sweden, and we’ve also clinched strategic co-operation contracts with renowned companies in their respective fields like Deuter & Bahama to accentuate the look and feel of our solar backpacks and parasols, and also the sales in Europe and the world markets.”
According to Hanergy, it intends to close deals with nearly 85 potential customers with orders totaling to 380 MW at the Intersolar Exhibition. The company claims it received more than 5,000 visitors and thousands of experts from 160 nations during the exhibition.
Wang Zhongshuang, CEO of Hanergy Germany said, “Hanergy has been on a continuous growth trajectory and is constantly expanding its foothold in the global market. Our collaboration with Deuter and Bahama is a testament of our earnestness to apply our innovative thin film power technology to the products across industries. We’re committed to empower the world with mobile energy, and we’re open to work with top companies to create more energy efficient products that will change the way of life for consumers.”
According to the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power published recently by SolarPower Europe, Europe’s solar market is expected to grow exponentially. Germany will remain the largest PV market in Europe for years to come, with an expected newly installed solar capacity of 26.7 GW by 2023, bringing its total capacity to 72.6 GW. Spain will be the second-biggest market with new additions reaching 19.4 GW and its cumulative total hitting 25.3 GW by the end of the 2019-2023 period.
Over the next five years, the Netherlands, France and Italy will likely add 15.8 GW, 13.3 GW and 9.6 GW, respectively. They will be followed by Ukraine and Turkey, with 5.9 GW and 5.5 GW of respective projected growth.
Intersolar Europe, founded 27 years ago, has become one of the most important industry platforms for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners in the global solar industry. The exhibition focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar power plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy.
SAN DIEGO (March 12, 2019) – EDF Renewables North America announced today that the 100 megawatt (MW) Stoneray Wind Project (Project) is fully operational. Located in Pipestone and Murray counties in Southwestern Minnesota, the Project consists of 39 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens Gamesa. The electricity generated by the project will be delivered to Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) beginning in 2020 under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Vice President, Development-North Region, Kate O’Hair, commented, “We are grateful for the community and landowners who backed the development of this project for several years. This level of long-standing support, along with the State’s favorable regulatory environment, excellent wind resource, and advantageous transmission expansion, is vital to bringing wind projects to operation.”
EDF Renewables will perform asset management services, balance-of-plant, and 24/7/365 remote monitoring and diagnostics from its San Diego-based Operations Control Center (OCC) during the equipment warranty period. Following the warranty period, the contract will expand to include all asset management, and operations and maintenance services to ensure operational performance, equipment availability and reduce downtime.
Stoneray marks EDF Renewables’ twelfth wind project developed in the state and brings the total of projects to over 1.6 GW demonstrating the company’s commitment to investment, involvement and employment in Minnesota.
The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of up to 47,000 average Minnesota homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding more than 300,000 metric tons of CO₂ emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from 64,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.
EDF Renewables is one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America with 16 gigawatts of wind, solar, storage, projects developed throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data.
2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.
The clean energy giant is all set to showcase its pioneering energy solutions at the 27th Intersolar Europe Exhibition
Intends to expand its foothold in European market focusing on its innovative BIPV product HanTile
SAN DIEGO, (March 28, 2019): EDF Renewables North America today announced they have entered into a Build and Transfer Agreement (BTA) with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) for the 247.4 megawatt (MW) Oso Grande Wind Project. EDF Renewables will complete development of the project and manage the construction process on behalf of TEP. Construction is expected to commence later this year with full operation by the end of 2020.
Oso Grande Wind Project, located in southeastern New Mexico, will include a total of 61 wind generating turbines. The output of these highly efficient turbines will be delivered to Tucson through existing transmission lines that connect to TEP’s transmission system in eastern Arizona.
“EDF Renewables is pleased to partner with TEP to supply cost-competitive, renewable energy to its customers from the Oso Grande Wind Project,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President, Grid-Scale Power, EDF Renewables. “We look forward to assisting TEP in meeting its clean energy goals by completing Oso Grande in the second half of 2020.”
TEP President and CEO, David G. Hutchens said, “This cost-effective system will become TEP’s largest renewable energy resource, accelerating our progress toward our clean energy goals while allowing us to help customers achieve their own sustainability objectives.”
When the project is complete, TEP’s renewable energy production is expected to exceed 28 percent of its retail sales. That level would more than double the state requirement for 2021 while approaching the 30 percent goal TEP has planned to achieve by 2030.
The expected annual energy production will be enough to meet the consumption of nearly 100,000 homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding nearly 688,000 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 146,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.
1 According to Tucson Electric Power 2018 Actual Energy Sales.
2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.
JACKSONVILLE, FL (March 7, 2019): JEA and EDF Renewables North America today announce the signing of five Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for the 310 megawatt (MWdc) / 250 MWac Jacksonville 5 Solar Project (Project) consisting of five 50 MWac distributed generation projects to be constructed across the City of Jacksonville. The Project was awarded in 2018 after a highly competitive procurement process conducted by JEA.
Steve McInall, JEA’s Vice President of Energy and Water Planning commented, “These new projects benefit the community by giving us price security for clean energy through a long-term PPA with EDF Renewables. They also will support JEA’s SolarMax program, which will allow large commercial and industrial users (over 7 million kWh per year) to obtain their electricity from large solar facilities. This will help to retain and attract green businesses to Jacksonville.”
Myles Burnsed, Vice President of Strategic Developments for EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions said, “The Jacksonville 5 Solar Project represents one of the largest and most ambitious distributed generation solar efforts taken on by any utility company in the United States, and we are excited to have been selected as JEA’s partner on this project.”
“Our focus is to provide fully integrated energy solutions incorporating wind, solar, storage, electric vehicle charging and energy storage management at both the grid-scale and distributed level,” commented Jamie Resor, CEO of EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions. “We look forward to working with JEA on a system-wide portfolio of projects to address their renewable energy objectives, and to assist the team to identify appropriate uses for innovative storage solutions to complement the solar production.”
According to Aaron Zahn, JEA’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Jacksonville will be one of the top solar cities in the country upon completion of the projects. He added, “Solar energy will constitute approximately 5 percent of JEA’s total energy production. This program represents tremendous environmental value for our community.”
The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of more than 48,500 average Florida homes1. This is equivalent to avoiding nearly 448,500 metric tons of carbon (CO₂) emissions annually which represents the greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 95,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year2.
1 According to U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2017 Residential Electricity Sales and U.S. Census Data. 2 According to U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies calculations.