Marathon Capital Advises Heelstone Energy on the Sale of a 194 MWDC Solar Portfolio to Sammons Renewable Energy

Marathon Capital, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of a 194 MWDC utility-scale solar portfolio by Heelstone Energy Holdings, LLC (“Heelstone”) to Sammons Renewable Energy (“SRE”). Heelstone, headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a leading developer, owner and operator of solar projects. Will Owens, Member of the Board of Managers and Managing Director of Heelstone, said, “We are confident that the portfolio has found an ideal long-term home with SRE. As we look to the future, we are well positioned with our current pipeline to develop and bring additional solar PV projects to completion. On behalf of the entire Heelstone team, I would like to thank Marathon Capital

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Photovoltaic monitoring by meteocontrol for the largest distributed solar project in the Middle East

Distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in Dubai: Phanes Group cooperates with meteocontrol   Meteocontrol GmbH, a leading provider of independent photovoltaic monitoring systems, is the monitoring partner for Phanes Group who is currently delivering Phase I of Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop project for the international port operator DP World. Together with the project developer Phanes Group and its asset construction company Oryx Solar System Solutions LLC (Oryx), meteocontrol is implementing complex photovoltaic rooftop systems with a total installed volume of 25.8 MWp. meteocontrol designed the customized monitoring platform for these rooftop solar systems. The DP World’s Solar Power Programme represents the largest solar rooftop-system project in the Middle East

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Abengoa achieves practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa

Xina Solar One will provide clean, sustainable and dispatchable energy to 95,000 South African households. The power plant provides sustainable energy to a country that is still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Xina Solar One is the third solar thermal plant that Abengoa has developed in this country. August 16, 2017- Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. Xina Solar One is a 100 MW plant that uses parabolic trough technology to generate renewable and sustainable and dispatchable power from the sun.

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Iberdrola will add another 600 megawatts of renewable energy in the United States before the end of the year

Iberdrola is a leading wind power company in the United States   It is currently building four wind farms: Tule, Deerfield, El Cabo and Twin Buttes II and the Gala photovoltaic plant, to consolidate the company’s position as a US leader Iberdrola, through its American subsidiary AVANGRID Renewables, is currently building four wind farms and a photovoltaic plant in the USA, which will add almost 600 megawatts (MW) of capacity expected to be commissioned before the end of the year.  The wind farms are Tule, with a capacity of 131.10 MW, in Deerfield, California, with 30 MW (Vermont); Twin Buttes II (Colorado), with 75 MW, and El Cabo (New Mexico),

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The British Government approves the Iberdrola East Anglia Three offshore wind power megaproject, with a 1,200 MW capacity

The company is consolidated as a global leader in the sector   The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom has approved this new project With East Anglia One, this new project will create a new offshore wind power area with an installed power of 2,000 megawatts, representing the largest project developed by a Spanish company in the history of the sector Iberdrola has received the approval of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of the United Kingdom (BEIS) to build the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm, which will have an installed power of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW). With the approval, the

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Iberdrola will supply renewable energy to the city of Austin (Texas)

Iberdrola will Iberdrola will supply renewable energy to the city of Austin over the next 15 years, from a wind farm in Texas with a 200 MW capacity To achieve this, Iberdrola and Austin Energy have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), through which Iberdrola will own and operate the wind farm, and the electricity generated will be supplied to this city in Texas   Iberdrola’s US subsidiary AVANGRID Renewables and Austin have entered into an agreement for the long-term sale of power for the city of Austin (Texas). Therefore, Iberdrola will generate clean energy for the city of Austin over the next 15 years, from a wind farm

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ACCIONA will supply CFE Calificados (Mexico) with clean energy certificates for 20 years

The certificates will help the subsidiary company of the Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to comply with its clean energy consumption targets, established by the Energy Reform in Mexico  ACCIONA Energía Mexico has signed two contracts to provide Clean Energy Certificates (CELs) to CFE Calificados, a subsidiary of the country’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), for the supply of electricity to large users. The first contract, for 49,500 CELs per year over 20 years, is linked to production from the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic solar plant in Sonora; ACCIONA has developed this plant together with its Mexican partner BioFields. The second, for 5,000 CELs per year over 20 years, will generate the

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Nordex installs multi-megawatt turbine on 134 metre tubular steel tower for the first time

In February this year the Nordex Group installed a 3 MW turbine on a 134 metre tubular steel tower in a test field operated by windtest grevenbroich gmbh for GP Joule, a project developer. Prior to this the manufacturer had always installed its turbines with hub heights in excess of 120 metres in continental Europe on hybrid towers – a combination of concrete and tubular steel towers. The reason for this is that for very high hub heights the diameter of a conventional lower tubular steel segment would be more than 4.30 metres, which would make it impossible to transport them under bridges. The diameter of the lower segment of

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ABB’s microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy

ABB microgrid will integrate wind and solar energy to provide electricity to Caribbean island that was previously fully dependent on fossil fuels ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. The island is 32 km long and 10 km across its widest point. It has a land area of 179 square km and a population of about 103,000 inhabitants. A popular tourism destination, Aruba has a

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Central Asian Countries Commit to Accelerate the Uptake of Renewables in the Region

IRENA collaborates with Central Asia to capitalise on substantial renewable energy potential   Countries of Central Asia and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have released a Communiqué on accelerating renewable energy deployment in the region. The Communiqué was released in the framework of the Energy Ministerial, Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy at the Astana EXPO-2017. The meeting identified six key areas to facilitate the up-take of renewables and help diversify the region’s energy mix, reflected in detail in a regional Action Plan. “Covering over four million square kilometers, the countries of Central Asia are endowed with rich renewable energy sources that can drive sustainable economic development and growth,” said

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