Bloomberg updates bankable module list – Bloomberg New Energy Finance has updated its list of bankable modules, meaning modules that, when used in a project, banks will loan money to pay for. Bloomberg’s “Tier 1”, now includes 16 entries, ranging from industry giants like Canadian Solar, LG and Hanwha, to lesser-known modules like Talesun and Astronergy. Source: renvu
New StorEdge products to be unveiled at Intersolar – SolarEdge has announced that the company will be unveiling the expansions to its StorEdge energy storage solutions line at Intersolar 2019. The unveiling will be two-tiered, featuring the launch of new inverter products, as well as a preview of SolarEdge’s own commercial and residential batteries. Source: SolarEdge
Blackburn College to get 2 MW – Another week, another school turning to renewable energy. Today we have Blackburn College of Carlinville, Illinois announcing that it has broken ground on the solar system that will provide the school with 80% of its electricity needs by time of completion. The 2 MW installation is to be constructed on former athletic fields and will be operational as early as August, according to the school. Source: State Journal-Register
Seraphim launches PLANET line – “Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co. has recently unveiled its PLANET-series products for 2019, targeting the global PV energy storage market… Specifically, it rolled out the Mercury-5 PV energy storage system for home use and Jupiter-100 PV energy storage system for industrial and commercial use, which can be connected to an app for easy operations via smartphone devices… According to Seraphim, the Mercury-5 system is a green, efficient and reliable PV energy storage system specially designed for the smart family life, with a capacity of 5kWh. The Jupiter-100 system, with a capacity of 100kWh, can be installed flexibly and help enterprises save costs in operation and maintenance.” Source: Seraphim
Innogy to acquire 10 MW NC Portfolio – Innogy has acquired two projects in North Carolina with a capacity totaling 10 MW. Now this is not an acquisition of the projects themselves, moreover the acquisition of the rights to develop the projects. The company plans to commission the projects by the end of the year. Source: Renewables Now
Responses are rolling in to rumors of a “middle ground” climate plan by Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden:
This is a dealbreaker.
There is no “middle ground” w/ climate denial & delay.
Blaming “blue collar” Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101.
We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake. https://t.co/KvrBmaJd75
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 10, 2019