Another busy funding week with solar IPOs on deck and venture capital investments — but no cleantech SPACs in the last few day, at least.
The Spanish solar tracker builder is hoping to debut on the stock markets of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia this year. American solar tracker company Array Technologies has also filed to go public.
Scientists in Spain have tested various properties of anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for PV module glass, aiming to develop a material that offers the best balance of desired material properties at the lowest cost. Over a year of testing, the best coatings were shown to boost module output by around 2%, and the group also made several observations that could influence future developments of coatings for PV module front glass.
Iberdrola’s 500 MW Núñez de Balboa solar park has started commercial operations, following the completion of construction in December.
Also in the brief: The coronavirus response reduced electricity demand in every country across Europe last week
Also in the brief: A great month for solar in Oahu, Connecticut’s two biggest electric utilities are “dragging their feet” on shared solar, and Ørsted in Rhode Island.
Things are hotting up in the tracker world as the desire to squeeze down the price per Watt of solar power intensifies. And the rise of the trackers is attracting some well-known businesses to buy their way into the field.
Latest report by IEEFA showcases nine case studies among the world’s leading states by wind and solar market share, which can help up as an example for other countries on their energy transition pathways.
A research note by Guggenheim Securities says that the recents sales of NRG Yield and 8point3 Energy Partners show how difficult it has been for investors to accurately value yieldcos, and undermines confidence.
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