Spain Moves to Prevent a Second Solar Bubble

Grid-connection applications for solar projects are rising by 15 gigawatts a month in a country with 40 gigawatts of total peak power demand. Spain’s energy regulator is moving to tighten PV plant grid connection rules as the country heads toward a second solar development bubble. The National Commission on Markets and Competition (Comisión Nacional de […]

New Ground: Spanish Firm Signs PPA for Crowdfunded Solar Plant

Europe’s first large-scale solar power-purchase agreement for a crowdfunded project comes as renewables contracts reach new heights of innovation. A Spanish firm has broken new ground in the complex world of solar contracting with what is thought to be Europe’s first large-scale power-purchase agreement for a crowdfunded plant. Holaluz, a clean-energy retailer, signed up to […]

C&I Renewables Marketplace LevelTen Draws Investments From Total and Equinor

LevelTen is targeting the “long tail” of smaller companies interested in renewables, including in Europe, CEO Bryce Smith tells Greentech Media. LevelTen Energy, a marketplace for corporate and industrial (C&I) renewable energy procurement, announced a fundraising round of $20.5 million on Monday. The latest fundraise is significantly higher than its previous round of $6.8 million. […]

Solar Developer 7X Energy Secures Final Corporate PPA for 690MW Texas Project

Having found early success in the “very competitive” Texas solar market, 7X Energy is quietly pushing into new geographies, CEO says. Solar developer 7X Energy secured a second and final corporate power-purchase agreement for its 690-megawatt Taygete project in West Texas, unlocking what will be the state’s largest solar project as the ambitious developer readies […]