Norway’s Scatec Solar expects strong growth in corporate renewable deals this year

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Norway’s Scatec Solar expects to sign several deals to supply corporate clients this year as the price of its solar power becomes more competitive, the chief executive said on Friday.Scatec Solar, which aims to operate 3.5 gigawatt (GW) of capacity around the world by the end of 2021, said it was in talks on several potential deals to supply between 50 megawatts (MW) and 200 MW, similar to the scale of contracts with utilities.“We expect 2019 to be a breakthrough for corporate power purchase agreements,” Chief Executive Raymond Carlsen told a news conference. Despite the size of the potential deals, corporate buyers would likely seek shorter terms than the 20 to 25-year contracts typically agreed with public utilities, he said.The company said costs of the unit over the lifetime of a generating asset, known as “levelised costs”, had fallen by 83 percent since 2010, making solar more competitive. “The costs of power produced from solar is at or below the level of energy from other types of sources. If you can offer the lowest prices, people are not going to overlook it, they will be interested,” Carlsen told Reuters.Scatec has 584 MW of installed capacity and 1.1 GW under construction, including a 400 MW solar plant in Egypt. It expects to reach 3.5 GW by 2021, while its total pipeline of new projects due to become operational by 2021 and beyond now stands at 4.5 GW. “We are in a very strong growth mode,” Carlsen said, adding that Scatec expected total proportionate power production to rise to 575-625 GWh in 2019 from 318 GWh in 2018.More: Scatec Solar expects more deals with corporate power buyers in 2019 Norway’s Scatec Solar expects strong growth in corporate renewable deals this yearlast_img read more

THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL COMING TO DONEGAL TO FILM BASKING SHARKS

first_imgThe Discovery Channel Canada has confirmed they are coming to Malin Head to film a program on Basking Sharks for their famous Shark Week.A basking sharkThe Irish Basking Shark Study Group, which was only started in 2009, say this is a major publicity coup for them.Coordinator Emmett Johnston said “To get one of the big media channels of the world to come to Ireland and in particular feature basking sharks is very powerful opportunity for us to promote our message, especially when one considers that the basking shark is still unprotected in Irish waters”. More than 29 million viewers worldwide watched the Discovery Channel Shark Week in 2013 making it one of the biggest TV events in the channels history.It was also one of most tweeted events in 2013 giving it a very high profile on the world media calendar.The group has been undertaking research around the Irish coast in collaboration with Queens University Belfast and Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology.This program of research and study has enabled them to undertake pioneering research in Irish coastal waters which is now being noticed worldwide. The decision for the Discovery Channel to come to Malin head is no accident, the group have built up a considerable amount of experience and an enviable reputation in the natural media scene.Previous successful productions such as Wild Journey’s for RTE and Monty Halls Great Escape for BBC have showcased what the team do and the spectacular scenery off Malin head and the Blasket islands in which they operate.Filming will most likely be in July, when basking sharks are at their biggest numbers off the north coastTHE DISCOVERY CHANNEL COMING TO DONEGAL TO FILM BASKING SHARKS was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Basking SharksDiscovery ChannelEmmett JohnstonTVlast_img read more