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Major businesses call for easier access to renewable energy

Companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Nike, have signalled their willingness to do more to tackle climate change

ENGIE inks 25-year PPA for solar energy projects in Senegal

They have a total capacity of 60MW and is part of the Scaling Solar initiative

Wind farm to provide 100% of Boston University’s power needs

A wind farm to be built in South Dakota will provide renewable energy starting in 2020

UK’s ‘first subsidy-free wind project’ reaches financial close

Construction is due to start shortly and the site will be commissioned early next year

Shell signs on the dotted line for UK solar

Shell has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) making it the sole recipient of energy from one of the UK’s largest solar power plants. The deal with clean power developer British Solar Renewables (BSR) will see it receive electricity from the company’s 69.8MW Bradenstoke solar farm in Wiltshire. The facility produces around 65GWh of power […]

New PPA hits renewable market

Total Gas & Power (TGP) has teamed up with Reactive Technologies (RT) to create a new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for renewable generators. It aims to help overcome the challenges seen in the renewables industry as incentives have been removed and embedded benefits are coming under increased pressure. A PPA is a financial agreement where […]

EU renewables sourcing platform launched

A new platform for businesses to source renewable energy in the European market has been launched. The RE-Source Platform is said to be the first multi-stakeholder hub in Europe bringing together the interests of both renewable energy buyers and sellers. It will pool resources and co-ordinate activities to promote a better policy framework for renewable […]

Microsoft-GE ink wind, energy storage deal

Microsoft has announced plans to buy all the power from a new wind farm in Ireland. It has inked a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to buy electricity from its new 37MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry. Each turbine will have an integrated battery to help generate “valuable data” on energy storage. […]

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – The Building Blocks of a Successful PPA

Everyone’s pretty au fait with the general shape of a PPA – renewable developer meets end user, and both live happily ever after with a mutually beneficial purchase agreement – but for many people the rest of the details are a little hazy. There’s a lot more to a PPA than just settling on a […]

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – PPAs aren’t just for tree huggers anymore!

For a small island that receives comparatively little sunshine, Great Britain has a remarkable history of paving the way for solar power. The nature of corporate/end-user power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the UK has certainly come a long way since the first one was signed in 2007. Decades of climbing prices had finally triggered demand […]