Statkraft Ireland has acquired a portfolio of 275MWdc of solar from Lightsource BP.
Solar Media's Lauren Cook takes a closer look at the results of Ireland's RESS, identifying who the big winners are and what types of projects were successful.
Norwegian state-owned power giant Statkraft has scooped up the largest contract in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with two solar farms totaling 276MWp coming out successful alongside 57MW of onshore wind.
Statkraft has entered the UK solar developer market for the first time, thanks to a Joint Development Agreement with solar developer UK Power Associates Ltd (UKPA).
Statkraft has signed a hybrid power purchase and optimisation agreement with Warrington Renewables (York) Limited.
Statkraft is laying claim to the first utility-scale battery in the Republic of Ireland with the completion of an 11MW project.
Norway’s state-owned power giant Statkraft has entered Ireland’s nascent solar market with the acquisition of a 320MW portfolio of utility-scale assets.
RedT has confirmed it has agreed outline terms for a reverse takeover of fellow vanadium redox flow battery firm Avalon, a move which the firm said would create a “leading player” in the energy storage market.
Concerns over the future of energy storage firm redT remain after it admitted that, without additional investment, the vanadium flow machine manufacturer could be forced to cease trading by the end of November.
Statkraft has been revealed as the major European utility to partner with redT on a fully-financed solar-plus-storage offering for the UK’s thriving C&I market.
Statkraft has partnered with energy & meteo systems to launch a 1GW wind, solar and battery storage virtual power plant in the UK, which it says will further renewables’ penetration into the country’s energy market.