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The strong expansion of variable renewables, which are projected to make up more than half of global capacity additions to 2040 in the IEA’s New Policies Scenario (NPS), has major implications for electricity, first among them is the need for increased flexibility in the storage industry. Globally, electricity demand is projected to grow by over

PPAs: Which One Do You Need?

Given the increased investment costs due to raw material prices of photovoltaic and wind plants (capital-intensive capacity), it is increasingly advantageous for developers to sign PPAs, securing the projects´ bankability. In fact, it is convenient that the cash flow of a new big plant coming online is known in advance, otherwise, it will be more
The amount of minerals needed to construct solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities, wind farms, and electric vehicles (EVs) is typically substantially higher than conventional technologies. A typical electric vehicle needs six times as much mineral input as a conventional vehicle, and an onshore wind farm needs nine times as much mineral input per megawatt as a

PPA Prices are Higher Than Ever 

The rush in wholesale prices of gas and electricity also drives up the average prices of long-term contracts (PPA) for renewable energy.  Long-term power purchase agreements provide the assurance that the project will bring the expected return on investment upon completion, reducing the uncertainty of cash flow derived from the sale of energy on the
Due to the shrinking of the fossil fuel markets, the wholesale price of electricity rose significantly in many countries in the first half of 2022, especially in Europe. As a result of gas prices rising to over five times the value of the reference period, power prices in many European markets reached three to four
The European Council of October 2014 endorsed the proposal of the European Commission of May 2014 to extend the current 10% electric interconnectors target to 15% by 2030 while considering the cost factors and potential commercial exchanges in the relevant regions.  How we produce and use energy relies heavily on interconnectors. Clean energy from renewable sources like
Here follow 5 questions Green Dealflow asked phelas, an innovative company focusing on a particular energy storage technology to foster the energy transition: liquid air energy storage. What problem does phelas solve? Phelas was founded to turn a very simple vision into reality: We want 100% renewable power to be a no-brainer everywhere on this
The following article explains the introduction of new frameworks in regard to renewable energy installations in Italy according to the official decree. On July 14, the Senate renewed its confidence in the Government by definitively approving, in the text dismissed by the Chamber, the bill for the conversion, with modifications, of the Decree-Law no. 50 of
Here follow 6 questions Green Dealflow asked Enerpoly, an innovative company trying to put zinc-ion batteries on the table of energy storage technologies to foster the energy transition and diversify the need for critical minerals required for lithium-ion batteries. 1. What is the Enerpoly innovative perspective on zinc-ion energy storage? Enerpoly develops and manufactures zinc-ion
High prices, rising costs, economic uncertainty, energy security concerns, and climate imperatives amount to a powerful cocktail of factors bearing on global energy investments.  IEA´s tracking and forecast estimate that global energy investments are expected to rise 8% in 2022, reaching around 2.4 trillion. However, around 200 billion is being driven up by higher costs
The global solar PV supply chain has seen a big shift in geographical hubs in the last 10 years with Europe, the USA, and Japan being overtaken by Chinese production. In 12 years, the PV cells global manufacturing capacity jumped from almost 25 GW (2010) to more than 220 GW (2022), with China currently weighing up
The Italian authority has published the formal general guidelines regarding agrivoltaics. This document was developed and published within a working group coordinated by the ministry of ecological transition – the department for energy and provides precise definitions of agrivoltaic systems, separating agrivoltaics from advanced agrivoltaics. Agrivoltaic plant is the one which: i) adopts innovative integrative
Green Dealflow has published the transaction review for the second quarter of 2022: the full dataset for solar and wind transactions closed in this period is available here. The content is a key tool to get a clear picture of the market by the country´s records on renewable energy. To gain the possibility to jump into

The Future of Energy Storage

In May 2022 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published the report “The Future of Energy Storage”, founded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Heising-Simons Foundation.Energy storage enables cost-effective deep decarbonization of electric power systems with high wind and solar penetration. Deep decarbonization will require massive investments in multiple energy storage technologies, as well

Agrivoltaics: The New Frontier

“It’s now or never” is the succintest way to abbreviate the latest warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  If the world is going to avoid the worst of the climate crisis, climate mitigation needs to happen now and with greater impact.  Specifically the world needs to reduce global carbon emissions by 2025
Airborne wind energy (AWE) is “the conversion of wind energy into electricity using tethered flying devices”. The research began in 1980, in 40 years interest and investment in AWE have grown substantially, especially in the last decade, with approximately 70 active research entities including over 20 technology developers globally.  Research found “potential for, and technical viability of,
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You can find the original article from Watson Farley & Williams about the Italian energy decree here. We present an overview of the main amendments introduced by the Energy Decree, focussing on the photovoltaic (“PV”) and wind power sectors. I. SIMPLIFICATIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS Extension of the simplified authorisation procedure (PAS) – Legislative
An increasing number of countries aim to replace polluting conventional generators with clean renewables. It is expected that this would lead to solar and wind production covering almost 80% of the total generation. The change in the electric system going from dispatchable conventional generators to renewables production will require investments and support from TSOs, market
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Energy storage is going to be one of the most important technologies in the shift toward clean energy systems.   Because solar panels and wind turbines don´t operate continuously due to the intermittency of solar radiation and wind currents, the owner of these projects are forced to sell the electricity when these resources are available, and
Massive amounts of new wind and solar will be a make-or-break ingredient of a net-zero grid. Solar power generated less than 4 percent of the world’s electricity in 2021; by 2050, solar’s share needs to jump to 33 percent. Wind power produced less than 7 percent of electricity globally last year; by 2050, that needs to grow to 35 percent. So said the International Energy Agency last year when it laid
Italian renewable energy associations ANIE Rinnovabili, Italia Solare, and Elettricità Futura have released a joint position paper defining a series of standards for agrivoltaics projects. A document compiled by three Italian renewables associations identifies with extreme precision the area that is allowed to be used for power generation in the two most common agrivoltaics configurations — solar arrays with elevated
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Green Dealflow has published the transaction review for the first quarter of 2022: the full dataset for solar and wind transactions closed in this period is available here. The content is a key tool to get a clear picture of the market by the country´s records on renewable energy. To gain the possibility to jump into
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In an effort to combat global warming, wind turbines are on the rise. In order to make wind energy more efficient, turbine size is increasing. Wind energy is the cleanest form of energy, but there is a problem. The potential energy from wind is lost due to various technical issues – such as cracks, lightning
Renewables on the rise: + 70% compared to 2020 with 1,397 MW. It is essential to accelerate to reach the 2030 goals.  According to the RES Observatory created by ANIE Rinnovabili, an association of ANIE Federation, based on the data from Terna of 2021 there is a cumulative total of 1,376 MW of renewables divided
Companies should now develop strategies on how to switch to renewable energies through Power Purchase Agreements. Key facts If you want to operate sustainably, you should deal intensively with how the future energy supply can be secured. To this end, companies should start in good time to set up an appropriate procurement strategy that takes
At Green Dealflow we provide knowledge regarding investments opportunities and business strategies to contribute to a more sustainable society. As our aim is to facilitate investments in the renewable energy industry, we collect the officially announced schemes and deliver the updated version of solar and wind tenders and auctions to our audience on a monthly basis.  You can
The infrastructure plan of the Italian Transmission System Operator will contribute to the green transition, with more than 30 electricity connections. The investments aim to strengthen the grid, avoid bottlenecks, and ensure the security of supply.    The South part of the country, where is the greatest production of green electricity, also suffers from diffused
The cost of electricity in Italy has never been higher. This is what emerges from the data published by Arera, the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks, and the Environment. In the first weeks of 2022, the Italian energy prices per MWh had an average of 216,35 €.   According to the same authority, the price is composed of 80.8% of energy, 8.4% of transportation and meter, and 10,8% taxes, while the system fees have been deducted from the government for the last quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.    The main driver of such a huge increase is found in the cost of energy: in the last period, from the third to the fourth quarter of 2021, the price went from
At Green Dealflow we provide knowledge regarding investments opportunities and business strategies to contribute to a more sustainable society. As our aim is to facilitate investments in the renewable energy industry, we collect the officially announced schemes and deliver the updated version of solar and wind tenders and auctions to our audience on a monthly basis.  You can
The Italian electricity transmission system operator (TSO) Terna initiated the procedure for electricity generators to take part in the 2024 capacity market auction at the end of November 2021 with the aim of holding the competition on 21 February 2022.   Terna will hold the third auction round for the capacity market (2024) on February 21, 2022, after having
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