Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Sep 22-Oct 5)

Source: ABO Wind

October 6 (Renewables Now) - Facebook and General Motors, Coles and Ineos are among the companies that recently struck corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) for electricity from onshore wind, solar and offshore wind parks. Our round-up of PPA news starts with the most recent announcements.

-- Facebook contracts 100 MW of rooftop solar arrays in Singapore

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Social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has signed a contract with Sunseap Group Pte Ltd to buy solar power from 100 MWp of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) installations in Singapore. Read more..

-- CleanCo, Neoen seal PPA for 110 MW of wind in Queensland

CleanCo, a regional utility in Queensland, has agreed to buy the output of a 110-MW portion of Neoen SA’s (EPA:NEOEN) Kaban Green Power Hub in the Aussie state. Read more..

-- General Motors to be off-taker of 180-MW solar park in Arkansas

US carmaker General Motors Co (NYSE:GM) has struck an off-take deal to buy electricity from a 180-MW solar park developed by First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) in Arkansas. Read more..

-- Aussie scientific agency CSIRO inks solar PPA with ZEN Energy

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will be buying power from two solar parks under a deal with domestic renewable energy retailer ZEN Energy. Read more..

-- Electrum Lietuva to buy 180 GWh of wind power in Lithuania

A unit of Latvian power supply company Latvenergo has signed an off-take deal to purchase around 60 GWh of electricity per year from a wind farm in Lithuania. Read more..

-- DESRI inks 50-MW solar PPA with US municipal utilities

DE Shaw Renewable Investments LLC (DESRI) has agreed to sell electricity from a 50-MW solar plant cluster with an unspecified location to a group of 19 municipal utilities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read more..

-- Afghan utility inks PPAs for 110 MW of USAID-backed wind, solar projects

Afghan government-owned power company Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) has signed four PPAs to support around 110 MW of grid-connected wind and solar projects. Read more..

-- One day, two PPAs in Spain for 200 MW of solar

Two Swiss power market players signed PPAs in Spain, securing the output of 200 MW of solar capacity. Energy trader Alpiq has procured the output of the 50-MWp Alizarsun solar project in Zaragoza under a contract with its Israeli-Chinese developers, while Spanish solar projects developer Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA has inked a ten-year PPA for 150 MW of PV capacity with Axpo Iberia SL. Read more..

-- Tunisia kicks off new 70-MW solar tender

The government of Tunisia has issued a fourth tender for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, again seeking to award 70 MW of capacity. The winners will be awarded long-term PPAs with state-owned utility Societe Tunisienne de l’electricite et du gaz (STEG). Read more..

-- ABO Wind inks Finnish PPA for 40-MW project with Gasum

ABO Wind AG (ETR:AB9) has contracted the output of a 40-MW wind farm it will build in Finland’s North Ostrobothnia region. It signed a 10-year PPA with state-owned Finnish natural gas company Gasum Oy that will sell the electricity to its clients. Read more..

-- Maine greenlights off-take for 546 MW of renewables, mostly solar

Maine has approved 546 MW of renewable energy projects to enter power off-take deals with investor-owned utilities in the state, with the bulk of the capacity coming from solar schemes. Read more..

-- Ineos to get offshore wind power from Norther under PPA with Engie

Chemicals maker Ineos has announced a deal with France’s Engie (EPA:ENGI) to buy green power from the 370-MW Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. Read more..

-- Coles to buy 4 TWh of wind, solar power for Queensland retail ops

CleanCo, the publicly-owned clean energy generator and retailer of Queensland, will deliver 400 GWh of solar and wind electricity annually to Aussie supermarket chain Coles. Read more..

-- Circle Power seals PPAs for 40 MW of wind in Michigan

Renewables developer Circle Power unveiled off-take deals for 40 MW of wind turbine capacity it will install in the state of Michigan with Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO). Read more..

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