Quadran bags French PV spoils

10/08/2018 08:47 Solar


French renewable energy company Quadran secured 10 projects with a combined capacity of 65MW in France's latest solar auction.

The winning plants include the 29.9MW Metairie facility in the Loiret region of the country, which will include an educational zone to provide information on the benefits of renewable energy to young people. 


Quadran said another project, the 4.9MW Pont-sur-Sambre scheme, will be built on the site of an old EDF coal-fired power station.


In total, the 10 solar farms are expected to generate 77 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year, the company added.


Quadran general manager Antoine de Larocque said: “Quadran confirms its position as a major player in the production of renewable electricity and its ambitions in particular on the French photovoltaic market.”


Quadran, which is part of Direct Energie Group, said 720MW in total had been awarded in the latest auction.

Source: renews.biz

Daily (14.01.2019): Oil prices down by around 2% on Friday on concerns over global economic growth

14/01/2019 11:57:00

Oil prices lost nearly 2% as the recent pessimistic economic data added to persisting worries about global economic growth. Nevertheless, oil markets posted gains on a weekly basis, due to OPEC-led output cuts and expectations for progress in U.S.-China trade talks. Brent crude fell by around 2% to $60.48 a barrel, while WTI futures settled about 2% down to $51.59 a barrel.


Russia’s coal exports, production hit 5-year high in 2018

14/01/2019 09:26:00

Russia’s production and exports of coal hit last year their highest levels since 2013, according to Platts estimates of data from Russia’s Energy Ministry.


Trans Adriatic Pipeline secures €3.9bn project financing

14/01/2019 09:20:00

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline, which will be laid between the Turkish-Greek border and Italy, aims to bring Caspian natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz II field in Azerbaijan to Europe. The pipeline will also have a subsea section of 105km in the Adriatic Sea.