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Solarcentury wins for “Clean Growth” in the inaugural UK-Spain Business Awards

The British Embassy in Spain and the Department for International Trade (DIT) have awarded Solarcentury in the “Clean Growth” category at the inaugural UK-Spain Business Awards. The initiative is a collaboration between the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain and the Bank of Santander in celebration of the commercial relationship between the UK and Spain. […]

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Solarcentury plans return to UK development with 62MW solar farm in Wales

19 February 2020: Solarcentury, the global integrated solar power company, today announces that it has been evaluating land to the north east of St. Asaph, Wales, for the development of a new solar farm – Elwy Solar Energy Farm. The development will be Solarcentury’s first new project in the UK since 2016, underlining the evolution […]

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Day in the life of Peter Allen, Asset Manager

With a background in Accounting and Finance, Peter joined Solarcentury as our first Asset Manager. He works on our international projects and tells us all about his experience and role here… What is your background, and how did you end up at Solarcentury? I’ve worked in energy since the start of my career, always in […]

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Solarcentury begins construction on 300MW Talayuela Solar project

Solarcentury, together with solar and wind operator Encavis AG, has today formally begun construction on its EURO 225m, 300MW Talayuela Solar Project in Cáceres, Extremadura; one of the largest and most powerful subsidy-free solar developments in Spain to date.

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Solarcentury secures new €54.8m banking facility to build 500MW solar projects in Spain

London, 7 January 2020: Solarcentury, the global integrated solar power company with operations across Europe, Latin America and Africa, today announces that it has secured a new €54.8 million banking facility with NatWest and HSBC UK, which will be used to facilitate the construction of two utility-scale solar plants in Spain, with a combined generating […]

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How to build the biggest solar farm in the Netherlands?

On a sunny morning in November, we arrive at the Vlagtwedde solar farm construction site to meet Thijs Martens, who is the project manager of what will become the largest solar farm in the Netherlands. His passion is clear when he talks about building solar farms – he is a real expert in the development […]

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Climate change: The EIB finances one of the largest solar plants in Spain

Talayuela solar plant in Extremadura to produce renewable energy for around 150,000 households yearly CO2 emissions will be reduced by more than 171 kt CO2-e/year 400 workers to be employed during the construction phase The project sponsors are Encavis AG and Solarcentury The investment is supported by the Juncker Plan Spain, December 11 2019: During […]

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Powering ahead with decarbonisation requires a green electricity revolution

Enrico Ambrosini, Global Head of Origination, explains why. Fossil fuel consumption for energy is far and away the biggest contributor of harmful greenhouse emissions globally, accounting for almost 70% of global carbon emissions every year. However, if today’s outdated fossil fuel-based global energy system is transitioned to 100% renewables – which can and should be […]

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Day in the life of Elena Koumpli, Head of Data Analysis and SCADA Manager

After working on research projects in academia for over 10 years, Elena joined Solarcentury and now leads our SCADA and Data Analysis teams, which focus on performance optimisation. We learn more about her and her role here… What is your background and route into the company? During my first degree in Applied Physics in Athens, […]

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Why ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in solar is essential for decarbonisation and prosperity

David Edwards, Solarcentury Strategy and Resources Director, takes us through the numbers. The Earth’s carbon budget is rapidly expiring. Since the Paris Agreement, world leaders, major corporations and financial investors have talked much about the importance of transitioning to a decarbonised global economy. However, their ongoing subsidising of and investment in fossil fuels is already […]

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