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Elwy solar energy farm: formal consultation starting

3 August 2020: Today marks the start of the formal consultation process for Elwy solar energy farm, near St Asaph, North Wales. The consultation will run from early August until Friday 9th October 2020 allowing the communities of St Asaph and Bodelwyddan plenty of time to have their say on the proposals before the Development […]

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Solarcentury to develop 362MWp of solar near Valderrey, Spain

23 July 2020: Solarcentury is in the early stages of developing two solar projects in the region of León in the North West of Spain. Today, Jose Miguel Ferrer – General Manager for Solarcentury in Iberia – introduced the projects to the local community and outlined the benefits that the solar projects will bring. Following […]

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Day in the life of Sarah Howarth, Design & Content Manager; a lockdown special

Sarah, our Design & Content Manager (and working-mum), hopes for better decision-making in a post-Corona world   I’m told we’ve passed 100 days of lockdown, a third of the year. I can’t say it feels like that, but perhaps that’s because we’re now coming out the other side – things are being booked in the diary, I’ve had a hug with my brother (social-bubble-legal), and kids are enjoying a few hours of school. These extra allowances each […]

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Day in the life of Barbara Flesche, Deputy CEO

Barbara Flesche became Deputy CEO at Solarcentury earlier this year, having previously led the company’s development and project financing teams. She tells us what makes her tick. How did you end up working in renewables? I’m a trained banker and started my career focused on M&A, structured finance and corporate finance. I gained experience of […]

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Solarcentury leads the field in a successful tender for sites in Chile

Solarcentury has been awarded the right to develop three utility-scale solar farms in Chile for a total of 1.04 Gwp (963 MWac).

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Dan Davies: a farewell

This July, Dan Davies leaves Solarcentury after a career here spanning four decades. He shares his journey. A bit more than 21 years ago – a few weeks after becoming a dad for the first time – I joined Solarcentury. I’d been working for Jeremy Leggett as a consultant the year before, developing a number […]

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Solarcentury secures €20m from Rabobank to build two solar farms in the Netherlands

Solarcentury and Rabobank reach Financial Close for two utility-scale solar projects near Apeldoorn in central Netherlands Solarcentury and Rabobank have announced today that they have reached financial close for Apeldoorn IJsseldijk and Apeldoorn Beemte-Broekland. With the contract signed, the path is clear for both solar farms to move to the construction phase. In the coming […]

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Solar and the longest day

We’re approaching the longest day in the Northern hemisphere. But will it be the best day for solar? The answer may not be as you’d expect. Jan Muller, Director of Asset Management, explains. Solar really likes a combination of low temperatures and high levels of irradiance. It still works in cloudy conditions, but performs best […]

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How the Coronavirus crisis impacts the construction of our largest solar farm in the Netherlands

Like most of the world, our team in the Netherlands has tried to make the best of the bizarre changes our society is experiencing since the Coronavirus came to our shores. Our offices are empty, and the only way we can communicate with our colleagues is via phone and video conference. But the effects are […]

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Four key requirements for CfDs

As the consultation closes for the proposed CfD scheme, Susannah Wood shares our thoughts on what’s needed to make CfDs work for solar. It’s good news for the UK’s low-carbon future that the Government wants to include solar into the CfD scheme. A successful solar scheme will see plenty of low-carbon electricity being built at […]

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