Etats-Unis: un grand plan de l'énergie solaire

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Message par energy_isere » 13 mars 2019, 00:09

EDF Renouvelables va développer 310 mégawatts solaires aux Etats-Unis

AFP parue le 12 mar 2019

EDF Renouvelables, filiale de l'électricien français dédiée aux énergies renouvelables, a annoncé mardi la signature de contrats de vente d'électricité pour cinq centrales solaires en Floride, d'une capacité totale de 310 mégawatts (MW).

Ces cinq projets solaires de 62 MW chacun sont situés sur plusieurs sites de la ville de Jacksonville et l'électricité produite sera vendue au gestionnaire du réseau local de courant, le JEA (Jacksonville Electric Authority).

Ces projets viendront considérablement renforcer la présence d'EDF Renouvelables dans le solaire aux Etats-Unis, où la société avait déjà installé près de 400 MW fin 2018.
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Message par energy_isere » 06 juin 2019, 07:42

La société US Energy Transfer qui est dans les oléoducs et gazoducs dans le Permien passe un contrat pour acheter de l'électricité solaire pour 15 ans pour ses opérations.

Oil & Gas Pipeline Firm Buys Solar Power For Permian Operations

By Tsvetana Paraskova - Jun 05, 2019

Canadian Solar Inc will supply solar energy to oil and gas pipeline company Energy Transfer from a solar project in the Permian in a first-ever dedicated solar contract that Dallas-based Energy Transfer has signed.

Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply Energy Transfer with solar energy from the Maplewood 2 project in Pecos County in West Texas for a duration of 15 years, the Canadian solar company said in a statement.

“Insiders of the renewable energy industry know well that solar PPAs often help corporations lock in low-cost electricity prices to power their operations. However, it is rewarding in 2019 to also see valued partners from the traditional energy sector like Energy Transfer view a purchase of electricity from high quality Canadian Solar assets like the Maplewood 2 project as a financially sensible decision,” Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman at Canadian Solar, said.

According to David Coker, vice president of Power Optimization at Energy Transfer, the PPA makes economic sense for the oil and gas pipeline company.

“We are always focused on operating our facilities safely and efficiently, and while we mainly rely on electrical energy powered by natural gas, we do use a diversified mix of energy sources when it makes economic sense to do so. In fact, the percentage of electrical energy we purchase that originates from solar and wind sources is now more than 20 percent on any given day with the addition of this contract with Recurrent Energy,” Coker said.

This is not the first time an oil and gas company has signed a power purchase agreement to use renewable energy for its oil and gas operations.

U.S. supermajor Exxon signed in November last year a 12-year deal with Danish renewable energy company Orsted to buy 500 MW of electricity produced by solar and wind farms to power its oil production in the Permian. Although the terms of the contract remained undisclosed, it is the largest such contract featuring an oil company as a party, Bloomberg New Energy Finance commented.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com
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Message par energy_isere » 19 juin 2019, 22:31

2.7 GW de nouveaux solaire PV installés aux US au Q1 2019, c'est le plus gros chiffre jamais réalisé dans le pays
US Solar Power Is Booming This Year Despite Trump's Tariffs

Yessenia Funes 18 June 2019

Clean energy is on the up and up again, and the U.S. solar industry is benefiting as a result. Despite a drop in solar installations last year, this year is expected to see installations increase, according to a new report.

Published Tuesday, the report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, a market research group, found that the first quarter of 2019 was the strongest in the U.S. solar industry’s history, with 2.7 gigawatts of solar capacity added to the grid. New solar installations should grow 25 percent from 2018, to 13.3 gigawatts. The bounce back, after solar installations dipped 2 percent last year, was driven by larger-scale utility solar projects, which account for 61 percent of the first quarter’s growth.

This marks a sizeable change from what was expected last year when President Trump announced he was smacking tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. At the time, the industry was worried that the tariffs would hinder solar, especially after 2017’s job losses. Instead, solar installations shot past the 2 million mark this year, which is something worth celebrating.

“We’ve now gone a full five quarters with the tariffs being in place, and the market has seemed to have really settled down and has grown quite robustly,” said Colin Smith, senior analyst with Wood Mackenzie, to Earther. “Now, we’re in a position where we’re seeing a lot of market growth beyond what we initially expected a year ago or simply overcome any impacts of the tariffs.”

As the report notes, residential rooftop solar is seeing some growth, while non-residential solar—which refers to solar panels found on commercial and industrial facilities, in addition to community solar projects—is facing a decline. Utility solar projects that feed energy into the grid are the real saviors here, though: The report notes that this sector should grow by 46 percent from 2018 this year thanks to big solar projects in Florida and the Carolinas. So far, Florida has been leading the charge in solar installations this year, followed by California (of course).

The industry expects this growth to continue well past 2019, as well. A number of U.S. utilities—from Dominion to Duke Energy—have solar projects in the works, and they should be a reality come 2024. Plus, even non-residential solar should finally see some growth in the coming years. By 2023, the report authors expect community solar to make up about 30 percent of non-residential solar capacity. Another roughly 20 percent will come from solar-plus-storage as energy storage starts to gain some steam.

Corporations are also helping fuel solar’s growth, said Smith. Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google are procuring hundreds of megawatts—if not gigawatts—of solar to help fuel their internal renewable energy targets.

“In years past, we were really looking at distributed generation so residential and commercial rooftop projects as one segment,” Smith told Earther, “but we’re now seeing this emerging segment that’s really driving growth.”

Currently, solar doesn’t even make up 2 percent of the U.S. energy generation. However, as costs have fallen solar has grown more than seventeen-fold since 2008, according to the Department of Energy. Renewables, in general, are set to be the “fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years,” per the Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, coal generation has been falling; it’s down to just 28 percent of U.S. energy generation.

Still, solar plus wind might not be enough to meet our targets put forth by the Paris Agreement, E&E News reports. Other types of renewable energy types may be necessary during winter months when energy demands are highest. Governments may need to step in to ensure there’s more research being done on nuclear, renewable hydrogen, biogas, and carbon capture. If we won’t be using fossil fuels in the future, we need to figure out what will fill in the gaps if there are times when wind and solar can’t produce enough energy.

The energy market is changing, and we all better brace ourselves.
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Message par energy_isere » 22 juin 2019, 09:52

Je comprends pas trop comment ça peut arriver mais un oiseau est responsable d'un incident qui a mis hors service un parc solaire PV géant en Californie.
Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire

‘avian incident’ has knocked 84% of a US solar farm off the grid.

Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire that damaged distribution cables and poles.

Despite panels themselves remaining undamaged, according a regulatory filing made by the owner, the affected area spanned 1,200 acres

Clearway Energy hasn’t confirmed exactly how the blaze was ignited at the San Luis Obispo County facility but it is expected to return to full service by the 1st of July.

The incident could cost a total of $9 million (£7m) after estimated insurance recovery.
https://www.energylivenews.com/2019/06/ ... -the-grid/

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