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No ‘mad race’ in Uttarakhand solar auction but bankability fears remain

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All the winning bids in the latest 170MW Indian state solar auction in Uttarakhand have remained below the INR6/kWh (US$0.09) tariff, despite several bankers commenting on previous auctions that only prices of INR6-6.5 per unit would be workable given India’s market conditions.

However, Imran Ali Naqvi, head, strategy consulting, Gensol Engineering, and Bhuwan Mehta, senior consultant, at Gensol Engineering, who were both present at the auction, told PV Tech that the Uttarakhand bidding appears to be a “welcome change from the mad race” that was seen at the previous three auctions in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Punjab, where the winning bids came in extremely close to the INR5/kWh mark.

Fears about the viability of projects won under such low bids in these three auctions were confirmed earlier this month when Gayrajan Kohli, senior manager, consulting, Bridge to India, told PV Tech that discussions with an unnamed leading project developer revealed that it was considering dropping one of the projects it won through an “overly aggressive strategy”.

The Gensol consultants said that the range of winning bids in Uttarakhand was INR5.57-5.99/kWh, with 22 individual projects being awarded in the bid. Indian firm Rays Power Infra was the lowest bidder with an average tariff of INR5.575/kWh.

The two Gensol consultants added: “Although, the questions of viability still remain, there is definitely a sign of caution here, and the tariff is somewhat representative of land and connectivity costs in Uttarakhand as compared to other bids.

“This bid will surely encourage small developers in future, and will help Uttarakhand to build its renewable energy portfolio through future offerings. Interestingly, unlike other bids, the winning bids are uniformly distributed throughout the winning range.”

No further information on the winning bidders was available at the time of writing.

Back in September, when the tendering was announced, Bridge to India consultant Mudit Jain told PV Tech that Uttarakhand already has abundant hydro power resources, while also having “very expensive” land, and he questioned the need for solar capacity in the state.

Last month, PV Tech also interviewed Bridge to India founder and managing director Tobias Engelmeier on the issue of low winning tariffs in India's state solar auctions.

Resumption of IPO may cause new "bloodshed" in the LED industry

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Resumption of IPO may cause new "bloodshed" in the LED industry
On 30th November, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) released Opinions on Further Promoting IPO System Reforms . This means the resumption of IPO is in sight, the 13-month waiting is worthwhile. However, the new IPO policies posed great challenge for many enterprises including LED firms, and improved the requirement for listed enterprises.

On the list of 83 CSRC-approved applicants for IPO, 9 of them are of electronic background, including 3 LED firms and one LED Lamp firm. The three LED firms include Shenzhen Absen Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., MLS Lighting Co., Ltd., and Kennede Electronics MFG Co.,,Ltd. And the LED Lamp firm is Zhejiang Youpon Integrated Ceiling Co., Ltd.

The above 4 companies mainly focus on midstream and downstream of the LED industry. If they manage to succeed in IPO, the competition of the LED industry will intensify, especially in the LED Packaging and Application fields. Moreover, both Absen and MLS's main business is LED products, which alarmingly overlap with those already-listed LED enterprises. It is easy to imagine if they manage to enter the stock market together, the "bloodshed" in the midstream and downstream of the LED industry will be more fierce next year.

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AES Distributed Energy’s securitisation worth US$100 million

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The solar industry’s sixth securitisation to date, due for launch by Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy, will be worth US$100 million, backed against the company’s portfolio of solar generation assets.

The offering follows four securitisations to date by SolarCity and one for Sunrun in what is becoming an emerging trend for the PV industry as solar becomes a more attractive proposition for the mainstream investment community.

The statistical rating organisation Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) put the US$100 million tag on the sale of a mixture of Class A and Class B notes. It will be split into US$92.5 million in Class A notes and the remaining US$7.5 million in Class B notes. The analysis is executed on the filing which AES made last week. KBRA rated the Class A tranche at BBB and the Class B tranche at B.

AES platform Aurora Master Funding is issuing the notes, with Morgan Stanley acting as structuring advisor, sole bookrunner and initial purchaser. AES DE is also partnered with a Morgan Stanley subsidiary, MS Solar Solutions Corp, for developing solar assets and with further divisions of Morgan Stanley for ownership and operation of assets.

AES is backing the deal through 15 of its distributed energy companies, classified as “project companies”. This consists of 12 commercial and industrial, municipal and small utility (CIMU) project companies, and a further 3 residential project companies.

The commercial and industrial segment breaks down to 1,548 assets across six US states and the US Virgin Islands, on 97 project sites, with assets earning revenues through PPAs, as well as through performance-based incentives (PBIs) and Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs), which are applicable in states with renewable portfolio standards (RPS) legislation. In the residential segment meanwhile, AES DE has 1,451 lease agreements with homeowners which pay out fixed fees.

In other words, while the company’s assets are weighted 93.7% to 6.3% in favour of residential systems versus commercial and industrial in terms of numbers, the total assets in terms of the value of aggregate discounted solar asset balance (“ADSAB”), made up of leases, revenues and PPAs, are instead weighted 70.5% to 29.5% in favour of CIMU assets. The total ADSAB is worth US$128 million, for the company’s total portfolio of 42.8MW.

KBRA described AES DE as an “experienced and capable asset manager” in both segments, for its track record of developing, financing, owning and operating projects in North America since 2009. Energy production has averaged at 102% above expectations for CIMU and residential project companies. Technical due diligence was carried out by engineering firm Black & Veatch.

“KBRA believes the portfolio’s strong performance is a reflection of the Company’s operational strategy and technical expertise,” the report said.

In addition, AES DE enters into contracts with customers rated “prime” for their credit rating scores, classed as above 700 on the US FICO index. The average FICO score is 768 for AES DE customers, and in particular gave CIMU contracted customers at the company an average weighted A+ rating in terms of the ADSAB.

However, the agency wrote that while the assets have performed above expectations, AES DE has grown significantly in a short space of time, leading to a risk of overstretching resources and expenses. KBRA also said that as solar is relatively new as an asset class, historical performance data is collated only over a short time and led to the agency modelling financial projections from its credit rating models in forecasting the possibility of residential default payments. It therefore also used credit analysis of counterparties in the CIMU to analysis the overall proposition of that segment.

PV module revenues set to peak in 2016 before next slowdown - IHS

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PV module manufacturers are expected to see record revenues next year as the recovery for the industry that has been gathering pace in the last 18 months reaches its peak, according to IHS.Figures from the market research firm’s PV Module Intelligence Service indicate that module revenues will hit a record US$41.9 billion in 2016, exceeding the previous record set in 2010 by 4%.

Strong demand in a number of markets, a stable pricing environment and a fresh wave of new capacity expansions have all created favourable conditions for module manufacturers after several years of intesnse competition, IHS said.

In the final quarter of 2015, module shipments are expected to rise 29% year over year to 18.7GW in the quarter.

That growth is expected to continue into 2016, when total module shipments are expected to exceed those seen in 2015 by 10%, according to IHS.

“Compared to prior years, this period of strong growth in solar installation demand, coupled with tight supply, will support relatively robust pricing,” said Edurne Zoco, senior principal analyst for IHS Technology. “In fact average annual prices are forecast to decline significantly less than in previous years.”

But after 2016, PV’s growth trajectory looks less positive, with a slowdown in global demand for modules expected, and a consequential drop in module prices of around 9%. IHS said one of the factors contributing to this scenario is the likely decline in the US market in 2017 if the reduction in the federal investment tax credit goes ahead as planned at the start of that year.

“This year and next year will mark a climax in the recovery of the solar PV sector, after a period of intense price reductions and margin compression, when average gross margins fell into the mid single digits or lower,” Zoco said.

“Even so, the predicted slowdown in global demand in 2017 – on the back of a decline in the United States – is likely to challenge these suppliers once again, since manufacturing capacity additions are set to dangerously outpace industry demand. Competition will intensify, which will lead to accelerating declines in prices and gross margins, for the first time since 2012.”


SunPower makes sideways swipe at ‘record efficiency’ claims

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Following a week in which SolarCity and then Panasonic both claimed to have achieved record efficiencies, SunPower has hit back, saying its products are “the most efficient solar panels commercially available today”.

The vertically integrated US PV services provider made the claim via its corporate blog. While the company did not mention either of the rival companies in the piece, it is thought to be a response to news stories emerging from the SolarCity and Panasonic camps.

SolarCity, a third party lease provider and according to GTM Research, the holder of around a third of total market share for residential installations in the US, said last Friday that its panels had achieved a 22.04% reading. The panels are also the first to be produced by SolarCity itself, with the company having previously bought in panels and other equipment for projects. SolarCity purchased module manufacturer Silevo to create its own 1GW manufacturing base, with the latest modules having come off that pilot production line.

Just days later, Japanese manufacturer Panasonic claimed that its newest commercial prototype rooftop module had a recorded efficiency of 22.5%. The Panasonic record was verified by the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology while SolarCity’s record was verified at the Renewable Energy Test Center in the US.

However, SunPower’s blog appeared to draw the distinction between the pilot line and prototype modules unveiled by the others, by highlighting that its top of the range product, the X-Series X21 panel, has been available to customers since 2013.

Verified as the highest efficiency panel at the time of its launch by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the X-Series has a listed efficiency of 21.5%. Furthermore, SunPower said, NREL had “in some cases” found that the X-Series is exceeding 22% efficiency.

SunPower went on to say in its blog that it saw the competition as “healthy” and used the opportunity to further promote X-Series.

While the differences in efficiency may seem relatively minor, especially as two have yet to reach full commercialisation, the announcements have certainly generated trade press headlines for all three companies.

Renesola 18W LED Tube,1/3 aluminum+2/3 plastic non-dimmable internal non-isolated driver frosted

weijing3333 4 years ago • updated by alice915 4 years ago 1
Renesola 18W LED Tube,1/3 aluminum+2/3 plastic non-dimmable internal non-isolated driver frosted
1/3 Aluminum + 2/3 Plastic body materials. Net weight of single product:0.2(Kg); Quantity (Pcs/Package):24; Package Size:1260*230*180(mm); Gross weight of package:12(Kg).


Watt (W)18W
CoverFrosted cover
Lumens (lm)1800lm
Color Temperature(CCT)Cool white
CCT (K)6500K
CRI (Ra)72
View angle (°)150°
IP rateIP 20
Dimension (mm)1200*26

ReneSola helps Amaize Restaurant cuts energy consumption by 80% with commercial LED lighting

weijing3333 4 years ago • updated by alice915 4 years ago 1
ReneSola helps Amaize Restaurant cuts energy consumption by 80% with commercial LED lighting
The Amaize restaurant in Doral, Florida is the flagship store in a planned chain of fast casual eateries serving Latin-inspired gourmet food. Located just a few minutes from Miami, the 2,760 square-foot store serves an average of 3,300 arepas – the restaurant’s signature dish – on a daily basis. As the Amaize team developed its franchise model, CEO Karen Armando Cohen made a conscious decision to serve as a leader in environmentally-friendly restaurant design and operation. As a baseline goal, Amaize set out to cut at least 20 percent of the Doral store’s total energy use, and to use the building as a model for future locations. To support these lofty sustainability initiatives, restaurant owners first installed energy saving electric burners in the kitchen and implemented a comprehensive recycling program. The next step was to tackle one of any commercial building’s biggest energy hogs: lighting.

In the average restaurant, lighting accounts for approximately 13 percent of total energy use. To mitigate energy consumption and electricity expenses, Cohen and his team looked to commercial LED lighting solutions. Compared to traditional options, LEDs consume up to 85 percent less energy while also delivering a longer lifespan than incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. It was also important to find an LED supplier with the breadth of products required to achieve optimal lighting conditions in each area of restaurant. For example, the kitchen needed bright working conditions for its staff, while the dining room had to maintain a warm, inviting ambiance for patrons.

In April 2015, Amaize connected with Conexsol, a Miami-based distributor/ EPC company specializing in improving customers’ profitability through energy efficiency, who recommended ReneSola’s products for the job. “With a variety of high-quality and cost effective lighting solutions in its portfolio, ReneSola was the clear choice to meet Amaize’s unique needs,” said Anthony Lopez, CEO of Conexsol. “The company’s affordable prices, coupled with its unique policy of waiving all freight charges, also allows us to pass along exceptional savings to our customers.” The Conexsol team installed a total of 111 ReneSola LEDs across the kitchen, dining and retail spaces. The installation process took just two days, and was completed with no disruption to service hours.

To date, Amaize has achieved as much as an 80 percent reduction in lightingrelated energy consumption. What’s more, the ReneSola and Conexsol collaboration will yield a full return on investment in only eight months. “We are thrilled with our decision to ‘go green’ with our lighting. With the help of Conexsol and ReneSola, we’ve got a cost-effective LED package that can be replicated across all our locations to conserve energy while improving our profitability,” said Cohen. “We hope our sustainability efforts help raise the bar for the restaurant industry and set a positive example for the local community.”

Lighting revolution in Sierra Leone

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Lighting revolution in Sierra Leone
In the face of inadequate provision of power by the Sierra Leonean government, companies are stepping in to provide solar electricity systems that ordinary Sierra Leoneans can afford.

Since the’80s Sierra Leone has been unable to reliably provide electricity to its citizens. Its capital Freetown, once dubbed “the world’s darkest city”, experiences daily power cuts. Outside the major cities the situation is far worse, with just one in 10 Sierra Leoneans having access to the national grid. That figure drops to 3 percent in rural areas, according to government and World Bank figures.

For now in much of the country it is only the privileged few who can afford to run costly and breakdown-prone diesel generators. Instead, for light, most people rely on kerosene lamps, candles or cheaply made battery powered plastic lights shipped in from China.

But in recent years the country has embarked on something of a solar revolution – at least for lighting and mobile phone charging. Main roads in the larger towns are now lit by solar streetlights. A Laos-based firm, Sunlabob Renewable Energy, is building 13 off-grid solar plants to supply lighting to universities and other community facilities. Up to 60 health centres are now get their lighting and power some electrical equipment thanks to “solar suitcases” installed by We Care Solar, who aim to reduce maternal mortality – Sierra Leone has the world’s highest maternal mortality ratio – by lighting hospitals and clinics. Meanwhile, in February Mulk Energy won a contract to construct a 6MW solar park in Freetown, which is set to be West Africa’s largest. It aims to provide electricity to hospitals, schools, and to 3,000 households by the end of 2014.

Solar energy still supplies a small fraction of Sierra Leone’s energy needs but the Advanced Science and Innovation Company, involved in setting up the solar park, hopes that in two years time one quarter of the country’s electricity can be supplied through renewable sources.

But one particular project has found a way to make solar energy affordable to individual households using a pay-as-you go system. Azuri Technologies (who have partnered with rap musician Akon’s ‘Akon lighting Africa’ project) describes the product, Indigo, as “solar-as-a-service” and says it can cut energy bills by as much as 50 percent. To avoid the prohibitively high costs of buying the system outright, Indigo customers use scratchcards to buy it over time. They pay an initial US$12 to have the unit installed, and then 10,000 leones ($2.30) weekly for 18 months. All those spoken to by IRIN said the Indigo lights were saving them a significant amount of money.

“Yes, we have been saving a lot,” said Aminatta, whose shop selling fabrics, a few rough cut diamonds and cigarettes remains open long after dark. Aminatta was the first of 300 people in the fishing village of Tombo in western Sierra Leone to invest in the device. In five months her weekly payments will cease and her shop will be lit for free.

Mr Benga, also from Tombo, bought two. “Now my children can study here at night,” he told IRIN, pointing to a covered courtyard with a large Indigo LED light dangling against one wall. “I even gave one to my daughter to use in the dormitory at school.”

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    Latest funding for developing world renewables launched by IRENA and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

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    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) are seeking applications to fund renewable energy projects in developing countries through concessionary loans.

    The two organisations have launched the fourth of seven planned funding cycles and are welcoming applications from interested parties until mid-February of next year. The round is expected to raise around US$50 million, adding to a commitment by ADFD to provide US$350 million in loans across seven annual funding cycles. Each ADFD loan is intended to cover 50% of project costs.

    In the rounds that have already taken place since 2012, ADFD has provided funding to 11 renewable energy projects in the developing world, in the form of US$98 million in loans, with each project selected on IRENA’s recommendation. For those 11 projects, IRENA said, around US$146 million has been contributed by other funding sources.

    The cycles open in November each year and results are announced just over a year later in January. The results of the third and most recent cycle, for 2014, are expected therefore to be made public in two months’ time, ahead of the February deadline for the fourth and latest round.

    According to IRENA, the funding demonstrates ADFD’s recognition of the importance of renewable energy in emerging countries, and the “sector’s crucial role in aiding economic and social development”. The projects funded should be in regions where populations have little to no access to electricity, offering them the chance to develop their own, clean, sustainable and affordable energy resources.

    The criteria for selection stipulate that projects should be scalable, replicable and innovative where possible, boost energy security and energy access. According to IRENA, they are “carefully evaluated on technical merit, economic viability and socio-economic and environmental impact”.

    “This new funding cycle provides another opportunity for developing countries to access low cost capital for renewable energy projects to drive an energy transition and achieve sustainable development. The continued partnership between ADFD and IRENA brings funding to the places where it can have the most impact and where financing is one of the greatest challenges,” IRENA director-general Adnin Z Amin said.

    The US$98 million loaned by ADFD so far has contributed to the deployment of 56MW of renewable generation capacity, including off-grid and grid-connected projects across a range of technologies in regions as diverse as Argentina, Iran, the Madlives and Mali.

    In related news, IRENA today announced that it will participate in “Re-energising the future”, a dedicated “renewable energy track” at the COP21 talks in Paris this year. The track will demonstrate that clean energy and energy efficiency are the most “realistic means to meet our climate goals”. The agency, which has 143 member countries, will host information about the “Re-energising…” track on its official website.