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March 30, 2018 The World’s Biggest Solar Project Comes With a ‘Batteries Included’ Sticker

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

Now, the economics of storage is shifting. The price of lithium-ion battery packs tumbled 24 percent last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and the U.S. is allowing solar-dedicated storage to qualify for a federal...

March 30, 2018 Stunning drops in solar, wind costs mean economic case for coal, gas is ‘crumbling’

Source: ThinkProgress

The cost of new solar plants dropped 20 percent over the past 12 months, while onshore wind prices dropped 12 percent, according to the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report. Since 2010, the prices for lithium-ion...

March 30, 2018 Softbank partners with Saudi Arabia on world's largest solar farm

Source: Digital Journal

The Vision Fund itself includes investments from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which has put in $45 billion. Other investors in the fund include UAE's Mubadala Investment Co., Apple, Foxconn, Qualcomm, and Sharp. The...

March 30, 2018 SoftBank to build world's largest solar project in Saudi Arabia

Source: ????? 24

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) and Japan's SoftBank on Tuesday announced plans to build the world’s biggest solar power generation project in the Kingdom. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and SoftBank CEO...

March 29, 2018 SoftBank, Saudi sign incredible 200 GW solar MOU – comment

Source: pv magazine International

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) the project would almost triple Saudi Arabia’s electricity generation capacity, which was 77 GW in 2016. Currently, it still relies on liquid petroleum for around 60% of its...

March 29, 2018 Why Saudi Arabia is trying to launch an utterly massive new solar project

Source: The Washington Post

“Saudi Arabia generally releases big numbers on long time frames, which are then subject to revision, and Softbank likes to announce big numbers too,” Bloomberg New Energy Finance solar analyst Jenny Chase said in an...

March 29, 2018 Softbank joins Saudi in $200bn deal to build world's largest solar park

Source: Construction Week Online

Saudi's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has teamed up with Japanese conglomerate, Softbank, to develop the project. VIDEO: Public Investment Fund's construction investments set to secure Saudi's growth According to a Bloomberg ...

March 29, 2018 Saudi Arabia and SoftBank’s 200-Gigawatt Solar Plan Offers ‘So Many Questions, So Few Details’

Source: Greentech Media

The initial equity investment of $1 billion is coming from SoftBank's $100 billion Vision Fund, which counts Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund as its largest investor, with $45 billion invested. The $5 billion for 200...

March 29, 2018 Saudis ink deal for solar project

Source: The Northwest Arkansas Times

If built, the development would almost triple Saudi Arabia's electricity generation capacity, which stood at 77 gigawatts in 2016, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. About two thirds of that is generated by natural...

March 29, 2018 ‘Solar Mamas’ Get Power to Rural Mexicans Utilities Can't Reach

Source: Bloomberg L.P.

An estimated 4 billion people aren’t connected to the Internet, according to a joint study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Facebook. About 1.1 billion people live without power and hundreds of millions more have...

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