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Through Outward Direct Investment (ODI), China has set itself on a determined course to greatly increase its international investments, a target befitting one of the world’s economic super powers. In this interview, we speak to Beijing-based Apricum Senior Advisor Dr....
In this interview, we speak with Florian Mayr, partner and head of the energy storage practice at Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory, to get an orientation of the MENA region’s potential for energy storage, necessary market drivers and a few examples of existing storage...
Saudi Arabia Unleashes Renewable Energy Procurement with Tenders for 300 MW Solar and 400 MW Wind Projects
On February 20, 2017, Saudi Arabia released requests for qualification (RFQ) for a 300 MW solar photovoltaic and a 400 MW wind project on an IPP basis. Applicants are invited to provide their credentials by March 20, 2017. The request for proposals (RFP) was announced...
After Installing 60% of Global PV Capacity in 2016, What’s In Store for the Giant Chinese and U.S. PV Markets?
The global PV market is roiling beneath a relatively calm surface; while the market appears to be plateauing globally, it features a mix of growing, steady and declining markets. In this article, we analyze the major global PV market drivers, particularly the factors...
In the second of a two-part series on opportunities in battery energy storage in Europe, Apricum Partner Florian Mayr and Senior Consultant Dr. Hendrik Kienert discuss the key drivers, challenges and outlook for today’s main use cases in the UK and Italy. Together...
In the first of a two-part series on opportunities in battery energy storage in Europe, Apricum Partner Florian Mayr discusses the key drivers, challenges and outlook for today’s main use cases in Germany – residential storage and the primary control reserve market.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN is a political and economic organization of ten Southeast Asian countries. Formed in 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, membership has since expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Driven by an increasing share of renewable energy and e-mobility, the energy storage market is exhibiting substantial growth, which Apricum expects will continue for the foreseeable future.
Potentially Game-Changing Saudi Arabian Government Restructuring Bolsters 9.5 GW Renewable Energy Target by 2023
Deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia announced first cornerstones for the deployment of renewable energy in the country on April 25, 2016, followed by a comprehensive restructuring of responsible government bodies. The “Saudi Arabia Vision 2030” paper states an initial target of 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by 2023, translating to annual installations of 1.6 GW.