Global power industry contracts in April 2020: Solar technology up 69%

15 May 2020 (Last Updated May 15th, 2020 14:58)

Global power industry contracts in April 2020: Solar technology up 69%

Solar technology contracts activity in April 2020 saw 214 contracts announced, marking a rise of 69% over the last 12-month average of 127, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database.

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Looking at global power contracts activity divided by the type of technology, solar held the top position in terms of number of contracts during April 2020 with a 56.9% share.

The proportion of contracts by category in the Solar technology tracked by GlobalData in the month was as follows:

  1. Project Implementation: 170 contracts and a 79.4% share
  2. Power Purchase Agreement: 24 contracts and an 11.2% share
  3. Supply & Erection: 15 contracts and a 7% share
  4. Repair, Maintenance, Upgrade & Others: two contracts and a 0.9% share
  5. Consulting & Similar Services: two contracts and a 0.9% share
  6. Electricity Supply: one contract and a 0.5% share.

Europe leads solar contracts activity in April 2020

Comparing contracts activity in solar technology in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position with 153 contracts and a share of 71.5% during April 2020, followed by Asia-Pacific with 26 contracts and a 12.1% share and North America with 25 contracts and an 11.7% share.

In fourth place was Middle East and Africa with eight contracts and a 3.7% share and in fifth place was South and Central America with two contracts and a 0.9% share.

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Solar technology contracts in April 2020: Top companies by capacity

The top issuers of contracts in Solar technology for the month in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. NHPC (India): 2,000MW from five contracts
  2. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (United Arab Emirates): 900MW from one contract
  3. Ministere de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer (France): 741.01MW capacity from 126 contracts.

Solar technology contracts in April 2020: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the month in terms of power capacity involved were:

  1. ACWA Power International (Saudi Arabia): 900MW from one contract
  2. SB Energy (Japan): 600MW from one contract
  3. Axis Energy Ventures India Pvt (India): 400MW capacity from one contract.

All publicly-announced contracts are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported contracts are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.