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The world of renewables this week

Verisk the owner of Wood Mackenzie, said it will acquire Genscape, a provider of real-time data for energy markets, from the Daily Mail and General Trust, for $364 million in cash. Genscape will become part of Wood Mackenzie and operates a network of in-field monitors and distributes alternative energy data on commodities and energy. IHS Markit says that a third of solar installations use trackers now. Its latest forecast predicts 150 GW of tracker capacity to be installed in the next five years, which makes up around a third of all ground mount projects, up to 2024. The recently approved 600 MW Travers plant in Alberta, Canada developed by Greengate Power will be the largest solar installation there. It rivals…

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