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15 05 2021 | 12:46

It’s oh so quiet: silent whale watching on Iceland’s first electric boat tour.

A carbon-neutral tour off Húsavík, in north Iceland, makes for a greener, more peaceful experience for visitors and sea creatures ‘Look! Look! Over there …” The boat listed dramatically as 50…

14 05 2021 | 10:14

Solar Sustainability Best Practices Benchmark.

A new flagship Solar Sustainability Report of SolarPower Europe provides best practices across the entire value Chain.

14 05 2021 | 10:09

My-PV uses PV for thermal building component activation.

Solar company My-PV has developed a solar-power system using thermal building component activation in commercial buildings: An electric underfloor heating system releases excess solar energy as heat…

07 05 2021 | 09:13

Solar Mountain Is a Permanent Art Installation That Would Produce 300 MWH of Renewable Energy at Burning Man.

Environmental design is becoming more and more relevant as we feel the effects of climate change on our planet. Artists, architects, and other designers are finding new ways to consider the impact of…

27 04 2021 | 11:24

How solar energy could power Italy without using more land.

An ambitious research effort for integrating photovoltaics into infrastructures and buildings can become a driving force of Italy’s energy transition.

20 04 2021 | 10:54

SA’s Sun Exchange completes $1.4m crowdsale for solar-plus-storage project in Zimbabwe.

South African startup Sun Exchange has completed the crowdsale for a 510 kilowatt solar-plus-storage installation to solar power packhouse and cold store facilities for Zimbabwean agriculture leader…

20 04 2021 | 09:55

Masdar, EDF begin construction of 300MW solar farm in Saudi Arabia.

A consortium between Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, EDF Renewables and Nesma Holding Company has broken ground on a 300MW PV project in Saudi Arabia. The Jeddah solar plant, located 50km south-east of the…

13 04 2021 | 10:18

Recommended practice for floating solar power projects.

The guideline about recommended practice for floating solar power projects of DNV was developed through collaboration with 24 industry participants DNV published  the world’s first recommended…

13 04 2021 | 09:44

Record 260 GW of new renewable energy capacity added in 2020: research

LONDON (Reuters) - A record 260 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity was added worldwide in 2020, up 50% from the year before, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said, as…

13 04 2021 | 09:09

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Power Its Covid Recovery.

Suleiman Babamanu is implementing the country’s largest investment in solar energy. Suleiman Babamanu’s path to the heart of Nigeria’s biggest solar power program started in disappointment. After…

07 04 2021 | 10:51

Solar plant to be added to Vattenfall's Geesthacht pumped storage facility.

Vattenfall supplements hydropower plants with solar power. Seven megawatts of photovoltaics are under construction at the Geesthacht and Markersbach pumped storage facilities.

07 04 2021 | 10:29

Investing in Africa’s Engineers to build resilience against Change in Climate

Over the last couple of years, there have been significant events that raised valid questions around the impact of shifting weather patterns and climate change on the African continent. In March 2019…

07 04 2021 | 09:41

'Every choice matters': can we cling to hope of avoiding 1.5C heating?

The Australian Academy of Science warns that limiting global heating to the Paris goal is now ‘virtually impossible’. Is it right? by Graham Readfearn and Adam Morton Australia’s leading scientists…

03 04 2021 | 07:35

Global solar installations could hit 180GW in 2021—IHS Markit.

Solar installations across the world are set for their biggest growth in five years in 2021, data research firm IHS Markit said on Wednesday, as countries including China, India and the United States…

01 04 2021 | 10:44

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030.

Solar installations in the United States are expected to quadruple by 2030 thanks to the extension of a key industry subsidy late last year and booming demand for carbon-free power, an industry body…

01 04 2021 | 09:33

Battery prices fell by 13 percent from 2019.

Battery pack prices cited below $100/kWh for the first time in 2020, while market average sits at $137/kw. Lithium-ion battery pack prices, which were above $1,100 per kilowatt-hour in 2010, have…

30 03 2021 | 10:09

Solar for Schools Community Project

The Solar for Schools Community Project was established under the Solar Up Nigeria (SUN) program of Glow Initiative for Economic Empowerment to provide access to solar power for rural electrification…

22 03 2021 | 09:29

‘It's radical’: the Ugandan city built on solar, shea butter and people power.

Ojok Okello is transforming his destroyed village into a green town where social enterprises responsibly harness the shea tree Global development is supported by The village of Okere Mom-Kok was in…

22 03 2021 | 09:28

Singapore builds huge floating solar farm at sea in bid to tackle climate crisis.

Oceans are ‘new frontier’ in electricity production, says firm tasked with carrying out project. A growing push in Singapore to reduce the city-state’s greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate…

03 03 2021 | 11:20

Solar Philippines moves forward with massive PV development.

Solar Philippines submitted a project description for scoping to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) for its Batangas 3 Solar Baseload Plant…