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28 11 2021 | 07:54

How Morocco went big on solar energy

Morocco has become famous for its vast, world-leading solar arrays. But these mega-projects are just the start of the action on climate change that Morocco could be capable of delivering. Morocco…

28 11 2021 | 07:35

Bangladesh’s largest solar plant due online next month

The nation hopes to hit 1 GW of renewables capacity next month. The $143 million, 280-acre project in southwestern Bangladesh will have a generation capacity of 100 MW thanks to 250,000 Longi Hi-MO5…

28 11 2021 | 07:02

Can You Go Off-Grid With a Solar Energy System? (2022)

We discuss benefits, shortcomings and what you'll need to go off-grid. I think I speak for everyone here at EcoWatch when I say I've dreamt of living off the grid. Imagine being completely self-…

24 11 2021 | 15:47

Israel to swap desalinized water with Jordan for solar energy

Israel is expected to sign a deal with Jordan that will include solar energy production in Jordan for the Israeli market, which would reciprocate by desalinating Mediterranean water for supply to…

23 11 2021 | 15:09

Vietnam among top 10 countries with largest installed solar power capacity

The website quoted data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which mapped the solar power capacity of each country during the year. This includes both solar photovoltaic (PV) and…

03 11 2021 | 14:29

As COP26 begins, a shift of focus away from wind and solar is a step backwards for Pakistan

Pakistan's power plans favour hydro, slashing support for solar and wind Several coinciding events are putting the spotlight on Pakistan’s power sector plans. At Glasgow’s COP26 climate conference,…

31 10 2021 | 20:04

Burundi completes construction of nation’s first large-scale solar farm

Burundi-based renewable energy company Gigawatt Global Coöperatief U.A. has announced the completion of the country’s first large-scale PV plant – a 7.5 MW installation under development since 2015…

27 10 2021 | 12:12

Sunseap plans Indonesia solar project to send energy to Singapore

A consortium led by Sunseap Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop 7GWp of PV projects at an Indonesian archipelago that will transmit energy to Singapore via a proposed subsea…

27 10 2021 | 10:51

When the wind drops and the sun goes down: how can Southeast Asia handle fluctuating clean power supply?

While solar and wind help countries meet energy security and environmental objectives, their variable nature poses challenges to electricity grids that require utilities to rethink operations. The…

23 10 2021 | 09:28

Solar energy now cheaper than coal in three-quarters of China

China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, is on the cusp of a clean energy transition as new solar power becomes cheaper than coal throughout most of the country, according to a new study.  By 2023…

22 10 2021 | 16:39

Solar investments produce 2.7 times more jobs than fossil fuel work

As Congress debates whether to pare down the Biden administration’s signature climate proposals or allow the fossil fuel industry to benefit more from new government programs, new research suggests…

16 10 2021 | 13:01

China launches first 100-gigawatt desert renewables phase

China has started building work on the first 100GW phase of a solar and wind buildout that is likely to see hundreds of gigawatts deployed in the country’s desert regions. Speaking via video link at…

12 10 2021 | 12:12

Solar panels on half the world’s roofs could meet its entire electricity demand – new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive to households and businesses who want to reduce…

11 10 2021 | 12:42

Shell signs deal with UK solar developers for 800 megawatts

Shell has signed deals with two UK solar developers to support development of utility-scale solar projects exceeding 800MW. Shell has signed a framework agreement with the renewable energy developer…

01 10 2021 | 12:25

European glass-glass PV modules particularly climate-friendly

Researchers at the Fraunhofer ISE have calculated that silicon photovoltaic modules manufactured in the EU produce 40 per cent less CO2 emissions than modules manufactured in China. See here why that…

24 09 2021 | 15:44

Spain’s energy cooperatives lead charge to exploit solar power.

Community initiatives boosted as government signals change in policies that favour energy giants. Spain’s growing energy cooperative movement has received a boost after the government announced that…

24 09 2021 | 15:39

Largest floating solar project in Thailand begins commercial operation.

A 58.5MW floating PV plant in Thailand, said to be the largest install of its kind in the country, has been connected to the grid, according to inverter and floating solutions supplier Sungrow. Co-…

24 09 2021 | 15:06

Global solar installations to hit 191GW in 2021—BNEF

As much as 191GW of new solar PV is expected to be installed this year – up by a third on last year’s deployment figure – despite polysilicon and module prices remaining high into 2022, BloombergNEF…

24 09 2021 | 14:12

Rooftop Solar Systems Fared Better Than Big Energy Companies in Surviving Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida shut down all of Entergy's electricity transmission into New Orleans and left hundreds of thousands across the region to suffer a week — or longer — in the heat and darkness. But the…

22 09 2021 | 12:52

India added 521 megawatts of rooftop solar in quarter, a 517% jump

India added 521MW of rooftop solar in Q2 2021, an increase of 517% compared to the 85MW added in the same quarter last year despite a slight increase in costs, according to a Mercom India report. The…