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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…

16 09 2021 | 13:20

Adani reaches goal to fund 25 gigawatts of renewables by 2025 target .

India-based renewables developer Adani Green Energy has raised US$750 million through a green bond offer, securing the debt and equity needed to reach a 25GW renewables target. The bond offer, which…

03 09 2021 | 15:24

Aramco makes first investment into Saudi renewables program

Saudi Aramco is investing, alongside the country’s sovereign wealth fund and Riyadh-based ACWA Power, in the oil exporter’s largest solar project with a capacity of 1.5 GW as the world’s biggest…

03 09 2021 | 14:38

Electricity demand in first half of 2021 outpaced renewables growth

Carbon dioxide emissions from the global electric power sector rebounded in the first half of 2021 to above pre-pandemic levels, according to an analysis, signaling that the world has failed to…

02 09 2021 | 08:01

Eskom considering $7.2 billion for wind and solar by 2030

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which supplies almost all South Africa’s electricity from coal-fired power plants, is considering spending 106 billion rand ($7.2 billion) on wind and solar energy by 2030.…

02 09 2021 | 07:58

Rooftop solar could meet 77% of total grid demand in Australia by 2026

Rooftop solar systems are going to have such an impact in coming years that they will meet up to 77 per cent of total grid demand on occasions within five years, sending minimum operating demand down…

31 08 2021 | 09:12

California directive orders new buildings to have solar panels from 2023: ‘A future beyond fossil fuels’

‘The future we’re trying to build together is a future beyond fossil fuels’ Energy regulators in California have voted to require most new buildings to require solar panels from the beginning of…

29 07 2021 | 10:04

Solar deployment likely to top 1-terawatt mark next year, 2TW by 2026

Global solar installations could break the 1-terawatt mark in 2022, industry group SolarPower Europe said in its “Global Market Outlook” on July 21, despite rising raw-material costs that could…

23 07 2021 | 11:33

BayWa finishes floating Netherlands PV plants, largest outside of Asia

German renewables developer BayWa r.e. has completed two installations in the Netherlands totalling 71MWp that it says are the largest floating PV plants outside of Asia. The company, together with…

17 07 2021 | 11:12

Solar Energy Job Market Heats Up Globally

"I really like my job, I'm excited and I'm learning a lot," says Fabian Rojas. The 26-year-old Argentinian has been working since last October for a small company near the western German city of…

15 07 2021 | 09:20

Australia: AEMO looks to smarter ways of managing abundant solar.

Acknowledges need to move to more transparent mechanism developed with stakeholder input Australia has a growing opportunity to change how we use electricity to make the most of abundant solar in…

13 07 2021 | 12:28

Solatio announces 810-megawatt solar complex in Brazil.

The Brazilian government officials and representatives from Spanish PV sector player Solatio Energia on Friday inaugurated a solar power complex that will add 810 MWp once fully up and running.…