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17 08 2022 | 17:13

BURKINA FASO: The Nagréongo solar power plant is commissioned as a PPP project

The government of Burkina Faso is inaugurating the Nagréongo photovoltaic solar power plant. With a capacity of 30 MWp, the plant was built under a public-private partnership (PPP) involving the…

07 06 2022 | 21:30

DRC: 18 solar-powered water supply systems provide water to 8,000 people in Lualaba

Société sino-congolaise des mines (SICOMINES) will finance the construction of 18 drinking water supply systems in four localities in the province of Lualaba in the south of the Democratic Republic…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

18 06 2021 | 10:21

Madagascar-based solar computer manufacturer Jirogasy fundraising for growth

The Madagascar-based Jirogasy, which designs, manufactures and assembles solar IoT systems and computers, is fundraising as it plans growth into new markets. Formed by brothers Yann and Lauric Kasay…

02 06 2021 | 18:06

Nextracker Single Axis Tracker in Kenya - Malindi Solar Project

Last month I wrote an article about solar tracker systems. This article is a supplement to that article. One of the manufacturers that was featured in my previous tracker article as a global leader…

21 05 2021 | 18:39

Solar pushback: how US power firms try to make people pay for going green

In states like Kansas, energy companies want to impose charges on people who produce their own power with rooftop arrays. Kevin Good is the president of a small solar power company in Kansas – a…

21 05 2021 | 15:06

Australia rooftop solar reduced grid pressure during heat wave peak

Pressure on the national electricity grid at the peak of last summer’s heat fell to its lowest level in five years due to the rising influence of household solar panels, a new analysis has found.…

21 05 2021 | 11:02

Utilities threatened by transition push back against rooftop solar.

Kevin Good is the president of a small solar power company in Kansas – a state that tends to be so sunny you’d think he’d have it made. “I got into solar at maybe the worst point to do so in the…

21 05 2021 | 10:34

Coal-fired Poland turns toward the sun.

A solar boom is helping Poland take a big step towards weaning itself off coal as a new homegrown photovoltaic technology is poised to be a game-changer in harnessing the power of the sun. Poland…

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…

04 05 2021 | 11:13

Revealed: UK solar projects using panels from firms linked to Xinjiang forced labour

Investigation finds up to 40% of UK solar farms were built using panels from leading Chinese companies. Solar projects commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, the government’s Coal Authority,…

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.