All news, innovation, research, policy and trends concerning the use of solar power in the renewable energy mix. Topics will include solar panels or photovoltaic PV array, solar cells, solar storage, as well as solar hybrid solutions. This section will cover solar tenders and auctions across the world, as well as commercial solar PPA or power purchase agreements.


French research institute joins Europe’s Solar Manufacturing Accelerator

IPVF has joined “Solar Manufacturing Accelerator” to accelerate the development and deployment of solar pv manufacturing projects across Europe.

Iberdrola to expand French renewables sector with €4 billion investment

Ignacio Galan, the CEO of Iberdrola, has announced that the utility will invest up to €4 billion in France to accelerate renewables adoption.

Kyocera powers new 100 MW solar plant in Kagoshima, Japan

The Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills Power Plant - the largest power plant in Kyushu - has started operating.

Global recovery will be fueled by cheap renewables

More than half of renewables capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than the cheapest new coal plants, according to IEA.

Acquisition deal expands global availability of renewable energy insurance

Tokio Marine has acquired renewable energy projects insurance firm GCube to create a new centre of excellence.
UK solar

Final approval granted for UK’s largest solar project

The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has removed the last of the obstacles facing the largest solar park in the UK, the 350 MW Cleve Hill Solar Park.

Enel wins 68 MW tender in Italian renewables auction

In Italy, Gestore Servizi Energetici has launched its second renewables auction in which Enel Green Power has scored big.
energy data

Siemens to create digital architecture for UK’s Modernising Energy Data Access...

Siemens has been selected by Innovate UK to develop an energy data platform as part of the Modernising Energy Data Access project

Voltalia wins tender for 140 MW solar array in Albania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that France-based Voltalia has won a tender to build a 140 MW solar array in Albania at a very competitive price.

EIB finances first dedicated solar project in Poland

EIB has made its first funding within the solar energy sector in Poland by approving a EUR18 million loan to be leveraged by Energy Solar Projekty.

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