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Croatia’s largest integrated solar plant opens


A solar plant has opened at the manufacturing operation of a pharmaceuticals company in Croatia.

Partnership confirmed at WEC to pilot storage tech


A partnership agreement has been signed by Swedish solar energy company Azelio, Abu Dhabi-based clean energy firm Masdar and the UAE’s Khalifa University of Science and Technology, to run a pilot project evaluating new technology in power storage.

Solar PPA promises massive savings for Malaysia manufacturer


Renewables developer Cleantech Solar and manufacturer Schaefer Kalk have signed a long-term solar power purchase agreement for a 1.3 MW onsite solar PV system in Kuala Ketil, Malaysia.

Energy transition too slow to limit global warming says report


DNV GL has released a report that finds that the energy transition is gathering pace more quickly than previously thought, but the rate is still too slow to limit global temperatures rising by well below 2°C as set out in the Paris Agreement.

New Zealand to receive first ever floating solar


It will be used to supplement electricity from the grid, as well as cogeneration from biogas, which is already generated on-site from wastewater treatment

World Bank aids energy access in Bangladesh


The government of Bangladesh has signed a $185m financing agreement with the World Bank to add approximately 310 MW of renewable energy generation capacity.

ABB delivers solar plant at Antarctic research base


The Uruguayan government agency Instituto Antarctico Uruguayo (IAU) is collaborating with ABB, Uruguayan utility company UTE and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM) to provide a second solar power installation at the IAU’s research base in the Antarctic.

UK pilot project powers rail network with solar


The world’s first solar farm to directly power a railway line is due to plug into the track near Aldershot, pioneering the path for solar-powered trains in the UK and across the globe.

Caterpillar in deal for largest single-site microgrid in UAE


Caterpillar is to deliver the largest single-site microgrid in the UAE.

EV partnership to empower UK prosumers


UK energy technology company Moixa and electric vehicle charger manufacturer EO Charging have teamed to create a dedicated smart charging and home solar battery solution for consumers.


Copenhagen Zoo uses solar to go green


Copenhagen Zoo has committed to clean energy by installing solar systems on top of 12 buildings, promising a reduction of 170 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Vattenfall building $39m hybrid energy park in Netherlands


Vattenfall is building a $39m hybrid energy park at Haringvliet in the Netherlands with a total capacity of 60 MW.

Portugal’s largest auction spells solar opportunity for Iberdrola


Iberdrola has been awarded 149 MW of photovoltaic solar power in Portugal’s largest energy auction in 10 years, a venture that will increase the company’s installed power by 6 per cent.

Caribbean set for largest solar and storage project


The largest solar generation plus energy storage project ever to be built in the Caribbean has been announced by the government of St Kitts and Nevis, the state-owned St Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC) and Swiss energy storage firm Leclanché.

Papua New Guinea a leader in off-grid solar lighting


Drawing on extensive research in-country, the report says the market for solar solutions now stands at about $260 million a year and is expected to grow over the next five years

Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon

05/08/2019 New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.

BNEF: Energy to storage increase 122X by 2040

02/08/2019 According to the latest forecast by BloombergNEF (BNEF), energy storage installations (not including pumped hydropower) around the world will multiply exponentially, from 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040.

China, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia partner on renewable energy


Financing for the three-year project comes from the Ministry of Commerce of China with the provision of $2 million, which will be equally shared between Ethiopia and Sri Lanka

Energy storage sites provide unique wholesale market participation

31/07/2019 ENGIE Storage has announced it will supply and operate a 19 MW/38 MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program and participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets.

Hanergy builds airport shuttle with solar panels for Chinese airport


Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has announced that its US-based unit, Global Solar Energy and TAM-Europe have recently co-developed an airport shuttle bus thin-film roof system

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