Solar

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.

Bolivia’s largest solar plant begins commercial operation

The 100MW Oruro solar plant in the Bolivian Andes is ready to enter commercial operation with the inauguration of the second phase.

Green hydrogen – the island opportunity

Islands are being turned to as testing grounds for hydrogen as interest grows in its role as a low carbon technology.
Perovskite solar

Perovskite set to disrupt the global solar supply chain

Perovskite solar will invade conventional solar in three distinct ways, beginning at the tail end of this year, according to Rethink Research

New JV for rural stand-alone power systems in Western Australia

Western Australia's Horizon Power and Ampcontrol have launched Boundary Power as a JV for deployment of stand-alone power systems

Cleantech Solar delivers three new PV projects in Malaysia and Thailand

Cleantech Solar has commissioned three rooftop solar PV systems at AkzoNobel sites in Malaysia and Thailand.

Hydropower with floating solar holds massive potential for Africa

Floating solar on existing hydropower reservoirs could provide solar electricity to help compensate for production losses during dry periods.
solar pv

Solar advantages increase even without government subsidies – study

Solar energy is now the cheapest way to add electricity in many markets across the globe - Wood Mackenzie has revealed.
Hawaii

Rooftop solar booming in Hawaii as utility launches ‘Quick Connect’

Hawaiian Electric has announced that rooftop solar installations increased by 55% in 2020 despite the global pandemic.
Baywa solar park

BayWa r.e. signs first solar corporate PPA in Poland

BayWa r.e. and HeidelbergCement, have signed a 10-year corporate Power Purchase Agreement for the Witnica solar park in Poland.
B2Gold's Fekola Mine in Mali

Power projects making a difference lauded in Mining Elites in Africa

“Not only focusing on the bottom line but also incorporating softer, strategic goals clearly paid off,” says Laura-Jane Cornish, Editor-in-Chief of Mining Review Africa.

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