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.

EDF, Octo Energy partner on hybrid solar and storage projects

EDF Renewables has partnered with Octo Energy to identify and deliver new hybrid solar and battery energy storage projects across the UK..0

Portugal’s EDP backs eight renewable projects across Africa

EDP has announced €500,000 in funding to help Africa to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy.

Australia conducts study for first coordinated renewable energy zone

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has issued $5 million in funding to TransGrid as part of efforts to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy.
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US solar PV system costs falling faster than expected

Solar PV system costs in the US are falling faster than anticipated across all market segments, primarily driven by module price reduction, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.
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Renewable energy well below 2 cents per KWh by 2030

Terrawatt initiative has launched a report discussing the challenges of achieving renewable energy KWh ‘well below’ 2 cents globally, before 2030.
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Windkraft Simonsfeld secures funding for two wind projects in Austria

EIB has issued €63 million of finance to Windkraft Simonsfeld for the construction and operation of two new wind farms in Austria.

Utilities to increase micro-grid capacity by nearly five times by 2029

Global utilities are expected to increase their micro-grid capacity by 19% per annum between 2020 and 2029, according to Guidehouse Insights.
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EIB funds largest solar project in Spain’s Andalusia

Solarcentury has secured €43.5 million in funding from EIB to complete the construction and ensure the operation of the largest solar project in Andalusia.

Italy’s largest photovoltaic park connects to the grid

Only one year after construction began, the largest photovoltaic park in Italy has been connected to the grid. The park is based on a farm located in Apulia, near Foggia.
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Global annual solar PV repairs and maintenance market to hit $9bn

Annual solar PV repairs and maintenance spend will grow to $9 billion by 2025, according to a new study released by Wood Mackenzie.

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