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.

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Shell completes first solar PV plant in Middle East

Oman Shell has completed its first utility-scale, photovoltaic solar project in the Middle East, designed to cut emissions from industrial activities.
Golomoti Solar plant Malawi

Malawi to receive first commercial-scale solar+storage plant

InfraCo Africa and JCM Power will finance construction of the 20MW Golomoti Solar project with a 5MW/10MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system.
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Malaysia’s TNB buys stake in Vietnamese rooftop solar projects

Sunseap Group has announced that Malaysia's Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) Renewables will be buying a 39% stake in its five solar rooftop projects in Vietnam.
tata power

Blockchain-enabled solar energy trading launched in Delhi

Tata Power, in partnership with India Smart Grid Forum and Australian technology firm Power Ledger, has launched a first-of-its-kind peer-to-peer solar energy trading project in Delhi.
EDP Brasil

EDP Brasil expands its solar portfolio with $31m deal

EDP Brasil has signed an agreement to acquire AES Brazil’s distributed generation investment platform AES Inova.
engie

ENGIE acquires 100MW concentrated solar power plant in South Africa

ENGIE has reached an agreement to acquire from Abengoa a 40% equity stake in Xina Solar One.
Redefining perovskite

Redefining perovskite

Laura Schelhas explains why perovskites are causing a buzz in solar.
solar thermal

Tower power

The DLR operates the Institute for Solar Research, which researches and develops concentrating solar power (CSP) for solar thermal power plants that convert the sun’s rays into electricity, heat and fuel.
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European initiative launched to scale solar PV value chain

SolarPower Europe and EIT InnoEnergy have launched the European Solar Initiative to capture the anticipated solar PV boom over the next decade.
Total Quadran

Total sells 50% stake in French renewable energy projects

Global energy company Total has, through its French subsidiary Total Quadran, sold 50% stakes in some two renewable energy projects.

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