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New York launches first opt-out community solar programme

Two villages in the US state of New York have launched what is claimed to be the country's first opt-out community solar programme.

Utility-scale solar firm Array gets $500m commitment from Blackstone

Array Technologies has entered into an agreement to sell up to $500 million of perpetual preferred stock to private equity business Blackstone Energy Partners.

Japan demonstrates blockchain system for solar panel recycling

In a programme supported by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, Next Energy and Marubeni are to collaborate on used solar panel recycling.

Potential biases identified in African solar irradiation data

CrossBoundary Energy suggests the industry way of calculating long-term solar production may be unreliable.

Gresham House acquires 50MW solar farm from Anesco

Gresham House has acquired a 50MW solar farm from Anesco as part of a three-year development and construction partnership valued in excess of £100 million.

PEI Connect: Good vibrations solving energy poverty in Africa

One man's experience of energy poverty in Sierra Leone has led to an innovative start-up that uses kinetic energy to generate clean electricity.
wind energy

Up to 3500MW of wind and solar eligible for Ireland’s RESS-2 auction

Approximately 1900MW (1800GWh) of solar and 1600MW (4800GWh) of wind energy is eligible to bid for the 3500GWh pot - Cornwall Insight.
solar power

Columbia’s post-hurricane recovery gets boost with solar donation

Q CELLS, has donated solar modules to La Guajira, Colombia, to help the region recovery from damage caused by hurricanes in late 2020.

A berry good effort: BayWa wins award for innovative ‘fruitvoltaic’ system

BayWa r.e. has been awarded the smarter E AWARD in the category 'Outstanding Project' for their innovative 'fruitvoltaic' system in the Netherlands.
hydro power

PEI Connect: Could the filling of the Blue Nile dam cause a water war?

The filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is raising tensions and has the potential to permanently alter the humanitarian conditions between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.