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14 10 2019 | 09:59

Solar PV prices fall to record lows in tender for 900MW solar park in Dubai.

A consortium led by Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power had reportedly lodged a world record low price bid of $16.953 ($A25) a megawatt hour for a 900MW solar park in Dubai. The bid – reported by…

09 10 2019 | 14:20

Trump Kills a Tariff Loophole in Latest Blow to Renewable Energy.

The Trump administration dealt a fresh blow to renewable energy developers on Friday by stripping away an exemption the industry was counting on to weather the president’s tariffs on imported panels.

08 10 2019 | 08:23

Policy flip-flops will have India's renewable energy target missing by over 42%

Faced by many a regulatory challenge, policy flip-flops and also a steep fall in tariffs, the country is likely to miss the renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022 by a wide margin, says a report…

27 09 2019 | 10:54

Tanzania's Int'l Trade Show on Solar Products, Eqpts & Machinery (7-9/11/2019).

Solar returns to Tanzania at the Diamond Jubilee Expo Center, Dar-es-Salaam 5th Solar Africa 2019, East Africa's largest Solar Technology Products, Machinery and Equipment fair, is back again this…

16 09 2019 | 09:38

Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality.

Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to…

16 09 2019 | 09:26

The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) finances two renewable projects in Sierra Leone and Kenya.

Two renewable energy projects in Africa are receiving funding from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

16 09 2019 | 09:16

What Drove Solar PV Price Reductions?

A new book explores the precipitous decline. One of the most remarkable trends in energy economics over the last 50 years is the tremendous reduction in solar photovoltaic (PV) prices. The figure…

15 09 2019 | 13:33

Scaling Up The Production Of Highly Efficient Solar Modules.

The European Union has awarded 10.6 million euro in funding to HIPERION. This grant will aid in establishing a pilot assembly line to bring breakthrough photovoltaic technology, designed by Swiss…

09 09 2019 | 10:24

ENGIE acquires Mobisol to become market leader in Africa’s off-grid solar space.

ENGIE has expanded its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions. Founded in 2011, the company employs over 500 people as well…

04 09 2019 | 07:24

Can solar panels handle the heat of a warming world?

Solar cells need sunlight to generate electricity, but with rays also comes heat. As the planet gets warmer, scientists are warning that temperatures could become too high for solar panels to perform…

03 09 2019 | 10:10

Spaceport cornwall to open by 2021 & will incorporate 2 pv sites to provide extra power.

Cornwall and Virgin Orbit are committing to a partnership seeking to deliver a horizontal launch Spaceport at Cornwall Airport Newquay, UK, by 2021, creating a satellite technology cluster of…

26 08 2019 | 07:26

Are Microgrids the Way of the Future?

It is fact, not opinion, that our planet is warming and that industries are partly to blame. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identifies human activities as the greatest contributor of…

19 08 2019 | 09:08

Tunisia announces grid-connection of its first solar park.

The 10 MW facility is located in Tozeur, in southern Tunisia. The project was also financed by the German development bank KFW under Tunisia’s solar program Plan Solaire Tunisien (PST). Tunisian…

19 08 2019 | 08:46

South Korea has added 1.64 GW of solar so far this year.

This new development has brought the country’s cumulative installed solar capacity to more than 9.5 GW. Around 91.5% of the newly installed capacity is represented by PV systems below 1 MW in size.…

19 08 2019 | 08:15

Mali gold miner turns to off-grid solar, storage to save money, cut fuel oil use.

B2Gold’s board approved “one of the largest” off-grid hybrid solar/heavy fuel oil power plants to power its mine in Mali. The company made the announcement yesterday in its second-quarter results.…

12 08 2019 | 17:38

Hyundai releases car with solar panel roof.

Hyundai has released a version of its Sonata hybrid that has solar panels to help charge its battery. The Korean car maker said up to 60% of the power for the car's battery could be supplied if the…

09 08 2019 | 08:21

Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Make Fuel and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, Says Study.

Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and…

07 08 2019 | 06:23

Battery Power’s Latest Plunge in Costs Threatens Coal, Gas.

London and New York, March 26, 2019 – Two technologies that were immature and expensive only a few years ago but are now at the center of the unfolding low-carbon energy transition have seen…

07 08 2019 | 06:20

Saudi Arabia invites bidders for second round of renewable energy programme.

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has invited bidders for the second round of its renewable energy programme, state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

07 08 2019 | 06:14

‘Small Is Beautiful’ Can Work in Developing Africa.

Solar and mobile technology offer ways to work around the continent’s shaky infrastructure. Backyard industrialization has been tried; it was a miserable failure. During the so-called Great Leap…