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23 07 2021 | 11:33

BayWa finishes floating Netherlands PV plants, largest outside of Asia

German renewables developer BayWa r.e. has completed two installations in the Netherlands totalling 71MWp that it says are the largest floating PV plants outside of Asia. The company, together with…

17 07 2021 | 11:12

Solar Energy Job Market Heats Up Globally

"I really like my job, I'm excited and I'm learning a lot," says Fabian Rojas. The 26-year-old Argentinian has been working since last October for a small company near the western German city of…

15 07 2021 | 09:20

Australia: AEMO looks to smarter ways of managing abundant solar.

Acknowledges need to move to more transparent mechanism developed with stakeholder input Australia has a growing opportunity to change how we use electricity to make the most of abundant solar in…

13 07 2021 | 12:28

Solatio announces 810-megawatt solar complex in Brazil.

The Brazilian government officials and representatives from Spanish PV sector player Solatio Energia on Friday inaugurated a solar power complex that will add 810 MWp once fully up and running.…

25 06 2021 | 09:48

Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds

Almost two-thirds of renewable energy schemes built globally last year expected to undercut coal costs. Almost two-thirds of wind and solar projects built globally last year will be able to generate…

25 06 2021 | 09:38

Microbes and solar energy could make finally make the food on our plates sustainable

Microbes could produce 10 times more food than plants, researchers find Population growth and changes in the world’s dietary patterns are placing more and more stress on the environment. This means…

18 06 2021 | 10:21

Madagascar-based solar computer manufacturer Jirogasy fundraising for growth

The Madagascar-based Jirogasy, which designs, manufactures and assembles solar IoT systems and computers, is fundraising as it plans growth into new markets. Formed by brothers Yann and Lauric Kasay…

10 06 2021 | 13:42

Thai coal giant Banpu acquires two solar farms in Australia for $75.4M.

Banpu, Thailand’s largest coal company, has moved to acquire two solar farms in Australia as it seeks to boost capacity in this field of renewable energy roughly sixfold by 2025. Banpu announced…

10 06 2021 | 13:31

Hydro-solar plant to be built on Liddell coal station site.

A renewable solar-hydro energy plant to be built on the Liddell coal-fired power station site in the NSW Upper Hunter is being hailed as an investment in economic opportunity and livability in the…

05 06 2021 | 13:00

Solar panels and water canals could form a real power couple in California.

Solar canals save water, create energy, and protect natural lands all at the same time. California has around 4,000 miles of canals that shuttle clean water throughout the state. New research shows …

02 06 2021 | 18:06

Nextracker Single Axis Tracker in Kenya - Malindi Solar Project

Last month I wrote an article about solar tracker systems. This article is a supplement to that article. One of the manufacturers that was featured in my previous tracker article as a global leader…

01 06 2021 | 09:59

Greece adds gloss as Lightsource BP cracks second new solar market in a week.

Joint venture co-owned by supermajor links with local player and takes big share of spoils in Greek government renewable energy auction Lightsource BP – the solar developer half-owned by oil…

26 05 2021 | 08:44

Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

Climate change and water scarcity are front and center in the western U.S. The region’s climate is warming, a severe multi-year drought is underway and groundwater supplies are being overpumped in…

21 05 2021 | 18:39

Solar pushback: how US power firms try to make people pay for going green

In states like Kansas, energy companies want to impose charges on people who produce their own power with rooftop arrays. Kevin Good is the president of a small solar power company in Kansas – a…

21 05 2021 | 15:06

Australia rooftop solar reduced grid pressure during heat wave peak

Pressure on the national electricity grid at the peak of last summer’s heat fell to its lowest level in five years due to the rising influence of household solar panels, a new analysis has found.…

21 05 2021 | 11:02

Utilities threatened by transition push back against rooftop solar.

Kevin Good is the president of a small solar power company in Kansas – a state that tends to be so sunny you’d think he’d have it made. “I got into solar at maybe the worst point to do so in the…

21 05 2021 | 10:34

Coal-fired Poland turns toward the sun.

A solar boom is helping Poland take a big step towards weaning itself off coal as a new homegrown photovoltaic technology is poised to be a game-changer in harnessing the power of the sun. Poland…

15 05 2021 | 12:46

It’s oh so quiet: silent whale watching on Iceland’s first electric boat tour.

A carbon-neutral tour off Húsavík, in north Iceland, makes for a greener, more peaceful experience for visitors and sea creatures ‘Look! Look! Over there …” The boat listed dramatically as 50…

14 05 2021 | 10:14

Solar Sustainability Best Practices Benchmark.

A new flagship Solar Sustainability Report of SolarPower Europe provides best practices across the entire value Chain.

14 05 2021 | 10:09

My-PV uses PV for thermal building component activation.

Solar company My-PV has developed a solar-power system using thermal building component activation in commercial buildings: An electric underfloor heating system releases excess solar energy as heat…