Bangladesh government pledges rooftop PV on all its buildings
The authorities expect to add 300 MW of rooftop solar in the next four years thanks to net metering regulations and hope the nation’s extensive clothing and textile industry will be encouraged to adopt PV.
Sep 27, 2019 // Rooftop PV, Bangladesh, Asia, Siddique Zobair, Infrastructure Development Company Limited
Turkey to introduce provisions for storage
The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority has published draft guidelines for the integration of storage in the energy system. The new provisions are expected to come into force at the beginning of next year.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Storage, Rooftop PV, storage, Asia, Eren Engur, Turkey, Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Icarus Energy
Taiwan wants 3.7 GW of new solar by 2021
Prime minister Su Tseng-chang announced the ambition and said the new solar plan for 2019-20 will bring investment and business opportunities of around US$7.5 billion.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Asia, Taiwan, Su Tseng-chang
India picks developer for 70MWac/105MWp floating solar plant
India has now chosen a developer for one of the largest floating PV projects ever seen in the country, with plans to take the plant to the finish line within two years.
Sep 27, 2019 // Floating PV, India, NTPC, floating PV, Asia, world bank, kerala, tata power solar, Ashish Khanna
Australian tech billionaire to help fund 10 GW Sun Cable Project
Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of software company Atlassian Corp, announced on the sidelines of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York he will help fund the ambitious 10 GW, AU$20 billion, Sun Cable Project in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Sep 27, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Australia, Asia, Oceania, Scott Morrison, Singapore, Donald Trump, North America, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Sun Cable Project, McDonald’s, Vanessa Petrie, Beyond Zero Emissions
The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen
The International Renewable Energy Association says the integration of hydrogen into the energy transition will not happen overnight and electrolysis costs will not be halved until the 2040s. That hydrogen and related products could revolutionize the world energy landscape, however, is not in doubt.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Canada, Germany, UK, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, IRENA, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, Austria, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Solar and the chocolate factory
The latest 7 MW of net metered solar capacity in Dubai indicates 11 MW were added across ten new arrays in just nine days as the Shams initiative continues to work up a head of steam.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Dewa, Asia, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, middle east, Dubai, UAE, Nestlé, Shams
BayWa r.e. to work on South Korea solar debut via new office
BayWa r.e. has added South Korea to its list of target markets, dropping its anchor in Seoul to oversee the deployment of its first solar pipeline in the country.
Sep 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, pv power plants, Asia, Korea, baywa r.e., apac, utlity-scale pv
Panasonic launches new residential solar battery
The Japanese electronics manufacturer said the EverVolt storage system is available in the U.S. market in AC and DC-coupled versions, with a storage capacity ranging from 5.7-34.2 kWh, depending on the model chosen.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Residential, Storage, Japan, Panasonic, Asia, lithium-ion storage, Mukesh Sethi
China set for 40 GW of pumped hydro storage next year
The showpiece 3.6 GW Fengning county project which will offer grid services and back-up power at the 2022 Winter Olympics is part of a 31.15 GW construction pipeline of projects, many of which are set to come into service next year.
Sep 25, 2019 // Storage, storage, China, Asia, 2022 Winter Olympics
Vietnam may cut FITs for large scale solar 20%
The tariff for rooftop PV will be maintained at $0.0935/kWh but payments for ground-mounted and floating solar could be cut to $0.0709/kWh and $0.0769, respectively. The previous FIT scheme, according to government figures, has driven the deployment of around 5 GW of solar generation capacity.
Sep 25, 2019 // Tariffs, Rooftop PV, Floating PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Vietnam, floating
Bigging UP the carbon-free pioneers: Step forward 3S Solar Plus
pv magazine’s UP campaign aims to highlight industry movers who embrace carbon reduction and the circular economy in their operations and Swiss BIPV manufacturer 3S Solar Plus boasts an impressive sustainability record.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Europe, JinkoSolar, Asia, Switzerland, PERC, carbon-free, 3S Solar Plus, Patrick Hofer-Noser
Tuning titanium in perovskite cells
Scientists from Russia’s NUST MISIS institute and the University of Rome have discovered a two dimensional titanium carbide can improve the performance of a halide perovskite solar cell when added in microscopic amounts across the various cell layers.
Sep 25, 2019 // Technology, Italy, Europe, Asia, NUST MISIS institute, Russia, University of Rome, titanium, Aldo di Carlo, Danila Saranin
Jinko ships 300 MW for project in southern Spain
The Chinese module manufacturer has provided Cheetah panels for the Talasol project in the municipality of Talaván, near Cáceres in the southern Spanish region of Extremadura.
Sep 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Spain, China, Europe, Asia, Jinko, Talasol, Cheetah modules, Frank Niendorf
Scatec Solar amasses US$140m-plus in private placement raise
Scatec Solar has raised NOK1.32 billion (US$146 million) in a private placement for its global solar pipeline.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Scatec, Malaysia, Ukraine, pv power plants, Europe, Asia, Africa, Egypt, mozmbique, Norway
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