Iberdrola to double renewable spend to US$182 billion under 2030 strategy

Iberdrola has unveiled plans to double its spend on renewables, taking its investment from €75 billion (US$91 billion) by 2025 to €150 billion (US$182 billion) by 2030.

European Solar Initiative launched to drive continent’s PV manufacturing expansion

A European Commission-backed project has been launched to scale up Europe’s PV manufacturing industry and capture the continent’s “booming demand” for solar equipment.

Up to 209GW of solar PV to be installed in 2021, BloombergNEF forecasts

Strong installs expected in China, India and other markets as supply chain concerns ease and costs drop further

US solar sector asks Biden to end ‘punitive and ill-conceived’ bifacial tariffs

Dozens of chief executives in the renewable energy sector have demanded that US President Joe Biden repeal the tariff hike Donald Trump’s Administration placed on solar panel imports last year.

REC Group claims lowest carbon footprint for silicon

Small polysilicon producer REC Solar Norway has claimed a carbon footprint of 11.2kg CO2-eq per kg silicon, which was verified by EPD Norway and published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for solar grade silicon and for multicrystalline silicon blocks made by REC.

Fresh details emerge as AU$540m Victoria REZ plan bids to unlock 10GW of new renewable capacity

Six Renewables Energy Zones to be created in Victoria as new ‘VicGrid’ body created to oversee the plans

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February 26, 2021
Spanish developer Solarpack has updated its guidance to have between 1.8GW and 2GW of solar in operation and under construction by 2023.
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February 26, 2021
Global energy giant EDF has bought a 23% stake in off-grid solar company Bboxx’s Kenyan business.
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February 26, 2021
EDP will focus on North America to ramp up its solar capacity in the next five years as part of a new strategic update that will see the Portuguese utility target more than 50GW of renewables additions by 2030.
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February 25, 2021
Solar inverter supplier Sungrow will grow its manufacturing capacity in India to 10GW this year.
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February 25, 2021
Independent power producer ReNew Power has agreed to go public through a merger with RMG Acquisition Corporation II, a US special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in a deal that values the combined entity at US$8 billion
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February 25, 2021
US residential solar installer Sunnova reported fourth quarter revenue down 24% from the prior quarter, while posting full-year revenue growth of 22%, year-on-year.
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February 25, 2021
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Global Solar Council (GSC) have called on Mexican lawmakers to prevent changes to the country’s Electricity Act, Ley de la Industria Electrica (LIE), which pose what they call “an unequivocal threat" to private investment in clean energy.
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February 25, 2021
Technologies to help tackle grid congestion could double the volume of solar and wind deployed by 2025, according to a new study.
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February 25, 2021
Soltec recorded a €4.9 million (US$6 million) loss last year as the coronavirus pandemic caused projects delays and an increase in costs for the Spanish solar tracker manufacturer.
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February 24, 2021
A round-up of solar industry news from across the US, including updates from National Grid Renewables, Capital Dynamics, CenterPoint and the state of California.
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February 24, 2021
Microinverter supplier to use proceeds to repurchase notes due 2024 and 2025 as well as other corporate purposes
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February 24, 2021
France’s ninth auction for ground-based solar PV has seen 452MWp awarded, with average prices up 4.7%.

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