New wafer production method could double throughput to up to 20,000 per hour, rendering European manufacturing more competitive

A research consortium has devised a production line with a throughput of up to 20,000 wafers per hour, which is double the usual amount.

Avantus scales up solar-storage development to provide ‘flexible, predictable output’

US solar and storage developer Avantus is scaling up a strategy of deploying high-capacity factor power plants that aim to maximise transmission infrastructure while limiting curtailment.

US DOE’s SETO opens up on IRA impact, its five-year plan and barriers to the US’ energy transition   

The US DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office’s director opens up on the impact of the IRA, its five-year plan and barriers to the US’ energy transition

Rajasthan power regulator seeking 10% of inter-state solar projects’ power generation for free

Rajasthan’s electricity regulator has proposed new rules that would make solar installations in the state which supply power to other states provide 10% of their generation to Rajasthan’s state distribution company (Discom) free of charge.

Rapidly build out a vertically integrated, high-tech solar manufacturing industry in Europe to ensure energy transition

Europe must build out its own large-scale, vertically integrated solar PV manufacturing base as a means to ensure its clean energy transition.

Qcells aims to consolidate US market position

Qcells has heightened its commitment to the global solar supply chain as its parent company, Hanwha Solutions, increases investment in clean raw materials.

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September 30, 2022
European Union countries will introduce a revenue cap on operational solar PV plants as part of a package of emergency measures approved today.
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September 30, 2022
As trade bodies call for Ukraine to reach 50% renewables in its power mix by 2030, it will need to install 17GW of solar PV.
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September 30, 2022
US renewable energy major Brookfield Renewable has agreed to spend up to US$2 billion in order to acquire both Scout Clean Energy and Standard Solar.
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September 30, 2022
Utility-scale renewables developer Intersect Power has secured US$3.1 billion in project financing to complete its 2.2GW near-term clean energy portfolio in the US.
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September 30, 2022
Canadian natural gas pipeline giant Enbridge has bought US renewables developer Tri Global Energy (TGE) for US$270 million in cash and assumed debt.
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September 29, 2022
Norwegian polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has appointed William Kurtis Levens as its new CEO, succeeding James May in the position.
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September 29, 2022
Heather Zichal has announced she will leave the American Clean Power Association (ACP) after two years as its CEO.
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September 29, 2022
Italy has allocated 413MW of solar PV and wind capacity in its ninth renewables auction, according to figures from energy management agency GSE.
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September 28, 2022
EDPR Sunseap has signed a MOU with Korea East-West Power to jointly develop renewable projects in South Korea and across the APAC region.
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September 28, 2022
Energy major Shell will acquire Daystar Power, an Africa-based commercial and industrial (C&I) solar provider.
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September 28, 2022
Lightsource bp has closed a BRL800 million (US$147 million) financing for its 210MWp Milagres solar project in the Brazilian state of Ceará.
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September 28, 2022
Renewables company Voltalia expects to achieve 2.6GW of renewables in operation or under construction in 2022, a year ahead of schedule.
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GoodWe's ES G2 power inverter can provide energy autonomy for homeowners amid load shedding and rising electricity costs.

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