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.

Mytilineos heightens focus on solar in bid to reach 3GW of capacity by 2030

Mytilineos is looking to transfer its global experience of solar and storage project development to help decarbonise the Greek electrical system and hit 3GW of PV capacity by 2030.

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

India poised for ‘landmark year’ for solar after 2020 installs dwindle

COVID-19-induced project delays impacted India’s solar power transition last year, but 2021 is still set to be a “landmark year” for the resource, according to new research.

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February 24, 2021
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.
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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
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.
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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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February 24, 2021
PV module manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies is to appoint a new CFO, Kai Strohbecke, from March 15 2021, seven months after its spinoff from SunPower subsequent and NASDAQ IPO.
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February 24, 2021
Independent power producer RP Global is working on a pipeline of solar and wind projects in Poland to deliver more than 1GW of capacity in the next two to four years.
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February 23, 2021
Leading US residential solar installer Sunrun has settled on adopting SolarEdge Technologies' ‘Energy Hub’ inverter to enable greater integration of future smart energy devices for home energy optimisation and EV applications.
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February 23, 2021
The island of Puerto Rico has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to construct 1GW of renewable energy capacity and 500MW of battery energy storage on the island.
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February 23, 2021
Solavio Labs, an Indian start-up that provides autonomous solar panel cleaning technology, is expanding its footprint to North America and the Middle East after securing fresh funding.
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February 23, 2021
The development of Denmark’s grid will be driven by rising electricity demands from consumers rather than the growing renewables sector, a panel of key figures in the country’s green energy sector have suggested.
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February 22, 2021
Pathfinder Clean Energy (PACE) has created a new solar development and project acquisition business, PACE Poland, targeting an initial 100MWp in the country.
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February 22, 2021
BayWa r.e. has bolstered its digital services offer through the acquisition of software platforms and data science teams of German firm Kaiserwetter.

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