Ben Willis

June 24, 2020
Plans to establish the first of three ‘renewable energy zones’ (REZ) in the Australian state of New South Wales have seen an overwhelming level of interest, with a call for proposals chalking up a nine-fold oversubscription.
June 22, 2020
Poland’s solar industry appears to have weathered the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and be on course for substantial growth, according to two reports, one of which of forecasts almost 8GW of installed capacity by 2025.
June 22, 2020
Solar and wind have won the race to become the cheapest forms of low-carbon energy and should therefore form the basis of efforts to “turbo-charge” Australia’s energy transition, a government consultation has heard.
May 12, 2020
Solar engineering, procurement and construction contractors have a central role in ensuring the long-term performance and profitability of PV power plants. Ben Willis speaks to Adele Ara and Ralph Gottschalg of SolarPower Europe’s O&M and Asset Management Task Force, which is drawing up the industry’s first best practice guidelines for EPC companies
December 19, 2018
Investor Allianz Capital Partners has agreed the acquisition of what is expected to be Portugal’s largest unsubsidised solar project.
December 18, 2018
Australian renewables and storage developer Edify Energy has secured a power purchase agreement for part of the output of its 275MW Darlington Point Solar Farm in New South Wales.
December 17, 2018
The government of Afghanistan is inviting expressions of interest from developers to bid for up to 2GW of solar as part of an effort by the Central Asian country to boost its energy self-reliance and meet growing electricity demand.
December 17, 2018
The developing post-subsidy solar market in Europe has taken another step forward with the news that UK-based investor Octopus has extended five power purchase agreements in Italy with renewable energy trader EGO Group.
September 28, 2017
Rob Eberhardt, Jeremy Hushon and Amala Nath of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright compare and contrast the different innovations and challenges faced in financing solar PV projects in the United States and in Latin America.
September 15, 2016
With competition in the tracker marketplace becoming extremely fierce, rival companies are adding new features all the time aimed at minimising installation and operation costs, and enhancing durability. Here we profile some of the single-axis trackers currently available on the market and the innovative design features they offer.

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