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October 20, 2020
While renewables were the largest source of generation in Europe for the sixth consecutive quarter, solar output in the continent shrunk during Q3, a new report from energy data analyst EnAppSys says.
September 16, 2020
The world will need to build five to six times as much solar and wind power per year as in 2019 if a carbon-zero economy is to be reached by the middle of the century, a study has said.
June 5, 2020
Researchers from Singapore institute find duo represents most LCOE-efficient combination across 93% of the world, with dual-axis trackers still too costly to become mainstream choice.
May 13, 2020
Footprint of sourcing aluminium, lithium and others will be ‘a fraction’ of fossil fuel emissions but sustainability must become compass, says report as world eyes renewably-powered COVID recovery.
March 30, 2020
PV Tech speaks to Ma Rui, Huawei’s director of smart PV for the Middle East and Africa, about the incorporation of artificial intelligence in solar PV, the firm’s growth in the MENA region and how competition in the sector can drive research and development.
March 9, 2020
Solar, wind output rise of 15% helped slash power-related CO2 worldwide last year but green energy growth will be ‘very challenging’ to sustain unless efforts step up, says think tank Ember.
February 4, 2020
Berlin could help defuse land conflicts if it ‘privileges’ floating plants on opencast mine water bodies via dedicated tenders, says review by Fraunhofer ISE.
January 31, 2020
EU production line of 5 to 10GW a year is possible and would help deliver the required 117GW-to-630GW capacity push, experts say as separate study touts PV’s job benefits for coal regions.
January 22, 2020
Switching to full renewables by 2050 in line with climate goals would see global solar create 22 million of a total 35 million new energy sector jobs, with batteries employing 4.5 million.
December 30, 2019
In arid regions soiling can greatly impact the energy yield of PV systems and drive up their O&M costs. Benjamin Figgis, Amir Abdallah, Maulid Kivambe, Brahim Aissa, Kamran Ali, Cédric Broussillou and Veronica Bermudez of the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute and Klemens Ilse of the Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics review the main challenges associated with soiling of PV plants globally, and the most promising techniques for dust prevention and cleaning in dry climates, drawing on research results from six years of PV performance and soiling studies at the QEERI’s Outdoor Test Facility in Doha

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