As the proliferation of grid-scale renewables accelerates, capacity on national grids is diminishing just as quickly, leading to harder to find and ever-costlier connection agreements. Liam Stoker assesses some of the alternative options grid operators are exploring to extortionate grid upgrades.
A round-up of the latest news in solar project development, as Grenergy secures €70 million for Chile farms, ReneSola sells a 12.3MW portfolio and Bluefield Solar Income Fund boosts its portfolio with a 70MWp acquisition.
Regulators in Europe should throw their support behind re-establishing a solar manufacturing base in the continent that could reach a capacity of 20GW and support more than 100,000 jobs, Meyer Burger and SMA have said.
Energy storage systems were historically used for grid balancing purposes within Europe, limiting their use to such applications or to be considered as “auxiliaries” to renewable generation assets. However, as market prices evolve and new revenue streams emerge, stakeholders must discover the diverse applications that such systems can tap into, writes Naim El Chami
What sounds like a piece of fiction is rapidly influencing how things are done in the construction industry – digital tools are increasingly used throughout all stages of construction projects. Greencells has translated this principle for use on solar plant worksites - with an Augmented Reality support solution developed in-house.
Ahead of next week’s Large Scale Solar EU virtual summit, PV Tech speaks to Carlos Magistris, senior technical manager Europe at JinkoSolar Europe, to explore some of the key themes surrounding solar module reliability and performance.
Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology reported a rebound in shipments and sales in the third quarter of 2020, driven by a recovery in demand after its Q2 financials were hit by project slowdowns in Europe and the US due to COVID-19.