Around the world solar developers are turning array designs on their head and choosing to go east-west instead. Following on from a recent feature in PV-Tech Power volume 14, here are the five key considerations to bear in mind when designing an east-west array.
India-based solar manufacturer and EPC player Vikram Solar has signed a collaboration agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), while at the founding ceremony of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) founding ceremony was held in New Delhi over the weekend, spearheaded by Indian prime minster Narendra Modi and French president Emmanuel Macron, with multiple development banks signing significant partnership agreements.
The European Union will provide €578 million to build a major power link running through the Bay of Biscay to export Spain’s excess renewable energy to France, in a move that has been welcomed by France, Spain and Portugal.
An initial five-year R&D program is starting between the German-based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île de France (IPVF) in Paris to develop next-generation flexible photovoltaics featuring copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS) solar cells.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar could become a partner with small-scale PV manufacturer in France, Photowatt, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles in establishing a manufacturing plant producing next-generation silicon ingots and wafers.
France is significantly increasing its annual target of solar tenders from 1.45GW to 2.45GW capacity, under plans announced by energy minister Nicolas Hulot, while 145 winners in the 51MW self-consumption tender have been announced.