Hevel Solar to develop hydro-PV project in Russia

Hevel Solar and Russian hydropower company Rushydro have signed off on an agreement to develop a hybrid, hydro-PV installation at the Nizhne-Bureyskaya hydropower facility in the Amur Oblast of Russia.

Solar progress in Laos hindered by hydro focus

Household solar systems have taken hold in Laos, but PV deployment on a grand-scale is being held back by a focus on hydropower, according to delegates at the Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia Event, in Bangkok.

PV Talk: Challenges and opportunities for foreign solar firms in Africa

It’s the globe’s second largest continent, home to the some of the world’s fastest growing economies, and it has supplied precious resources to nations for hundreds of years - so why do today’s solar PV businesses find it so difficult to succeed in Africa? PV Tech spoke with Jon Sarpong, president of PV developer and consultancy Avior Global, about the challenges and opportunities for PV companies eyeing up the African market.