Solar Ventures, an Italian PV company, is resuming operations and investments within its home sector — with the company planning to develop a portfolio of 1GW of solar power plants in Italy and Spain within the next five years.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has confirmed it has secured a major order with an Italian-based PV manufacturer to supply heterojunction (HJ) solar cell coating technology as part of previously announced plans.
Renewable energy is indeed the future, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest report, which forecasts technologies such as wind and solar to “dominate” the future of electricity by 2040, making up 48% of the world’s installed capacity and 34% of electricity generation.
This week's Movers & Shakers covers both expansions into new territories and new business ventures. A long-term member of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission resigns, while the SEIA gains two new board members. Also, GRID Alternatives and Washington DC launch a new solar training programme for low-income residents.
After experiencing their own problems with potential induced degradation (PID), Belgium-based Edison Energy took matters into its own hands and developed the Pidbull solution in partnership with imec. Now it sells Pidbull to anyone experiencing issues with PID. As managing director Davy Verheyden explains, it is a problem solar asset owners cannot afford to ignore.