Costs have tumbled to such an extent that new-build LCOEs are catching up with marginal costs of non-renewables, says firm in update that finds storage is too becoming more competitive.
Carbon Tracker analysis urges Asian state to ditch coal investments after finding solar will fully outcompete fossil fuel by 2025, followed by wind power in 2027.
PV Tech quizzes HIPERION’s promoters over potential strengths but also cost challenges of Insolight’s planar optical micro-tracking process, tested outdoors and supported with €10.6m EU grant.
Fitch Solutions: Utility-scale growth favoured by competitive bidding will see provinces including Gansu and Xinjiang regain top role they lost to coastal areas in 2016-2018 period.
C&I systems can already hit grid parity without need for government money across all major urban centres but profitability is mixed on a region-by-region basis, researchers say.
Industry claims it can help ensure energy transition is fair to all after EU study finds rolling out 580GW of solar could create synergies in de-industrialising regions.
Beijing could up solar production by 12-13% and unlock 51-74TWh if it acts against industrial and transport emissions driving sunlight dimming, researchers say.
Scheme by Dansk Solenergi bags funding of around US$1.2 million to test what promoters bill as weather-proof modules, with plans to hold full-scale trials.
Fitch: Solid state support will help capacity soar from last year’s 26GW to 105.9GW in 2028, as impact of tariff and tax measures dilute in a few years.
SEIA, Wood Mackenzie: Section 201 disruption drives 7% year-on-year drop in utility solar additions even as contracted pipeline hits all-time records.
Octopus survey finds grid-scale plants are most sought-after asset class for institutional financiers, with Australian names the most enthusiastic.
PV manufacturer Solar Frontier has set a new thin-film cell efficiency record of 22.9%.
Enel Green Power (EGP) has partnered with the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) of the National Research Council (NRC) to create a dedicated laboratory to explore renewable energy technologies, and in particular, develop bifacial PV modules.
In less than 10 years, distributed solar-plus-storage systems will reach 27.4GW worldwide and be worth more than US$49.1 billion, with Asia and Western Europe leading the way, a new report from Navigant Research has forecast.