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Istanbul’s energy paradox: shortages but no embrace of PV

Turkish capital Istanbul

Turkey’s largest city, with a population about 14 million people, could face an acute electricity shortage, confirms the Turkish energy minister. However, paradoxically, Turkey’s energy ministry has not made plans for a solar...


USD 1 billion energy storage market in Germany by 2021

Battery storage system. Image by Solarpraxis' Andreas Schlegel.

A new report from GTM Research forecasts that the energy storage market in Germany will have an annual value exceeding USD1 billion by 2021, as a collection of factors feed the market’s growth within the country.


ARENA reveals 20 final applicants for utility scale program, capacity set to grow

Nyngan solar plant in Australia.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has published the list of the 20 final applications it has received under its AU$100 million ($75 million) utility scale solar grant program. The falling cost of solar has resulted in a...


Will Iran turn to PV?

British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) signing a cooperation agreement.

Eye-catching news regarding solar PV in Iran is coming thick and fast, which is piquing the interest of investors in the Iranian energy market. But how realistic is Iran’s anticipated solar PV renaissance?


TerraForm Power reveals preliminary 2015, Q1 2016 results

SunEdison PV plant with worker.

The yieldco's most recent financial data shows continued losses despite a slowing of project acquisitions in Q1.


Chernobyl's exclusion zone to be revived with solar

Ukrainian flags

The Ukrainian government has announced plans to use Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland for solar energy generation. Meanwhile in Belarus, a 22.3 MW PV plant is already under construction in Brahin district, around 20 miles from...


Report: IT giants needed to push DG over the top

Google headquarters

The distributed generation landscape is still in its early stages, with lots of players but no definitive winners, according to Lux Research. Large industrial conglomerates are and renewables-focused installers are the best...


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