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Synchronizing solar power peaks with demand from electric boilers

Recoy, an Amsterdam-based startup, will help Dutch utility Liander to manage peak PV generation by diverting electricity to grid-connected electric boilers. The energy will be used for the heating needs of big power consumers.

Renewables compete with coal and shale oil as Jordan pursues energy independence

The kingdom has had a ban on new large scale clean energy projects since January 2019 as Covid-19 exacerbated a situation in which generation capacity already outstripped supply. Lifting that embargo, and re-starting renewables auctions would be a step in the right direction, according to IRENA.

Green hydrogen production via 20 MW electrolyzer at Italian oil refinery

A refinery of Italian oil product provider Saras will host a large scale electrolyzer that will produce hydrogen to be used as a raw material in the refinery itself. The green energy production will be set up by Italian energy company Enel.

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Colombian oil giant announces solar projects

Ecopetrol has announced plans to develop six new solar projects, which will bring its total installed PV capacity to 155 MW by the end of this year.

Polish oil company plans 100 MW solar park at brown coal mine

The solar park is expected to be connected to the grid infrastructure of a coal power plant located nearby. Polish oil group Orlen is targeting 2 GW of renewable energy assets by 2030.

Peeking into 2021: Green bonds to reach US$500 billion per year, solar on track to outrank oil and gas

Global management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has issued a general economic prediction for 2021. Aside from some general notes on GDP recovery post-Covid, the analysts’ notes were heavily focussed on climate and energy finance and policy.

Anti-soiling nanocoating for large-scale PV

Dutch company Rads Global Business has developed an anti-soiling coating for solar PV modules that is claimed to reduce cleaning cost by around 60%. The anti-reflective and anti-corrosive coating is also said to mitigate potential-induced degradation (PID).

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Oil India seeks installers for at least 100 MW of solar

Oil India, a state-run oil producer, has issued a call for bids to build at least 100 MW of solar capacity at any location in India on a turnkey basis.

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The weekend read: Solar shines in Canada’s oil patch

The quiet prairie landscape of Vulcan County, a rural stretch of southern Alberta, is set to become the site of Canada’s largest solar energy facility – the 400 MW Travers Solar Project. And with the region’s oil industry struggling with low demand and lower prices, solar could provide a lifeline to Alberta in meeting energy demand and providing jobs.

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JinkoSolar Supports Japan’s Largest Oil Refiner to Build Gas Station PV Power Plant in Japan

JinkoSolar announced its intention to co-operate with ENEOS Corporation (“ENEOS”), Japan’s largest oil refiner, on the provision of solar modules for a Virtual Power Plant (“VPP”) project. For this project, JinkoSolar’s high-efficiency monocrystalline products will be deployed and installed on the roof of gas stations connected to a cloud-based distributed power plant, and will become the first VPP project of JinkoSolar in Japan.