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Romania aiming to rapidly develop battery sector

The Romanian government is working with EIT InnoEnergy to accelerate the country’s involvement in the European battery value chain through several initiatives and by committing to the training of 20,000 workers.

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Celebrating ‘golden decade,’ Poland set to reach 12 GW of PV capacity in 2022

Solar power is the main driver of renewable energy development in Poland, which is on track to achieve 20 GW of PV capacity by 2025, according to a new report. Regulatory changes and rising electricity prices led to a “spectacular success” for the country’s PV industry in 2021.

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Sharp achieves conversion efficiency of 32.65% in flexible, lightweight solar module

The new prototype uses a triple-junction compound design, which sandwiches the solar cell between layers of film. The module is expected to be used in a variety of vehicles, an application that demands high efficiency and lightweight construction. Its conversion efficiency bests that of a similar Sharp module developed in 2016, which notched an efficiency of 31.17%, at the time a world record.

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DNV aims to achieve FPV-specific reference standards for floating solar PV

DNV is spearheading two joint industry projects that aim to develop reference standards for the design, development, and operation of floating PV systems. Such standards are still largely lacking, potentially leading to delays and obstacles in permitting and authorization.

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Renewable energy jobs reach 12 million globally, forecast to reach 25 million by 2030

A new report by IRENA and the International Labour Organization highlights the employment potential of an ambitious climate strategy and calls for comprehensive policies in support of a just energy transition.

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Frazium Energy signs €100 million deal for mega solar-storage project in Eswatini

With an initial capacity of 100 MW, the plant will supply more than 100 million kWh a year to countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, helping to reduce load shedding by providing much needed power at peak times.

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Huawei wins major energy storage project contract in Saudi Arabia

Chinese tech giant Huawei Digital Power has signed a contract with China’s SEPCOIII, a construction and engineering company and power plant operator, for a 400 MW PV plus 1300 MWh battery energy storage project in Saudi Arabia. Developed by ACWA Power, with SEPCOIII serving as general contractor and handling EPC services, the Red Sea Project […]

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Sunfire secures €109 million investment to accelerate green hydrogen technology growth

The leading industrial electrolyzer maker is planning to expand its alkaline electrolysis business with the construction of a large-scale production site in Germany that will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 500 MW by 2023, with a further extension to gigawatt-scale already in the planning.

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WElink Group, CTIEC, Jetion Solar complete 133 MW Project in Spain

The 133 MW Puerto Real 1 project is the first phase of a planned 223 MW solar plant in Cádiz. Swiss asset management firm Capital Dynamics last year acquired plant and has also purchased the upcoming 50 MW Puerto Real 2 project.

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Reusing PV modules poses opportunities and challenges

In a new study, PV Cycle and Imec/EnergyVille examine the growing PV module reuse sector and detail both the opportunities and challenges of employing second-hand systems, especially in developing countries.

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