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Iberdrola to install Spain’s first hybrid hydroelectric-solar plant

The 86.4 MW facility will employ more than 160,000 PV modules. The company recently announced that it will also build Spain’s first hybrid wind power plant in Burgos.

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Globeleq acquires PV plant in Mozambique

Globeleq’s acquisition of the 41 MW plant significantly expands its renewable energy footprint in Mozambique. It also comes just weeks after the company began commercial operations at a 19 MW solar and 7 MWh storage project in Cuamba.

AMG’s LIVA unit acquires vanadium redox flow battery ops from Voith

LIVA, a subsidiary of AMG Critical Materials, has acquired vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB ) assets from Voith to expand its tech for large-scale energy storage systems.

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Chinese company to develop 10 GW of solar in Egypt

A new agreement signed between the Chinese group and Egyptian government officials is part of the country’s Green Corridor Initiative that aims to increase the use of renewable energy. The solar project is expected to save more than $1 billion in annual natural gas costs.

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Trina Storage delivers 50 MWh energy storage system to fishery in China

Trina Storage has supplied a 50 MWh storage system to a hybrid fishery-solar-storage project in China. The installation includes 10 2.5 MW/5 MWh battery cabinets and combines sustainable farming with cutting-edge technology.

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Turkey launches agrivoltaics research project

Turkey’s new agrivoltaics project, under the ODTÜ-GÜNAM Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications’ Livinglab initiative, will allow researchers to test products and production processes by developing tracker systems with control algorithms specially designed for specific crops.

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SOFAR powers 300 MW of utility-scale PV in China

China’s SOFAR has supplied more than 1,300 units of its SOFAR 255KTL-HV string inverters for a 300 MW utility-scale solar project in Gansu, China. The desert PV plant is one of several ongoing projects that SOFAR is working on in partnership with PowerChina.

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Fraunhofer ISE creates way to assess perovskite-silicon tandem PV modules

Fraunhofer ISE is leading a project that is developing methods to characterize perovskite-based tandem modules, in an effort to facilitate their industrial implementation. A specially built Wavelabs solar simulator is now being used at the institute’s CalLab PV Modules. 

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Large-scale PV business still see growth in Italy

Italy has secured 939 MW of new PV projects, with Spanish group Repsol alone planning 825 MW of solar development, including its first two arrays in Puglia. Comal and Sonnedix have likewise unveiled new PV projects in Sardinia and Lazio.

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Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, ACWA Power invest $3.25 billion in three new solar projects

With a combined capacity of 4.55 GWac, the projects will power some 750,000 households. The Public Investment Fund is mandated to develop 70% of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy target capacity by 2030.

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