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Legendre to build 50 MW solar plant in Mali

The €50 million project is planned to begin commercial operations in 2023.

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A tribute to our colleague Joël

Dear readers, It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of our colleague Joël Spaes, on Sunday. An accomplished professional in the energy industry, he joined pv magazine France in 2019 to report on news and other developments in the solar photovoltaic sector. His kindness, his great intelligence, his keen […]

Transparent solar panels for agrivoltaics

Romande Energie and Swiss research institute Agroscope are testing startup Insolight’s transparent PV panels in an agrivoltaic project. The modules are replacing the plastic covers used to grow strawberries and raspberries.

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Solar+storage kits for construction sites, one-off events

France’s Revolt Energy Green has developed a flexible solar+storage solution for one-off events, construction sites, and different kinds of off-grid applications. It has also developed a mobile hydrogen solution.

World Bank supports Burkina Faso’s rural solar electrification with $168m

The funds will be used to implement the country’s Large Scale Solar and Rural Electrification Project. They will also support the government in outlining an upcoming tender for 325 MW of solar coupled with 335 MWh of storage capacity.

Quebec’s first solar plants come online

State-owned utility Hydro-Quebec has deployed its first 10 MW of ground-mounted solar to test the technology at the province’s latitude.

Concrete flywheel storage system for residential PV

A French start-up has developed a concrete flywheel to store solar energy in an innovative way. Currently being tested in France, the storage solution will be initially offered in France’s overseas territories and Africa.

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France announces results of commercial and industrial PV tender

The French government has selected 329 projects in its latest procurement exercise. Average prices were €77.62/ MWh for large power plants (500 kWp to 8 MWp) and €87.23/MWh for projects below 500 kWp.

Greenyellow secures €21m financing for 30 MW solar park in Burkina Faso

The Nagréongo power station is located about 30km northeast of Ouagadougou and scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2021.

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France installed 546 MW of solar in Q1

Around 65% of new capacity additions in France came from PV systems above 250 kW in size in the first quarter, according to government statistics.