Hanwha QCells to locate Turkish panel factory in Ankara due to earthquake risks

pv magazine has learned that Hanwha QCells has started the construction of its Turkish panel factory, which the company decided to locate in the country’s capital city Ankara due to earthquake risks. The decision opens the debate about nuclear safety in Turkey even more powerfully.

UK energy storage: all eyes set to co-location with solar plants

An energy storage event organised by the UK’s Solar Trade Association this week in London showcased the potential for energy storage development in the country. However, what the solar industry is currently targeting most eagerly is co-locating photovoltaics with batteries.

Greece installs its first large-scale solar under new, auction-based scheme

Greece has installed 8.6 MW of new large-scale solar PV capacity under its new policy framework. These are the first large-scale solar PV installations in the country since 2015.

Energy majors, traders and banks unite to create blockchain platform

Some of the world’s largest and most notable energy companies, traders and financial institutions have united to create a blockchain-based digital platform that replaces the current manual tasks in the energy sector with digital contracts.

UK community energy projects: a viable way forward?

Given that the U.K.’s policy support for the solar industry has waned significantly, pv magazine explores whether community energy projects can offer a viable solution for the sector.

UK: EVs will not alter peak demand hugely if smart charging in place, says National Grid

A presentation by the National Grid, owner and operator of Britain’s transmission grid, at last week’s UK Solar and Storage show in Birmingham shed light on the potential impact of a widespread EV roll-out to the country’s electricity demand.

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Solar PV in Ireland goes to the rooftops

A seminar held at the Solar and Storage show in Birmingham provided the latest information about solar PV development in the Republic of Ireland. The Irish PV market has started taking shape, focusing on rooftop projects.

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Jordan: financing for 51 MW PV plant secured; country’s largest solar plant of 103 MW built

Jordan continues to send the world positive solar PV news and updates. pv magazine examines the latest PV developments in the Middle Eastern country.

Hanwha Q-Cells to inaugurate Turkey panel factory in November

The winning consortium of Turkey’s tender for a 1 GW solar PV plant in Konya has announced its plan to also inaugurate a panel factory in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, in November. pv magazine provides an update on the 1 GW PV plant and the solar panel factory.

Greece’s PV restart: Hellenic Petroleum secures financing for at least 8.6 MW

Greece’s Hellenic Petroleum has secured financing to develop 190 MW of combined solar PV and wind power capacity in Greece. The company was awarded 8.6 MW of PV capacity in Greece’s inaugural renewable energy tender in December 2016.