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Togo renewables regime praised as 50 MW solar plant begins generating

The emirati developer behind the nation’s first private utility scale solar project cited the financial certainty offered by the host government under its national development plan.


Saule Technologies opens perovskite solar cell factory in Poland

The Polish perovskite solar cell specialist claims to be the first company in the world to have commissioned commercial production of the technology.


French government finances 150 MW solar project in Tanzania with €130m

The solar facility is intended at reducing the country’s dependency on hydropower, especially during drought periods.


France may reach between 70 and 208 GW of PV by 2050

French grid operator RTE has outlined six scenarios on how France’s energy system may achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. In the most optimistic one, solar is expected to reach a cumulative capacity of 208 GW.

French PV companies set up agrivoltaics association

Sun’Agri, REM Tec, Kilowattsol and Altergie Développement et Râcines have announced the creation of France Agrivoltaisme, the world’s first association for the promotion of agrivoltaics.

Flexible PV fabric for heavy transport

France’s Solar Cloth has announced that Renault Trucks has listed it as a supplier for its factories.

Arkolia pairs biogas with self-consumption PV plant

Arkolia has coupled a biogas purification plant in France with a 100 kW rooftop solar array.

Systovi, Voltec Solar move forward with plans to expand panel capacity

French panel manufacturers Systovi and Voltec Solar are making their first investments in their respective factories. They plan to reach a combined annual production capacity of 1 GW.


Solar kit for gardens and balconies, from France

French start-up Ekwateur is offering a solar kit consisting of a 330 W panel, a micro-inverter, a metallic structure, a monitoring sensor, and a few cables.

France publishes second-quarter FITs for PV systems up to 100 kW

The feed-in tariff granted reduces each quarter, in line with how much solar capacity was installed in the previous three-month period.


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