Enel gets approval for 60 MW PV plant in Brazil

Brazil’s energy regulator has approved a 60 MW solar project under development by the Italian power utility in the state of Bahia. The project was selected in a renewable energy auction held by the Brazilian government.

Photon Energy plans to deploy 50 MW of PV capacity in Hungary

The Dutch project developer plans to build PV plants for its own portfolio in the European country.

Solarex Istanbul: Key takeaways from the Turkish trade show

Solarex Istanbul, the PV trade fair, opened its gates yesterday for the tenth edition of the exhibition. After attracting some 20,000 visitors last year, organizers are optimistic that this year’s attendance will exceed 25,000.

Storage is becoming more attractive in German power market

Video interview: Dirk Uwe Sauer, Professor of storage system technologies at RWTH Aachen, speaks about the future of batteries at the Energy Storage Europe 2017

British firm develops Brexit solar panel that harvests only UK sun

The two-facial module can be angled to ensure Brexit-supporting homeowners only harvest solar energy intended for the British Isles. 350 watt and ‘actual power’ versions available.


World’s biggest solar + battery storage plant ready to build in South Australia

The world’s biggest solar and battery storage plant – and Australia’s biggest solar farm – could begin construction this year, after the project was formally launched in Adelaide on Thursday.

Bernreuter Research: Wacker was the largest polysilicon manufacturer in 2016.

With a production output of 70,000 MT, Wacker was the largest producer of polysilicon last year. The previous market leader, Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon, has had technical problems with the commissioning of its fluidized-bed reactor technology.

Hevel producing heterojunction solar cells with Singulus technology

The Russian PV manufacturer aims to produce 160 MW of heterojunction solar cells annually at its fab in Novocheboksarsk. Hevel says it has upgraded its production from thin-film to crystalline modules.

Time is working for storage, as prices keep sinking

Video interview: Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO of German residential storage system provider E3/DC, explains at the Energy Storage Europe 2017 how the storage market is progressing in and out of Germany.

Redox flow batteries on the rise

Video interview: prices for redox flow batteries are sinking, while installed capacity increases steadily. Lorenzo Grande, technology analyst at IDTechEx, explains here the opportunities and limitations of flow technologies, and how the related market will likely develop.