Events

Growing interest in energy storage for maritime applications

The Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam last week highlighted growing interest in storage technology from the sea vessel industry. Leading global battery manufacturers had their latest charging technologies on display, catering to rising demand for clean, efficient electric and hybrid marine systems.

The second Democratic debate: The return of the Green New Deal

The first debate, featuring the two front-runners for the Democratic nomination, showed clear and growing divisions within the Democratic Party on climate policy as much as everything else.

Noor solar park operational

The world’s biggest solar park is reportedly up and running.

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Unsubsidized solar all set to break the bank in Italy

The Solar Market Parity Italy 2019 event organized by Solarplaza in Milan last week gave an insight into the Italian large scale PV market by forecasting the trajectory of the segment and highlighting issues investors and developers may encounter.

African Development Bank sets up $500m facility for sub-Saharan small scale renewables

The new credit lines are for the development of on and off-grid renewable energy projects. The European Commission is offering the fund a €40 million helping hand.

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Five takeaways from the Africa Energy Forum 2019

At the 21st AEF, held last week in Lisbon. pv magazine had two journalists on the ground and here reports on five key findings.

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Morocco’s medium voltage PV market will open this year

The nation’s renewable energy legislation will be updated to expand net metering for projects connected to the medium voltage grid, paving the way for a wave of decentralized installations.

‘PPA deals signed under the opening three rounds of the REIPPPP must be renegotiated’

A representative of South Africa’s energy regulator said deals signed between 2011 and 2013 must be subject to lower tariffs to ease the financial crisis at national utility Eskom. The suggestion failed to convince delegates at an Africa Energy Forum panel discussion in Lisbon, however.

Africa Energy Forum: $0.09/kWh the norm for African solar

The 21st Africa Energy Forum, this year in Lisbon, kicked off yesterday and will run until Friday. The meeting offers an insight into the continent’s energy markets.

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Five hot PV module and cell takeaways from SNEC

While lacking the swarming crowds of previous years, the 2019 SNEC in Shanghai remained a focal point of the global PV industry when it comes to industrial solar cell and module manufacturing and technology. Here are five hot technology takeaways from the pv magazine team on the show floor and conference sessions.

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