A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and EDF SA, the parent company of the EDF Group, to develop off-grid projects in sub-Saharan African countries.
The renewable energy subsidiary of German power company, RWE aims to build more solar power projects in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S., and has signed a new agreement for 1 GW of PV in Canada.
Overall, the Brazilian government has pre-qualified biomass, wind, solar and hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 48.7 GW.
While the German EPC contractor has installed a 4.2 MW rooftop solar PV plant, the manufacturer has agreed to supply 60 MW of modules to the Turkish market.
The Volgograd Solar Power Plant will sell electricity to Russia’s Wholesale Electricity and Capacity Market.
France-based Urbasolar SAS has attracted around US$12.7 million in funding for its planned 14 MW solar PV project in Kazakhstan.
A 250 kW PV system will provide around 4% of the bridge’s energy needs. The project may be expanded to 700 kW.
Soiling and solar: No two solar plants are ever the same, and the conditions that can impact energy yield can literally change with the wind. Soiled solar modules had long been considered a minor nuisance for the sector, but as understanding of how soiling affects output improves, so have techniques and technologies to tackle the persistent problem of dirty modules.
Negotiators of the three German parties have agreed on a common preliminary paper. They also agreed on additional tenders for large-scale solar and wind power projects, with a volume of 4 GW in the years 2019 and 2020.