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Indian rooftop PV capacity nears 6 GW

Bridge to India figures show dominance of Chinese inverters, which supplied almost 80% of installs from July last year to the end of June.

UK Citizens’ Assembly speaks highly of solar – but is government listening?

Some 81% of the everyday folk asked how the U.K. should realize its net zero 2050 ambition said solar should be part of the mix and views were also aired on electric and hydrogen transport, home heating and how to incentivize companies to embrace a circular manufacturing model.

New solar+storage concept for Himalayan villages

U.K. thin-film PV specialist Power Roll is testing a new solar+storage system that can be manufactured for just $0.03/W. It can be deployed on a wide range of non-load-bearing buildings, including agricultural structures and warehouse rooftops.

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Hydro-PV microgrid in Patagonia

In a national park in Chile, a hydropower plant has been combined with a solar system and battery storage to replace diesel generation.

Australia’s first large-scale solar garden

Almost one-third of Australians are locked behind the solar barrier, as they don’t have the luxury of installing their own solar PV.

Machine-learning for PV module cleaning

French researchers have developed a machine-learning model to clean low-power PV projects and standalone solar arrays in rural areas isolated from the grid.

Daily news round-up: UK reveals details of next renewables auction, Iran’s first floating PV and more hydrogen

Taiwanese cell manufacturer Inventec Solar reportedly halted production this month and Ireland is preparing to remove rooftop solar panel restrictions, according to the Irish Independent.

Nigeria launches off-grid solar tender

The Nigerian Ministry of Power is accepting bids to build seven off-grid PV projects, along with other installations that will improve access to energy.

Mexican regulator opposes solar energy communities and storage

With the government having already introduced measures which will reduce the volume of renewables in the national energy mix, further new provisions will restrict the deployment of energy storage and the ability of solar energy generators to sell excess power to nearby consumers.

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Solar for parking machines

New Zealand researchers have proposed a way to assess the technical and economic feasibility of PV-powered parking machines. Solar might be an ideal solution, but the siting of the machines is critical and should be planned in advance, in line with available solar radiation and potential shading.

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