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Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to host 1.4 GW solar park

A new solar power plant will be developed on 2,800 hectares of land near a temple in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is expected to be operational within a year.

Greenko starts work on 5.23 GW wind-solar-storage project in India

Indian developer Greenko has started building a hybrid energy storage project with 10.8 GWh of daily pumped storage, 3 GW of solar, and 550 MW of wind.

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Bilateral PPA for 33 MW hybrid wind-solar project in India

Sembcorp has agreed to supply 33 MW of wind-solar hybrid power for Saint-Gobain’s factories in India.

Lightsource bp to build 150 MW fishery solar farm in Taiwan

UK solar specialist Lightsource is developing a 150 MW solar park at a fishery in Budai, in Taiwan’s Chiayi county. Construction is expected to commence in June 2023.

Tata Power secures 300 MW solar project from NHPC

Tata Power Solar has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a 300 MW solar project under India’s Central Public Sector Undertaking scheme. The project, awarded by state-owned hydropower producer NHPC, will be located in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

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Origin secures approval for 2,800 MWh battery in Australia

Origin Energy has secured planning approval for a 700 MW/2,800 MWh grid-connected battery to be developed at the site of its coal-fired Eraring power station in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Storage-linked 5 MW floating PV plant goes online in Portugal

Portuguese utility EDP has switched on a new 5 MW floating solar array at the Alqueva hydropower dam.

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Small-scale floating PV with pumped hydro storage

Indian scientists have developed a system under which a pumped-hydro facility stores grid electricity during off-peak hours by pumping water to an upper reservoir. During peak hours, the system feeds the load, rather than taking power from the grid.

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Global solar demand to reach 190 GW this year, says IEA

The International Energy Agency expects solar, wind power, and other renewable energy technologies to achieve triple-digit global growth this year, with new PV additions set to reach almost 200 GW.

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The weekend read: European PV subsidies a divisive topic

Subsidies for PV projects are a divisive topic in European countries. Mistakes of the past hang over fresh decision-making processes. Experts argue that changing market conditions are making even months-old schemes too generous, while missing the real issues.

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