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Malaysia launches scheme enabling consumers to buy renewable energy

Through the Green Electricity Tariff (GET) program, the government will offer 4,500 GWh of power to residential and industrial customers each year. These will be charged an additional MYE0.037 ($0.087) for each kWh of renewable energy purchased.

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South Korea’s largest floating PV plant now online

The 41 MW facility was built by Korean developer Scotra with solar modules provided by South Korea-based manufacturer Hanwha Q-Cells. It was deployed on a water reservoir at the Hapcheon dam, in the South Gyeongsang province.

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Renewables to drive down prices as fossil-fuel generators exit Australian electricity market

Ongoing growth in both renewable generation capacity, including rooftop solar, large-scale wind and solar, and dispatchable power in the form of big batteries is expected to drive down household power bills across the National Electricity Market in the coming years despite the impending closure of several of Australia’s ageing fossil-fuel fired power stations.

Utilities and financial investors are investing in renewables, especially hydrogen, like never before

A new Ernst & Young power and utilities overview report shows that utilities and other deep-pocketed investors are putting financial support behind their environmental, social and governance initiatives.

Developers building solar park along French highway

The five-hectare project is part of the Vinci Group’s plan to develop unused areas close to the motorways operated by its unit Vinci Autoroute.

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Pilot floating platform for offshore hybrid wind-solar-wave projects

Developed by German company Sinn Power, the floating platform currently hosts solar modules totaling 80 kW and may also embed small wind turbines and wave energy converters.

RWE sells Belectric to Czech utility CEZ

The German Federal Cartel Office is currently reviewing the transaction. RWE confirmed the plan.

Kazakhstan’s solar auction concludes with lowest price of $0.0297/kWh

The Kazakh authorities allocated 20 MW of PV capacity in the procurement exercise and said another 20 MW solar auction will be held next year.

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The Hydrogen Stream: A fuel cell gigafactory in the US and new plans from Australia

U.S. hydrogen solutions company Plug Power opened, this week, its green hydrogen and fuel cell gigafactory in New York state. In Australia, Patriot Energy announced a supply agreement for 75 modular green hydrogen generation units, and ARENA said it will play a key role in the development and delivery of the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: China National Petroleum Company builds 200 MW solar park

Elsewhere, Longi has announced it has secured a wafer supply deal from Zhejiang-based TOPCon module manufacturer Dal Solar, and glassmaker Irico New Energy is planning an initial public offering.

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