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GCL to generate $304m with 430 MW Chinese project sale

The debt-saddled GCL New Energy solar project business of the polysilicon manufacturer is aiming to sell off solar farms to transform into an ‘asset light’ operation.

Canadian Solar flags up polysilicon, glass and EVA shortages

The solar manufacturer’s impressive third-quarter gross margin is set to fall back in the current three-month window because global shortages have seen some material costs double since the world came out of Covid-19 shock.

Trina moves to buy 72,000 tons of Tongwei polysilicon for 210mm operation

The Chinese giant plans to further strengthen the supply chain for solar modules based on 210mm wafers by establishing joint ventures with its rival.

pv magazine tackles extreme weather, resiliency, the future of storage and more in Virtual Roundtables USA

The new-look discussions dived into all things shaping the solar industry and renewable energy as a whole in 2020, including the global pandemic, extreme weather and natural disasters, the election and more, all presented in the light of rapidly-changing technologies and materials.

The Square Mile goes where Boris Johnson fears to tread

The City of London Corporation signed a £40m solar power purchase agreement on the same day the prime minister outlined a net-zero strategy which failed to even mention solar.

EU pumps another €82m into African renewables

A €62m Italo-French program will reduce risk for project developers and a €20m Spanish scheme will fund off-grid installations in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Juwi begins work on 204 MW solar park in Greece

The German renewable energy developer secured the €130m project in a tender held by the Greek government.

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Trina Solar signs $321m solar glass order

The Chinese giant has inked a 26-month deal with supplier Changzhou Almaden to purchase 85 million square meters of the material for its ultra high power Vertex products.

Agrivoltaic beekeeping project in Spain

Endesa plans to set up beekeeping projects at two of its PV plants. The pilot initiative will include the cultivation of 3 hectares of plants that will be pollinated by bees.

UK utility unveils £50m flexibility tender

Hong Kong-owned UK Power Networks is aiming to commission 250 MW of grid flexibility from energy storage assets with capacities as small as 10 kW, on contracts ranging in length from six months to seven years.

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