Markets & Policy

Longi Solar signs 1.2 GW bifacial module deal with Adani

The Chinese module maker will supply Adani Green Energy with 1.2 GW of Hi MO4 bifacial modules, with cell efficiency reaching 22.5% and module power peaking at 430W (72 cells).

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Australia’s Marinus Link interconnector project inches forward following new reports

Tasmania’s ambitions of becoming the “battery of Australia” improved following early reports on the proposed Marinus Link, a second interconnector between the states of Tasmania and Victoria, which show that the project’s economic advantages far outweigh expected costs.

Nevada toys with 1 GW of storage by 2030

In what has been a crazy year for Nevada, the Public Utilities Commission is ending on an equally insane note by proposing 1 GW of energy storage to be deployed across the state by the last day of 2030.

Private solar PPAs signed in France and Germany

French renewables company Voltalia has secured a 25-year power purchase agreement from Crédit Mutuel Alliance Fédérale for a 10 MW solar plant and Germany’s Enerparc has signed a long term deal with Norwegian energy company Statkraft for a solar park planned in Bavaria.

Indonesia plans domestic electric vehicle industry

A presidential decree has enacted a range of incentives for e-mobility roll-out with domestic content requirements increasing over time.

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Could EVs start to displace fossil fuel-driven vehicles within five years?

With almost a decade having passed since electric vehicles hit public roads, the price of battery packs has dropped 87% since 2010, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. With rising efficiency and evolving supply chains, the market research group suggests cumulative demand will bring prices down to parity with internal combustion engine vehicles by 2024.

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A new sizing approach for PV self-consumption without storage

Spanish researchers are proposing a customer-driven method described as an intuitive tool for investors and engineers to assess how self-consumption from solar generation can be profitable. The method is said to take into account economic parameters such as taxes, depreciation and the cost of financing.

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North Macedonian utility plans three more tenders for 110 MW of solar

State-owned Elektrani na Severna Makedonija will begin construction on a 10 MW solar plant at its redundant coal plant in Oslomej after signing the engineering, procurement and construction deal with a Turkish contractor. The utility is planning to tender a 10 MW extension of the plant and two more 50 MW solar facilities.

Hanergy-owned Alta Devices reportedly lays off 250 employees without notice

The U.S. business built and sold record-setting gallium-arsenide solar cells but its parent has seemingly run out of patience. Having failed to give its workers notice of the move, Hanergy is either in contravention of U.S. employment law, ‘faltering’ or subject to ‘unforeseen business circumstances’.

pv magazine announces veteran industry journalist, Eric Wesoff, as US senior editor

pv magazine group welcomes Eric Wesoff as the new editorial leader of the U.S. platform. With two decades of experience working in the renewable energy industry, Wesoff brings a plethora of expertise in solar power, advanced batteries, clean technology investing and finance, utility structures, and the electric grid.

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