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The Hydrogen Stream: More large scale hydrogen for Port of Rotterdam

Elsewhere, French renewable hydrogen startup Lhyfe has announced it is building an electrolyzer in eastern Germany, and Los Angeles-based Southern California Gas has launched a hydrogen-powered drone to monitor its gas grid.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: construction begins on world’s largest PV project

State-owned power generation company China Huadian Corporation has begun work on a 3.3GW solar site in Sichuan province. The project is one of nine renewable energy plants listed in China’s latest national five-year plan.

Solar supply chain trouble to ease this year, according to analyst

Wood Mackenzie has predicted solar equipment cost increases will ease back after last year saw the average cost of solar electricity rise for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region.

Japanese consortium builds lithium-air battery with energy density of 500 Wh/kg

A Japanese group has developed a storage system with potential applications in residential storage, electric vehicles, drones and Internet-of-Things devices.


PV set to be largest source of new US generating capacity in 2022

About 46% of all new generating capacity in the United States is expected to be PV this year, giving it the largest share of the new US generation mix.

Solar up in Belgium in 2021 but will have work to do as nuclear shutdown nears

Electric transmission company Elia Group noted a bigger slice of the generation mix occupied by nuclear last year, just hours after a London-based consultant said the nation was on track to switch off its reactors before 2026.


India may add 12.5GW of solar in 2022-23

Indian ratings agency ICRA expects the solar boost based on the backlog of PV projects awarded by central and state electric utilities.

RTI International seeks developers for three solar mini grids in Uganda

The U.S.-based non-profit organization is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the development of the three mini grids. The incentives for the projects will be provided in the form of grants.


‘Ukrainian gas – and renewables – can offer Europe energy security’

While the chief executive of Ukraine’s biggest private energy company scrupulously mentioned the role renewables could play in counteracting the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, he called for his country’s gas market to be liberalized just as the European Commission appears set to rubber stamp gas as ‘sustainable.’

South Korea installed 4.4 GW of PV capacity in 2021

South Korea’s cumulative installed PV capacity hit 22 GW at the end of 2021, according to provisional figures from the Korea Energy Agency.