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Israel to deploy 250 MW of floating solar, agrivoltaics

The Israeli authorities have proposed a plan to deploy 250 MW of floating solar and agrivoltaics through four PV plants in the Negev Desert near Ramon Airport.

Consumer knowledge key for solar adoption in Saudi Arabia

A new research paper urges the Saudi Arabian government to improve consumer knowledge of renewable energy to encourage the adoption of solar by domestic consumers.

Think tank calls for power wheeling in Indonesia

The Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), a Jakarta-based think tank, is advocating for power wheeling to be implemented in Indonesia. It says it would create a renewable energy market and have a positive impact on industrial investment.

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India, Australia sign deal to secure supply chains

Economic cooperation between India and Australia may open doors for investment in clean energy technology, but challenges still abound in a competitive global market. Vibhuti Garg and Shantanu Srivastava, of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), discuss the role that public funding and resource pooling could play in supporting manufacturing ambitions.

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Competition, oversupply to reduce n-type solar module prices

Global solar demand will continue to grow in 2024, with module demand likely to reach 492 GW to 538 GW. Amy Fang, a senior analyst at InfoLink, looks at module demand and supply chain inventories in a market still affected by oversupply.

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US, Canada ramp up solar glass plans

With PV module capacity ramping up, glass suppliers have been investing in new solar glass production capacity. As in India and China, new facilities are popping up in North America, with unique twists to ensure competitiveness, such as using recycled material.

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‘When pursuing your career goals, seek companies that align with your values’

In another article of a series, Women in Solar Europe (WiSEu) gives voice to Zoraida Bejarano, the Head of Talent Management at NextEnergy Group. She says the underrepresentation of women in recruitment processes in the solar energy industry complicates efforts to showcase inclusivity and address unconscious biases.

Key takeaways from the German-African Energy Forum

The 17th edition of the German-African Energy Forum in Hamburg this week drew more than 300 participants from over 30 countries. The continent’s green energy transition and how to finance it were among the topics on the agenda.

New guide to improve biodiversity of PV projects in Australia

An Australian community group has launched a new guide to help solar developers to improve biodiversity on project sites and build trust in neighboring communities without compromising PV generation capacity.

US solar tariffs and the shadow of larger trade measures

Intensified trade measures against China via higher tariffs on imported solar and battery cells are a significant policy step, but the impact is clouded by global manufacturing shifts, price decreases and looming US Department of Commerce trade complaints.

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