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Weekend Read: Data harvesting

Mounting system manufacturers back their technology but farmers still have questions about the realities of solar on agricultural land. Ramping up research on how agrivoltaics affect farming yields could provide vital answers.


Weekend Read: Barren soil for agrivoltaics

PV has real potential on agricultural land in Italy, where multinationals and entrepreneurs alike share an enthusiasm for solar innovation. This is being hindered by a piecemeal approach to regulation.


Italian agrivoltaics could be a vital plank of the EU’s energy transition

Europe awakened to its energy dependency on Russian gas as the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolded and the war has pushed the European Union to accelerate its energy transition. Italy could play an important role.

Wafer formats continue to evolve

Differences in wafer and module specifications, which have bedevilled solar developers in recent years, could now be narrowing.


GreenAkku unveils L-base for PV systems on flat rooftops, gardens

GreenAkku says that its 24 kg exposed concrete base for solar arrays enables the installation of PV systems on flat rooftops and in gardens, without the need for additional substructures or drilling.


Weekend Read: Cash pours in to rooftop solar

The growth of European rooftop solar continues this year, with innovative companies raising capital to develop the market. It’s an encouraging trend with the potential to accelerate rooftop solar adoption. pv magazine correspondent Valerie Thompson takes a closer look.


Intersolar 2023 Day 2: QN Solar shows China is still top dog for PV

Our pv magazine reporters are out again pounding the show floor today on day 2 of the Intersolar Europe event in Munich. If you spot us, tell us your news and if not, drop by our booth to say hello. We’re at number 250 in Hall A2.


A bright spot in the darkest hour

Solar is not only helping to keep the lights on in Ukraine – it also has a vital role as part of Europe’s energy transition and clean energy economy.

Bigger modules, bigger headaches?

The debate continues over whether super-sized, high-power solar modules are a good thing for the industry and they appear to be here to stay. Vicente Parra and James Whittemore, from Enertis Applus+, consider the pitfalls to avoid when designing high-power solar projects.


Hungarian solar is on the rise but much needs to be resolved

PV deployment is gathering pace in the EU member state but grid capacity shortfalls and unpredictable shifts in government policy need to be addressed if the nation is to harness its full solar – and European energy security – potential.


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