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Latest EU electrolyzer pledge could speed up solar permitting

With an estimated 500 TWh of renewable electricity needed to produce the 10 million tons per year of clean hydrogen wanted by the European Union by 2030, the recent promise to ramp up European electrolyzer production capacity could give a boost to solar developers grappling with sluggish permitting regimes.


Scientists, industry players reveal plans for new LETID testing standard

An international research group has published the details of a two-year project to develop reliable ways to assess light-elevated temperature-induced degradation in operational PV modules.


Quantum Power Asia, ib vogt propose 3.5 GW solar-storage project in Indonesia

Quantum Power Asia and ib vogt have set up a new partnership to build a 3.5 GW solar-plus-storage facility in Riau, Indonesia. The developers say the proposed $5 billion project could export solar electricity to Singapore by 2032.


Chinese manufacturer wants 28%-plus efficient HJT perovskite tandem solar cells

Footwear producer Golden Solar announced it would enter the solar market last year, with a focus on heterojunction devices.

‘African countries must unite to establish a green hydrogen economy’

Only by working together can African nations overcome the obstacles to exploiting their abundant renewables resources and producing affordable green hydrogen – for use at home and in a European economy keen to wean itself off Russian gas, an online event has been told.


Tesla to supply Megapacks for new 150MW/350MWh Australian big battery 

Following the early success of its solar integrated Gannawarra Energy Storage System, Edify Energy has again opted for Tesla Megapack as its preferred battery energy storage system for its combination of storage projects totalling 150MW/300MWh in the Australian state of New South Wales.


Masdar wants 200GW of renewables capacity

The state-owned UAE clean power developer appears to have quadrupled its previously announced ambition today as it announced its $20 billion renewables portfolio rose from 10.7GW to more than 15GW last year.


Russian invasion of Ukraine weighing on Moldova’s PV sector 

The first months of the year pointed to a boom in Moldova’s solar sector, but the war has already started to negatively affect investment decisions.


Sonnenstromfabrik plans 300MW solar module line in Germany with patented REC tech

Under a new partnership, Sonnenstromfabrik is expanding its solar module manufacturing operations in Germany with the addition of a new 300MW line. It will use REC Group’s patented split cell and junction box technology in its new PERC products.


European Commission moves on battery skills and forced labor

The EU’s executive body will supply €10 million to the European Battery Academy program launched in Brussels yesterday which aims to train the 800,000 battery workforce it has been estimated will be required in three years’ time.