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Analyst predicts extent of rise in this year’s solar capital costs

Wood Mackenzie this week made a slew of predictions for the industry in 2022 and noted the effects the US’ recently announced anti-circumvention investigation is already having on utility scale plans.

Romania’s largest solar project for self-consumption

Engie Romania is building an 8 MW solar park to power the operations of Saint-Gobain Romania.

Czechia earmarks $43.4 million for solar rebates

PV developers in Czechia can apply for solar rebates until Aug. 31. Solar-plus-storage projects will also be able to participate.

Moduły fotowoltaiczne TOPCon typu N podbijają polski rynek fotowoltaiczny

Podczas webinaru pv magazine Jinko Solar zaprezentuje własną technologię TOPCon, a także przeanalizuje trendy rynkowe. Do webinarium dołączy także Menloelectric i Polenergii, który omówi potencjał technologii TOPCon na polskim rynku.

Romania to host integrated ingot, cell, PV module production

Hungary’s Astrasun has announced plans to set up a 1.8 GW wafer factory in Romania, as well as cell and module production facilities with capacities of 1.5 GW and 1.2 GW, respectively.

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The weekend read: Ripple effects of Russia-Ukraine crisis on renewables

The war in Ukraine has acted as a brutal wake-up call for governments to act and reduce their dependence on Russian fossil fuels. Many have pledged to hasten project timelines for renewables, but there are mixed reports about impacts on investor confidence and projects under development in Ukraine’s neighboring countries. Marija Maisch reports.

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Storing renewables with high-rise elevators

Lift Energy Storage Technology is a proposed long-term storage solution that relies on elevators to bring solid masses to the tops of buildings in charging mode. It then lowers the same mass to produce electricity in discharge mode.

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Module brands that earn the trust of solar installers

The latest global PV installer survey by Germany’s EUPD Research offers a hint of the solar brands which installers, mostly based in Europe, gravitate toward. This year’s report also ventured to South Africa and considered mounting systems for the first time.

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Ukraine: Is there a pessimistic solar scenario? No!

Vitaliy Daviy is the CEO of emerging markets focussed cleantech organization IB Centre Inc. and holds an optimistic view of Ukraine’s sector after the war. According to him, the country has the keys to energy independence and security.

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Croatia may host Europe’s largest solar park

A proposal to build a 950 MW solar facility has been submitted to the Croatian authorities by El Sun Energy d.o.o. The solar park is planned to be located in the county of Šibenik-Knin in southern Croatia.

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