Europe

Kazatomprom sells 75% of solar manufacturing business

The Kazakh state-owned national atomic energy company has sold its three manufacturing units to an international consortium. The sale of its solar business has been planned since May 2017.

Enertrag, Enel and Leclanche commission 22 MW storage project in Germany

The companies have invested €17 million in the project. The energy stored, in the Brandenburg project, will be used to stabilize the grid and minimize the curtailment of wind farms.

Dutch scientists use fluoride to make perovskite solar cells more stable

Researchers claim the cell they have developed is able to retain 90% of its efficiency after 1,000 hours under extreme light and heat conditions.

Legislative amendments pave way for Portugal’s 1.35 GW solar auction

The Portuguese government has approved legislative amendments that it says will facilitate its plans to auction off 1.35 GW of solar capacity this summer. The Portuguese energy minister, meanwhile, said that the government hopes to see €6 billion of investment in solar by 2030.

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Holaluz, Chint Energy sign deal for 500 MW of solar in Spain

Spain’s Holaluz has agreed to buy electricity from up to 500 MW of solar capacity that China’s Chint Energy plans to build in Spain. The investment has been estimated at roughly €350 million.

Intersolar Europe: Day 3

Welcome to the final day of Intersolar Europe 2019! Follow pv magazine live to keep updated on the latest solar PV and storage developments, events and trends from this year’s event, as they happen. Stay tuned!

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CIP raises $700m in first close of new renewables fund

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ new fund, CIP New Markets Fund I K/S, will invest in renewable energy infrastructure, including solar, in countries throughout Latin America and Asia.

UK Labour Party vows to roll out solar on 1.75m homes

The UK Labour Party has revealed plans to facilitate the installation of solar panels on 1.75 million homes, with a particular focus on low-income households.

Fortum pairs li-ion storage with hydropower plant in Sweden

The Finnish utility has switched on a 5 MW/6.2 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at a hydropower plant in Sweden.

Are Greece’s solar tenders ill-designed?

Greece has run solar tenders on three different occasions in the past year, awarding a total of 546 MW of new PV capacity. In all three instances, Greek consumers were manipulated and the country’s institutions did little to protect them.

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