Italy

Could Chinese setback mean a Euro comeback?

While tariffs may inhibit India’s ability to benefit from anticipated record low Chinese panel prices, Japan already has a strong pipeline and two of the world’s solar pioneers – Spain and Italy – could be given a shot in the arm by new administrations.

Residential, commercial PV drives solar demand in Italy

Solar has covered 5.8% of Italy’s power demand so far this year. Newly installed PV capacity for the first four months of this year, meanwhile, has reached 116 MW, around 6.4% up from the same period in 2017.

Momentum builds for perovskite tandems, 25%+ efficiency achieved

Researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Oxford PV have presented a new record perovskite tandem solar cell, with a 25.2% conversion efficiency, independently verified by Fraunhofer ISE. Bernd Stannowski, from HZB presented the results this week at the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-7) in Hawaii.

The EU agrees on 32% renewable target by 2030 after all-night negotiations

The EU Commission, Council and Parliament have been in trialogue negotiations to broker a deal on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), the first version of which was adopted in 2009. By 3:30am this morning, a deal was finally brokered and legislative processes for official adoption are now just a formality

Brazil’s Cemig buys 431 MW of wind and solar in own auction

Selected wind and power plants will supply electricity to the Brazilian utility under a 20-year PPA, starting from 2022.

Germany, Italy and Chile are better positioned for grid-parity in DG, study says

The updated version of the “PV Grid Parity Monitor” (GPM) provides an analysis for the commercial DG segment in representative cities of five countries: Germany, Chile, Spain, Italy and Mexico. Germany, Chile and Italy are the countries where good proximity to grid-parity and regulations favoring self-consumption are best combined.

EIB may finance 300 MW “unsubsidized” PV project in Spain

After securing a financial hedge for its Talasol solar plant in January, Israeli solar company Ellomay has now entered agreement with Deutsche Bank for the structuring of non-recourse senior debt financing for the project.

Italy’s digital platform to monitor solar parks

Through the Piattaforma Performance Impianti, developed by energy agency GSE, owners of PV plants above 1 MW in size will be able to conduct geo-analytical comparative analysis between projects while visualizing performance levels and sharing best practice

Suntech to supply 304 MW of modules to Voltalia

The news comes after Suntech recently announced a separate 116 MW module supply deal, with both orders related to Egypt’s mega Benban complex

Enerray and Suntech ink contract for supply of 116 MW of modules for Benban

Italian developer Enerray is progressing three PV plants in Egypt’s Benban complex. The modules will be supplied by the Chinese manufacturer

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