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The weekend read: Central Asian solar on the rise

Utility-scale solar is stirring in the region, with support from development banks. Following a series of competitive auctions, PV projects have been commissioned and are under development in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. In the latter nation, corporate interest in distributed, small-scale renewables is growing but for further market uptake, additional incentives should be introduced, practitioners say.

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The Hydrogen Stream: Dye-sensitized photocatalyst promises most efficient solar water splitting to date

Japanese researchers have developed a new way to improve water splitting, while South Korea has completed its largest hydrogen production complex. Scotland and England have announced new hydrogen investments, and Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power have agreed to collaborate on hydrogen projects.

Uzbekistan is steaming ahead in the race to carbon neutrality

The war in Ukraine continues to disrupt the global energy sector and, combined with the recent heatwaves affecting Europe, the need to restructure economies is starker than ever. Luckily, there are some countries that have kept working on their energy transition reforms and taking tangible actions towards tackling climate change. Uzbekistan is one of them.

Uzbekistan reveals bidders for 500 MW PV tender

Uzbekistan launched its latest procurement exercise in September 2021. The country aims to build three solar parks in the Namangan, Bukhara and Khorezm regions.

Total Eren heralds another 100 MW of Uzbek solar

The central Asian nation went from 4 MW of grid-connected solar to 104 MW in just 12 months and Total Eren’s latest announcement indicates an ambitious national goal of adding 12 GW of renewables this decade may not be so fanciful.

Uzbekistan launches tender for 300 MW solar park

The Uzbek authorities have said that the 300 MW Guzar Solar PV project will be built in the Guzar district of Uzbekistan’s Kashkadarya region.

China holds the key to cancelling half the world’s new coal project plans

With pressure mounting on the world’s governments to turn their back on the fossil fuel, China and peers in South East Asia, Europe and South Asia could help deliver a coal-free future at the COP26 climate summit planned in Glasgow in November.

Uzbekistan launches tender for 500 MW of PV

Through the procurement exercise, the Uzbek authorities want to build several PV plants in the Namangan, Bukhara and Khorezm regions.

Uzbekistan flicks switch on 100 MW Nur Navoi solar plant

The new facility is the first of almost 1 GW of solar generation capacity Emirati developer Masdar is working on bringing to fruition in the Central Asian nation.

Uzbekistan wants to tender another 900 MW of PV

The Uzbek Ministry of Energy plans to hold two more solar tenders for a series of PV plants spread across the Kashkadarya and Fergana, Bukhara, Khorezm, and Namangan regions. It also revealed that there are 1.29 GW worth of projects under construction in the country.

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