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Australia’s recycling opportunity emerges as batteries boom

Australia’s national science agency has identified a potential AUD 3.1 billion ($2.4 billion) industry, as the increasing penetration of renewable energy continues to drive growth in the battery energy storage sector.

German standards for environmentally-friendly solar parks

German solar association BSW and environmental association Naturschutzbund have published a joint paper that defines criteria that can be used to establish whether a ground-mounted solar plant is able to protect nature and species, as well as to add ecological value to the area it occupies.

Breaking the rules to foster green hydrogen innovation

The Danish Energy Agency has granted permission, to two power-to-X specialists, for the development of innovative projects without having to comply with the country’s energy legislation. This exemption is part of an upcoming pilot scheme to support new clean energy technologies, including green hydrogen.

Big solar-plus-storage comes to Taiwan

Taiwanese module maker URE Corp is planning to link a 150 MW solar plant to a 15 MW/15 MWh storage facility.

India’s 250 MW solar auction concludes with lowest bid of $0.033/kWh

A unit of Tata Power has secured the rights to develop a 250 MW grid-connected solar project in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Canadian investor plans 1.3 GW renewable energy hub in South Australia

Amp Energy, a Canadian clean energy investor with a growing Australia portfolio, has unveiled a new 1.3 GW renewables expansion strategy. Its plan includes at least three massive PV projects, two of which could support South Australia’s green hydrogen aims.

Massive solar-plus-storage plant comes online in the United States

The 420 MW/40 MW storage-plus-storage facility was deployed by the Danish energy company Ørsted on a 3,600-acre site alongside existing oil and gas installations in Texas.

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The Hydrogen Stream: Rosatom, EDF join forces, Shell builds Europe’s largest PEM electrolyzer

Moreover, the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology has announced it is progressing with its research to reduce the cost of PEM water electrolysis and the Spanish government has established the criteria for its first pre-selection of renewable hydrogen projects.

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Leclanché unveils modular, plug-and-play solution for utility scale storage

The proposed solution is claimed to be able to mitigate potential fire risk, improve logistics and reduce costs. It consists of a series of interchangeable wide blocks that are said to be easily movable for simplified transportation.

Brazil’s solar PPA market reaches 8.4 GW

According to a recent report from Brazilian consultancy Greener, unsubsidized solar projects are proliferating in the Latin American country. The study also reveals that the utility scale PV projects that are in an early or intermediate stage of development, have a combined capacity of 98.9 GW.

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