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Germany Issues Tender For 5.5 GW Offshore Wind Project

Federal Network Agency of Germany has launched auctions for offshore wind farms comprising a total of 5,500 MW at three centrally pre-investigated sites in the North Sea. The three sites with a combined 5,500 MW of projected generating capacity are situated about 110 km north-west of the island of Borkum, bordering the Netherlands exclusive economic […]

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Enel Subsidiary 3Sun Secures €560 million For HJT Solar Manufacturing In Italy

Italy, which has been a surprise beneficiary of the European push for more manufacturing, got another boost with 3Sun, the solar module manufacturing subsidiary of Italian utility Enel secured €560 million for its heterojunction module assembly plant in Sicily, Italy. Details on the number of jobs this would create are not available, but widely expected […]

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Neoen Starts Building 24.7 MWp Three Solar Farms in Italy

Neoen, a renewable energy production company, launched the construction of its first three assets in Italy in December 2023. These three solar farms, with a combined capacity of 24.7 MWp, are located in Lombardy (8 MWp and 7.6 MWp), and Marche (9.1 MWp). The contract for their construction has been awarded to solar EPC system […]

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Ganfeng, Hyundai Enter Long Term Lithium Supply Deal

China’s leading lithium producer, Ganfeng Lithium, has announced that it has entered into a supply agreement with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor. The auto firm claims that the new deal reflects the automotive industry’s strategic move to secure raw material sources amid the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. The long-term deal entails Ganfeng supplying Hyundai with battery-grade […]

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Perovskite Panel Startup Tandem PV Rolls Ahead With $6 m Funding

US based perovskite company Tandem PV has secured US$6 million in funding to advance research and development (R&D) and plans to build its first manufacturing plant. The funding round was led by venture capital firm Planetary Technologies, an existing investor in the company, with new backers including Uncorrelated Ventures, another venture capital firm, and solar […]

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Solar Europe 2023-Record Additions, Generation Seen in 2023 From Solar In Europe

That Europe added over 56 GW of solar in 2023 has already been documented. But it is the numbers  coming out from individual countries that make for interesting reading. Thus, even as powerhouses like Germany crossed 14 GW in fresh additions, smaller countries like the Czech republic made major strides as well, adding over 970 […]

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33 GW Solar In Sight In US For 2023, With 6.5 GW Additions In Q3

The U.S. solar industry added 6.5 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity in Q3 2023, a 35% year-over-year increase as federal clean energy policies begin to take hold. As a result of this growth, the United States is expected to add a record 33 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2023, according to the […]

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Solar Became Cheapest Fuel Source For Newly-Built Power Systems: EY

The latest report by Ernst and Young (EY) claimed that solar energy emerged as the cheapest fuel source for newly built power systems globally, fueling a faster energy transition. The report said that despite the challenges like inflation and price rises, solar power seemed to be the leader. It claimed that with its lowest Levelized Cost […]

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Global Solar Capacity Can Touch 75,000 GW by 2050 With Energy Storage: ISA

A latest report from the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Long-Distance Energy Storage (LDES) Council projects a target of 75,000 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity by 2050. Their target is to provide long-term energy storage to fully realize the potential of these solar installations for complete decarbonization. LDES is estimated to become a $4 trillion […]

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