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9 European Countries Collaborate on European Solar Telescope

As many as nine European countries, including the UK, are working together to construct the European Solar Telescope (EST). The EST will be the biggest of its kind solar telescope ever constructed in Europe. It is intended to provide insights into the phenomena of space weather. Several UK universities are leading a consortium to develop […]

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EIB & Banco Santander Promote Renewable Energy in Brazil with €300 Million Loan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banco Santander (Brasil), one of the largest foreign banks in Brazil, have signed an agreement to foster the use of renewable energy in Brazil. Ricardo Mourinho Félix, Vice-President of the EIB, and Carlos Rey de Vicente, Banco Santander’s Regional Head for South America, signed a €300 million loan in […]

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Europe’s Nuclear Regret: Sweden Moves To Redress The Nuclear Exit

Sweden, over four decades after deciding to phase out nuclear power, is now considering the construction of additional nuclear reactors. This shift comes as the country’s parliament officially abandoned its goal of achieving 100 per cent renewable energy to reach net-zero emissions by 2045. Sweden recently revised its net-zero targets to focus on achieving 100 […]

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Hungarian Energy Storage Scheme Worth €1.1 Billion Receives European Commission Approval

The European Commission has approved a Hungarian scheme worth €1.1 billion, designed to bolster the country’s shift towards a carbon-neutral economy by supporting the establishment of energy storage facilities with a capacity of at least 800 MW/1600 MWh. The scheme aims at enhancing the flexibility of the Hungarian electricity system by supporting storage investments to […]

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PASH Global, ERIH Holdings Form JV For 5-GW Green Hydrogen In Europe

International developer of clean power projects PASH Global has announced that it has collaborated with ERIH Holdings for the creation of a 50-50 joint venture (JV) to develop and invest in green hydrogen and ammonia projects totalling 5 GW of electrolyser capacity. The project will be powered by 10 GW of renewable energy generation capacity […]

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Will Europe’s Mega Solar Manufacturing Plans Deliver On Promise?

In a recent move that is helping Europe’s solar manufacturing industry gather momentum in an unprecedented way, the European Commission has announced state finance for clean tech manufacturing. This is to be achieved by way of the Green Deal Industrial Plan (GDIP) for European Union. The GDIP will speed up projects by easing up the […]

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Lithuania’s Solitek to Set Up 600 MW Module Assembly Facility in Italy

Lithuania-based solar PV maker Solitek has announced that the firm will be now expanding its operations in South of Europe with Italy. In a key decision, Solitek will be building a new solar module assembly plant in Benevento. According to reports, Solitek will have a capacity of 600 MW annually. The firm will manage funds […]

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With An Aim Of 40% Domestic Sourcing By 2030, European Commission Announces Net Zero Industry Act

Following the Inflation Reduction Act in the US, India’s own PLI schemes and the Basic Customs Duty on Solar Imports, the European Commission is set to erect some protectionist fences at its borders too. Under the  European Commission’s (EC) proposed Net Zero Industry Act, which seeks to accelerate the decarbonisation of the energy sector in […]

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Finland, Luxembourg Commit For EU’s Renewable Energy Financing Mechanism

The implementation of the EU renewable energy financing mechanism has taken an important step forward as binding commitments have come from Finland and Luxembourg who will now take part in a cross-border tender for renewable energy. The announcement by the two countries follows an invitation by the Commission to all EU countries last year to […]

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