COVID-19 Expected to put Financial Stress on Chilean Discoms & Gencos: GlobalData

With the outbreak of the COVID-19, Chilean Discoms are supplying electricity to the customers despite non-payments from them and hence, the utilities are finding it difficult to pay back to the generators as per the PPAs. With the outbreak of the COVID-19, Chilean distribution utilities (Discoms) are supplying electricity to the customers despite non-payments from […]

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Argentina’s Renewable Projects Likely to Hit by Covid-19, Tightening of Economy

The construction and commissioning of renewable energy projects in Argentina are expected to get delayed on the back of the coronavirus crisis and tightening of the economy during the last two years. The reason behind the delay in the commencement of construction projects was due to the tightening of the economy which had restricted project […]

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Delayed Solar Development in Japan amid Covid-19 Likely to Facilitate Coal Usage

Amidst coronavirus crisis, electricity demand in Japan like other countries has dropped significantly and thus resulted in a decline in power prices. This drop in demand and rise in solar power generation eventually driving down the wholesale electricity prices, as revealed by the data & analytics company. According to GlobalData, the ongoing economic contraction, delays […]

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Germany Raises Offshore Wind Power Goal to 40 GW in 20 Yrs

The German Cabinet has passed a bill that would set a goal of 40 GW of offshore wind power capacity installation by 2040, marking a surge of almost five-fold. The move came as the German government wants to significantly surge its offshore wind energy capacity from current 7.5 GW (approx) to 40 GW as part […]

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Alternative Reality Ripe for Enterprise Adoption: GlobalData

The rising number of enterprises is leveraging immersive technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in order to improve their operational efficiency, lower costs and overcome skilled labour shortage, said the data and analytics company. Commenting on the matter, Venkata Naveen, Disruptive Tech Analyst at GlobalData, said that “by combining the virtual […]

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Brazilian Solar Industry Feels the Heat of Both Falling Economy, COVID-19

With the rising cost of imports, shrinking power demand and indefinite postponement of auctions amid coronavirus crisis, Brazilian solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is feeling the heat which may likely to impact the momentum of the annual installation. Brazilian PV sector’s annual installation capacity is expected to decline to 0.7 GW in 2020, from 1.3 GW […]

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B’desh Unveils $218.7Mn Green Transformation Fund to Offer Easy Financing for Solar Developers 

With an aim to make financing easily available post-coronavirus, Bangladesh has introduced a USD 218.7 million (EUR 200 million) Green Transformation Fund (GTF) so that soft loans can be provided to solar developers, other environment-friendly products and importers of Eurozone’s energy efficiency components. Moreover, the fund issued is in addition to its existing USD 200 […]

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Switzerland Offers Rebate to Lift Solar Market amid Pandemic

With an aim to save the solar photovoltaic (PV) market from ongoing slum caused by coronavirus crisis, Switzerland offered another USD 47 million financial support through rebates. Through such initiatives, the Central European country is planning to lift the PV market, especially residential and commercial rooftop solar. This is significant as, after hydropower and nuclear power, […]

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OEMs Diversification Plan from China Intensifies; Eyes New Markets in SE Asia: Report

China remained the largest manufacturing hub for power equipment suppliers worldwide. However, coronavirus pandemic has posed a threat to its ambitions to continue to remain as global hotspot for manufacturing, because companies are now evaluating the efficiency and responsiveness of their supply chains to deal with the challenges arisen from the virus outbreak. Thus, diversification […]

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