Today imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and EnergyVille present a new simulation framework that can accurately calculate the energy yield of bifacial PV systems (also capturing reflected light from the ground).
Risen Energy has signed off on a 323MW PV module supply contract from DTEK Renewables for Ukraine?s largest solar power station. As part of the contract, Risen will provide all the modules required for the 240 MWac Pokrovskaya SPP project.
Details are few at this stage, with a site for the big project still to be selected, although the Bangladeshi government has confirmed the tariff for electricity produced by the plant will be $0.095/kWh.
Delivering on its commitment to support the development of Iraq?s energy infrastructure, GE Power (NYSE: GE) has provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to the ministry of electricity?s (MoE) Al Qudus Power Plant. GE will also service up to seven GE 9E gas turbines at the facility throughout 2019, including maintenance, supply of parts and rehabilitation. GE is installing the new gas turbine at the site and it is expected to generate up to an additional 125 megawatts (MW) of electricity. The service agreement will enhance the reliability of operations at the plant, helping to maintain a stable supply of up to 875 megawatts (MW) of power over the course of the coming year.
Danish firm Aalborg CSP A/S has announced an order to supply steam generation systems for a 700-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai. The plant, together with a 250-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) component, will form the fourth phase of the 5-GW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park that combines CSP and PV technologies. Once completed, the CSP park is planned to be the largest one of its kind globally.
Unimpressed by last year?s China policy-related shenanigans, the inverter maker continued to grow at a rapid pace as it acquired storage, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and e-mobility related businesses. Its full-year results place SolarEdge in a good position going into a more promising year, with solar installations expected to hit double-digit growth figures in many markets and reach 120 GW globally.
Saudi Arabia?s Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China's National Energy Administration on renewable energy cooperation as part of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman?s visit to the country.
LOINTEK technology has been selected for the turnkey supply of the integrated steam generation system and the oil-salt thermal storage system for DEWA IV, the world?s biggest thermosolar power plant that will start operating in 2022, in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
Countries at the forefront of the energy transformation are getting more than a third of their energy from variable renewables like solar and wind, and they?re doing it in a cost-effective manner. By making use of innovative solutions that allow to integrate a higher share of renewables into power systems, innovation holds the key to a cost-effective global energy transformation.
Solarpower Europe has released its estimates for Europe?s installation figures in 2018. A reduction in system prices and a policy push boosted solar across the continent. And if the trade association?s CEO is to be believed, the newfound growth has just begun.
Growing demand for backup power and rising consumer awareness toward emergency preparedness measures to combat intensifying and frequent electrical outages will boost the global gasoline gensets market growth.
Kuwait has announced Phase One of the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park project. The Shagaya Solar Energy Plant is part of the first phase and is being jointly developed by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and the Ministry of Electricity and Water.
Following a petition by domestic PV panel manufacturers, India?s Directorate General of Trade Remedies has recommended the imposition of duties ranging from $537-1,559/metric ton on solar ethylene vinyl acetate sheets imported from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.
ABB?s service team in the United Arab Emirates recently installed Ekip UP technology, part of the ABB Ability digital offering, at a substation operated by Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA). SEWA distributes and generates electricity, water and natural gas to residents of the Sharjah Emirate. The SEWA Qasimia substation had been operating with low-voltage breakers from a major supplier?a competitor to ABB?but recently engineers there found all the breakers? trip units to be defective.
Analysts at PV InfoLink said the number of markets open to new technologies such as half-cut and shingled panels is constantly rising. Australia, Japan, Spain, the UAE and Brazil were cited as the hottest markets for Chinese ?special modules?. Total annual production in China for half-cut modules, which are set to increase their market share this year, should reach around 20 GW.
A consortium comprising Saudi-based Acwa, Japanese contractor Mitsui & Company and Bahrain industrial conglomerate AlMoayyed has won a major contract for the construction and operation of a 100MW independent solar power plant in the kingdom.
H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), reviewed the progress on the sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO)-based desalination plant at the DEWA Jebel Ali Power & Desalination Complex. This is one of the main complexes providing Dubai with reliable, efficient, and high-quality electricity and water services.