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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.