Category Archives: photovoltaic

Solar photovoltaic and wind energy in the last week of March

The Spanish electricity market registers negative prices for the first time and, together with Portugal, continues to have the lowest prices in Europe. In the last week of March, the Iberian MIBEL market registered the lowest prices in Europe for the eighth consecutive week and the Spanish market registered negative prices for the first time … Continue reading Solar photovoltaic and wind energy in the last week of March

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More than 3,000 new industrial projects choose Andalusia for being one of the national photovoltaic powers

The Spanish Photovoltaic Union, a solar energy sector association in Spain, today organized its General Assembly of Members in Andalusia in which the election of the new territorial delegate of UNEF took place. The event, which was attended by more than 50 people and the institutional presence of the Junta de Andalucía, was held under … Continue reading More than 3,000 new industrial projects choose Andalusia for being one of the national photovoltaic powers

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Photovoltaic solar energy (PV) will lead the new Mexican energy matrix

Photovoltaics is expected to lead capacity additions between 2023 and 2037, although it does not detail the sources of the necessary investments. Photovoltaic solar energy generation in Mexico will lead, far above other technologies, the increases in installed capacity in Mexico, since according to the Ministry of Energy (Sener) the set of new large installations … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy (PV) will lead the new Mexican energy matrix

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China could drive Africa’s renewable energy revolution

African countries depend on fossil fuels. Only 2% of Chinese loans are allocated to renewable energies such as photovoltaics and wind.China has a unique opportunity to drive an energy revolution in Africa, but first it must reverse nearly two decades of neglect of green energy investments there, research from Boston University showed on Tuesday.Beijing has … Continue reading China could drive Africa’s renewable energy revolution

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Brazil exceeds 41 GW of installed power in photovoltaic solar energy

This Tuesday (02), Brazil surpassed the mark of 41 GW of installed power in solar power photovoltaic (PV), according to data from ANEEL (National Electric Energy Agency). This number includes both DG (distributed generation) and GC (centralized generation). Currently, the country has 28.01 GW in DG and 13.04 GW in GC. At the beginning of … Continue reading Brazil exceeds 41 GW of installed power in photovoltaic solar energy

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Wind power generated 27.1% of electricity in Spain in March and photovoltaics 13.6%

The demand for electrical energy in Spain increases by 1.9% in March. Renewables reach a record monthly production (14,591 GWh) and also coverage in the mix (65.2%). Generation without emissions accounts for 82.2% of the total and reaches its highest share since records began. For the sixth consecutive month, wind energy continues to be the … Continue reading Wind power generated 27.1% of electricity in Spain in March and photovoltaics 13.6%

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TrinaTracker’s Vanguard 1P powers 520 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Brazil

TrinaTracker, a business unit of Trina Solar, proudly announces its contribution to the 520MW Santa Luzia Complex, one of the largest photovoltaic solar plants in Brazil. The plant, currently undergoing commissioning, is entirely equipped with Vanguard 1P trackers incorporating the SuperTrack Smart Tracking Algorithm.TrinaTracker began supplying the project, covering more than 1,700 hectares and consisting … Continue reading TrinaTracker’s Vanguard 1P powers 520 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Brazil

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Cero to include battery storage in its 370 MW photovoltaic plant in Greece

Macquarie’s subsidiary Cero Development Hellas received a green light for adding batteries with an overall capacity of 749 MWh to its project for a 370 MW photovoltaic plant in Central Greece. Renewable energy investors are increasingly turning to batteries to keep their solar power projects on track. As electricity consumption in Greece is stagnating and … Continue reading Cero to include battery storage in its 370 MW photovoltaic plant in Greece

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China’s photovoltaic product exports amounted to US$47.59 billion in 2023

Chinese photovoltaic (PV) solar power industry urged to stay united in face of US pressure. Industry body says companies should avoid ‘disorderly and vicious’ competition. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently said she would push for measures to address overcapacity in China. The US has said it will target overcpacity in the Chinese solar power … Continue reading China’s photovoltaic product exports amounted to US$47.59 billion in 2023

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China adds record 36.72 GW photovoltaic solar power in Jan-Feb 2024

China‘s photovoltaic (PV) solar power surge continues with a record-breaking installation of 36.72 GW in the first two months of 2024, as per the data released by the National Energy Administration on March 25th. By February’s end, China’s total power capacity reached 2.97 terawatts (TW), up by 14.7% from last year. Solar power alone contributed … Continue reading China adds record 36.72 GW photovoltaic solar power in Jan-Feb 2024

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Conditions for the assembly, this year, of the first 46 large photovoltaic solar plants in Cuba

The investment project until 2028 foresees a total of 92 sites of 21 megawatts of power each. The completion of an investment process that includes, until 2028, the installation of 92 photovoltaic solar plants, with the capacity to generate 2,000 megawatts, has already been launched, Vicente de la O Levy, Minister of Energy and Mines, … Continue reading Conditions for the assembly, this year, of the first 46 large photovoltaic solar plants in Cuba

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India to approve standards for photovoltaic modules from April 2024

In the latest developments in India’s renewable energy sector, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an official memorandum announcing important updates for solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers. According to memorandum number 283/16/2023-GRID SOLAR, dated March 29, 2024, the MNRE has indicated that the Approved Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules … Continue reading India to approve standards for photovoltaic modules from April 2024

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Peru: 4 wind energy and photovoltaic solar power plants begin operations in 2024

Investment in project execution exceeds US$530 million and will add 507 megawatts of power to the National Interconnected Electric System (SEIN). The investment in the execution of these projects exceeds 530 million dollars. These plants are located in the regions of Ica, Arequipa and Moquegua; and will help Peru increase the non-conventional renewable energy component … Continue reading Peru: 4 wind energy and photovoltaic solar power plants begin operations in 2024

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Brazil reaches sixth position in the world ranking of photovoltaic solar energy (PV)

Brazil ended 2023 in sixth place in the world ranking of photovoltaic solar energy generation, shows a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). According to the study, the country reached 37 GW of installed capacity and gained two positions compared to the 2022 list, surpassing Italy and Australia. The ranking takes into account … Continue reading Brazil reaches sixth position in the world ranking of photovoltaic solar energy (PV)

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Türkiye’s solar power photovoltaic capacity surpasses 12,000 MW milestone

The total installed capacity of solar energy in Türkiye exceeded 12,000 megawatts (MW) for the first time as of the end of February and reached 12,425 megawatts, according to the statement issued by the country’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry on Thursday. The statement from the ministry featured a graphic of the total solar capacity … Continue reading Türkiye’s solar power photovoltaic capacity surpasses 12,000 MW milestone

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India adds 24 GW of solar photovoltaic manufacturing capacity in 2023

India has added a whopping 24 GW of solar module and cell capacity in 2023. Gujarat led the total new capacity addition followed by Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. During the calendar year, the country added 20.8 GW of solar modules and 3.2 GW of solar cell capacity, taking the cumulative solar module manufacturing capacity to … Continue reading India adds 24 GW of solar photovoltaic manufacturing capacity in 2023

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Billion dollar increase for solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today welcomed $1 billion in new funding to help unlock domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing across the entire supply chain. The Australian Government announced the establishment of the Solar Sunshot program to grow solar PV manufacturing in Australia and provide a pathway for the rich history of local … Continue reading Billion dollar increase for solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing in Australia

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Greece installed 1.59 GW of solar photovoltaic in 2023, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity to 7.1 GW

The Greek public administration does not have an institution that publishes regular energy statistics for all technologies and supporting schemes. Therefore, different institutions often publish reports covering different market segments, creating confusion about the country’s installed electricity capacity. Dapeep, which is Greece’s renewable energy source operator, is an example of this. Dapeep said Greece installed … Continue reading Greece installed 1.59 GW of solar photovoltaic in 2023, bringing the country’s cumulative capacity to 7.1 GW

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Power capacity additions reached a new benchmark of 473 gigawatts in 2023, but many countries are cut off from the benefits of energy transitions

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2024 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today shows that 2023 set a new record in renewables deployment in the power sector by reaching a total capacity of 3 870 Gigawatts (GW) globally. Renewables accounted for 86% of capacity additions; however, this growth is unevenly distributed across the world, indicating … Continue reading Power capacity additions reached a new benchmark of 473 gigawatts in 2023, but many countries are cut off from the benefits of energy transitions

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EDP Renewables and Walmart sign a new long-term photovoltaic energy purchase and sale agreement in the US.

The agreement adds to a long-standing partnership that includes 431 MW of offtake from both utility-scale and distributed generation sites across North America. EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA) and Walmart Inc. have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a part of a 250 MWp (or 180 MWac) solar project in Texas, in the … Continue reading EDP Renewables and Walmart sign a new long-term photovoltaic energy purchase and sale agreement in the US.

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