Category Archives: News

UGT Renewables Is Working with Serbian Government to Install 1GW of PV Generation

published: 2021-08-13 9:30 | editor | category: News
high voltage transmittion tower and landscape during sunset Various renewable energy news websites have reported that the government of Serbia is in talks with UGT Renewables for the installation of 1GW of PV generation. The president’s office of Serbia announced in early August that the country’s energy ministry has signed a cooperation agreement with UGT to build PV power plants that will have a total area of around 2,000ha across 10 or more sites. Based in the US, UGT is a developer of PV projects. ...  more

First Solar Plans to Build a 3.3GW Production Base in India

published: 2021-08-12 9:30 | editor | category: News
US-based First Solar announced on July 29 that it intends to invest US$684 million to set up a vertically integrated production base in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Once completed, the base will contribute to the company’s efforts in growing its overseas business operations. ...  more

Berlin Mandates That All New Buildings Must Be Fitted with Rooftop PV Systems Starting from 2023

published: 2021-08-11 9:30 | editor | category: News
News agencies based in Germany reported in late June that Berlin’s House of Representatives passed the Berlin Solar Act. The law mandates that from 2023 onward, rooftop PV systems will have to be installed on new buildings and buildings undergoing major renovations. For buildings with a roof that has a usable area of more than 50 square meters, at least 30% of the rooftop area has to be allocated for the deployment of PV systems. ...  more

First Scooter between eMoving and Gogoro EZ1 Launches Starting from NT$58,900

published: 2021-08-11 9:30 | editor | category: News
EZ1, the first scooter between eMoving and Gogoro, has officially launched on August 10th. This green label scooter adopted with a single battery architecture is priced starting from NT$58,900, and buyers would enjoy a better bargain after subsidization. EZ1 is also the third green label scooter under the PBGN system, and is ready to heat up the electric scooter market. ...  more

Japan to Reevaluate Solar Development Regulations After Cause of Landslide in Atami Revealed to be Improper Upstream Construction

published: 2021-08-10 9:30 | editor | category: News
The heavy rain resulting from the stationary front of the monsoon had led to an extensive landslide at Izuyama District, Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture on the 3rd of July, where 7 were found dead and 27 were missing, and 560 individuals were forced to leave their homes. While accelerating the speed of rescue, the affiliated departments of the area are also gathering additional information to investigate the primary factor behind the landslide. ...  more

Lightsource BP Acquires 703MW of PV Generation Capacity in Development from Jorge Group

published: 2021-08-10 9:30 | editor | category: News
Lightsource BP, a green energy venture partially owned by oil and gas giant BP, announced on June 18 that it bought three PV projects that are still in development from Jorge Energy, a subsidiary of Jorge Group. The three projects are located in Aragon, an autonomous region in Spain, and have a total generation capacity of 703MW. Jorge Group is a conglomerate with a strong focus on pork production. Its subsidiary Jorge Energy develops local PV, wind, and co-generation projects. ...  more

Wonder Solar Will Invest RMB 6 Billion to Build a 10GW Production Base for Perovskite PV Cells in Hubei

published: 2021-08-09 9:30 | editor | category: News
Chinese renewable energy news outlets have recently reported that Wonder Solar, a Chinese manufacturer of chemicals, printing pastes, and PV modules, has signed an agreement to build a manufacturing base for perovskite PV cells in Hubei Province. The base is situated in the Gedian Development Zone, or within the city of Ezhou. Wonder Solar has told local media that its core mission is to create new paths for solar PV to reach grid parity by offering high-efficiency, low-cost, and stable PV technologies. ...  more