Category Archives: News

Japanese Government Plans to Mandate PV Installations on New Homes

published: 2021-10-04 9:30 | editor | category: News
In Japan, a draft proposal on green building requirements was recently approved at a government-sponsored panel meeting, according to reporting by news agencies based in the country and elsewhere. The proposal calls for a tightened energy efficiency standard that will be applicable to new residential buildings starting in 2025. ...  more

SVOLT to Invest CNY 22 Billion in a New 60GWh Battery Production Base in Chengdu

published: 2021-10-01 9:30 | editor | category: News
Battery manufacturer SVOLT has signed an agreement with the municipal government of Chengdu to build a 60GWh battery production base. Chinese website Gasgoo reported that SVOLT will invest CNY 22 billion to build a battery production plant and an R&D center in Jianzhou New Town, a district for advanced industries in the eastern part of Chengdu. ...  more

Turkey tenders another 1.5 GW of utility scale solar

published: 2021-09-30 17:20 | editor | category: News
Turkey's Ministry of Energy has launched another 1.5 GW solar tender under the national Yeka (Yenilenebilir Enerji Kaynak Alanları) renewable energy program. Through the procurement exercise, which is the fifth of the Yeka series,...  more

Uganda bets on floating PV

published: 2021-09-30 17:18 | editor | category: News
Uganda Electricity Generation Company is seeking consultants to assess the country‘s potential to deploy floating PV power plants. The utility said that the selected consultants will need to conduct analytical studies on the prosp...  more

US utility-scale solar falling in cost, pricing, value

published: 2021-09-30 17:03 | editor | category: News
In a record year for the United States, 10 GW of utility-scale solar reached commercial operation date in 2020. The projects accounted for nearly 60% of all new PV capacity added last year. Declining costs have been a chief driver...  more