Category Archives: Solar

BEE Signs Agreement with UKA to Develop a 500MWp PV Portfolio in Germany

published: 2021-05-06 9:30 | editor | category: News
Blue Elephant Energy (BEE) announced on April 15 that its subsidiary BEE Development has signed a framework agreement with Umweltergerechte Kraftanlagen (UKA) to develop a PV portfolio with a generation capacity of 500MWp. BEE is a company that acquires and operates PV and wind projects, while UKA specializes in building turnkey PV projects. Both companies are based in Germany. According to the framework agreement, UKA will design and construct PV projects that will later come under the ownership of BEE. ...  more

First Solar Water Resource Plant in Chile to Filter Drinking Water from the Air

published: 2021-05-05 9:30 | editor | category: News
The unbearable summer weather in Taiwan is often caused by humidity, which creates an excruciating feeling when the high water vapor content in the air is met with the obstinately high temperature. However, a Chilean startup has discovered the advantage of a high humidity environment, and managed to obtain drinking water from the air using solar energy and hydropanels, where the new plant is able to produce 10,000L of water per month. ...  more

Research Shows Replacing 50% Coal-Fired Power Plants with Low Carbon Energy Will Save US$1.6 Trillion for China

published: 2021-05-05 9:30 | editor | category: News
Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, reiterated in December 2020 regarding the achievement of the carbon neutrality target for 2060, and proposed schedules and procedures that are even more concrete. The new report of TransitionZero also proposes that a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide by 2030, which equals shutting down 588 units of coal-fired power plants, will not only achieve the target, but also save US$1.6 trillion for China. ...  more

ESMC Urges an Allocation of EU€20 Billion to Cultivate for a Bounce Back in Local Solar Industry of Europe

published: 2021-05-04 9:30 | editor | category: News
The EU hopes to recover the economy from the slump that was derived under the COVID-19 pandemic through an EU€700 billion financial stimulus package, and the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) believes that EU€20 billion of that figure should be allocated to the solar industry to support the local solar manufacturing. ...  more

IEO Forecasts That Poland Will Install 2GW of PV Generation Capacity in 2021

published: 2021-04-30 9:30 | editor | category: News
The Institute of Renewable Energy (Instytut Energetyki Odnawialnej, or IEO) stated via a news release on March 17 that Poland is forecasted to add 2GW of PV generation capacity in 2021. IEO is a Polish research organization that covers renewable energies. In its news release, IEO also stated that Poland’s total installed PV generation capacity will grow to the level of 15GW by 2025. ...  more

Saudi Government Signs PPAs with Seven Independent PV Projects

published: 2021-04-29 9:30 | editor | category: News
Reuters and other foreign news agencies reported that the government of Saudi Arabia has just entered PPAs with seven new solar projects and inaugurated the Sakaka PV Power Plant. Local news outlets also reported that the construction of the Dumat al-Jandal wind farm, which is the first utility-scale wind project in Saudi Arabia, is halfway to completion. The seven new projects, together with the Sakaka PV Power Plant and Dumat al-Jandal wind farm, are expected to provide more than 3.6GW of generation capacity. This amount is enough to power more than 600,000 households in the country. ...  more

Pakistan Is Poised to Implement 860MW of Solar and Wind Projects

published: 2021-04-28 9:30 | editor | category: News
As quoted by Associated Press and local news agencies, the Pakistani government said 16 solar and wind projects that are under development in the country have completed financial closing and will be “fully operationalized” within this year. Together, the 16 projects have a total generation capacity of 860MW. ...  more