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By Jos¨¦ Rojo Mart¨ªn Sep 11, 2019 5:10 PM BST Image credit: Atlas Renewable Energy Brazil has unveiled the tariff ceilings solar players will face as they compete for the first time in the so-called new generation tender, opening up a new avenue of government support. PV bids for 20-year supply deals at the A-6 auction of 18 October will start at BRL209/MWh (around US$52/MWh), energy regulator ANEEL revealed in a statement this week.
Eastern Europe¡¯s largest utility has decided to acquire a minority stake in Zolar ¨C a German provider of digital solutions for rooftop PV ¨C alongside BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures. SEPTEMBER 10, 2019EMILIANO BELLINI Zolar has developed an online system to make adding rooftop PV simpler. Image: Chailease Czech utility CEZ Group, investment firm Inven Capital and BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures will invest €10 million in Zolar, a German start-up offering
By Mark Osborne Sep 09, 2019 1:19 PM BST Current available software tools are claimed to have limited modelling capabilities for bifacial and sun-tracking systems, resulting in time consuming design iterations and limited accuracy for these new technologies. Image: LONGi Solar Imec, a research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and EnergyVille, together with PVcase, a Lithuanian software company have developed a commercial soft
By Cecilia Keating Sep 06, 2019 11:37 AM BST Cambodia¡¯s only large-scale solar farm is Singapore construction firm Sunseap¡¯s 10MW project in Bavet. Source: Sunseap The auction of a 60MW solar project in Cambodia has resulted in the lowest PV power purchase tariff reportedly seen in Southeast Asia to date, at US$38.77 per MWh. Thai developer Prime Road submitted the record-breaking bid at a tender conducted by national electricity utility Electr
At the end of June, France¡¯s installed PV capacity topped 9.3 GW for a 4% increase on the figure recorded at the end of December. Only 397 MW of new capacity was put into operation, however, a much lower figure than the 490 MW deployed in the same period of 2018. Why? SEPTEMBER 5, 2019CATHERINE ROLLET The pace of solar appears to be slowing in France. Image: Ihzuniga/Pixabay The first six months of the year saw a marked shift