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Sweaty business, but in the end everyone was happy: Since there was no electricity in the village before the installation of the solar container, the system had to be built during the day - at 45 degrees Celsius air temperature. Image: Africa GreenTec

Africa GreenTec installs first solar container in Niger

2017-11-21 |

After the launch of the project in Mali in 2014, the start-up Africa GreenTec has now successfully commissioned its first solar container in the Tahoua region of Niger. Read more...

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Sweaty business, but in the end everyone was happy: Since there was no electricity in the village before the installation of the solar container, the system had to be built during the day - at 45 degrees Celsius air temperature. Image: Africa GreenTec

Africa GreenTec installs first solar container in Niger

2017-11-21

After the launch of the project in Mali in 2014, the start-up Africa GreenTec has now successfully commissioned its first solar container in the Tahoua region of Niger. Read more...

The new launch is following the competition’s successful first installment in 2016 at the ‘Making Solar Bankable’ conference. Image: Access Power

Access Power and FMO launch second edition of Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition

2017-11-21

FMO (www.FMO.nl), the Dutch development bank, and Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), a leading developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, announced the launch of the 2018 FMO Access Power Solar 'Shark Tank' Competition. Read more...

The project in Mongolia will be another reference project on the list of Yingli. Pictured here is the solar plant "Complex Hijau Solar" in Malaysia (8 MWp). Image: Yingli Solar

Yingli Announced 100 MW-Project in Inner Mongolia

2017-11-20

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited recently announced the groundbreaking of a 100 MW "Top Runner" project in Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Read more...

BiOPV roof installation in La Rochelle. On average, a film was laid within two minutes. Image: Heliatek, Olivier Benoit

The world's largest BiOPV installation completed in France

2017-11-17

ENGIE, Heliatek and the Departement of Charentes Maritimes officially inaugurated the world's largest BiOPV installation on a roof. Read more...

The announcement of the new voluntary contribution was made during a meeting between Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General (right) and Jean-Luc Crucke, Minister of Budget, Finance, Energy, Climate and Airports, Government of Wallonia Image: IRENA

Government of Wallonia of Belgium Commits €1 Million to IRENA

2017-11-16

The Government of Wallonia of Belgium has committed €1 million to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of the Government’s support of renewable energy as a key pillar of international climate efforts. Read more...

"Solar is forging ahead in global power markets as it becomes the cheapest source of electricity generation in many places, including China and India," said Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA's executive director. Image: IBC Solar

A world in transformation: IEA-World Energy Outlook 2017

2017-11-15

The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand, according to the World Energy Outlook 2017 of the International Energy Agency (IEA). A cleaner and more diversified energy mix in China is another major driver of this transformation. Read more...

Market’s demand for quality control is in India particularly high. Here in the picture PI Berlin’s accredited test laboratory in Berlin. Image: PI Berlin

Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin creates subsidiary in India

2017-11-14

The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has created a subsidiary based in Delhi, India. In one of the most important markets worldwide for photovoltaics, there is particularly high demand for PI Berlin’s services, such as laboratory tests for modules and quality assurance in the planning, construction and operation of photovoltaic plants. Read more...

For First Solar, the sun rises in the Netherlands. The company supplies modules to Opton. The company wants to establish itself as an independent electricity provider. Image: First Solar

First Solar delivers 19MWDC to Obton in the Netherlands

2017-11-13

First Solar today announced that its thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules would power two utility-scale photovoltaic solar power plants in the Netherlands, developed by Denmark’s Obton. Read more...

Renewable energy deployment levels under current NDCs would bring online 80GW of renewable energy capacity globally each year, between 2015 – 2030. IRENA presented it’s new report at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn.Left to right Nick Nutall (UNFCCC), Adnan Amin (IRENA), Mariet Verhoef-Cohen (Women for Water Partnership) and Rene Castro (FAO) at GCA Press Conference. Image: IRENA

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations

2017-11-10

Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Read more...

Warm welcome from Ken Guthrie, Chair of IEA SHC, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and David Renné, President of ISES (from left). Image: Masdar Institute at Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Largest experts’ meeting on integrated solar heating and cooling

2017-11-09

500 experts from more than 50 countries attended the 5th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 30 October to 2 November 2017. It was the first time that this biennial conference by the IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme had been organised jointly with the Solar World Congress by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Read more...

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