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Leonardo is continuing its progress towards innovation in autonomous flight through investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up that specialises in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The company's push is towards the... Read more

Spanish solar energy company, The South Oracle (TSO), has developed and patented a new software for the automatic identification of failures in images taken by drones flying over solar panels. In addition to guaranteeing the maintenance of... Read more

Nuclear power is losing the race to renewable energy sources both in terms of capacity and cost as its reactors are increasingly viewed as too slow and too expensive to reverse carbon emissions and be an effective aid in the battle against climate... Read more

Swedish solar energy technology firm Midsummer has signed a Frame Agreement with the Russian state-owned tech company Rusnano Group and its Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs... Read more

Norwegian independent power producer Scatec Solar has passed the 1 GW mark for total installed generation capacity following the completion of new sites in Ukraine and Egypt. The company now boasts a total project capacity of 1,128 MW with a... Read more

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall is constructing a new hybrid energy park, combining wind turbines, solar panels and energy storage batteries at Haringvliet, the Netherlands. Total capacity is to be 60 MW, enough to supply renewable energy to... Read more

South Korean auto giant Hyundai has launched the New Sonata Hybrid, complete with a solar panel roof charging system. The company said the technology would be introduced to other vehicles over the next few years... Read more

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) will finance development of the Núñez de Balboa photovoltaic power plant, which Iberdrola is currently building in Extremadura... Read more

UDP Renewables has officially powered up its new Scythia-Solar-2 power park in Melitopol, in the Zaporizhia region of southeastern Ukraine. The project is the second phase of a 46 MW solar project in the region. Read more

Eni New Energy SpA has announced it will build a 14 MW floating solar plant in Brindisi, in Apulia, southern Italy. The project is the first of its kind to be planned in Italy... Read more

Munich-based industrial conglomerate BayWa AG has signed up to RE100, the global corporate renewables initiative, officially committing itself to meeting the requirements of a 100% clean-energy supply from 2020. Read more

A consortium of Belgian tech and energy firms has begun a €2-million European project to develop offshore floating solar technology... Read more

Renewables produced more energy than fossil fuels in Europe in the first half of 2019, as it did for the first six months of 2018, according to a report by energy data analysts EnAppSys... Read more

The European Union's solar thermal market grew by nearly 10% in 2018. While this is a substantial increase, it remains insufficient for individual nations to reach the goals that many have set out for themselves according to a report by le Journal... Read more

Following two years successful operation of the 15,300 m2 solar field delivered in 2016, Savosolar has delivered an extension of 4,835 m2, making the Jelling solar thermal plant the second largest Savosolar plant, totalling 20,135 m2... Read more

Spending on renewable energy, such as solar, wind and biomass projects dropped by 1% to $304-billion (€270.5-billion), the lowest level since 2014, according to a report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA)... Read more

German battery and energy storage systems maker Tesvolt GmbH is to build what it claims will be the first battery storage factory in Europe with a capacity of over 1 GWh annually. The gigafactory is being constructed in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, in... Read more

Imagine the environmental benefits if we could all simply paint solar cells onto the roof of our houses, or onto any surface for that matter. We could do this using perovskite solar cells (PSC), but, due to their instability, they have not yet... Read more

A research project which aims to harness the wasted solar energy absorbed by buildings has been launched by a consortium of 13 partners – including AkzoNobel. Read more

The US is at a "cost crossover" in coal generation. The rapidly declining cost of wind and solar energy, together with the combined fuel, maintenance and other costs of coal power now make it more expensive than its renewable counterparts... Read more

  • TSO develops solar plant maintenance software using drones

  • Midsummer flexible PV cells

  • Benban Solar complex

  • Hybrid power plant

  • Hyundai New Sonata Hybrid

  • Iberdrola receives funding

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