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“It is difference of opinion that makes horse races,” said Mark Twain. But what’s the leading opinion on whether photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are really the ecological and economical solution they are cracked up to be? Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

The first installation of Bender SunWave has just been completed at a townhouse outside Stockholm. Bender SunWave are solar panels fully integrated with roof tiles and the result of a collaboration between solar energy technology leader Midsummer... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Concerns about the environment are at an all-time high and businesses will want to ensure that they do what they can to reduce their environmental impact. Businesses of all sizes can lobby through industry groups etc. for greater action at a... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Belgian brewing giant AB InBev, which makes Stella Artois, Beck's, and Budweiser, amongst others, has signed a 10-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Munich-based energy company BayWa r.e., which will allow the brewery to operate... Read more

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Spanish energy company Iberdrola has completed the construction of its gigantic 500 MW Núñez de Balboa solar project in Spain's western region of Extremadura... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Swedish company Azelio is combating climate change with an award-winning thermal energy storage solution. It enables distributed and dispatchable electricity at all hours of the day at a very competitive cost. This December, Azelio’s system will... Read more

Trade body SolarPower Europe has released preliminary statistics that point to 2019 being the best year for the photovoltaics (PV) since 2010 with capacity set to rise 104% year on year. Spain is leading the way with an anticipated 4.7 GW of new... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Vattenfall is to build its first floating solar farm in the Netherlands. Construction on the facility, which will have a capacity of 1.2 MW, will begin at in late December, Vattenfall will start construction of the solar farm... Read more

Large-scale floating photovoltaics plants can be one of the solutions for a sustainable energy supply. The EU has now approved a project that will optimise the anchoring and mooring of floating solar plants and adapt the anchoring to ocean... Read more

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

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