Manufacturers sign pledge to prevent forced labor in PV power sector

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175 companies from the global solar industry have signed a pledge from the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to combat forced labor in the supply chain. By signing the pledge, the companies declare their commitment to help prevent forced labor and ensure that the products they use have no connection with forced labor in […]

US scientists claim PV system owners subsidize their non-PV neighbors

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Researchers at the Michigan Technological University claim to have demonstrated that PV system owners in the United Stated are unjustly subsidizing electric utilities. Their analysis showed that, thanks to rooftop PV, utilities and their non-PV customers can save money from avoided costs for new grid, reserve, and generation capacity, as well as for avoided operation […]

Europe is for first time generating more sustainable than fossil energy

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In the first half of 2020, Europe generated more sustainable electricity for the first time – including wind turbines and solar panels – than fossil electricity. This is reported by climate think tank Ember. The think tank publishes a report every year on the European energy supply and its sustainability. 11 percent growth Not less […]

Australian solar power via cable of 4,500 km (!) To Singapore?

Project developer Sun Cable aims to build a solar park of no less than 10 gigawatts in Australia, for a stable supply of electricity to Singapore. In 2027, the first solar power should make the trip of 4,500 kilometers. Singapore is sunny, has a surface area of ​​726 square kilometers and a population of 5.7 […]

Solar energy most popular energy source in the world

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Solar energy was by far the most important new source of power generation technology worldwide in 2019. No other energy source was responsible for more new installations than solar modules. Solar panels accounted for 45 percent of the world’s newly added electricity generating capacity during last calendar year, according to researchers of Bloomberg New Energy […]