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 […]

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 […]

First floating solar plant connected to the Virtual Power Plant

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Together with Solar WO Engineering GmbH as the constructor and 7C Solarparken AG as the operator, Next Kraftwerke has connected a floating photovoltaic (PV) system to the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) for the first time. The plant has a capacity of 729 kWp. The system is integrated into the VPP via a protocol interface. Next […]

Global PV capacity additions hit 115 GW in 2019, says IEA

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In terms of new solar installations, China was the world’s largest PV market for the third year in a row with 30.1 GW of fresh capacity in the 12 months to the end of December, followed by the United States with 13.3 GW and Japan with 7.7 GW. Last year, PV developers throughout the world […]