Innovative solutions for agrivoltaics by Iberdrola

Costs, technical sophistication, crop diversity, and degree of digitization, among other factors, will be used to assess agrivoltaic projects and solutions, according to the Spanish utility. Iberdrola, a Spanish energy firm, has launched Perseo, an international...

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German standards for environmentally-friendly solar parks

Solar parks have little effect on the natural environment in which they are built as compared to other types of energy production. They do, however, disrupt the landscape and can have an effect on flora and fauna ecosystems. By selecting a suitable natural location or...

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Best countries for renewable energy investment

According to a new ranking by IHS Markit, the United States is the most appealing market for renewable energy investment. The Attractiveness of Investment in Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, and PV is tracked by the Global Renewables Markets Attractiveness Rankings. It...

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Cold room powered 100% by solar

A 20-foot or 40-foot container with a plug-and-play PV system mounted on the roof makes up the Cryosolar solution. It has 180 mm thick insulation and storage space ranging from 10 to 35 cubic meters with shelves. Valorem, a French renewable energy company, has...

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Solar may cover 75% of global electricity demand by 2050

Solar could also reach a 69 per cent share of the total primary energy supply by the end of the first half of the century, according to a new report from the Lappeenranta University of Technology. By 2050, solar PV is projected to have a CAPEX of €246 per kW-installed...

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Solar arrays on canals

Solar panels have been installed on canals in India as a novel way to provide renewable energy for farming without using agricultural land. Since most of India's large canal systems have small, grid-connected hydroelectric plants, such projects benefit from easy grid...

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Solar’s flexibility can be agriculture’s gain

Solar's voracious appetite for land means that the industry will increasingly come into conflict with other important concerns, especially agriculture, as installations continue to expand. Coupled with warnings that a holistic solution to the global food-energy-water...

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Russia to bid for 500 MW of solar power in 2021

An additional 500 MW of solar power will be tendered by the Russian government this year in the context of the large-scale renewables program it initiated in 2014. "In Russia, at the end of 2020, around 1.7 GW of solar capacity was online," Anton Usachev, President of...

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French developer secures PPA for 5 MW agrivoltaic project

A power purchase agreement has been obtained by French renewable energy developer Valorem for a 5 MW agrivoltaic project it is building in the Dordogne department in southwestern France. The Tour-Blanche solar facility will sell power to the renewable electricity...

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Another decade of PERC

Today, more than 100 GW of production facilities, the vast majority of PV production in service worldwide, dependent on passivated emitter rear cell technology (PERC). And while it is getting more difficult to find further technological advances, scientists at the...

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Coloured facade solar panels with 13.8% efficiency

Studio Solarix, a Dutch start-up, has built a new line of coloured facade solar panels for building materials such as brick, composite wood, and aluminium. Depending on the scale and colour of the components, the Dot panel series features an efficiency of 13.8 per...

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