Apple data center powered by 50 MW solar power in Denmark

Apple has announced that its data centre in Viborg, Denmark, is now operated by a 50 MW solar project under a long-term deal to buy electricity. The array was designed by Danish developer European Energy which was sold to the LHI Group in Germany in early August....

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Giant 1 GW agrovoltaic project in China

China shows interesting examples of efficient use of land resources. The country has implemented large-scale projects to combine solar energy and aquaculture, allowing to collect a "double-crop" from one site. Here is another example - the world's largest agricultural...

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Bosch is buying up more solar energy

Under a 16-year Purchase Agreement (PPA), the RWE Supply & Trading subsidiary of German electric utility, RWE will supply solar power to Bosch's sites in the country. The electricity will be generated in southern Germany by 50 MW of solar capacity which is set to...

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Solar for parking cars

Researchers from the Southern Institute of Technology in New Zealand, Auckland University of Technology and Auckland University have developed a technique to determine the efficiency of solar-powered parking machines in urban environments. The scientists said the...

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Tesla will become an electrical supplier in Germany

Should German renewable power suppliers such as Lichtblick, Polarstern, EWS Schönau, Greenpeace Energy and others face competition from the USA soon? Quite possibly. Tesla is considering entering the German electricity market with a creative tariff and conducting a...

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Solar panels unique for agrivoltaics

BayWa to r.e. and its Netherlands subsidiary, GroenLeven, is developing five pilot agri-voltaic power projects in the Netherlands, where five different crop types are tested: blueberries, red currants, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. The largest of the...

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A flexible mounting system for the PV system on the rooftop

Altec Metalltechnik has developed a mounting system which it says can be used with all forms of roofing, regardless of the module size. Altec Metalltechnik, the German mounting systems provider, has developed a mounting system for rooftop PV installations that it says...

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30 Reasons for Why GoodWe!

1. Number 1 Hybrid Inverter Supplier Ranked as Global No. 1 Hybrid Inverter Supplier by Wood Mackenzie in 2020. 2. Number 4 Three-phase String Inverter Supplier 4th position in the global ranking of three-phase string inverters according to IHS Markit. 3. Top Brand PV...

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Floating villa with 100 per cent solar power

It's a sensation that we've all felt, floating peacefully on the surface of the ocean with the sun warming our skin and colouring our coral eyelids. Yet at that very moment who among us hasn't thought: "This is great, but it would be much better if I had a villa."...

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Solar power will cost less than coal soon

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, new solar and wind projects would soon cost less than many of the coal-fired power plants in the world, and policymakers will invest in them to improve economies despite the coronavirus. Coal plants with a...

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Measures of solar module quality control during Covid-19

Not long after China imposed restrictions on travel between provinces, problems in PV module factories all over the country began to accumulate. Let's start with questions about personnel. Staff from provinces affected by the pandemic who decided to return to...

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Covid-19 would considerably boost the renewable sector

As part of the 2009 US Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act, the U.S. Treasury created Program 1603 to allow grants to revenue-generating renewable energy programs, rather than investment tax credits. As a result, almost 110,000 renewable energy initiatives were dipped...

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Covid-19 daily bulletin

Following Covid-19 disruption, German battery storage company Tesvolt said it had begun production at its latest giga factory in Germany. Orders rose threefold in the first quarter compared to last year's same time but the company said it was unsure how containment...

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The largest solar conference in the world has been postponed

The SNEC trade show, the world's largest solar conference and exhibition, has been diverged and postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. More than 2,000 exhibitors and 260,000 visitors were projected to be involved in this year's Shanghai exhibition, which was meant to...

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Solar-powered trees for cool spots in urban hot spots

A Japanese group has begun producing green furniture with solar power. The result is a solar plus battery bench with refrigeration elements and vaporizers. Big cities’ concrete jungles can be very difficult, as the ground and walls of buildings heat up under the...

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