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International investors provide $34 million for solar plant in Zambia

Apart from being financed by Enel with as much as $40 million, the 28 MWac/34 MWdc solar PV plant in the south of Zambia will be supported by loans from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation

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Solar has overtaken gas and wind as biggest source of new U.S. power

Despite tariffs that President Trump imposed on imported panels, the U.S. installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter. Developers installed 2.5 gigawatts of solar in the first quarter, up 13 percent from a

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Can 100% renewable energy power the world?

Every year, the world uses 35 billion barrels of oil. This massive scale of fossil fuel dependence pollutes the earth, and it won’t last forever. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water and wind, which are all renewable

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Europe is building more wind and solar without any subsidies

The French electric utility Engie announced that it’s going to develop 300 megawatts of wind energy across nine wind farms in Spain, backed by $350 million (€300 million) in investment. Here’s the key: It’s doing all this without government support.

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Connecting the right players on the verge of a solar (r)evolution

In the coming years, solar will become cost-competitive with conventional technologies and reach the mythical market parity. This will open the doors for a solar (r)evolution. What will be the new business models? In Europe, several pioneering markets – that

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EurObserv’ER: PV covers 7% of demand in Italy and Germany

EurObserv’ER has released its photovoltaic barometer. With nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity, the world wide solar photovoltaic market has once more set a new record. Half of this on-grid capacity (52.9 GW) was realized in China, followed by

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Interview with Solar Ventures’ Michele Appendino

In light of our upcoming ‘Solar Market Parity Europe’ conference, Solarplaza interviewed Michele Appendino, the Chairman and CEO of Solar Ventures, an Italy-based, but internationally operating, independent power producer. They developed, built and operated a large portfolio of solar assets

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Jordan’s Za’atari camp goes green with new solar plant

The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp. The plant will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions from the camp by 13,000

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A powerful mix of solar and batteries is beating natural gas

Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract

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New 30% U.S. tax on solar cells threatens jobs

After U.S. President Trump chose to impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and panels, Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued a statement saying that “while tariffs in this case

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