Solar Energy

Saudi Arabia Enters JVs with Chinese Solar Firms

Saudi Arabia has entered into joint ventures with two Chinese solar firms to build solar plants in the country worth some $3 billion, highlighting the oil-rich kingdom’s campaign to boost renewable power production. In the first JV, publicly-traded, China-based JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) has announced that it will form a joint venture …

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New Tech could Make Solar Panels more Efficient

University of Ottawa researchers have now devised a smart approach to optimize solar energy effectiveness. Their innovative method includes incorporating artificial ground reflectors, a simple yet powerful enhancement. The study “Artificial Ground Reflector Size and Position Effects on Energy Yield and Economics of Single Axis Tracked Bifacial Photovoltaics” was published …

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India Emerges as a Major Exporter of Solar Panels

Rystad Energy’s latest data reveals renewable energy installations in India surged to a record 7.1 gigawatts (GW) in March, more than doubling the previous record of 3.5 GW set in March 2022. The increase in installations helped India reach its highest-ever annual installed capacity of 18.5 GW for the fiscal …

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U.S. Attracts Europe’s Beleaguered Solar Companies

It’s nearly two years since the United States Congress passed the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), with the country’s solar sector expected to be one of its biggest beneficiaries. According to the U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the IRA will drive an additional 160 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity …

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Repsol Unveils 637-MW Solar Farm in Texas

Spanish multi-energy group Repsol SA has wrapped up construction of the 637-MW Frye Solar plant in the US state of Texas, it said on Thursday, hailing it as the largest solar photovoltaic project it has built to date. Frye Solar is equipped with close to one million solar panels installed …

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