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Orange leads solar panel deployment across Africa and the Middle East

Paris, France, May 10, 2021/ Orange is accelerating its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2040. Across the entire region, many sites are not connected to the electricity grid and when they are, the quality of the grid often requires alternative backup solutions. To avoid […]

A Positive Charge for Energy Storage

The transition to clean energy is underway. The adoption of microgrids and hybrid power systems gains momentum seemingly every day. This transformation is both inspired by and responsible for significant growth within the energy storage market, in addition to a surge of technological innovation. Batteries are supportive technologies that can enhance the functionality, value, economics, […]

Renewable power is defying the Covid crisis with record growth this year and next

Renewable power is growing robustly around the world this year, contrasting with the sharp declines triggered by the Covid-19 crisis in many other parts of the energy sector such as oil, gas and coal, according to a report from the International Energy Agency released today. Driven by China and the United States, new additions of […]

Tripling renewables investment to reach climate goal

New report confirms global investment rise in 2013-2018, but calls for considerable mobilisation of capital to recover from COVID-19 and build a climate-safe world. Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at USD 351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and […]

Solar panel covered Autobahn can break speed record for Germany’s energy transition

European researchers set to build pilot of a PV canopy concept that could generate almost 10% of country’s electricity demand – and slow erosion of highway tarmac The Autobahn is a magnet for speed-freak petrolheads who – unlike anywhere else in the world – can drive as fast as they like here. But speeding also […]

PV Module troubleshooting and measurement

The Photovoltaic (PV) industry has developed very rapidly over the last decade. Today, more and more PV systems have been installed for both residential and commercial use due to the decreasing price and massive financial support. As a result of technological innovation, the efficiency and reliability of PV modules have been greatly improved. PV technology […]

Silver price surging, and, impact on PV industry?

Silver prices reached their highest levels this week since 2016. But Michael DiRienzo, executive director of The Silver Institute, says prices are still not high enough to complicate silver supplies for the PV industry. Silver prices jumped by $3.77 per kg to $28.04 per kg from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6. This is the highest […]

Can Solar Agriculture Save the Modern Farming Industry?

The Industrial Revolution made farming more efficient. But it also brought about the painful demise of the previous economic model. As technology advanced it allowed harvesting to be done more quickly but at the expense of the labor pool. The loss of jobs as a result of innovations in farming has become a common trend […]

GoodWe introduces much Powerful & Intelligent String Inverters

GoodWe is a leading, strategically thinking enterprise which focuses on research and manufacturing of PV inverters and energy storage solutions. GoodWe is pleased to introduce new capacity of string inverters HT Series 100kW to 136kW. GoodWe being world’s leading player in commercial & industrial solar inverter solutions with extremely successful SMT & MT series inverters […]


GoodWe granted exclusive licensing contract for global sales Following a rigid and thorough selection process, GoodWe has been selected as the exclusive licensing partner of solar inverters for GE’s global sales. It was with great enthusiasm and determination that GoodWe agreed to this collaboration, which is a true recognition of the quality and reliability, as […]

GREENoneTEC revolutionizes solar heating with Sunpad

We’ve made an interview with one of few foreigner exhibitors, GREENoneTEC, Head of Marketing and Sales, Patrick Vallant at Solar Istanbul. Can you tell us about yourself briefly? Hello, my name’s Patrick. I’m Head of Sales and Marketing at Greeononetech. We’re here, in this beautiful fair, in Istanbul to  introduce our new product into Turkish […]

High rise in SMA Solar Technology sales and earnings

In 2019, SMA Solar Technology AG sold PV inverters with a total output of 11.4 GW. Inverter output sold in the past fiscal year was thus 34% higher than in the previous year (2018: 8.5 GW). According to preliminary calculations by the SMA Managing Board, sales increased to around €915 million (2018: €760.9 million) and […]