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Digitalisation & solar in emerging markets

DIGITAL SOLAR ENABLING ACCESS TO ENERGY IN OFF-GRID AND UNRELIABLE GRID CONTEXTS Around one billion people – mostly concentrated in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa – still live without access to electricity, and for hundreds of millions more, the electricity … Continue reading

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The future of cybersecurity: How renewable power plant controls protect inverters from hacks and attacks

The world is changing rapidly as renewable energy penetration increases. Declining renewable energy costs mean it could be feasible to power the U.S. on 90% clean electricity by 2035, according to a study by UC Berkeley and GridLab. Rapid adoption … Continue reading

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PV WASTE MANAGEMENT IN INDIN

ExECUTIVE SUMMARY:This study aims to analyse the current state of play of the PV waste management landscape in India and to provide recommendations on how to enhance the policy framework around it. A comparison of the EU and Indian regulatory … Continue reading

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Lessons From Australia for India on Integrating Resources (DER)

Technical Integration Is the First Priority Executive Summary While most of the policy focus in India, as elsewhere, has been on large-scale renewable energy, the Government of India has set a target of 40 gigawatts (GW) of installed rooftop solar … Continue reading

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Japan’s Road to Renewables Post-Fukushima

Japan has led by the example of resilience and determination to build back better – be it rebuilding from the ruins of war or the fury of nature. It has been 10 years since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck … Continue reading

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Total forms joint venture for C&I solar deployment in Saudi Arabia

French oil major Total and industrial conglomerate Zahid Group have established a joint venture (JV) focused on distributed solar generation for Saudi Arabia’s commercial and industrial (C&I) sector.Called SAFEER – Saudi French for Energy Efficiency and Renewables, the business will … Continue reading

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Should big utilities pay for their bad choices?

An advocacy group in Boulder, Colo. has made the case for why utilities, not customers, should be responsible for the cost of retiring fossil fuel assets.For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Leslie … Continue reading

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#SFIEurope: Industry fears Portugal’s ultra-low PV tariff approach will spread

Replicating Portugal’s solar auction design elsewhere in Europe could entrench a system that has produced prices developers “cannot survive on”, Solar Media’s Solar Finance & Investment Europe conference has heard.Held in London this week, the trade show laid bare the unease … Continue reading

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The Impact of the 10kW Net Metering Limit on India’s Rooftop Solar Market

Introduction The Indian rooftop solar market grew from a mere 623 megawatts (MW) in 2015 to about 5.9 gigawatts (GW) by June 2020.1 However, there is a shortfall of about 34GW which needs to be fulfilled in the next two years … Continue reading

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Overview of Solar Rooftop Sector in India

India lies in the high solar insolation region, endowed with significant solar energy potential. The total solar power potential in the country, as estimated by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), is approximately 749 GW2 including solar rooftop. TERI has estimated … Continue reading

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