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Largest Power Exhibition in Nigeria to Gather the Entire Electricity Market Value Chain

The sixth edition of Power Nigeria exhibition and conference, which will take place at  the new purpose-built exhibition venue Landmark Centre in Lagos from the 5th to the 7th of September, is set to once again attract the entire power market value chain, from decision makers and business leaders to experts and trade professionals, who will gather to deliberate the latest trends and progression within the country’s power sector.

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Solar PV could reach 12 % of total electricity production in Europe by 2030, report says

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants released last week the ‘Solar PV could be similar to the shale gas disruption for the utility industry’ report stating that solar PV market, which has developed from a niche market segment into a high growth market, will be a game changer for the utility industry.

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Hawaii becomes the first state in the U.S. to set a 100% renewable electricity goal

Hawaii’s governor, David Ige, signed on Monday into law four energy bills, including one that strengthens Hawaii’s commitment to clean energy by directing the state’s utilities to generate 100 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy resources by 2045.

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Solar Energy Research Center Officially Opened in Santiago de Chile

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is investing in a new solar research center in South America. The aim of the new Fraunhofer Center for Solar Energy Technologies, founded by the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation and located in Santiago de Chile, is to better exploit the solar energy potential in the sun-rich country, thereby reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. With particular emphasis on regional implementation, the focus shall be on the further development of solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies and applications with partners from research and industry.

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Europe’s first smart solar concrete façade inaugurated in Germany

Europe’s first solar concrete wall was inaugurated last week at Reckli’s headquarter in Herne, Germany. The façade, designed by Reckli to fit Heliatek‘s organic solar film (HeliaFilm), represents a novel approach to Building Integrated Organic PV (BIOPV) and the next step towards a sustainable, net-zero energy building.

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