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SIMEC Energy Australia’s Cultana Solar Farm gains development approval

SIMEC Energy Australia, a South Australian electricity retailer in the National Electricity Market  and  member of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, announced the news of securing development approval for the 280MW Cultana Solar Farm, one of the largest solar farms in Australia just outside of Whyalla.

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New European research initiative launched for the development of perovskites based solar technology

Netherlands-based solar energy consortium Solliance Solar Research announced last week that European industry and research institutions  have launched the European Perovskite Initiative (EPKI) for the development of perovskites based solar technology in joining forces to make perovskite solar technology disruptive, boost the energy transition and strengthen Europe.

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African PV market could grow by up to 30 GW by 2030, report says

The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute released the Solarize Africa study at leading solar trade event Intersolar Europe 2019, which took place in Germany from 14 to 17 May 2019, focusing on the analysis of the solar markets in ten African countries.

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ACCIONA pioneers hybridization of solar panels with wind power towers

The Energy Division of Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy company ACCIONA has developed a pioneering solution at global level in the field of hybridization between wind and photovoltaic power. It consists of covering a wind turbine tower with flexible organic panels to produce energy for the internal electricity consumption of the turbine. The innovative project will allow the study of the performance of the organic panels, an emerging photovoltaic technology, and their application to improve wind turbine efficiency.

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Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy completes sale of Mustang Solar Project to Goldman Sachs

Solar panels  manufacturer  and project developer based in Ontario, Canadian Solar Inc., announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy, LLC has sold its equity stake in the 134 MWp/100 MWac Mustang solar project to the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. This transaction completes Recurrent Energy’s sale of equity stakes in the 973 MWp portfolio of California solar projects that came online in 2016. The Company expects to recognize the sales revenue from Mustang in the second quarter of 2019.

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