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PV system fires potentially exacerbated by gap between solar panels, rooftops

Norwegian researchers have published a new study showing that the space between solar panels and rooftop surfaces might play a critical role in contributing to PV system fires.

Partners Group to acquire Sunsure Energy

The Swiss investment manager will invest up to $400 million to transform Sunsure into a next-generation independent power producer. The platform targets 3 GW of capacity from Partners Group’s equity commitment.

Perovskites and microgrooves can revolutionize solar

Ambitious targets for solar energy generation present challenges to an industry keen to explore new avenues for solar production. Neil Spann, chief executive of UK thin film solar manufacturer Power Roll, describes a commercial solution to the problems of over reliance on silicon solar modules.

Amazon announces wind-solar hybrid projects in India

The two hybrid wind-solar projects, located in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, represent 300 MW of renewable energy capacity combined.

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Brookfield and Amazon Web Service sign renewable energy, Cloud deal

The global renewables investor has selected Amazon Web Service as a preferred cloud provider to gain business insights, improve workplace safety, and automate hydroelectric, wind, and solar operations. In return, it has agreed to provide clean power for Amazon’s operations in Europe, North America, and India.

How Indian businesses are growing with ESG

Today, following the ESG (environmental, social and governance) mandate is more than just ticking off a box in the compliance checklist. It is taking ownership of the consequences of the businesses and working towards creating a positive impact by partnering with the right groups.  

India doubles nine-month open-access solar installations to 1.9 GW  

India added 1.9 GW of open-access solar capacity from January to September this year, a 96% rise over the same period in 2021.

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PV shade screens for greenhouses, agrivoltaics

A Saudi Arabian startup has developed a modular solar panel for agrivoltaic applications. It is specifically designed for locations with high solar radiation levels and protects plants and crops from excess sunlight.

SIMA-managed fund approves $1.999 million low-cost loan to Loom Solar

The Energy Access Relief Fund, managed by Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA), has approved $1.999 million for a subsidized 5% USD financing to Loom Solar.

India installed 11.2 GW of solar in first nine months of 2022

The nation installed 9.3 GW of utility-scale solar, 1.3 GW of rooftop arrays, and 0.6 GW off-grid PV projects from January to September this year.

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