Lithuania-based Solitek has launched a carport product line featuring 370 W glass-glass frameless modules. It is designed to withstand a snow load of up to 2.5 kN/m2 and 27m/s of wind loads.
A study by engineers at UNSW, published in the Renewable Energy journal, shows that aerosols and greenhouse gas emissions reduce the productivity of photovoltaic installations and that this differs according to the global region.
While the benefits of solar adoption are evident, challenges persist. The irregularity of solar power and the lack of efficient storage technologies remain primary concerns. The upfront costs of solar installations, though decreasing, remain a barrier for many. Complex regulations and bureaucratic hurdles often deter individuals and businesses from embracing solar energy. Addressing these challenges demands a concentrated effort.
Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure says it is currently developing a multi-year program for communities attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7. It aims to deploy 5 GW of energy in the destroyed areas, once residents return.
Amid calls for an immediate transition to renewable energy, it’s important to ensure that aspects such as domestic resource utilization, the cost of transition, and the impact on the population are not overlooked.
The Assembly has decided to increase the viability gap funding for solar projects in member countries from 10% of the project cost to up to 35%, depending on the capacity and needs of the countries and their respective projects.
Husk Power Systems (Husk) has raised over $100 million in equity and debt to fund its new solar minigrid projects in South Asia and Africa. The company said the new capital would support 1,400 new minigrids, around 300,000 new connections, and avoid 350,000 tonnes of CO2 from the displacement of diesel generation while adding 2,500 new direct jobs.
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