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Solitek launches solar carport for residential, commercial applications

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.

Solar productivity negatively impacted by emissions and aerosols, study finds

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.

Fostering solar adoption requires a holistic approach

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 to build energy communities in villages destroyed by Hamas

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.

India’s solar installations surpass 72 GW

India has installed an overall 72,018 MW of solar capacity as of Oct. 31, 2023. Grid-connected solar rooftops account for 15.38% of the cumulative installations.


Solar energy as the change maker in rural India

To scale the adoption of clean technologies in rural areas, we need to focus more on leveraging the experience of early women adopters. We should organise hyperlocal events and demos – create spaces for women to network and become aware.

Ensuring a just and inclusive energy transition for the Global South

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.

India hosts sixth session of International Solar Alliance Assembly in New Delhi

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.


ISES Solar World Congress comes to Delhi

The International Solar Energy Society’s Solar World Congress 2023 has started in New Delhi, alongside the sixth session of the International Solar Alliance Assembly.

Husk Power secures $100+ million to fund new solar minigrids in Africa and South Asia  

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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