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New solar world record reaches conversion efficiency of 23.01%

JinkoSolar's N-Type solar panels hit a record-high conversion efficiency of 23.01%, breaking the previous world record of 22.39% set by JinkoSolar themselves in January 2020.

Total JV to develop 12 solar plus energy storage projects in...

Total and 174 Power Global, a wholly owned Hanwha Group affiliate, have signed an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture to develop 12 utility-scale solar and energy storage projects of 1.6GW cumulative capacity in the US.

Starsight to expand hybrid solar for C&I in Nigeria and Ghana

Finnfund and Norfund have doubled West African energy provider Starsight’s senior debt facility from $10 million to $20 million.
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Why mines are increasingly adopting renewable energy

The recent Africa Mining Forum Digital Event explored why mines are increasingly using renewable energy to power their operations.
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Enel and QIA ally to boost renewables in sub-Saharan Africa

Enel Green Power has entered into a joint venture partnership with a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority to finance, build and operate renewable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Wind-solar hybrid project to aid India’s decarbonisation efforts

Adani Renewable Energy Holding Eight, a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has won a contract to build a 600MW wind-solar hybrid power project in India.

SustainSolar’s mini-grid systems boost electrification rates

SustainSolar finishes 2020 strong with a number of mini-grid systems to still be delivered early 2021, in Lesotho and the DRC.

JinkoSolar: N-type mono cell attains 24.90% record conversion efficiency

JinkoSolar has achieved a record large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell conversion efficiency of 24.90%, independently confirmed by the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin
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Solar as a key enabler to the functioning of smart cities

Smart cities are where traditional networks and services are made more flexible, efficient and sustainable but how does solar power fit into the dynamic?
Practicalities of small-scale photovoltaic embedded generation.

Practicalities of small-scale PV embedded generation in South Africa

University of Cape Town's K. O. Akpeji writes about the realities of rapid small-scale photovoltaic embedded generation deployment in South Africa.

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