China

China: Solar industry estimated to make full recovery by Q2

The solar industry in China has the potential to reach full capacity by the end of Q2 2020 even as manufacturing was severely disrupted in the first quarter.
wind power capacity

IPPs to challenge Eskom’s force majeure on wind farms

Eskom is proposing to curtail operational wind farms citing reduced demand in relation to COVID-19, claiming force majeure.
Bokamoso Solar Park

Bokamoso Solar Park achieves over 1 million incident-free hours

A testament to local construction workers at the Bokamoso Solar Park as 1,006,793 Lost Time Incident free hours to end of February 2020 is achieved.
large scale generation project

MIGA issues guarantees for projects at Benban Solar Park in Egypt

MIGA has issued guarantees to support the operation and maintenance of six additional solar power plants at the Benban Solar Park in Egypt.

Lockdown is a force majeure for wind farm projects in construction

SAWEA has confirmed that a Government Notice has classified electricity production, supply and maintenance as essential services during lockdown.

Battery storage can balance the grid and store excess energy

Battery storage could enable a greater feed-in of renewables into the grid by storing excess generation and by firming renewable energy output.
JinkoSolar

JinkoSolar donates 1 million masks worldwide to curb COVID-19

JinkoSolar is donating one million face masks and other protective equipment items to several countries severely affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 crisis highlights the need for energy security, says IEA

The energy sector is uniquely affected by COVID-19 and this emphasises the need to bolster energy security, says the IEA's Executive Director.
storage

Storage technology is the core enabler of decentralised energy

To effectively manage larger scale of variable renewable energy, storage is and will be one of the core enablers in decarbonised energy system.
amendment schedule 2

S.Africa: Amendment to S2 gives effect to 2020 SONA commitments

Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted an amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) in South Africa.

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