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SolarPower Europe’s new Global Market Outlook report says solar PV installation increased 18% in 2020 compared to the previous year, despite COVID-19 induced lockdowns.
The South African solar PV market installed 1,313MW during 2020, broken down into 813MW of utility-scale systems and 500MW of distributed generation.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the government of Niger have announced that they will be developing up to 50MW of grid-connected solar power. The power generated will be equivalent to roughly 20% of the country’s installed capacity.
Madagascar’s state utility Jirama has announced plans to extend the capacity of Ambatolampy solar PV power plant as well as add battery storage.
JinkoSolar announced that the maximum solar conversion efficiency of its large-area N-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells reached 25.25%, setting a new world record for large-size contact-passivated solar cells.
The planned Nkhotakota Solar Power Plant in Malawi is expected to set a regional standard and considerably reduce the country’s energy deficit. The $67million solar plant will be supported by the African Trade Insurance Agency’s...
US bank Goldman Sachs has reported that global utility-scale solar power capacity is expected to grow by double digits in 2019 and 2020, driven by growth in the US, Middle East, and China markets.