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Brexit effects on UK’s solar sector

Brexit effects on UK’s solar sector

Two weeks into the Brexit referendum the future of the UK’s solar sector is still uncertain. As experts predict, the short- and long-term effects are most likely to be negative.

Italy first to conquer Iran’s solar market

Italy first to conquer Iran’s solar market

Small Italian companies are the first to break ground on the Middle-East’s newest solar market, Iran. Their plan is to build 1 GW of solar farms in the next 10 years.

REN21-Report: Renewable Energy beats global records

REN21-Report: Renewable Energy beats global records

2015 was the year of clean energy with worldwide investment and generation skyrocketing, shows the new report launched by REN21

Trump’s understanding of solar energy is outdated

Trump’s understanding of solar energy is outdated

In his first speech regarding energy Donald Trump repeats urban myths about renewables and reveals his ignorance towards the energy market.

Nigeria, a future major solar energy producer?

Nigeria, a future major solar energy producer?

By far the most populous country of Africa (with 177 million inhabitants in 2014), and consequently the first GDP of the continent, Nigeria is a member of the OPEP and has a large amount of oil resources, which represents the major part of its economy. The rest of the GDP is mainly divided between the agriculture sector and artisanal production. The electrification rate of the country is rather low: in 2012, only 55.6% of the population had access to electricity. The lack of infrastructure affects mainly the rural and poor populations. To overcome the inexistence and the low reliability of the electricity distribution in several areas of the country, the rural populations invest in diesel generators, which are expensive and polluting.

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