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Middle East: 4 GW of solar to be tendered in 2016

Middle East: 4 GW of solar to be tendered in 2016

The Middle East Solar Association (MESIA) estimates there will be over 4GW of solar bids for 2016. The Intersolar Middle East will open its doors in September in Dubai, allowing further opportunity for the MENA solar industry to grow.

Solar “cheaper than nuclear” by the time Hinkley is built

Solar “cheaper than nuclear” by the time Hinkley is built

An unpublished UK government report projects the costs of large-scale solar and wind power to be cheaper than nuclear by 2025. Renewable energy will cost GBP 50-75/MWh and new nuclear GBP 85-125/MWh, the report estimates.

How the UK’s solar industry could improve

How the UK’s solar industry could improve

Only a few years ago, the UK was considered one of the leading countries for producing and developing solar PV infrastructure. Back then, the industry was growing and subsidies were favourable. As we enter the second half of 2016, we have to exchange this image for a bleaker one. Subsidy cuts made the industry lose thousands of jobs this year. But things are not all bad in the UK, says Steven Meredith from Renewable Energy Hub.

Global solar market grows by another 43%

Global solar market grows by another 43%

2016 is going to be another record-breaking year for photovoltaics, says GTM Research. The global solar industry is expected to install 73 GW by the end of this year before it faces a slowdown in 2017. The UK’s PV market is likely to drop by 45 %.

Apple is permitted to sell solar energy

Apple is permitted to sell solar energy

The iPhone-maker has been given permission to sell solar power generated at its $850 million solar farm. Apple Inc. joins other big-scale investors like Google and Amazon in the game of clean energy corporate investment.

Ukraine reimagines Chernobyl as solar farm

Ukraine reimagines Chernobyl as solar farm

30 years after the nuclear accident of Chernobyl: Ukrainian ministers share their plan to reinvent the contaminated land – as a large solar farm. Recent figures reveal that Ukraine has already exceeded 1 GW of renewable capacity. Solar has the largest share in the mix.