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Solar Magazine will constantly keep eyes on different solar energy news regarding solar industry policies, opportunities, price changes, market trends and innovative technologies like blockchain-based solar energy trading networks, perovskite solar cells, bifacial solar panels, and solar glass, and so on–about which readers are most concerned and interested.
2019 Solar Highlights
- Feb. 25–Mar. 4: The list of U.S. states and cities shooting for 100 percent renewable or zero-carbon electricity grows; European oil and gas majors step up renewable energy investments…[Read more]
- Mar. 2–Mar. 9: Myanmar, Togo join growing list of developing, lesser-developed countries turning to solar-storage for rural, universal electrification; Belgian Scientists beta test hydrogen-producing solar panel; IKEA’s innovation lab to take blockchain-based, community solar-storage microgrid prototype on world tour. [Read more]
- Mar. 9–Mar. 16: African island solar minigrids, plans to build a solar power facility at a former coal mining site, and the U.S. solar PV market shows resilience feature among this week’s Solar Magazine news highlights. [Read more]
- Mar. 16–Mar. 23: Plenty news regarding solar and renewable energy emerged March 16–23 week: Analysts see the beginning of the end for thermal coal in Japan and Asia; U.S. grid operators see more solar and less coal in their future; utility-scale solar and solar-storage projects launched in Spain and the U.S.; 100 percent renewable energy goal advances in Puerto Rico; one utility-scale floating solar farm came online in China and another is planned in Thailand. [Read more]
- Mar. 24–Mar. 31: Leading U.S. corporations launch corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance; three new utility-scale power plants for Florida; a 2.6-gigawatt solar project launch in Saudi Arabia and a string of off-grid solar news from Africa feature in this week’s Solar Magazine news highlights. [Read more]
- Mar. 31–Apr. 7: The shift away from coal and towards decentralized solar, wind and renewables continues. News regarding utility solar-storage in Hawaii, retirement of the massive Navajo Generating Station in Arizona and Norway’s sovereign wealth fund doubling its renewable energy investments numbered among the news that made headlines this past week. [Read more]