Bankability, insurability, investability: Fraunhofer ISE’s Dr Matthias Vetter

Dr Matthias Vetter, head of department for electrical energy storage at the testing institute Fraunhofer ISE on educating investors, the prospects for 2nd life batteries and the impact of thermal management on project lifetimes.

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Energy storage will transform Middle East and Africa’s energy market over next 10 years

Sami Khoreibi, CEO of renewable energy project developer Enviromena, discusses storage in the Middle East and Africa’s energy market in the next decade.

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Government taking one for the team over air quality

Stephen Cirell discusses the government’s much-criticised clean air plan, the perceived faults within it, and what we should expect from them after the election has been decided.

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Government taking one for the team over air quality

Stephen Cirell discusses the government’s much-criticised clean air plan, the perceived faults within it, and what we should expect from them after the election has been decided.

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Streamlined: Japan’s PV market future

Over and over again, at last week’s PV Expo trade show in Tokyo, PV Tech heard that those that will survive in Japan’s PV market will be the ones in it for the long haul. Andy Colthorpe spoke to industry observers and participants to get an inside look.

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Five steps to successful utility-scale solar in Africa

GreenWish Partners, a competitive and reliable renewable power provider with headquarters in Paris and across Africa, has been successful in implementing utility-scale PV plants in Africa. With a mission to demonstrate the potential of renewable energy to fuel the economic and social development of the continent, the company is well on its way to achieving its 600MW of installed capacity in Africa goal. GreenWish caught up with PV Tech to discuss the key ingredients in achieving such a feat in a region where large-scale projects have traditionally been difficult to commission.

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How finance supercharged India’s solar records

Last week saw solar prices in India blast the Asian giant’s energy sector into a new era, but what happened to all the fears about project viability and unrealistic bidding? PV Tech caught up with financiers and analysts to discuss a new financial environment.

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Batteries are holding back the microgrid energy revolution in Africa

The complexities of combining batteries and solar microgrids are explained by Sam Duby, who is co-founder and director of research and development at mini-grid technologies company SteamaCo Ltd and consults for TFE Consulting. TFE Consulting is a strategy consulting firm focusing on accelerating the energy transition in emerging markets and is active in Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

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Record low solar tariff in India puts thermal and wind power on notice

Jasmeet Khurana, associate director, consulting, Bridge to India, shares his views on what the record breaking tariffs for 750MW solar in Madhya Pradesh mean for India’s entire power sector.

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Microgrids on the cusp

The remote microgrid market is maturing regarding technology and financing. Now improved sales and marketing methods are needed to commercialise the huge potential on offer in this burgeoning market segment, writes Thomas Hillig.

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The risks and returns of African PV

Investors from Solarcentury and Actis imparted wisdom on how to manage the risks and reap the benefits of African PV at Solar Media’s Solar Finance & Investment Europe event.

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