ACWA Power eyeing ‘enhanced’ growth as Silk Road purchase completes

Saudi Arabian developer ACWA Power has set its sights on an accelerated growth trajectory after China’s Silk Road Fund completed the purchase of a minority stake in the firm’s renewables arm.

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Battery EV sales beat out diesel, scooping up 32% of the market

​Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) outsold all fuel types except petrol cars in April 2020 as the new car market saw sales plummet -97.3%.

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South African renewables call for end to construction shutdown

Solar reps join push to ensure government adds green energy to list of sectors allowed back to work starting next month, amid talk of paralysed 2.23GW under-construction pipeline.

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Tech driving Brazil solar project efficiency as GCL SI anticipates market rebound

Module-level technologies are driving strong efficiency readings within Brazil’s portfolio of solar projects, data from the country’s industry regulator is finding.

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EV emissions a third of ICE vehicles, T&E finds as it slams ‘deliberately misleading’ assessments

​Electric vehicle (EV) emissions are a third of those produced by petrol and diesel vehicles on average, new research has found.

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African leaders enlist renewables to build future of energy resilience

New deal will see green energy body IRENA assist with large-scale roll-out of solar and others, a plan for continent to tap into its vast renewable resources to power its response to COVID-19.

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Jordan confirms cancellation of solar-integrating energy storage tender

Government representatives from the Kingdom of Jordan in the Middle East have confirmed that tendering for a 30MW / 60MWh energy storage system has been cancelled.

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PPA platform Zeigo raises £800,000 in seed funding round

​Energy tech platform Zeigo has raised £800,000 in its Seed Funding Round, with the capital to help it continue to scale.

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CATL batteries energise Powin’s new ‘long duration, long life’ Li-Ion systems

Powin Energy has launched a set of three battery storage system products using CATL’s large form factor lithium-ion cells, including a system solution capable of 4+ hour duration and backed by a 20-year warranty.

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COVID-19: SimpliPhi Power ‘makes adjustments’ to reopen California factory

SimpliPhi Power closed down its manufacturing operations briefly due to the COVID-19 pandemic last week before reopening this week, having made adjustments to try and ensure the safety of workers.

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COVID-19 brings ‘indefinite’ delays for Brazil’s solar-friendly auctions

Bolsonaro government postpones renewables-only tender (A-4) and auction also open to conventional sources (A-6), putting at least nearly 30GW of solar bids in the air.

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