Honeywell’s Xtralis lithium fire safety tech: ‘prevention is much better than cure’

The fire unit at global multinational engineering firm Honeywell made its first move into lithium-ion safety in recognition of battery storage’s “huge potential” for decarbonisation and to help the world move “in a more energy efficient way”, the company has said.

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World Bank: Vietnam’s auction shift to unlock orderly solar boom

Country told competitive bidding could take PV market to ‘tens of gigawatts’ within 10 years, turning the page from grid chaos driven by feed-in tariffs last year.

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Sembcorp awarded Singapore’s largest floating PV plant

PUB selects Sembcorp Industries to build largest floating PV plant in the Southeast Asian state at 60MW on Tengeh Reservoir.

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US earmarks US$125.5 million of government money for solar R&D

Funding announced as congressional Democrats slam government for holding back more than a third of allocated energy efficiency funding last fiscal year.

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PVEL adds energy storage to suite of qualification programmes

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), has introduced a Product Qualification Programme (PQP) for energy storage, which “identifies and validates battery-based energy storage solutions for specific applications”.

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Ground broken on AMEA’s 50MW Togo PV project, Urbasolar plans 30MW in Burkina Faso

French firm Urbasolar to build 30MW solar project in the Balé province of Burkina Faso. Amea Power breaks ground on 50MW solar project in Blitta of Central Togo.

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NSEFI: Tender shows Indian renewables-plus-storage now ‘attractive’ against coal

1.2GW hybrid tender coupling hydro, batteries, solar and wind achieves highly competitive tariffs versus coal power, say prominent industry figures.

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PM confirms 2035 ICE ban, but must be followed with ‘real action’ industry warns

​The phase-out of petrol and diesel cars is to be brought forward from 2040 to 2035, Prime Minister Boris Johnson today confirmed.

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Morocco on the lookout for developers for new 400MW PV push

Renewable energy body MASEN launches tender to pick firms to deploy portfolio at nine preliminary locations country-wide, with the government set to pre-equip sites.

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Albania’s new 140MW solar auction to pave way for future growth

Balkan state says it is examining potential areas for solar to be rolled out in after launching EBRD-backed auction to contract utility-scale project near the coast.

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