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scmp.com - Jacob Fromer - Rare form of quartz is key to Xinjiang solar boom, and most of it is in the US
Rare form of quartz is key to Xinjiang solar boom, and most of it is in the US
South China Morning Post

The US has cracked down on the Chinese region's solar industry over human rights concerns, but hasn't tried to leverage its own near monopoly in high-purity quartz.

bloomberg.com - Maxwell Adler - Enphase Device to Let Solar to Work When Grid Is Down
Enphase Device to Let Solar to Work When Grid Is Down
Bloomberg

Enphase Energy Inc. has devised a solution to the solar industry's Achilles heel: its inability to electrify homes that haven't got battery backup when the grid goes dark. The maker of devices called microinverters that turn solar power into…

reuters.com - Roslan Khasawneh - Sunseap explores solar farms in Indonesia to power Singapore
Sunseap explores solar farms in Indonesia to power Singapore
Reuters

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Companies led by Singapore's Sunseap Group signed a memorandum of understanding to develop solar power systems in the neighbouring Riau islands of Indonesia to provide electricity for the city-state, Sunseap said on…

minnesotareformer.com - Frank Jossi - Why a Koch-owned refinery is joining Minnesota's solar industry trade group
Why a Koch-owned refinery is joining Minnesota's solar industry trade group
Minnesota Reformer

The latest dues-paying member of Minnesota's solar energy industry trade group is also one of the state's largest greenhouse gas polluters. Flint Hills Resources, a Koch Industries subsidiary that owns the sprawling Pine Bend Refinery south of St.

reuters.com - Una Galani - India Insight: Climate fight goes way beyond coal
India Insight: Climate fight goes way beyond coal
Reuters

MUMBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters Breakingviews) - India is part of the global climate solution, not just part of a dirty problem to be fixed. That's the grand message Prime Minister Narendra Modi might prefer to emphasise when he attends read more the…

miningweekly.com - Marleny Arnoldi - Eskom to jointly develop solar projects with Exxaro, Seriti
Eskom to jointly develop solar projects with Exxaro, Seriti
Mining Weekly

Coal miners Exxaro and Seriti Resources are joining forces with State-owned power utility Eskom to jointly develop renewable energy projects. The landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the parties on October 25 spells out the…

slashgear.com - Shane McGlaun - Our solar system may be surrounded by a magnetic tunnel
Our solar system may be surrounded by a magnetic tunnel
SlashGear

An astronomer from the Dunlap Institute named Doctor Jennifer West has a new theory that proposes our solar system could be surrounded by what she describes as a magnetic tunnel. The tunnel-like structure can be seen in radio waves. According to…

pv-magazine.com - John Fitzgerald Weaver - Plastic for solar panels?
Plastic for solar panels?
pv magazine International

Three manufacturers, Merlin Solar, Solarge, and LG, are making a move away from the standard aluminum and glass solar panel in a bid to lower weight, emissions, and cost. The product from Merlin Solar has been found recently on yachts in pv…

reneweconomy.com.au - Michael Mazengarb - Australia aims for 'ultra-low cost' solar to drive green energy transition
Australia aims for 'ultra-low cost' solar to drive green energy transition
RenewEconomy

The Morrison government's net zero plan may well have been scant in detail – predicated on the emergence of un-named technology innovations. But it did reveal one thing: The Coalition has finally accepted the potential for low-cost solar…

pv-magazine.com - pv magazine - Russia launches major solar plant in Siberia
Russia launches major solar plant in Siberia
pv magazine International

Russian PV manufacturer Hevel has almost completed construction of its 30 MW Russko-Polyanskaya solar plant in Western Siberia, the government of the Omsk region has announced. The solar field is expected to generate 35.5 GWh, enough to power 3,000…

pv-magazine.com - Uma Gupta - Four winning bidders in India's gigawatt-scale solar manufacturing tender
Four winning bidders in India's gigawatt-scale solar manufacturing tender
pv magazine International

The Indian government's INR4500-crore ($599 million) production-linked incentive scheme, to support the gigawatt-scale manufacturing of high-efficiency solar modules, has concluded, with at least four players emerging as beneficiaries. Jindal India…

nytimes.com - Damien Cave - Australia Pledges 'Net Zero' Emissions by 2050. Its Plan Makes That Hard to Believe.
Australia Pledges 'Net Zero' Emissions by 2050. Its Plan Makes That Hard to Believe.
The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — After months of debate and delay, the Australian government on Tuesday promised to reach “net zero” emissions by 2050, unveiling a plan built on hope and investment in low-emissions technologies. Promising…

pv-magazine.com - Emiliano Bellini - Longi achieves 25.82% efficiency for heterojunction solar cell
Longi achieves 25.82% efficiency for heterojunction solar cell
pv magazine International

Chinese PV module maker Longi announced it achieved a power conversion efficiency of 25.82% for a heterojunction solar cell based on an M6 wafer. The manufacturer said the result was confirmed by Germany's Institute for Solar Energy Research…

detroitnews.com - Breana Noble, The Detroit News - DTE, Consumers Energy launch community solar education campaign
DTE, Consumers Energy launch community solar education campaign
The Detroit News

Michigan's two largest utility companies on Monday launched an education campaign to promote Michigan communities 'going solar' together. Calling the initiative a first-in-the-nation, CMS Energy Co.'s Consumers Energy and DTE Energy Co. said MI…

reuters.com - Factbox: Projects to create green grid, CCS hubs across ASEAN, Australia
Factbox: Projects to create green grid, CCS hubs across ASEAN, Australia
Reuters

SINGAPORE, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Nations and companies across Southeast Asia and Australia are seeking ways to pool together renewable energy resources and forming a green power grid in the region. read more Below are some of the projects that have…

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