Brazilian hydropower dam to host 30 MW of floating solar

Belgium’s Tractebel will build three floating PV projects at the 52.2 MW Batalha hydropower project, which is owned by Brazilian state-run power company Eletrobras Furnas.

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Driving on sunshine: Solar cars could be closer than you think

Startups, researchers and car-makers are working on a new way of powering transport that one day may be no more unusual than a hybrid-electric Prius: Cars that drive on self-generated energy straight from the sun.

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Poland ranked fifth in Europe for solar growth

In terms of growth in capacity at solar power plants, Poland now ranks fifth in Europe behind only Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and France.

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“Installing solar panels on a warehouse is financially beneficial”

UAE-based solar energy solutions provider, Sharaf DG Energy, is implementing initiatives to make its warehouses and factories sustainable in a bid to tackle the issues of climate change.

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Why Solar Investments Make Sense For Family Offices

Solar energy is rapidly expanding and shows no signs of slowing down. Over the past decade, the industry has experienced an average annual growth rate of 50%. Working in real estate, finance and renewable energy, I’ve seen how investors — from the biggest fund management firms to individuals — are taking note, and family offices are particularly well-positioned to invest in this growing market.

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Shell joins the renewables game solar panel investment

Energy company Shell has decided to accelerate its move into renewables, switching from coal-fired power plants. Shell says this comes as a focus on solidifying its creation of more reliable, cost-effective energy to consumers.

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Daystar Gets $4M Funding to Bring Solar Energy Closer to Nigerian Businesses

Nigerian solar developer, Daystar Power has raised $4 million from SundFunder, a solar finance company to bring solar power and energy efficiency solutions for Nigerian businesses.

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African governments called on to pioneer into clean energy

At least 25 African NGOs, networks and community resistance groups have called on African governments to tap into the opportunities offered by renewable energies and reduce the use of fossil fuels.

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Next Generation Of Greenhouses May Be Fully Solar Powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy – primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don’t use for photosynthesis. In some places this could make greenhouses energy neutral, or even allow them to generate enough electricity to sell it back to the grid — creating a new revenue stream for growers.

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Oil and gas giants Shell and Total get serious about solar

Total acquired 50% of India’s Adani Group’s solar portfolio for $510m and Shell is building its first large-scale solar farm, a 120-MW effort in Australia.

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