Tag: distributed solar

Solar & Agri-Food Value Chain in Hindukush region: IRENA Report

This IRENA report seeks to identify viable decentralised solar PV solutions to power key food value chains that are common across all eight countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. The solar PV-based solutions suggested here have been designed based on proof-of-concept, deployed systems for similar farming processes.

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Africa: The Power of Renewal – Current Status of the Energy Transition

In Africa, the most noticeable trend has been the transition towards decentralized power solutions. Solar home systems have also moved from being a niche sector dominated by non-governmental organizations to being considered a mainstream investment led by the big players. Energy investors who have traditionally focused on grid-scale generation are now investing in, buying or developing businesses in this area in Africa.

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Rooftop solar to roll out on China’s public buildings

At the end of 2020, distributed solar accounted for about 78 GW (30%) of the 253 GW of China’s installed solar generation capacity, according to data from the country’s National Energy Administration. Growth in distributed solar appears to be picking up in proportion to growth in solar farms. In the first half of this year, about 13 GW of new solar power capacity was installed, 7.65 GW of that distributed solar.

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Japan’s sixth solar auction delivers final lowest price of 10 yen per unit

The METI has announced the results of the sixth auction for solar projects with a generation capacity of more than 250 kW. It has selected 255 projects with a combined capacity of 368.8 MW in the procurement exercise, after having initially accepted project proposals with a combined capacity of 526.5 MW for review. The capacity of these projects ranges from 300 kW to 68.6 MW.

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