Expert interview: Pol Spronck, International Sales Manager of Solarwatt is discussing the crucial installers’ background of their distribution partners in the UK and Ireland and safety and quality aspects of the battery energy storage system MyReserve. (Part one, part two of the interview will follow).
Fronius installed a 460 kW PV installation on the site of former nuclear plant Zwentendorf in Austria. The project reflects the Fronius vision of 24 hours of sun with 100 percent renewables.
Trina Solar has supplied 8.8 MW of PV modules to Citus Power for one of the largest solar projects in Turkey. The Yahyalı Solar Power Plant was connected to the grid in August 2016 and will generate 12,500,000 KWh of electricity per year.
The EU Energy package, that was released yesterday, also sets a promising framework for Building-integrated-photovoltaic (BIPV) and smart energy building, Solar Power Europe says.
The EU Energy „winter“package includes some encouraging rules for solar, as a legally binding framework for solar self-consumption and prosumers also in flats. But more measures need to be taken to make renewables mainstream and phase out coal and nuclear Solar Power Europe says.
There are several promising steps to bring electric mobility forward in Europe. Dutch Roaming-Network eViolin and European roaming-platform e-clearing.net are cooperating. Major car manufacturers are collaborating on a European high-power EV charging network.
In less than 5 years time, the world of Solar Energy might lie at your feet, at least in France. Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, plans to cover around 1000 kilometers of French roads with photovoltaic panels.
Solar Power Europe is calling on the EU-Commission to address the needs of solar power and storage technology in its upcoming Energy Union Package. The association outlines ten comprehensive policy priorities to reach 35 percent renewables by 2030.
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