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IRENA reveals stark reality of electricity access for all by 2030

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s latest annual report on the progress towards the United Nation’s sustainable development goal seven estimates 670 million people will still lack electricity in 2030, and more than 2 billion will be reliant on unhealthy, polluting cooking methods.

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Analyst predicts extent of rise in this year’s solar capital costs

Wood Mackenzie this week made a slew of predictions for the industry in 2022 and noted the effects the US’ recently announced anti-circumvention investigation is already having on utility scale plans.

Test production starts at SolarEdge’s 2 GWh Korean battery cell fab

The inverter and battery manufacturer says its new Sella 2 factory will produce cells for its residential solar-plus-battery products as well as for other applications.

Canadian Solar plans to ramp up production capacity

Having warned of in-house solar wafer and cell capacity as recently as the third quarter of 2021, the company has announced it will be adding even more production lines this year.

China dominates transport fuel-cell patents

The World Intellectual Property Organisation says China accounted for 69% of the patents filed for transport-related fuel-cell tech in 2020, with road transport significantly dominating applications.

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Enphase predicts another revenue landmark this quarter

Enphase expects the volume of business generated to rise again for the April-June period, accompanied by another bump in battery shipments.

Indonesia’s Riau Islands set for more big solar and storage

Developers are moving fast to meet Singapore’s clean energy needs by establishing overseas solar-plus-storage plants, with a strong focus on facilities in neighbouring Indonesia.

Indonesia’s Riau Islands set for more big solar and storage

Developers are moving fast to meet Singapore’s clean energy needs by establishing overseas solar-plus-storage plants, with a strong focus on facilities in neighbouring Indonesia.

European Commission could call in Australian investor Macquarie’s bid for French developer

Australia’s Macquarie is leading a consortium that has reportedly tabled a €2.5 billion ($3.65 billion) bid for a clean energy business formed by French private equity houses InfraVia and Eurazeo.

Polysilicon maker predicts five year shortage of solar raw material

TBEA-owned Xinte Energy says it cannot produce polysilicon quickly enough to meet demand and wants shareholders to back its bid to quadruple its manufacturing capacity by mid 2024.