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Indonesia to permit power wheeling

Indonesia’s new renewable energy bill will include legislation allowing power wheeling, enabling private companies to sell electricity directly to end consumers via networks owned by the state-run electricity company.

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Bifacial PV, single-axis tracking produces cheapest electricity, says IEA-PVPS

The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme’s (IEA-PVPS) latest factsheet covers bifacial PV modules and advanced tracking systems. It says a combination of bifacial modules with single-axis tracking could increase energy output by up to 35%.

WoodMac predicts 3.8 TW of new solar by 2033

Wood Mackenzie says that solar will account for 59% of new renewables between 2024 and 2033. China is expected to drive the growth, accounting for half of new solar deployment over the projected time period.

TrendForce says 210 mm module shipments surpassed 260 GW in Q1

Market intelligence platform TrendForce says 210 mm n-type technology is “set to spearhead a new industrial revolution.” It expects 210mm modules to account for 78.29% of the large-format module market this year, increasing to 82.51% by 2027.

Indonesia targets more than 5.7 GW of rooftop solar by 2028

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Indonesia has set a quota of 5,746 MW of rooftop solar to be deployed between 2024 and 2028. The Jakarta-based Institute for Essential Services Reform anticipates rooftop solar to be more commonly adopted by commercial and industrial consumers than residential users, following the abolishment of net-metering earlier this year.

IEA urges countries to accelerate renewables deployment

A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests that the world could miss out on a target of 11,000 GW of global renewables capacity by the end of the decade, as agreed at COP28. It also predicts that solar will become the world’s largest source of installed renewable capacity, surpassing hydropower.

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Renewable manufacturing costs up to 200% lower in China, says WoodMac

Wood Mackenzie says in its latest report that low prices and integrated supply chains allow Chinese manufacturers to supply more than 65% of total global demand for renewables equipment, with its exports growing by 35% between 2019 and 2023.

Renewables must triple by 2030 to hit net-zero by 2050, says BloombergNEF

BloombergNEF says in a new report that solar and wind must drive most emissions cuts before 2030 to stay on track for net zero by 2050. Its net zero scenario targets a combined solar and wind capacity of 31 TW by 2050.

Solar, wind completely replace diesel at South Pole station

A recent analysis shows that renewable energy could partially replace diesel fuel to power instruments and provide heat at the South Pole. A team of researchers has proposed a solar, wind and battery energy storage hybrid system that could reduce diesel consumption by 95% and save approximately $86 million over 15 years, after an initial investment of about $14.5 million.

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Vsun starts production at wafer facility in Vietnam

Vietnamese solar manufacturer Vsun’s new facility produces n-type silicon wafers and is expected to be ready for full production by the end of the month.