Highlights from the SunRise Arab Conference


Saudi Arabia has an ambitious vision to establish itself as a renewable energy hub in the Middle East and beyond.

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U.S. government identifies 22 million acres of solar land in Western states


The Western Solar Program, which will govern the leasing of public solar lands in the United States, has been updated for the first time in more than a decade. It has identified 22 million acres (8.9 million hectares) of land best suited for solar development in 11 priority states.

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Europe should abandon its "buy from abroad" strategy for renewable energy, researchers say.


Italian researchers have assessed the global photovoltaic supply chain and said the EU climate strategy should boost the production of renewable energy technologies in Europe.

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Europe should produce its own green hydrogen


As the cost of producing clean energy continues to fall, producing green hydrogen in Europe rather than importing it from Africa - which comes with all the transport costs and increased carbon footprint - is starting to look like an increasingly viable option.

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Photovoltaics are better than afforestation in combating climate change


Israeli scientists calculated how long it would take photovoltaic power plants and reforestation projects to offset the warming effects of darkening land. The results show that in dry land, photovoltaic power generation is more than 50 times more efficient than afforestation.

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Fortescue builds new clean energy manufacturing facility


Fortescue has announced it will invest nearly A$54 million ($35 million) to launch a major manufacturing facility in the United States

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Ver: Robots instalan proyecto solar en el desierto de Arizona


In its first commercial project, Terabase Energy successfully installed 17 MW of a 225 MW solar facility with its automated Terafab platform.

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Comerc commissions 662 MW of solar in Brazil


Comerc has commissioned 662 MW of solar capacity in Várzea da Palma, Brazil. The facility will provide power to silicon metal producer Liasa via a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

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German consortium aims for backsheets with 40-year lifecycle


The “Folie40” project involves backsheet makers, solar module manufacturers, and research institutions such as Folienwerk Wolfen, Meyer Burger, Aluminum Féron, Fraunhofer ISE, and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences.

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Global photovoltaic new additions will exceed 500GW!


The International Energy Agency (IEA) stated that in the Stated Policy Scenario (STEPS), renewable energy will account for 80% of new power capacity in 2030, of which solar photovoltaic power generation alone will account for more than half.

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The European Parliament decided to increase the share of renewable energy power generation!


As part of the Renewable Energy Directive, members of the European Parliament recently voted to increase the share of renewable energy to 42.5% by 2030.

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In 2023, US solar energy sets a record!


Crucially, this month’s data covers the U.S. energy industry through and including June of this year, providing electricity information for the first half of the year and providing a comparison of U.S. energy performance with other half-year periods in modern U.S. history. Ample opportunities for quarterly comparisons.

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