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Articles by Ilias Tsagas

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Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia says it will focus on solar and wind energy in a new $US50 billion energy plan that is about to be unveiled.

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Morocco: 170 MW of solar PV to be built at €0.042/kWh

Morocco: 170 MW of solar PV to be built at €0.042/kWh

Masen, Morocco’s public agency for renewable energies, has revealed that Acwa Power will develop 170 MW of solar PV plants in the country at a rate of €0.0422 per kWh.

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Solar roadway under construction in France

Solar roadway under construction in France

Construction of the first kilometer of solar road in France’s northwestern department Orne is underway.

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Morocco to equip 600 mosques with solar PV

Morocco to equip 600 mosques with solar PV

Signs are appearing the Moroccan government will introduce regulations that will allow for a tariff to be paid for rooftop solar electricity fed into the grid.

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France gets a step closer to solar roads

France gets a step closer to solar roads

French energy minister Ségolène Royal has inaugurated a manufacturing plant that will produce the so-called “Wattway” paving, made of solar PV.

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UK planning for 1 GW of storage by 2020

UK planning for 1 GW of storage by 2020

The UK’s energy storage market is gathering pace, expecting to repeat the recent solar PV success albeit in totally different terms.

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Spain: Solar generates 6.8% of summer energy mix, 'sun tax' fears remain

Spain: Solar generates 6.8% of summer energy mix, ‘sun tax’ fears remain

The Spanish PV sector and opposition parties are up in arms over a proposed solar tax on self-consumed solar energy.

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EU energy union accelerates as Italy joins with France, Austria, Slovenia

EU energy union accelerates as Italy joins with France, Austria, Slovenia

Today, the European Commission announced its strategy towards an Energy Union, listing the Energy Union’s core dimensions.

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Italian PV generates 7.5% of country's electricity in 2014

Italian PV generates 7.5% of country’s electricity in 2014

Italy’s solar produced 7.5% of the country’s electricity in 2014, growing at almost 10% YoY.

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Solar PV sets new record in Italy - 10% of demand

Solar PV sets new record in Italy – 10% of demand

Solar photovoltaic installations in Italy provided nearly 10% of the country’s electricity demand from January to August.