Operations and maintenance companies are tapping growing datasets to implement more detailed cost benchmarking as advancements in connective IT raise the potential for performance gains, company executives told New Energy Update.
Access Power was awarded one of the largest independent solar projects in Sub-Saharan Africa – a 10 MW PV power plant in Uganda under the GET FiT programme. Reda El Chaar, Chairman of Access, explains how they met the tender’s criteria and how trends are reshaping the regional solar market.
Some industry insiders are reconsidering the future framework in the REIPPP, whereby the IPP would be expected to take responsibility for building immediate transmission connections, while Eskom would be responsible for just the larger grid.
Dubai-based Enerwhere installed the world’s largest solar power rental facility in Abu Dhabi. The company's CEO, Daniel Zywietz, chats with PV Insider about the rental concept and how it has proven ideal for remote construction sites across the UAE.
IKEA and the thin film giant Hanergy have partnered in a novel solar rooftop marketing approach, making solar available as a consumer product in the familiar and cheerful setting of IKEA stores in several European countries. Switzerland is now its next partner solar market.