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Category: Solar

Ali McWalter

The Best Renewable Energy Documentaries, TED Talks and Videos

We’ve collected some of the best renewable energy documentaries on Netflix, YouTube channels, hand-picked videos from pre-eminent thought leaders and video podcasters, and TED Talks covering renewable energy – energy policy, renewable energy jobs and recruitment, industry reports, analysis, and data science, and technologies like wind, solar, storage and alternative clean energies.

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Fiona McRae

IR35 Changes 2020-2021: Guidance for Contractors

The UK’s IR35 legislation ensures that contractors pay the same Tax and National Insurance contributions as an equivalent employee. New IR35 changes will be implemented in April 2021 for private sector contractors that will transfer responsibility from contractors to large and medium companies to assess IR35. The 2021 reform will bring private sector IR35 in line with the public sector, where the reform was implemented in 2017.

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Vicki Moore

Solar & Storage team grows again with dedicated Mandarin-speaking team

According to a report by Global Data, global solar photovoltaic capacity is expected to grow by over 1 TW between 2019 and 2030, with China representing the largest market. Overall growth in global solar PV demand is creating new opportunities for solar manufacturers in China to break into new markets. In the first five months

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Marc Eglon

Wind and Solar Overtake Coal in EU

Climate think-tank Sandbag’s sixth annual report, “The European Power Sector in 2019” highlights the rise in EU solar and wind, which overtook coal for the first time in 2019.

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Marc Eglon

PV cells that generate power at night?

One of the biggest challenges of solar is balancing load using storage to deliver power when the sun isn’t shining. But what if we could run PV cells in reverse and generate electricity at night? Turns out we can.

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Marc Eglon

Record US renewables investment: $55.5B in 2019

Despite a conservative start to 2019, the US hit a record $55.5bn in renewable energy investments in 2019, eclipsing 2018. The figure is the result of a late-2019 surge in offshore wind financing as the Production Tax Credit winds down in 2020.

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Marc Eglon

SPR adding solar PV to Wind Farms in UK and Ireland

ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, plans to construct solar projects across their onshore wind sites throughout the UK and Ireland. Adding solar PV and battery storage seeks to maximise the generation potential for every renewables project the company develops.

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Leire Vázquez

Iberdrola construirá un proyecto renovable de 320 MW en Australia

La empresa energética invertirá aproximadamente 310 millones de euros para construir en el país un proyecto híbrido solar y eólico. Sumará una capacidad de 320 MW. El proyecto estará compuesto por un parque eólico y una planta fotovoltaica al mismo tiempo. Se localizará en el Estado de South Australia, y se estima que entre en

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Leire Vázquez

Fukushima se convertirá en un gran centro de energías renovables

Del desastre nuclear al paraíso de las renovables. El 11 de marzo de 2011 se produjo en la costa noroeste de Japón un terremoto de magnitud 9 que provocó un gran temblor. Se formó un tsunami que alcanzó e inundó la planta nuclear de Fukushima. Como medida de seguridad, los tres reactores nucleares se apagaron

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