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Jul 4, 2017
A new industry-standard PV operations and maintenance contract and best practice guidelines will help cut primary and secondary market costs and lower barriers to entry, Vassilis Papaeconomou, Managing Director of Alectris and Chair of SolarPower Europe's Best Practices Task Force, said.
Jun 7, 2017
Utility-scale solar developers are increasing upfront investments in rigorous quality assurance programs to secure return-on-investment amid aggressive price competition, industry experts told New Energy Update.
May 24, 2017
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.
May 10, 2017
Progressive regulatory frameworks and rising banking interest could see Saudi Arabia surpass its renewable energy targets faster than expected and future tenders should evolve to support smaller market entrants, leading industry participants said at the MENA New Energy 2017 conference on April 25.
Apr 11, 2017
Turkey's giant 1 GW Karapinar tender and panel import tariffs help build a local industry to support fresh growth plans but domestic content rules have kept prices above other Middle East markets, experts said.
Mar 29, 2017
Italy's Enel Green Power completed over 300 MW of South African PV plants ahead of schedule in 2016 and developers must align operational phase contracts and warranties to maximize the gains from early start-ups, William Price, Country Manager South Africa at Enel Green Power, said.
Mar 15, 2017
A range of new robotic technologies are cutting panel cleaning costs, offering rapid-response units and Return on Investment (ROI) in as little as 1.5 years, technology experts told New Energy Update.
Mar 1, 2017
A new U.S. census report has forecast stable employment in the utility-scale solar sector in 2017 but cost-saving plant designs, technologies and cooperatives are set to impact labor distribution in the coming years.