With South Africa being beset by power cuts as ESKOM struggles to maintain its fleet of coal-fired power stations, the large mining companies have plans to build 609 MW of electricity generating capacity. Read more here.
The cost of solar power generation is breaking world records in Qatar with their 800MW tender which delivered a price of $0.016/kWh. This is the lowest ever registered for large scale renewable energy. Read more here.
Grid-tied solar panels will only work when the power grid is live, meaning when there are power outages, you won’t have power. Read here how 800,000 solar customers in California were left powerless during a major power cut.