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Sungevity's Klimaatnieuws - Week 35

We helpen je graag energie besparen. Daarom zetten we het laatste (internationale) solar-, klimaat-, en energienieuws voor je op een rijtje. Hoef je dat niet meer zelf te doen.

- Research by the University of Leiden shows that roof mounted solar panels are the most energy dense of all renewable energy types - Solarmagazine (Dutch). This means they take up the least amount of space. Renewable energy production does however still use more space than energy generation based on fossil fuels. 

- ‘EU set to end Chinese solar panel import controls in September’, reports Reuters. Opponents fear that ending the import controls will harm European manufactures, while proponents of ending the import controls quote studies showing that demand for solar panels could rise by 30%, creating 45.000 jobs. 

- ‘The roofs of a Dutch dairy could produce 12% of the countries’ household electricity use’ - Agriholland (Dutch). The dairy’s solar program now has 772 participating dairies, bringing the total installation potential to 840.000 solar panels. If all member dairies would participate, their roofs could together produce enough energy to cover 12% of the Dutch household electricity use. 

- The spring 2018 SDE+ subsidy arrangement has yielded 1.710 MWp divided over 3.774 solar projects. Want to know more about the 12 biggest projects? Solarmagazine (Dutch) made a list. 

- ‘Today’s hottest solar tech is all about supporting old-fashioned silicon panels’ - Vox.com. Silicon panels are still dominating the solar market. Why? Because they are reliable and cheap: ‘Rather than silicon alternatives, the new technologies nudging their way into commercialization complement silicon PV, enabling panels to deploy in new places (on lakes and reservoirs!) or reducing the cost of maintenance (panel-cleaning robots!).’ 

- A year ago, the EU decided to radically change the ETS (Emissions Trading System). And their changes seem to yield results: prices of emission rights slowly started to rise, a trend that accelerated at the beginning of this year. ‘Good news for the climate ánd the treasury’ - Volkskrant(Dutch). 

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