Morocco is considered a the hope of the future by some in the solar energy industry, but the region also poses some technical difficulties.
Germany's biggest, and newest, solar storage park is also an open-air solar laboratory. The idea is to use real-time data from the field to make forecasting ultra-accurate.
India's energy demand far outstrips its generation capacity leading to power outages. The government has to tackle this if it wants to achieve its aim of turning the country into a manufacturing powerhouse, say experts.
The world's biggest solar thermal power project is under construction at Ouarzazate in south-central Morocco. When it's done, it will cover 2500 hectares and generate five hundred Megawatts of peak power.
German utility giant Eon has announced it will not continue its participation in the Desertec Industrial Initiative beyond its current contract expiring at the end of 2014. It's another major blow to group.
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