A mixture of optimism and realism marked the event, which was held between December 13 and 14 in Montpellier in France’s southern region of Occitanie. While the French government and energy giant, EDF have announced ramped up plans for solar in the years and decades to come, the country’s PV sector has shown regained confidence in the future of the technology, at home and abroad.
France’s Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union have agreed to finance a 40 billion CFA franc (€60 million) solar project to be developed in Benin. The AFD will provide around 32.8 billion CFA franc in funds for the 25 MW projects, while the EU will contribute the remaining 6.6 billion CFA franc. According to a statement from the French Embassy in Benin, the Defissol project will be located in the municipality of Pobé, in the Plateau Department.
All solar power generators installed under Brazilâ€™s net metering scheme have reached a combined capacity of around 150 MW to date, according to provisional statistics released by the Brazilian solar association, ABSOLAR. In mid-July, the same association reported that distributed solar generation in Brazil totaled around 140 MW. This means that over the past five months, around 10 MW of new PV systems installed under net metering were connected to the grid in the country.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".