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Off-grid solar project in east Africa. Image by REN21.

29/09/16: Off-grid solar going from strength to strength in eastern Africa

A new report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) found that approximately 50% of global investment made in off-grid solar in 2015 was in the eastern African region, as falling PV prices and...


A solar installation in the Egyptian desert. Photo: Desertec.

29/09/16: Egypt and the EBRD join forces to boost MENA PV

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Egypt-based Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) join forces to promote renewable energy in the southern and eastern Mediterranean...


The cutting of the ribbon at Huawei's facility expansion in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

29/09/16: Huawei expands operations in Europe

Heavyweight Chinese inverter manufacturer Huawei Solar announced an expansion of its European Supply Center, with a new inverter production facility in Eindhoven, Netherlands, which the company hopes will help it service its...


29/09/16: NREL: U.S. utility-scale solar falls below $1.50 per watt

The latest report by NREL shows an ongoing decline in costs across sectors, with soft costs remaining stubbornly high for residential installations.


29/09/16: ARENA funding for Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar has secured US$3.5 million funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for two large-scale solar projects in Queensland Australia, totaling 47MWp.


Arua solar PV plant in Mexico.

29/09/16: 4.8 TWh awarded to PV projects in Mexico auction

Acciona, X-Elio Energy, OPDE, Ienova, and Grenergy are among the winners of PV projects within the second clean energy tender in Mexico. Altogether 8.9 TWh of energy per year and 8.9 million Clean Energy Certificates were awarded...


ACME EPC services in India. Image by ACME.

29/09/16: Some of lowest ever prices for rooftop solar entered in India bid

Prices went as low as Rs.3 (USD 0.0448) per kWh from bidders in the 500 MW solar rooftop auction in India, according to a list of the lowest prices in the auction released by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).


29/09/16: San Diego schools solar splurge

News on commercial scale deployments across two of San Diego’s school districts shows a strong commitment to the industry. Two contracts alone expect to save $1.6 million over 10 years and $21 million over 25 years.


China's national flag. Flickr image by Renato Ganoza.

29/09/16: Breaking: China looking to dramatically cut solar PV FIT

A recent document from China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) confirmed the rumor that China will continue to cut its FIT for renewable energy starting from 2017. It also indicated it may be a dramatic cut.


Meyer Burger's headquarters in Thun, Switzerland. Image: Meyer Burger

29/09/16: Meyer Burger announce major restructuring

Swiss solar technology provider Meyer Burger today announced a company wide restructuring program. The program aims to reduce the company’s overall operating costs by CHF 50 million.


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29/09/16: QOS Energy partners with Conergy Services GmbH to monitor a European solar portfolio of 500 MWp

Conergy Services GmbH, a European leading provider of Operation & Maintenance solutions, has chosen QOS Energy’s software to manage clients’ solar PV portfolio of 500 MWp in Europe.

By: QOS Energy

29/09/16: The Ukrainian energy company Eco-Optima opts for inverters from Fronius

Perfectly suited to large photovoltaic systems.

By: Fronius

29/09/16: Gaelectric appoints Barry Gavin as CEO

Gaelectric has announced the appointment of Barry Gavin as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1st October. Barry is currently Gaelectric’s Chief Operating Officer and prior to this, its Chief Financial Officer. He takes...

By: Gaelectric

29/09/16: A new, cost-efficient compact hybrid system for solar–diesel microgrids

Danvest and Pon Power are launching a second-to-none, low-load Compact series for solar–diesel hybrid power plants.

By: Danvest

28/09/16: Greentech Energy Systems A/S: Sale of the Fotocampillos solar plant

Company has sold its Spanish Fotocampillos solar plant (2.10 MW) to Vela Energy S.L

By: Greentech Energy Systems

28/09/16: Energy sector prime targes for cyber-attacks

Addressing cyber risks in the energy sector is critical not only to energy security, but is also vital for a resilient state and economy; finds a new World Energy Council report.

By: World Energy Council

28/09/16: Bruce Sohn joins Siva Power as vice-chairman of the board

Siva Power adds another heavyweight to its solar "Dream Team".

By: Siva Power

27/09/16: AT&T Smart Cities welcomes Spruce Finance as newest smart grid customer

Spruce will offer the AT&T Advanced Metering Infrastructure solution to support residential solar solutions.

By: Spruce Finance

27/09/16: UL acquires AWS Truepower to expand global renewable energy portfolio

Acquisition strengthens UL's position in full lifecycle solutions for wind and solar energy sectors.

By: UL

27/09/16: K2 Systems: MiniFive ensures ideal ventilation

The new additional component MiniFive offers a simple and easy option to mount the modules for the tried-and-tested MiniRail System by K2 Systems. One-sided mounting of the modules at the eponymous angle of 5° improves the...

By: K2 Systems

26/09/16: Nigeria goes DESERT: Jurawatt's climate-optimised DESERT solar panels are heading for West Africa

Following government accreditation, Jurawatt's high-temperature DESERT solar modules are set to enhance Nigeria’s investment in solar renewable energy. Bavarian solar specialists Jurawatt have been awarded SGS import...

By: Jurawatt Vertrieb GmbH

26/09/16: Increasing Use in Public Transport Drives Demand for Fuel Cell Vehicles, says TMR

Fuel Cell Vehicles Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

By: Transparency Market Research

26/09/16: Solar Energy UK 2016: Zeversolar Showcases New Inverter for the Budget Segment

Zeversolar, a subsidiary company of the leading inverter manufacturer SMA, will be unveiling the new Zeverlution 3680 inverter for the UK market at Solar Energy UK 2016 in Birmingham October 4-6, 2016. This single-phase device...

By: Zeversolar

23/09/16: SMA Sunny Central Inverters now certified compliant with global standards

The world's leading independent certification company Bureau Veritas certified the Sunny Central 2200/2500-EV central inverters from SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) in accordance with IEC standard 62109-1/2.

By: SMA

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