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100 MW-AC solar project to power the Santiago metro

SunPower and Total’s Pelican solar project will supply 42% of the subway system’s electricity needs, and a wind plant will supply another 18%.


Dispute over arbitration location causes stumbling block for PV projects in Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza Pyramid of Menkaure. Cairo, Egypt. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov.

A dispute has emerged between the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company and international lenders and developers over the arbitration venue for PV projects that are being developed in the country, which could lead to delays...


EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the largest solar plant in Israel

Israel's new 50.1 MW solar plant is located in the northern part of the Negev desert

EDF Energies Nouvelles starts operation on a 50.1 MW PV power plant in the northern part of the Negev desert, Israel.


State of the art PV manufacturing facility to be developed in Iran

The state of the art facility will cover the entire PV value chain.

As excitement grows about PV potential in Iran, SCHMID Group announces an agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran to open a fully integrated manufacturing facility in the country.


3D-Micromac opens subsidiary in China, as PV markets shift to the country

The new subsidiary will focus on the company’s business in the thriving Asian PV market.

While the PV industry zeros in on Shanghai, China, for the world’s largest solar tradeshow, Germany’s 3D-Micromac establishes a new subsidiary in the country to handle sales and production of its microCELL laser systems.


USTDA backs 100 MW PV project in Ghana

20 MW Winneba PV plant located near the capital of Ghana is the country's biggest PV facility to date

USTDA awarded a grant to a Ghanaian solar power developer to bring a 100 MW PV project in Ghana towards financial close.


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Berlin, Germany

Renewable energy developments in Germany and Argentina topped the news this week but also making waves was a report that global off-grid solar sales grew 40% in 2015 while India unveiled what is said to be the largest rooftop...


Germany: Merkel cabinet approves e-vehicle subsidy measures

BMWi production in Leipzig, Germany

The government and automakers will share the costs of the EUR 600 million rebate incentive, which will be available until 2019 or until the government share of the funding runs out.


ReneSola partners with UCK Group to build 116 MW of PV in Turkey

By early 2017, ReneSola and UCK Group are planning to complete 70 MW of PV projects in Turkey

ReneSola signs framework agreement with a solar energy solution provider UCK Group to develop a 116 MW pipeline of PV projects in Turkey.


TerniEnergia lands $19.2 million order for solar PV project in Egypt

Egypt: Nile River in Aswan

The Italian smart energy company will build the large-scale solar PV plant in the southern Benban region in Aswan.


India: Tata Power to build 100 MW of solar in Karnataka

Tata Power, rooftop

Tata Power is aiming to generate 30 to 40% of its total generation capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2025.


South Africa: SolarEdge, Tesla Powerwall rollout begins

Kwikelec installation in South Africa: 5 kW home system, including 20 power optimizers, one StorEdge inverter and 6.4 kWh Tesla Powerwall

SolarEdge's storage solution, based on a single DC optimized inverter that manages and monitors PV production, consumption and storage, is compatible with Tesla's Powerwall home battery.


India implements new 40 GW rooftop, small PV plant program

India - small solar PV plant

India's solar market has long been dominated by large utility-scale projects but the government is now looking to boost rooftop solar in the country with an ambitious new initiative.


Hanwha Q Cells Q1 results show encouraging Y/Y resurgence in profit, revenue and shipments

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

Module shipments from the Korean solar PV manufacturer reached 912 MW in the first quarter, exceeding the guidance range, while gross profit topped $109m and gross margin reached 21.2%.


KfW finances 76 MW of renewable projects for Neoen

KfW IPEX-Bank provides financial support for Neoen's renewable PV and wind portfolio

KfW IPEX-Bank loans about $117 million to Neoen to build a 30 MW PV plant and 46 MW of wind energy projects in France.


Singulus pins hopes on big CIGS orders after disappointing Q1

Singulus Tenuis tool.

The German PV equipment manufacturer posts weak sales and negative EBIT figures for the first quarter of 2016, but says it is hopeful that "extensive" CIGS orders still in negotiations can be concluded soon.


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