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Fenix reaches new landmark for solar leases in Uganda

A solar panel in the street in Uganda - Image by Rod Waddington

Residential solar lease-to-own company Fenix International has now signed over 60,000 leases for its off-grid ReadyPay Power solar systems in Uganda.


Hanwha bearing fruits of Q Cells, SolarOne integration

Hanwha Q Cells HQ.

Hanwha Q Cells has published its 2015 annual report today, in which the advantages of bringing together its German and Malaysian Q Cells and Chinese SolarOne manufacturing were demonstrated. Booking a profit of $44 million, on...


Study finds positive link between UK solar farms and biodiversity

Sheep next to a solar array in England

An extensive study of solar farms in the UK has found that the existence of the solar panels can improve biodiversity and wildlife abundance, especially when combined with measured land management.


Silicon Ranch commenced work on 50 MW PV plant in Mississippi

Silicon Ranch develops and operates solar farms across the US with a focus on the Southeast

Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corporation broke ground on the largest solar farm in the state of Mississippi.


Construction begins on the first community solar project in New York State

Participants of shared solar projects can purchase individual solar panels and receive credit for the power production, as if the panels were located on their own roof

Community solar project in Halfmoon, New York will allow more than 100 local residents to participate in solar energy generation, even if they can’t have their own private PV systems.


Boost for residential solar loans in the US as Mosaic raises USD200 million

Suncrest Solar residential installation

Residential solar lending platform Mosaic will receive the funding for a new USD200 million facility from DZ BANK and NY Green Bank. The facility will help the company achieve its ambitious future targets for providing solar...


Developments on over 1 GW of new PV in India

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Progress on three solar schemes and projects in India, which have a potential combined capacity of 1050 MW, including 500 MW of rooftop PV being tendered by SECI, a piece of land being assigned for a 200 MW project in Rajasthan,...


TerniEnergia connects 82.5 MW PV plant in South Africa

TerniEnergia's solar farm in Paleisheuwel comprises of 611,000 panels spread over an area of 240 hectares.

TerniEnergia announced that it has completed the first of its two “giant” PV projects in South Africa.


MESIA: 350 MW ADWEA tender unlikely to lead to "race-to-the-bottom" pricing

Abu Dhabi

A shortlist of eight companies pre-qualified to submit a bid to the 350 MW Abu Dhabi project tender has been published. The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) selected a group of 34 companies that can bid for the...


Japan leads Kyocera solar sales decline

Kyocera cites weak domestic sales in its fiscal year 2016 results, which may be part of a larger market decline.


Mobisol installed 50,000 PV home systems in East Africa

Mobisol is planing to use drones to deliver home PV systems to distant African communities

Mobisol was awarded as one of the best startups in Europe at Ecosummit 2016. The German company now sells more than 100 PV systems per day.


Masdar adds 30 MW of PV-diesel and installs 7,000 PV kits in Egypt

Egypt aims to increase the share of renewable energy to 20% of the country's energy mix by 2020

Masdar has recently completed a number of PV-diesel on-grid projects in Egypt and installed 7,000 off-grid PV systems across the country.


Australia large-scale renewable investment plunges again to near record low

An Australian solar plant

Australian investment in large-scale renewable energy projects fell sharply in the first quarter of 2016, more than six months after the Coalition government promised “certainty” after forcing the Labor opposition to agree to...


Second-generation Powervault energy storage systems launched in the UK

Powervault system installed in a home in the U.K.

The new product range, with enhanced features, has been launched at the same time as a Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign offering the opportunity to invest in the company as the storage market is expected to grow exponential.


Trina Solar sets new IBC cell efficiency record

Trina Solar Photovoltaic module production - Image Shen

The Chinese company achieved an impressive 23.5% efficiency for its large-area Interdigitated Back Contact mono-crystalline silicon solar cell, to go with the company’s other efficiency records.


Italian companies to build 1 GW of solar farms in Iran

Road from Qazvin into Valley of the Assassins - image by Julia Maudlin

Reports have surfaced that Italian companies Genesis and Dynkun have signed a memorandum of understanding with officials from Iran’s northwestern Qazvin province, for 100 PV plants of 10 MW each.


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