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Enel Green Power revenue flat for 2015, EBITDA falls 5.3%

EGP solar farm.

The Italian clean energy developer posts total revenue for 2015 of EUR 3bn, which mirrors 2014 performance; net installed capacity of clean energy reaches 10.5 GW, a 9% increase.


Ingeteam appoints Adolfo Rebollo new CEO

Ingeteam CEO Adolfo Rebollo

Adolfo Rebollo replaces Javier Ojeda as chief executive of the leading Spanish PV inverter manufacturer and O&M service provider.


Borrego Solar doubles assets under O&M management

Borrego Solar

The California-based solar energy system designer, developer, installer and O&M provider saw its assets under contract grow to 265 MW last year.


WFES: Egypt could add 500 MW of PV in 2016, says MESIA

Luxor.

A new report released by the Middle East Solar Industry Association at WFES forecasts a strong year for Egypt and Jordan in particular for the MENA region.


Africa: Djibouti announces 300 MW solar project as part of 100% renewable future goal

Djibouti wants to procure all its energy from renewables

The Djibouti Government has announced work is underway on a 300 MW solar PV plant. Around EUR 360 million will be invested in the project, which is being undertaken by Switzerland’s Green Enesys. The goal of the African country...


US DOE: Austin Energy biggest winner under SHINES storage program

Improving energy storage is now on the US DOE agenda

Austin Energy has emerged as the biggest winner under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) latest funding round, which has seen US$18 million awarded to six energy storage+solar projects. It will partner with the likes of...


Kyocera starts work on 13 MW floating solar plant

Kyocera has already completed three other floating solar projects

Kyocera has begun construction on what it says is the world’s biggest floating solar PV plant. The 13.7 MW project is located in Japan and should be complete in 2018.


What’s next for Jordan's solar PV sector?

It appears Jordan is on the way to surpassing its target of installing 600 MW of solar PV by 2020

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has this week published an official announcement about the installation of a new 200 MW PV plant in Jordan. pv magazine expands on the news and looks at the implications for the Jordanian solar market.


Australia’s largest solar plants officially online

The 102 MW Nyngan solar plant delivered 60,000MWh to Australia’s National Electricity Market in the first 3 months

First Solar, Inc. has officially opened Australia’s two largest solar projects. Both the 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill PV plants are located in New South Wales.


JinkoSolar to supply 1 GW of solar panels to sPower

sPower is located in Salt lake City, San Francisco

SPower has said it will add 700 MW of clean energy to its portfolio in 2016. To meet this goal, it has contracted JinkoSolar to supply 1 GW of solar panels and hired Rosendin Renewable Energy Group to provide EPC services for its...


Japan: 10 GW of solar in 2015, 85 GW of renewables approved since 2012

As of 2014, Japan had a cumulative solar PV capacity of 23.3 GW

Out of "at least" 51 GW of solar PV installed globally in 2015, Japan saw around 10 GW, according to calculations from the PV Market Alliance (PVMA). Since the introduction of its generous FIT in 2012, the country has approved...


Leclanché selected for 13 MW energy storage project in Canada

Leclanché plans to start construction on the energy storage project this spring

Leclanché SA has been selected to supply a 13 MW/53 MWh energy storage system for what has been described as one of the largest Grid Ancillary Services projects in North America. The projects are scheduled to be live this Q4.


First Solar signs 550 MW of PPAs with SCE

The new deals see SCE with 2.2. GW of solar under contract from First Solar

First Solar, Inc. has signed 500 MW of power purchase agreements with Southern California Edison (SCE) for four of its solar PV projects. The new deals see SCE with 2.2. GW of solar under contract from the thin film company.


India: $743 million funding for 5 GW of solar, 30,000 jobs; record low tariff in Rajasthan

Modi's government is stepping up to the solar challenge

The Indian Government will provide around US$743 million for 5 GW of grid connected solar PV projects up until 2020. It envisages a total investment of $4.4 billion and the creation of 30,000 jobs under the program. In related...


Energy storage commercially viable, 900 MW expected in 2016

900 MW of energy storage projects are expected to be installed in 2016

The energy storage market is shifting from R&D demonstration projects to a commercially viable market, states IHS, Inc. Q4 2015 saw a 45% increase in the global project pipeline, while 900 MW of projects are expected to be...


Asia Clean Capital secures $40 million in financing

Asia Clean Capital rooftop solar  project

The group will accelerate and expand its rooftop solar solutions business in China, where it covers the cost of designing, engineering, installing and maintaining solar installations for leading companies.


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