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SECI issues tender to electrify 1,000 Indian villages with solar

Indian landscape.

Global tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India on behalf of Arunachel Pradesh Energy Development Agency to install off-grid solar power packs at more than 1,000 villages.

Adani to develop 200 MW to 400 MW of solar PV in Australia

Adani PV plant in Tamil Nadu, India. Image: Adani

The Indian mining and energy firm, Adani, has secured land agreements to build two utility-scale solar PV plants in Australia, each with a capacity between 100 MW to 200 MW.

GCL and CCEC to develop 1 GW solar PV project at Chernobyl site

Reactor at Chernobyl, Ukraine. Image by Kamil Porembinski

China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC) will work alongside two Chinese solar companies, including GCL-SI, to develop a mammoth PV plant over 1 GW, at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, which...

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Image: Tesla Motors

With the fallout from the U.S. election still hot on everybody's lips, news and speculation as to what The Donald might be planning with the solar industry was rife, but while the world’s eyes were fixed on the bizarre events...

Amazon expands partnership with Dominion for a further 180 MW of solar

Image: Dominion

The e-commerce giant has agreed to purchase energy from a further 180 MW of solar projects that will be developed by Dominion in Virginia, US, as Amazon looks to fuel 100% of its operations through renewable energy within the...

Positive feedback for grid connection of 86 MW PV plant in South Africa

Image: juwi

The Grid Access Unit of South African power utility Eskom has praised the efforts of juwi and Sonnedix for their successful connection to the grid of the Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska PV project, which is believed to be the first PV...

Construction underway at Enel's 180 MW solar plant in Peru

Peru national flag. Flickr image by staypuftman

Once completed the project will be by far the largest PV plant in the country and one of the largest on the continent, as Enel looks to take advantage of the country’s push towards a more diversified energy mix.

Hanwha Q Cells teams with Asia Clean Capital on 200 MW Chinese solar pipeline

Asia Clean Capital CEO Thomas Lapham (left) signed the cooperation agreement with Hanwha Q Cells president Jongseo Kim.

The South Korean solar company will provide modules and technical support to assist Asia Clean Capital's rooftop solar ventures in China.

JA Solar posts steady shipment and revenue growth for Q3

JA Solar HQ.

The Chinese solar company increases its total shipments 10% YoY and 1% sequentially, and it was a similar story in terms of revenue, which hit $624.3 million for the quarter.

First Solar to ramp Series 6 production in 2018, lay off 1,600 workers

First Solar installation.

The thin-film maker has announced a shift in strategy which will eliminate its Series 5, reduce 2017 output to 2.2 GW, and reduce its global workforce by 27%.

More than 20 countries sign International Solar Alliance Framework

Narendra Modi and solar.

Last year's Narendra Modi-driven goal to create an international solar alliance became a reality this week as more than 20 nations formally signed the framework agreement to set it on the path towards UN recognition

EU confirms withdrawal of five additional Chinese solar firms from MIP

Suntech production facility.

The European Commission confirmed yesterday that JinkoSolar, JA Solar, Wuxi Suntech, Risen Energy, and Phono Solar are now withdrawn from the minimum import price undertaking for solar components imported into the EU.

New 200 MW solar PV tender announced in Jordan

52.2 MW solar plant in Jordan

The Jordanian government has invited developers to participate in the next round of solar tenders, which will see a further 200 MW of utility-scale solar PV installed within the country that is continuing to compound its...

Total to install 200 MW of solar atop 5,000 service stations

Total service station.

The French oil company confirms plan to invest more than $300 million in the solar project, which will see 5,000 of its roadside service stations worldwide receive rooftop arrays using SunPower modules.

Astronergy equips Bangladesh post offices with solar modules

Astronergy will produce modules for a major project funded by the Government of Bangladesh. Photo: Astronergy

Solar module manufacturers Astronergy will provide solar modules for 8500 post offices across the nation of Bangladesh. The modules will provide a reliable off grid power source to post offices in remote regions where power cuts...

Orange to build 34 MW of solar projects in Jordan

Jordan landscape

The solar plants from the telecommunications company are the first projects to be equity financed by the Catalyst MENA Clean Energy Fund, which is hoping to set up a selection of renewable energy projects across the Middle East...

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