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Japanese government agency funds $9.7m Nigerian solar project

Abuja, Nigeria.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has donated to the Nigerian federal government funding for the execution of a 1.2 MW solar PV development project at the Usman Dam Water Treatment Plant.


Report: IT giants needed to push DG over the top

Google headquarters

The distributed generation landscape is still in its early stages, with lots of players but no definitive winners, according to Lux Research. Large industrial conglomerates are and renewables-focused installers are the best...


CEFC increases investments 73% YoY, steps up participation in new green capital products

Degruss mine solar array

Australia's Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has strengthened its role in creating new clean energy capital products. Increasing its annual investment figure to AU$837 million in the Australian financial year 2015-16,...


JA Solar hits 7 GW of mono PV module shipments

Module inspection at JA Solar fab.

The past ten years have seen the Chinese Tier-1 solar company ship more than 7 GW of monocrystalline PV modules globally, data shows.


India invites bids for 300 MW of solar+storage projects

Bangalore in Karnataka.

Two Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, are poised to offer solar+storage development contracts to the Solar Energy Corp. of India worth a combined 300 MW, reports say.


One in three UK solar jobs lost in past 12 months, data shows

Solar park in England.

Since government-backed changes in policy were introduced, the U.K. solar industry has seen a third of its jobs disappear, with 30% of companies likely cut employment further over next 12 months.


New SolarPower Europe guidelines on tendering place emphasis on high-realization rates

Solar installation in Romania.

The group's tendering task force develops new best practice guidelines for new tendering laws due to be introduced across the EU on January 1 2017 for plants larger than 1 MW.


Australia: FRV gets approval for 30 MW Queensland solar farm

Origin Australia solar rooftop

Spanish PV developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures has received council approval to develop a 30 MW PV power plant in the Western Downs region of Queensland. The northeastern Australian state is proving attractive to PV...


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Solar installation in Czech Republic.

Talking 'bout a resolution: SolarWorld comes under pressure to reach an agreement on the Hemlock case, Turkey's political troubles shake the sector, and NASA goes all 3D in its quest for higher solar efficiencies.


China triples H1 solar installations to 20 GW

Chinese scene.

Data from state news agency Xinhua suggests that China has added 20 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first half of 2016, three times more than same period last year.


Photon Energy adds 28 MW to its solar O&M portfolio

Czech installation.

Photon Energy Operations, a subsidiary of the solar firm Photo Energy, acquires O&M contracts of 17 solar plants in the Czech Republic totaling 28.5 MWp.


Array Technologies completes shipping of trackers to 191 MW solar project in California

Supply of trackers to the Springbok 2 solar farm follows on supply to the Springbok 1, for a total of 328 MW of trackers.


Musk's master plan promises solar for all

Elon Musk.

Tesla CEO writes second installment of decade-old master plan, promising solar panels on every house and a battery in every garage.


Vivint moves into PACE with Renovate America partnership

Vivint Solar HQ.

One of the largest U.S. residential solar installers has partnered with a provider of PACE financing in California, with an aim to take the program to other states.


First Reserve to sell 101 MW of Italian solar plants

Solar array, Italy.

The private equity firm is to sell large amounts of its Italian PV portfolio, including the country's biggest plant – a 70.5 MW solar park in the north-eastern Veneto region.


Germany: new renewable law does not spell the end of feed-in tariffs

German solar array

Germany’s peak renewable body has said that the new iteration of the country’s renewable energy legislation, the EEG, does not spell an end of the feed-in tariff system. The German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) says that...


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