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World Bank plans $16bn fund to fight African climate change

Solar in Kenya.

World Bank will push for investment from development organizations, private partners and governments, while footing $5.7 billion itself to help stem the causes of climate change in Africa.

SunEdison’s record-setting Andhra Pradesh bid “very unexpected”

India Hyderabad.

Indian solar market observers have described SunEdison’s reported bid of INR4.63/kWh (US$0.0706) for a 500 MW PV power plant project in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh as “very unexpected” and in the “realm of...

Germany: 13 MWh "second use" battery storage project

A lithium ion battery.

In what is claimed to be the world’s largest re-use of batteries originally purposed for e-mobility, a 13 MWh system has been installed at a recycling facility in the German town of Lünen. The "second use" project has been...

Big Sun to demonstrate tracker tech in 840 kW rooftop array

Tawian tracker tech.

Taiwan will soon boast what tracker supplier Big Sun claims will be the world’s largest rooftop array utilizing dual-axis tracking technology. The 840 kW array will be installed onto a “food facility” in Taiwan’s Pingtung County...

From the Mag: A selection of stories from the November issue

Ideematec tracker installation.

Trackers, inverters and storage solutions: solar's worth is measured in more than modules and cells, and this month's issue tackles the key themes and trends shaping those industries that support solar PV.

United PV acquires 100 MW PV plant in China

United PV is on a mission to acquire 2 GW of solar PV projects in China

United Photovoltaics Group Limited has acquired a 100 MW solar PV project from Hubei Jingtai Photovoltaics Power Company Limited for around US$134 million. Following the acquisition, Hubei Jingtai became a fully-owned subsidiary...

Germany: Renewables likely to cover 33% of 2015 gross power consumption

Solar plants have produced 35 billion kWh of energy in the first 10 months of 2015 – as much as was produced in the whole of last year

According to a new figures, renewable energy is set to cover around 33% of Germany’s gross energy demands this year, or 193 billion kWh, up a fifth on 2014. PV and wind are the main contributors.

Recurrent Energy secures financing for 60 MW Californian PV project

The solar PV project is located in California's Kern County

Recurrent Energy has secured financing for a 60 MW solar PV project currently under construction in California. Commercial operation is scheduled for Q3 2016.

Australia: Huge response to ARENA, CEFC, Queensland big solar tenders

Australian solar farm

There has been a huge response to the series of tenders being conducted in Australia for large-scale solar projects, with programs conducted by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Ergon...

8minutenergy signs PPA for 191 MW PV project in Los Angeles

The Springbok 2 Solar Farm is located on abandoned farmland near Los Angeles in California

8minutenergy Renewables, LLC has signed a PPA with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) for its 191 MW dc solar PV project, which is slated for completion in California, the U.S. in Q4 2016.

REC puts online Hawaii's largest solar plant

The 12 MW-AC solar project will meet 20% of the island's demand during daytime hours, and incorporates a 6 MW battery storage system.

Yingli unveils 20 MW Turkish PV pipeline

10 MW will be installed in Western Turkey

Yingli Green Energy Europe GmbH and Motif Proje ve Insaat Ltd. Sti have joined forces to develop 20 MW worth of solar PV projects in Turkey. Half is expected to come online by the end of 2016.

UK: Installation rush expected as subsidy cuts loom

Rooftop solar PV array.

Figures from Department of Energy and Climate Change reveal 59% increase in FIT-based installations from August to September, with trend expected to accelerate through to end of year.

Germany: Just 127.5 MW of PV registered in September

For the first nine months of 2015, new solar PV installations in Germany totaled just 1.165 GW

Just 127.5 MW of solar PV were registered in Germany in September. Of this, just 45.13 MW were actually grid connected, with the remaining 82.37 MW comprised delayed registrations.

NEXTracker hits 100 MW weekly shipments for advanced solar trackers

NEXTracker in the field.

The California-based solar tracker specialist confirms that its advanced solar trackers are now being shipped in volumes in excess of 100 MW a week globally.

Jordan to upgrade its network; accommodate more renewables


The European Investment Bank and France’s government have recently approved loans to Jordan for the construction of two new electricity transmission lines and the upgrade of older ones. The project aims to reinforce the grid in...

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