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IDB finances 54 MW merchant solar project in Chile

Solairedirect’s project is one of the few merchant solar projects to be built to date.


20 MW under construction in Senegal; 600 MW more in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

Solar array in Dakar, Senegal. Image by Elena Pisano.

Global private equity firm Denham Capital and African renewable energy investment company GreenWish announced a partnership to develop, build and finance a portfolio of 600 MW of renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan...


KfW Development Bank to fund two floating solar projects in India

Floating solar park in London

The German-based development bank has agreed to build the projects as part of a study to assess the potential of floating parks within India, and to show the technical practicality of large-scale solar.


Two new EPC contracts for SPI Energy in China

Badain Jaran temple in western Inner Mongolia. Image by Sjoerd van Oort.

The Shanghai-based PV solutions provider signed the two contracts for projects totaling 62 MW once they are completed, which adds to their growing reputation and presence in China.


Installation of PV modules begins on El Salvador’s largest solar project

The Providencia solar project by French developer Neoen is divided into two blocks, a 76 MW plant which was awarded in an auction and a block of 25 MW which will provide electricity to distributors under the framework of private...


Solarcentury connects 5 MWp community solar farm in the UK

Merston Farm community solar farm. Image by Solarcentury.

The plant was funded by investments from the local community, who will now benefit from the site in West Sussex, which is not only a source of clean energy for the community, but promotes biodiversity on the site.


India's NHPC reveals 600 MW floating PV plan at hydro dam in Maharashtra

Koyna River in Maharashtra.

The state-run National Hydroelectric Power Corporation plans to install floating solar panels atop the Koyna dam – a hydro power complex located in Maharashtra, India.


SunPower sets new solar efficiency record

SunPower E20 PV module

US company SunPower achieved an efficiency of 24.1% for a module using silicon cells, which is just the latest in a number of efficiency records for solar technology, showing that the modules are moving in the right direction.


IBC Solar to expand in Japan with EPC license

Mt Fuji, Japan. Image Wikimedia

The German company has now been granted the EPC license in the country, which it expects to receive in July, and will allow IBC Solar to build large-scale PV projects through its own corporation.


Asia Clean Capital and Canadian Solar joining forces for 200 MW pipeline in China

Asia Clean Capital, image Asia Clean Capital Ltd.

Hong Kong developer Asia Clean Capital and Chinese solar company Canadian Solar will co-develop the projects on Mainland China, as the market for both utility-scale PV and rooftop PV heats up.


What Brexit means for UK's renewable energy development

The UK's decision to leave the EU could have repercussions on its clean energy progress.

The United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has voted in yesterday’s referendum to end its membership in the European Union. What does this mean for the country's renewable energy sector?


Canadian Solar and GCL joint venture in Jiangsu hit by tornado

Damage to Canadian Solar and GCL's joint facility in Jiangsu, China.

China's coastal province, Jiangsu, was hit by a heavy tornado and hail on Thursday, causing at least 98 deaths and 800 injuries, while also causing damage to Canadian Solar and GCL System Integration Technology’s joint venture in...


German, Mexican state banks sign MOU to promote renewable energy

The agreement between Bancomext, KfW and GIZ has a special focus on solar and on financing large solar PV projects.


Meyer Burger secures major diamond wire, PERC tool order

The order from an un-named Chinese PV maker will support 700 MW of wafer and cell capacity.


IRENA: Solar could meet up to 13% of global power demand by 2030

A new IRENA report states that PV capacity could grow 10-fold over the next fourteen years, driven by cost reductions.


Intersolar Europe: day two sees the crowds converge as Europe embraces maturation

The floors of all the halls heaved with heavy traffic throughout the morning on day two of the Intersolar Europe Exhibition.

Europe's post-boom solar markets delivering next-level services and technologies that look set to drive solar 2.0.


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