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NewGen to install 200 MW of solar in Sierra Leone

Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone.

Power company will break ground on first, 20 MW, plant this year with 180 MW more utility-scale schemes to follow by 2018. Hydro, DG microgrids, thermal and solar lighting will also play a role in electrifying country.


Solar PV at grid parity in 80% of globe by 2017

The SHAMs CSP power tower.

A new report from a MENA region bank shows that solar will be at grid parity within two years in 80% of the world. The Middle East's leading bank, the NBAD, presented the report on Sunday, concluding that the recent DEWA solar...


Huawei signs 150 MW inverter supply deal with Apollo Energy Group

Mount Fuji, Japan.

The Chinese ICT giant agrees to supply its inverters to the Japanese renewable energy company as it expands rollout of its smart PV solutions.


Russia: Hevel launches first full-cycle PV module factory

Hevel Solar solar park, Russia

The fab's thin-film solar module production technology is based on spraying nanolayers in the manufacturing process, which allows up to a 200-fold reduction in the use of silicon -- the main raw material in solar energy.


Jordan's universities install solar

PV installations at Hashemite University in Jordan.

pv magazine has learned the Hashemite University is soon going to announce the winner of its tender for a 5 MW solar PV park at its premises in the city of Zarqa in northeast Jordan. The solar installation represents an overall...


Proinso launches EPM program in Southeast Asia

Proinso 50 kw rooftop plant in India

The global PV integrator is strengthening its presence in South East Asia with a new engineering, procurement and management service program across the area.


US Virgin Islands: New 4.2 MW PV plant provides 5% of island's base load capacity

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

As part of its strategy to deploy more solar, WAPA has signed a 25-year solar power purchase agreement with Colorado-based Main Street Power for energy generated by the new solar installation.


Indian Railways plans 1 GW of solar projects

Indian Railway locomotive

Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu says his plan to purchase power by soliciting bids from generators and power exchanges will result in savings of $485 million.


BayWa r.e. realigns German PV wholesale business

BayWa r.e., Germany

Beginning in April, a new BayWa company will handle all of its PV-related products while group subsidiaries Creotecc GmbH and Solarmarkt Deutschland will cease trading.


pv magazine weekly news digest

Suncrest Solar residential installation

It was another week characterized by new deals, developments and dynamism in the global solar sector, with new projects underway in Africa, a controversial plan to form an 'Energy Union' in Europe, major commercial and political...


Enphase signs exclusive deal with France's MyLight Systems

MyLight Systems' load management solution

The French energy management solutions provider will use the microinveter maker's intelligent networking hub in its monitoring system.


Swinerton taps Array Technologies for Utah's largest solar park

Scatec Solar's Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park

Expected to generate some 210 million kilowatt hours annually, the Utah Red Hills Renewable Park will use 104 MW of Array's DuraTrack HZ single-axis tracking systems for the 630-acre installation.


Google invests $300m in SolarCity's $750m residential PV fund

SolarCity installers at work.

The tech giant announces sizeable increase in solar energy commitment, dwarfing previous $280 million investment in SolarCity.


Algeria targets 13.5 GW solar PV by 2030

Algiers, Algeria.

The North African country updates details of its renewable energy plan, which puts solar PV at the heart of the nation's power generation revolution.


Schmid announces Asian APCVD tool order

The APCVD tool from Schmid.

Sale of eight APCVD units to three Asian manufacturers is a clear sign of the stimulation of the PV industry, Schmid says.


SMA announces further partnership with monitoring firm GreenPowerMonitor

Solar monitoring software.

Collaboration will see the German inverter supplier and Spanish monitoring systems provider deploy coordinated solar solutions, including the SCADA system.


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