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Origin Energy signs 13-year PPA for 100 MW Queensland solar farm

Queensland.

Australian utility inks a 13-year power purchase agreement with the developers of the Clare Solar Farm, which is a 100 MW PV plant currently under construction in Queensland.


Turkey: ICCI event returns focus to growing solar industry

The 22nd ICCI event in Istanbul brought together stakeholders, delegates and businesses from across the energy supply chain, with more than 21 countries represented in the halls.

The 22nd International Energy & Environment Fair and Conference, held just weeks after Solarex, delivered another opportunity for Turkey to smooth the edges of its expanding solar sector.


Study finds positive link between UK solar farms and biodiversity

Sheep next to a solar array in England

An extensive study of solar farms in the UK has found that the existence of the solar panels can improve biodiversity and wildlife abundance, especially when combined with measured land management.


Silicon Ranch commenced work on 50 MW PV plant in Mississippi

Silicon Ranch develops and operates solar farms across the US with a focus on the Southeast

Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corporation broke ground on the largest solar farm in the state of Mississippi.


Construction begins on the first community solar project in New York State

Participants of shared solar projects can purchase individual solar panels and receive credit for the power production, as if the panels were located on their own roof

Community solar project in Halfmoon, New York will allow more than 100 local residents to participate in solar energy generation, even if they can’t have their own private PV systems.


Boost for residential solar loans in the US as Mosaic raises USD200 million

Suncrest Solar residential installation

Residential solar lending platform Mosaic will receive the funding for a new USD200 million facility from DZ BANK and NY Green Bank. The facility will help the company achieve its ambitious future targets for providing solar...


Developments on over 1 GW of new PV in India

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Progress on three solar schemes and projects in India, which have a potential combined capacity of 1050 MW, including 500 MW of rooftop PV being tendered by SECI, a piece of land being assigned for a 200 MW project in Rajasthan,...


TerniEnergia connects 82.5 MW PV plant in South Africa

TerniEnergia's solar farm in Paleisheuwel comprises of 611,000 panels spread over an area of 240 hectares.

TerniEnergia announced that it has completed the first of its two “giant” PV projects in South Africa.


Japan leads Kyocera solar sales decline

Kyocera cites weak domestic sales in its fiscal year 2016 results, which may be part of a larger market decline.


First Solar reports solid Q1 results; CEO Hughes to step down

The American solar manufacturer and project builder delivered healthy revenues and margins, building on recent technology improvements and good conditions in its chief markets.


Masdar adds 30 MW of PV-diesel and installs 7,000 PV kits in Egypt

Egypt aims to increase the share of renewable energy to 20% of the country's energy mix by 2020

Masdar has recently completed a number of PV-diesel on-grid projects in Egypt and installed 7,000 off-grid PV systems across the country.


Mercom: Global solar market to grow 15% to 66.7 GW this year

This will be the slowest growth in the last five years, despite a boom in the U.S. market.


Polysilicon spot prices rise above $20 per kilogram in China

EnergyTrend expects prices to continue rising through the first half of May, citing rising wafer demand and stricter enforcement of import duties.


Colbún buys over 200 MW of SunEdison solar projects in Chile

The deal includes the sale of two solar PV projects under development and contracts for the supply of 350 GWh annually. Colbún and SunEdison have also signed an agreement for the supply of 200 GWh annually from one PV project.


Brazil: 5 solar PV module factories accredited by BNDES

In total there are 20 manufacturing projects underway by 17 companies accredited under the Finame program.


Second-generation Powervault energy storage systems launched in the UK

Powervault system installed in a home in the U.K.

The new product range, with enhanced features, has been launched at the same time as a Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign offering the opportunity to invest in the company as the storage market is expected to grow exponential.


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