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India's SECI to issue 1 GW rooftop solar tender

Gujarat, India.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India will tomorrow issue a tender call for the installation of 1 GW of rooftop PV atop government buildings nationwide; buildings already identified, reserve price being assessed.


EnergyAustralia signs foundation contracts for 500 MW solar and wind PPAs

NSW flag.

The energy company is close to agreeing AUS$1.5 billion worth of power purchase agreements for solar and wind projects located in eastern Australia.


EBRD continues support for renewables in Turkey with EUR 400 million funding

Image: Flickr KLMircea

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is boosting Turkey’s small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with a further EUR 400 million in funding. A significant portion of the new funds are...


Ecoppia module cleaning solution chosen for Bhadla Solar Park in India

Ecoppia's solar panel cleaning solution. Image: Ecoppia

French energy group ENGIE has selected Ecoppia to provide its state-of-the-art, water-free solar panel cleaning system to 168 MW of a 190 MW PV system, to reduce the LCOE and maintain peak energy production of the panels.


NLC tendering 500 MW of solar PV in Tamil Nadu

Image: Wikipedia Planemad

State-owned company Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has started a tender process for 500 MW of PV in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, according to Mercom Capital, with hopes that this tender will attract more interest than the...


Trump DOE transition team issues vague threat to energy subsidies

Wikimedia image by Gage Skidmore

A leaked memo on the Trump Administration's Energy Plan focuses more on expanding fossil fuel infrastructure and stopping federal regulation of carbon, but also says that all energy subsidies should eventually be eliminated.


NEXTracker unveils tracker plus storage solution

The NX Fusion Plus comprises a 25 kWh vanadium flow battery from Avalon, an Ideal Power string inverter and the Nextracker NX Horizon tracker.

The first such product of its type, the NX Fusion Plus comprises a solar tracker, battery and inverter designed to increase energy output and performance duration of solar power plants.


Indian solar imports grew 47% in first half of FY 2016, finds Mercom Capital

Installation in India.

Close to $1bn of solar modules and cells imported into India in the first six months of the financial year, while exports rose 12% to reach $52 million, finds latest analysis by Mercom Capital Group.


100% renewable energy system cheapest for South America

LUT solar panels. Image: Teemu Leinonen

Transitioning to a fully renewable energy system, with over 50% coming from solar PV, would be the cheapest option for South America and it is possible in the next 15 years, according to research conducted by the Lappeenranta...


Bluefield Solar acquires five UK solar plants

Solar installation in England.

The solar investment fund has paid GBP 22.7 million for five sub-5 MW solar PV plants in England and Wales that are due to become operational before March 31, 2017.


Tata Power Solar becomes second Indian module manufacturer to achieve Tier 1 status

Tata Power Solar CEO Ashish Khanna.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance now considers the Indian solar company a Tier 1 operator, becoming only the second in the country after Vikram Solar to earn the accolade.


Enphase offloads residential O&M arm to SunSystem Technology

Enphase AC Home Battery.

The U.S. microinverter specialist confirms that SunSystem Technology will act as the company's primary residential O&M service provider after selling its O&M field service division Next Phase Solar.


All-time high in US storage investment in Q3, finds GTM report

Daimler battery storage.

Disclosed venture funding and project finance of energy storage projects in the U.S. in the third quarter reached $660 million, although actual deployments contracted slightly, says GTM Research.


EDF inaugurates 146 MW solar plant in Chile

The company is also building a 115 MW PV plant in the nation.


Oxford PV secures additional GBP 8.1 million in second series C financing round

Henry Snaith of Oxford PV.

The British perovskite pioneer attracts yet more funding, this time via three new strategic investors, including Statoil ASA and Legal & General Capital.


Scatec to build 150 MW-DC of solar PV in Brazil

The Norwegian developer and contractor has signed a deal with Kroma Energia for the four plants, which acquired contracts for the plants in last November’s auction.


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