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India invites bids for 300 MW of solar+storage projects

Bangalore in Karnataka.

Two Indian states, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, are poised to offer solar+storage development contracts to the Solar Energy Corp. of India worth a combined 300 MW, reports say.


Indian EPC Sterling and Wilson to deliver 250 MW of Nigerian solar power

Nigerian flag.

The developer will complete 250 MW of solar capacity in Nigeria over the next two-to-three years having been selected as part of a recent push to get 975 MW online.


Hanergy Thin Film forecasts surprise 2016 H1 profit

Hanergy HQ.

The Chinese solar firm says that sales of its rooftop PV panels have grown by 200% in the past year, while revenues are 50% higher compared to the same six-month period in 2015.


Mosaic teams with Wave Solar to provide lower customer acquisition costs

Mosaic offices.

The solar lending platform has partnered with Wave Solar's lead generation services in order to improve customer acquisition costs for solar installers.


Small and large scale solar to reach global grid parity by 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

Solar installation by Belectric.

Global Solar Power Market 2016 report suggests costs of solar to fall dramatically over next five years as Asian market share increases and North America reaches 20 million residential PV prosumers.


Sunrun secures $33m loan facility to finance SREC portfolio

Sunrun residential installation.

The U.S. residential solar company closes non-recourse term loan facility to help finance solar renewable energy credits portfolio for roll-out in northeast states of Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey.


UK solar leaders launch comprehensive commercial rooftop PV guide

Commercial solar rooftop installation.

PV booklet produced by the U.K.'s BRE National Solar Centre and the Renewable Energy Association sets out pathways for greater uptake of commercial rooftop solar nationwide.


BPVA signs agreement with Iran to coordinate the development of 1 GW of solar

BPVA Chairman Reza Shaybani and Iranian officials signing agreement. Image courtesy of BPVA.

An eye-catching agreement was signed by the British Photovoltaic Association (BVPA) and The Renewable Energy Organisation of Iran (SUNA) last week, for the two to work together over the development of up to 1 GW of solar PV in...


Meyer Burger receives another significant order for its MAiA technology

Meyer Burger CEO Peter Pauli

The Swiss company is continuing with its strong year, this time confirming an order from an unnamed Chinese manufacturer worth CHF 18 million for its MAiA 2.1 technology upgrade platform.


Total control: billion-dollar buyout of Saft completed

Total insignia.

The French giant has finalized the acquisition of the battery producer in a deal thought to be worth $1.1 billion, via the completion of a successful share tender.


Sharp to jointly develop a 10 MW solar plant in Mongolia

Plant design rendering image courtesy of Sharp.

The 10 MW site, to be developed by Sharp, Shigemitsu Shoji, and a local Mongolian partner, will be the country’s first large-scale solar plant and will be partially financed by the Japanese government.


Nigeria government signs MoU with IPP consortium for 300 MW of solar power

Nigerian landscape.

Nigus Greenergy and Volt Renewables have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of 300 MW of solar PV plants in the African country to be developed and commissioned next year.


World's biggest solar + storage projects planned for Australia

Solar plus storage system. Image courtesy of reneweconomy.com

Australian infrastructure investor Lyon Group says it plans to build the world's biggest solar plus storage project in South Australia in the next two years, and sees a huge future for combined solar and battery storage plants.


India to double large-scale solar target to 40 GW by 2020, says minister

Solar in India.

Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy confirms new generation target of 40,000 MW of solar park capacity likely to be signed off by PM Modi as India seeks buffer to SunEdison-type dangers.


Chile: 50 MW-AC of new solar in June, more than 3 GW of renewables installed

The capacity of installed solar PV has reached 1.27 GW-AC. The capacity of installed non-conventional renewable energy is around 3.12 GW.


Hawaiian Electric Companies to go it alone

The utility says that it is financially well-positioned as an independent company and reaffirms its commitment to the state's 100% by 2045 clean energy mandate.


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