Pakistan to install 556.5 MW by end of 2018

Roughly 956.8 MW of solar capacity is now under development at 28 locations in Pakistan under the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), with 556.5 MW set for completion by the end of 2018.

Sharp to build 16 MW of rooftop PV in Thailand

Sharp Solar Solution Asia (SSSA), a unit of the Japanese group, will install solar panels on top of stores owned by Bangkok-based hypermarket retailer Big C. The two companies are now discussing the possibility of expanding the agreement to include an additional 11 MW of PV capacity.

JRE starts building 17.1 MW solar plant in Japan

Japan Renewable Energy (JRE) has broken ground on a new solar plant east of Tokyo.

China Singyes inches forward with spin-off of materials unit

China Singyes Solar Technologies has confirmed that it still aims to spin off China Singyes New Materials and list its shares on the secondary board of the Hong Kong stock exchange.

AGL Energy to raise FITs by 77% to 140% in Australia

The Sydney-based energy distributor and renewables developer has revealed that it will pay higher rates to households for the electricity they send to the grid from their rooftop PV arrays.

Ingeteam supplies inverters for 100 MW project in Australia

The Spanish company has delivered system components — including 1,500 V (DC) central inverters — to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, as part of a turnkey deal for a solar array in Clare, Queensland.

Carnegie approved for 10 MW in Australia

Carnegie Clean Energy has taken a significant step forward with its plan to build a solar project in Northam, Western Australia.

Genex moves forward on 50 MW Kidston project

Genex Power claims it is making rapid progress on the construction of the first 50 MW phase of a PV array at a former gold mine in northeastern Australia, with preparations already under way for the second 270 MW stage, as well as a related 250 MW pumped hydro installation.

TTC to invest $1 billion on 1 GW in Vietnam — reports

Vietnamese conglomerate TTC Group is now seeking investors for 10 to 20 projects, with plans to connect them to the grid by next year, according to recent media reports.

Kong Sun buys 100 MW for $80.3 million

Kong Sun Yongtai Investment, the Chinese group’s investment holding unit, has acquired three projects in northwestern China.