Japan’s NPC swings to profit in Q1 of fiscal 2018

The Japanese equipment provider also reports an increase in its sales and operating result in the period; and said its machinery business was almost as planned in the quarter, due to steady sales of PV module manufacturing equipment and automated machines.

Total completes solar plant at its biorefinery in France

The 8 MW facility is relying on solar modules from the group’s unit, SunPower.

EU Parliament votes in favor of 2030 binding renewable energy target of 35%

The European Parliament has approved a proposal to raise the target submitted by its Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) in late November.

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Jordan Water Authority launches tender process for two PV projects totaling 30 MW

The authority has issued two invitations for the prequalification of two solar projects, with a capacity of 6 MW and 24 MW, respectively, that are planned to be built at two water stations.

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Senegal commissions another 30 MW solar park

The Ten Merina solar facility was built by Engie’s subsidiary, Solairedirect. The project was financed by French investment firm, Meridiam and Proparco.

German scientists claim inhomogeneous perovskite films are highly functional

Contrary to common belief, holes in perovskite films may not always negatively affect the performance of perovskite-based solar cells, according to recent research from the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB).

Saudi Arabia to tender seven PV projects totaling 3.3 GW in 2018

The launch of the series of tenders was confirmed to pv magazine by Turki Mohammed Al Shehri, the head of the Saudi Renewable Energy Project Development Office.

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EDF energizes 115 MW solar park in Chile

The Santiago solar plant, located near the country’s capital city, Santiago, will sell its output to local power distributors and to the spot market.

Brazil pre-selects 620 PV projects totaling 20 GW for April’s A-4 auction

Overall, the Brazilian government has pre-qualified biomass, wind, solar and hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 48.7 GW.

Hevel energizes another 10 MW solar facility in Russia

The Volgograd Solar Power Plant will sell electricity to Russia’s Wholesale Electricity and Capacity Market.