Azerbaijan commissions 1.1 MW solar plant in Pirallahi island

The project is the first phase of the 2.8 MW Pirallahi PV power plant and part of the Government’s 2014-2020 energy strategy which aims to deploy over 600 MW of solar by 2020.

Italy’s CESI helps Bahrain implement solar program

The Italian company will provide technical assistance for the implementation of a net metering scheme for decentralized renewable and solar energy projects under Bahrain’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP).

Ellomay’s 300 MW solar project in Spain secures final approval

The Talasol Solar PV power plant will be located in Talaván, Cáceres, in the southern region of Extremadura. Israeli solar company Ellomay acquired the project in May.

Community solar may push Finnish PV market forward

In 2016, the North European country saw the addition of 19 MW of new PV systems. As the Finnish economy seems now to be reviving after several years of stagnation, solar (and especially community solar) may become even more interesting for homeowners and businesses.

SunPower secures 29.9 MW order from French developer Tenergie

The U.S. manufacturer will provide its modules for 157 rooftop projects totaling 26.8 MW and three ground-mounted PV plants equaling 3.1 MW, that will all be located in France.

World Bank approves $660 million fund for 500 MW of projects at Benban solar complex in Egypt

The funds will be used to support the construction of 11 solar plants with a combined capacity of 500 MW.

Canada’s utility Alectra expands solar-plus-storage business

The power provider has entered into a partnership with AMP Solar, a Canada-based solar developer, to offer storage solutions for its Ontario customers.

Spain’s Balearic Islands fast-track 20 MW solar project

The Sa Caseta PV plant has received the status of public utility project from the archipelago’s Directorate for Energy and Climate Change.

Belgian region of Flanders plans fiscal incentive for community solar and wind projects

The Minister of Energy of the Flanders hopes that another 6.4 million solar modules can be installed in the region under his mandate until 2020.

Construction begins on 30 MW solar plant in Iran

The solar facility is being built under the country’s FIT program in North Khorasan, a province located in northeastern Iran.