Alberta launches $36 million solar rebate scheme

Rebates can cover up to 30% of the costs for buying and installing a residential or commercial PV system. The program is expected to enable the deployment or around 50 MW of solar capacity.

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EBRD to finance another 50 MW solar park in Kazakhstan

The Baikonur Solar project is planned for the Kyzylorda region. The project will be developed by Samruk Kazyna United Green Energy Ltd., which is also building two more 50 MW solar facilities financed by the EBRD.

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Abu Dhabi releases safety standards for PV under net metering

The conformity assessment scheme is expected to spur development of solar distributed generation. PV installations up to 5 MW have currently access to net metering.

UGE secures $15 contract to install 9 MW in Ontario

The Canadian developer will build 15 ground-mounted solar plants in Peterborough. The projects are owned by the local utility and the town’s government.

Italian solar fund Tages Helios raises another €43 million

The Italian fund was able to reach €250 million in funding through its fourth and final financing round.

Nicaragua to introduce net metering scheme for distributed generation

While the grid operator Enatrel conducts a feasibility study for solar distributed generation projects, the president Daniel Ortega urges the Parliament to approve the reform of the energy system which will introduce net metering for PV.

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Russia’s Rushydro expands use of solar in remote areas of its service territory

The Russian hydroelectric power producer will install more stand-alone PV plants in Yacutia’s remote areas with no access to the electricity network.

Sterling and Wilson wins contract to build 1.17 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi

The EPC firm will build the PV plant with the lowest cost ever registered for solar power in the world. The project is being developed by JinkoSolar, Marubeni and ADWEA.

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Spain’s Canary Islands to launch its own solar and wind auction, seek exemption from solar tax

The government of the Spanish archipelago is planning to define the bidding rules for its own renewable energy auction by the end of July.

X-Elio plugs in 56.7 MW solar facility in northern Chile

The photovoltaic plant “Uribe Solar” was officially commissioned by the vice-minister of national property Jorge Maldonado and the minister of energy Andrés Rebolledo.

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