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Chile has new rules for solar and renewables on public land

The new provisions were published in Chile’s Official Journal in May. The new regulations apply to large-scale solar, wind, geothermal energy and hydropower plants.

Ukrainian region of Odessa preps to host 86 MW of PV

Three industrial-scale PV plants are being planned in the region by local EPC contractor Kness Group. The company will invest approximately $80 million in the three facilities.

EDF promotes community solar projects for self-consumption in France

The French power utility has launched a new offer to promote solar for self-consumption among joint-ownership associations.

IFC finances Mozambique’s first solar plant with $55 million

The 40 MW project, which is being developed by Norwegian developer Scatec along with investment fund KLP Norfund Investments, is the country’s first large-scale solar facility.

Ontario improves rules for net metering

Under the new rules, which will come into force on July 1, the size limit of 500 kW for power generators installed under the scheme will be removed.

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Albanian Ministry of Energy receives another proposal for MW-sized solar project

The 2 MW solar facility is planned to be installed in Lushnje, a municipality in west-central Albania.

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Trump keeps digging coal, but wants solar on the wall with Mexico

President Trump suggested paying for the construction of his border wall with Mexico through the sale of power from solar installations.

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Hevel to build 40 MW of hybrid solar-diesel power plants in Russian Far East

The projects will be developed in remote areas with no access to power. The installations are expected to reduce diesel consumption in those areas by up to 50%.

Juwi secures another permit for 450 MW solar project in southern Spain

The giant solar plant was given the greenlight by Spain’s National Commission on Financial Markets and Competition (CNMC). The project was previously given approval by Spain’s Ministry of Environmental Affairs in mid-2015.

Work begins on 4.4 MW PV plant in Cuba

The Cuban province of Sancti Spíritus, which will host the plant, is planning to deploy 63 MW of PV capacity by 2019.

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