The Kherson Oblast, Ukraine’s southernmost region, will host a 35 MW PV plant. The region could also see the installation of around 250 MW of PV power this year, according to local authorities.
The Norwegian solar developer saw a significant increase in revenue in 2016. Project backlog also increased to 731 MW. Last year, Scatec secured 309 MW in new projects in Malaysia, Mozambique and Brazil.
The Ghanaian government has resumed plans to promote large-scale solar and wind projects, as well as distributed generation, in order to solve a crisis in Ghana’s power system. Competitive bidding for power capacity procurement will be introduced in the frame of a reviewed Renewable Energy Act.
The Swedish power utility announced a plan to invest heavily in renewable energies over the next two years. The company said investments in solar and storage will reach 2 billion SEK ($226.3 million).
The Swedish Energy Agency Energimyndigheten has allocated 225 million SEK ($25.6 million) for the support of solar energy in 2017. The funds will be used for the country’s solar rebate program.
A report from U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) assesses the wind and solar potential of Africa. According to the study, the two technologies can play a major role in the energy economy of the continent, especially if strategic siting and international interconnections are implemented.
The French Energy Regulatory Authority has published the tender for the installation of renewable energy and PV projects for self-consumption ranging in size from 100 kW to 500 kW. Through the tender the French government aims to allocate 450 MW of renewable energy capacity over the next three years.
Eurolab, a sister company of Netherlands-based equipment provider Eurotron, has opened a new testing facility for back-contact PV modules. The laboratory will facilitate pre-production of back-contact solar panels, R&D projects, and small-scale production for solar challenge teams
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