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Powerfield plans 300 MW module factory in the Netherlands

The Dutch solar company has launched a plan to build a 300 MW solar module manufacturing facility in Noord-Groningen, northern Netherlands. The factory is expected to begin manufacturing activities in 2018.

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Algeria adopts decree implementing tender for 4 GW of solar

Algeria’s government has published the long-awaited decree implementing the 4 GW solar auction in the country’s official journal. The decree provides more details on the upcoming bid for large-scale PV projects.

Zambia issues tender for 500 MW of large-scale PV capacity

Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation Limited (IDC) has issued a Request for Prequalification for the construction of several large-scale solar plants across the country. Selected projects will be developed under the ‘Scaling Solar’ initiative.

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Engie’s solar offensive embraces Algeria

The French energy giant has showed strong interest in Algeria’s 4 GW solar plan. The general director of the company has discussed plans about solar and gas with the local ministry of energy.

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Italian solar market expected to grow by another 1.5 GW by 2020

The Italian energy agency GSE forecasts that a further 1.5 of PV capacity will be installed by 2020. Good business opportunities are also expected to come from the storage sector.

Voltalia reports growth of revenue and operational profits for 2016

The French wind and solar power developer saw its turnover increase significantly last year. The company is completing the integration of Portuguese PV company Martifer Solar, which it acquired last summer.

Engie takes full control of solar and wind unit Compagnie du Vent

The French energy giant has acquired 100% of its renewable energy subsidiary Compagnie du Vent. The unit has installed over 500 MW of PV capacity to date.

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Netherlands pre-selects PV projects totaling 2.64 GW in first round of 2017 SDE+ program

Solar dominated the first round of the Netherlands’ 2017 SDE+ program for large-scale renewable energy projects, accounting for 69.4% of all preassigned capacity. Overall, 4,484 PV projects proposals totaling 2,647 MW were accepted.

IRENA: Russia has potential to double 2030 solar target to 5 GW

The international agency describes Russia’s difficult transition to clean power generation technologies. The study, however, outlines the country’s strong solar potential.

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Anesco completes 130 MW of UK projects ahead of ROC deadline

The British developer has completed PV projects totaling 130 MW in the UK. All the plants were connected in time for the 31 March 1.2 ROC deadline.

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