Wärtsilä to act as EPC for 52 MW PV plant in Jordan

Wärtsilä announced it has signed an agreement to supply EPC services to a 52 MW solar PV power plant in Jordan, owned by a joint venture between AES Jordan and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co.

ADB finances Nepal’s largest wind-solar hybrid system

What has been described as Nepal’s largest wind-solar hybrid power system has been switched in the Hariharpurgadi village in the Sindhuli district. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) financed and supported the project.

Kenyatta University of Nairobi unveils “Centre of Excellence” with PV focus

Kenyatta University of Nairobi, has launched a Sh59 million (US$571,700) “Centre of Excellence” focused on the generation of solar energy in Kenya.

40 MW PV project awarded to Scatec Solar in Malaysia

Scatec Solar will construct 40 MW plant, which is expected to be grid connected in the second half of 2019.

Idea of solar powered trains gaining traction

In two separate studies, in the U.K. and Switzerland, respectively, the notion of combining solar power and trains has been explored. The results indicate it could offer a cost-competitive, energy saving alternative to the traditional power methods currently employed.

Mali: Africa GreenTec issues €10 million corporate bond for solar containers

Up to 250,000 people are set to benefit from the containers, with communities revived by opportunities electricity can offer them.

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Uganda issues tender to bring off-grid solar to schools in seven regions

Uganda’s government seeks proposals to bring off-grid solar solutions to 89 post primary education institutions across the country.

Researchers demonstrate feasibility of bio-photovoltaic cells to generate electricity

Using water as the source of electrons, microbial bio-photovoltaic (BPV) cells have the capacity to exploit the ability of cyanobacteria and microalgae to convert light energy into electrical current.

Bali volcano threat prompts distribution of solar-powered TVs, kits

Non-profit organization, Kopernic is providing disaster relief in Bali with the distribution of solar-powered televisions and kits.

UK researchers seek to improve conductivity of fluorine doped tin dioxide in coatings for solar cells

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have identified the root of low conductivity in fluorine doped tin dioxide coating, a result that may have positive development for the glass coating of solar cells.