Canadian Solar announces sale of 24 PV plants to Greencoat Capital LLP

The already operational power plants sold for US$267.7 million comprise 272,000 Canadian Solar modules in total. Canadian Solar is set to provide operations and maintenance services to the plant, which could generate up to 142,000 MW per year for its new owner, based in the U.K.

UK: Ikea teams up with Big Clean Switch to promote clean energy

Swedish retail giant, Ikea is encouraging people to follow its lead by joining forces with the Big Clean Switch, in a bid to promote a 100% renewable electricity tariff.

Canada unveils roadmap for coal phase out, RE implementation

The Canadian Department of Energy has revised its goals to phase out coal powered electricity by 2030. It will increasingly focus on renewable energy (RE) and natural gas. In Alberta alone, an extra 5 GW of solar and wind are expected to be installed.

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UK National Grid accelerates EV adoption with installation of super rapid charging stations

The National Grid is planning to support the installation and development of ultra-rapid, directly connected EV charging points along the U.K.’s major motorways.

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IE signs investment deal with Alten RE for up to 600 MW of sub-Saharan Africa PV projects

A deal, worth up to US$36 million, has been signed by South Africa’s Inspired Evolution (IE), under which it will invest in Alten RE Developments Africa B.V. Over 600 MW of solar PV projects are set to be developed.

Sonnedix PV portfolio grows 46.7 MW with acquisition of 12 Spanish plants

The 46.7 MW worth of acquisitions will make the firm one of the largest in Spain, with Sonnedix now operating a worldwide capacity of 703 MW.

Cleantech Solar awarded 27 MW of rooftop solar across three Asian countries

The leading solutions provider for corporate customers in Asia has inked long-term PPAs with three different firms, effectively augmenting its current portfolio that has been expanding since last November.

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Heineken unveils strategy to increase renewables to 70% by 2030

The Dutch brewer unveils its “drop the C” program for renewable energy. The campaign aims at growing its share of renewable thermal energy and electricity in production from the current level of 14% to 70% by 2030.

GET FiT scheme launched in Zambia after successful run in Uganda

Through a partnership between German investment bank, KfW and the Zambian Ministry of energy, the GET FiT scheme has entered its first round, with a tender of up to 100 MW.

Belectric enters Dutch market with 14 MW solar project

The Dutch PV project, “Zonnepark Lange Runde” was officially inaugurated this week. Belectric built the 14 MW plant after having been awarded the EPC contract from Statkraft, alongside the municipality of Emmen.

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