ACWA Power to adopt SolarCoin

The Saudi energy company said it will be the world’s first utility-scale generator joining the SolarCoin ecosystem, and that it will be “rewarded for helping build a more sustainable future.”

The weekend read: The science of soil

Soiling and solar: No two solar plants are ever the same, and the conditions that can impact energy yield can literally change with the wind. Soiled solar modules had long been considered a minor nuisance for the sector, but as understanding of how soiling affects output improves, so have techniques and technologies to tackle the persistent problem of dirty modules.

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Canadian Solar lowers Q4 revenue guidance due to delayed project sale

The Chinese Tier 1 solar company had hoped to finalize the sale of six PV power projects in the fourth quarter of last year, but delays to necessary government approvals mean Q4 revenue is lively to be around $700 million lower than expected.

AES, Siemens launch energy storage platform Fluence, confirm involvement in 100 MW LA storage project

Collaboration between the U.S. energy firm and the German power electronics giant officially licensed on January 1, as details of a massive 100 MW/400 MWh lithium-ion battery storage project in California were announced.

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Tamil Nadu location for 130 MW NLC India solar plant

The thermal energy giant of India has commissioned a 130 MW solar plant in the state of Tamil Nadu, comprised of two, 65 MW blocks across 655 acres.

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Indian gas utility connects country’s second-largest rooftop solar plant

GAIL, which is a state-owned provider of gas, commissioned a 5.76 MW rooftop PV array at its Pata petrochemicals plant in Uttar Pradesh at the end of 2017.

India: ReNew Power mulls purchase of Waaree Energies solar portfolio – reports

ReNew Power Ventures, which is backed by Goldman Sachs, is exploring an opportunity to acquire the solar assets of Waaree Energies ahead of a planned IPO, reports Mint.

Trina Solar secured 104 MW of solar in third Mexico auction

The Chinese solar company won the right to develop 104 MWp of PV through a partnership with Mitsui & Co., in the third long-term auction held in Mexico last month.

Greenest year ever for UK as renewables outstrip coal by three-to-one

Analysis of the U.K.’s energy figures for 2017 show that renewables provided more power than coal on 315 days of the year, with solar a dominant player throughout the summer months.

Canadian Solar connects 19.1 MW solar park in Japan

The Gunma Aramaki installation is 100km from Tokyo and has now achieved commercial operation via a 20-year PPA with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings.