ArcelorMittal eyes 600 MW Indian solar farm approval

The Luxembourg-based steel and mining multinational looks to turn to solar power after securing permission to develop acquired in the state of Karnataka.

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The Toyota Prius gets rooftop solar, Fraunhofer and Hevel push multicrystalline and HJT efficiencies, Saudi Arabia begins 300 MW tender process and Tesla publishes its Q4 2016 financials – welcome to the week that was.

NASA images show stunning progress of China’s vast 850 MW Longyangxia Solar Park

Landsat 8 satellite images taken in January capture the four million solar panels installed at the site in Qinghai province, covering an area almost the size of Macau.

Huawei European distributor books 500 MW of inverters

German engineering and systems integrator Wattkraft agrees framework agreement with the Chinese inverter specialists for the supply of 500 MW of inverters to be shipped within Germany and beyond.

India: solar park target should not be limited to 40 GW if demand is there, says Mercom

The recently doubled capacity for solar parks in India from 20 GW to 40 GW has been welcomed by Mercom Capital Group, which says that government should not be too rigid with individual targets if there is demand for more.

European battery association calls for 2030 EU storage strategy

EUROBAT is urging the European Union to develop a unified strategy to promote and support the uptake of battery storage to facilitate the transition towards a decarbonized society in Europe.

Foresight Solar Fund acquires 49.6 MW UK PV plant

Second large-scale solar investment in 2017 sees the London-headquartered investment firm snap up the Sandridge solar farm in Wiltshire, southern England.

JA Solar preliminary 2016 figures suggest raised shipments, revenue

The Tier 1 solar company ups its projected module and cell shipments projection above guidance figures to 5.1 GW to 5.2 GW, with revenue for the year expected to be around $2.2 billion.

Growatt supplies central and string inverters to 20 MW Thai solar plant

The Chinese inverter manufacturer ships CP2000 Station-S compact central inverters to three 5 MW sub-plants of a 20 MW solar farm in Thailand. Fourth sub-plant completed with Growatt’s string inverter.

Lightsource acquires 469 solar installations in the UK

The British solar developer has purchased 1.32 MW of residential solar PV installations from Ecos Solar Nine as it continues its pivot towards O&M and PV monitoring in the U.K.