Spain: EPC contract signed for 300 MW subsidy-free PV plant

Greece-based Metka has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the development of the 300 MW Talasol solar PV farm, in Spain.

Indonesia inaugurates its first three solar plus storage mini-grids

Indonesia has reached a milestone, having inaugurated its first three solar+storage mini-grids, thus enabling three remote villages to enjoy uninterrupted, off-grid access to electricity for the entire day.

Greece to tender 160 MW of PV in July; another 140 MW of PV in 2018

The window for submitting applications to participate in Greece’s forthcoming solar PV and wind tenders in July has expired and Greece’s regulator has announced the number of applications it has received.

The weekend read: Solar’s coming of age in the UK

Subsidy-free solar PV plants have generated buzz in the UK, with some plants commissioned and others planned to be developed outside of any public remuneration scheme. pv magazine explores whether the UK solar industry is ready to embrace the trend in bulk soon.

Turkey’s rooftop PV seeks a market

The most subscribed event at the recent International Energy and Environment Conference (ICCI), held in Turkey, concerned the host nation’s rooftop PV market – and certain common themes emerged from sessions held on the topic

Greece to tender 300 MW of PV in July

Greece’s tender-based policy scheme for the support of renewable energies is maturing. After running a pilot tender in 2016, the country will tender 300 MW of solar PV power and 300 MW of wind power projects on July 2.

Nigerian universities go off-grid with solar PV, storage mini-grids

Four of Nigeria’s federal universities and university teaching hospitals across the country have signed EPC contracts to develop mini-grid solutions, which will power their facilities and disconnect them from the main electricity grid. A total of 9.3 MW of PV and 5,760 battery cells will be deployed.

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Historic UN deal for shipping industry could lead to solar powered ships

A climate change strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, adopted last week by the United Nations (UN) International Maritime Organization (IMO), could boost the electrification of ships using solar PV technology.

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Turkey identifies potential sites for new PV tender, critical details still missing

Turkey has identified a number of regions set to host the next phase of its solar PV deployment, which is expected to comprise mainly large-scale systems.

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Jordan: New policy allows public institutions to build, own 10 MW PV plants

Jordan’s Government has approved a new policy allowing all public institutions in the country to build and own a solar PV plant up to 10 MW. The first to benefit, Mutah University has launched a 10 MW tender.

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