Australia gets first P2P green loan marketplace

With the $20 million financial backing of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), local lender RateSetter has launched Australia’s first peer-to-peer green bond lending platform connecting investors and borrowers with an eye on environmental sustainability.

ARENA announces AUD $20m PV R&D funding round

In order to help reduce the future cost of solar PV, ARENA is set to launch its third competitive funding round for solar R&D.

40 MW floating PV plant in China connected with Sungrow’s inverters

The world’s largest floating PV power plant, with the capacity of 40 MW is now connected to the grid.

Solar among areas with biggest returns for economy, climate, researchers say

Amid growing energy demand and urgent calls for combating climate change, identifying energy technologies that are good bets for the economy and climate is increasingly important, finds study.

India: TANGEDCO announces 1.5 GW solar tender

A total of 1.5 GW of solar in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu is due to be tendered with the upper tariff limit set at INR 4 ($ 0.062)/kWh.

2 MW solar plant powers Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp

With a 2 MW solar PV plant switched on, Jordan’s Azraq camp has become the world’s first refugee camp to be powered by renewable energy.

Indian government issues draft quality order on solar modules

The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has forwarded to the World Trade Organization a draft quality order on solar modules announced by Energy Minister Piyush Goyal a week earlier.

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Construction begins on Sun Metals refinery solar farm

Queensland’s largest industrial solar project at the Sun Metals zinc refinery has broken ground. The new 125 MW renewable energy power station is to be delivered in early 2018.

Good news coming from India’s EPC companies

RaysExperts adds 30 MW to its Rays Solar Park in just 90 days, whereas Rays Infra Power makes it on to IHS Markit’s top 10 EPC companies list, outside U.S. and China.

Indian solar imports surge, while exports plummet

New data highlight a major discrepancy between India’s solar import and export numbers in the first 11 months of the financial year 2016-17.