Siemens to equip 140 MW projects in Brazil, Pakistan

The German technology firm has bagged orders for the turnkey electrical equipment and installation of two solar farms in Brazil and Pakistan. In addition, it announced the end of its cooperation with German inverter specialist SMA by the year’s end, and plans to manufacture its own inverters.

Digital technologies in energy to reach to $64 bn by 2025, BNEF reports

Energy innovations will be centered on digital technologies and the strategic use of data, with focus shifting from fossil fuel operation and maintenance to distributed renewables and the connected home, reads a BNEF report, adding that the market size for digital technology in energy will grow to $64 billion by 2025.

Jordan: Nebras Power, AES and Mitsui & Co. split shares in 52 MW PV plant

Facing a 7% increase in the electricity demand per annum, Jordan cannot afford to sit on the sidelines of global solar boom, and is now getting ready to welcome another large-scale solar PV project, whose shares have been split between three major companies.

GE to build 50 MW solar PV plant in Egypt

In what comes as the company’s first turnkey solar contract, GE Power Conversion is expected to build a 50 MW PV plant in Egypt.

Green Bank Network unleashes over $29 billion of clean energy capital

In an announcement at ClimateWeek NYC, the Green Bank Network said that it had closed transactions that are expected to mobilize more than $29 billion in public and private capital for clean energy projects around the globe.

Russia: Hevel completes construction of 20 MW solar park

A 20 MW solar project featuring heterojunction modules is the first one of its kind in Russia. Hevel announces further expansion of its HJT module production to 220 MW.

Enel brings online 546 MW of solar projects in Brazil

Two solar farms, Ituverava (254 MW) and Nova Olinda (292 MW), have been put into operation, and hailed as South America’s largest solar parks.

Scientists create waterproof, wearable photovoltaics

Coated on both sides with an elastomer that ensures stretchability and stability in water, the new textile-compatible photovoltaics are able to maintain high efficiency of 7.9%.

Shanghai Electric, ACWA to build 700 MW CSP plant phase four of Raschid al-Maktum solar park

A consortium consisting of Chinese Shanghai Electric and Saudi ACWA Power has bagged an order to build a 700 MW CSP plant, the fourth phase of the 1 GW Mohammed bin Raschid al-Maktum solar park located in the Dubai Desert.

Renewables trouncing nuclear, report shows

Global nuclear power generation increased by 1.4%, whereas solar power output grew by 30% and wind by 16% in 2016, with all renewables representing 62% of global power generating capacity additions, finds the 2017 World Nuclear Industry Status Report.