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Commercial production of REC TwinPeak 2 BLK2 Series begins

The Singapore-based PV manufacturer is taking the uniformly black-colored version of its TwinPeak solar module to the factory floor.

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Kenyans embrace d.light’s D30 Pay-Go solution

Since launching in October 2016, off-grid solar solution supplier d.light has sold over 120,000 units of its D30 Pay-Go home system. Most of the sales were made in East Africa, with the Kenyan market accounting for the majority of sales.

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Fotowatio reaches financial close for 133 MW Jordan solar projects

The Spanish solar developer has announced that the financing agreement for two solar PV plants in Jordan with a total capacity of 133.4 MW has been finalized. Construction in the Mafraq region is set to commence shortly.

First Solar to supply 48.5 MW solar farm in Australia

First Solar closes another Australian project, to supply the Manildra Solar Farm project. The project reached financial close today, with RCR O’Donnell Griffin named as EPC. Construction is set to commence within three months.

India: NTPC commissions further 20 MW of solar at Bhadla

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has commissioned solar projects aggregating 20 MW at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan.

AC Energy acquires renewable energy development platform

The Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation’s energy-focused arm AC Energy Holdings Inc. has taken control of Bronzeoak Clean Energy (BCE) and San Carlos Clean Energy (SCCE).

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Sri Lanka to extend loans for rooftop solar systems

The island nation’s Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy is set to leapfrog to the next stage of energy supply by expanding its loan scheme for rooftop solar.

IEEFA report: Reviewing Japan’s energy transition

In the wake of 2011’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s electricity sector underwent a complete overhaul, and has now reached a milestone. It is determined to usher in more renewables and a policy push is set to assume a vital role.

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GreenWish Partners taps into Nigeria’s solar potential with $280m investment

The Paris-based private renewable power producer focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa has announced it is to invest $280 million in new PV power plants in Nigeria.

IEA, IRENA join forces to prompt redesign of energy markets

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 will see the presentation of a joint report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and International Energy Agency (IEA), their first ever collaboration with an eye on decarbonization of global energy system.

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