Athos completes two large-scale PV plants in Iran

The German company has installed and commissioned two PV power plants in Iran, totaling 14 MW. Project costs of US $21m were all equity financed by Athos.

pv magazine & partners join forces with Hannover Messe

Along with initiative partners Huawei, sonnen, Suntech, S.A.G, innogy and First Solar, pv magazine will be exhibiting as part of the Integrated Energy Plaza at the 2017 Hannover Messe. The Solar Premium exhibition space will herald solar PV’s arrival as a major energy player at the iconic industrial trade show.

Finland to slowly use its solar potential

While it is little known for its solar power potential, PV deployment has increased in the Scandinavian country over the last two years. Community projects, a drop in prices for solar panels and a retail company have been the main drivers of this development.

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Canadian Solar sells three PV power plants to Fengate for US$ 195 million

The solar farms, located in Sault Ste., have a combined capacity of 59.8 MW. Canadian Solar will continue to operate the PV plants on behalf of Fengate.

EU project aims for improved solar-based hydrogen

The €2.5 million EU Horizon 2020 project coordinated by HZB tests materials to stabilize a membrane for photovoltaic-based hydrogen production.

Armenia to build its first solar power plant

More than 40 companies have expressed interested in a tender for the construction of a 50 MW solar power plant in Armenia. The project is a part of a US$58 million program to boost renewable energy in the country.

Will high domestic content requirements fuel or hinder Turkish solar sector growth?

Turkey’s solar sector is showing continued growth, but there are questions regarding the nation’s domestic content requirement.

Phoenix Solar awarded rooftop PV contract in the Philippines

German PV system integrator is to built four more PV rooftop systems on the island state. In 2016 Phoenix Solar already completed two solar projects in the Philippines.

BNRG and Neoen announce joint venture to develop €220 million solar projects in Ireland

The €220 million deal has been signed by Irish company BNRG and French energy firm Neoen to build 23 solar parks in Ireland, totalling 220MW.

Ukraine: 39 groups apply to build solar plants in Chernobyl wasteland

More than three decades after the catastrophic Chernobyl meltdown, the plan to use the nuclear wasteland for solar energy is slowly taking shape.