Ukraine: Rapid expansion of solar PV continues in 2017

In 2017, 54 new solar projects with a total capacity of 460 MW will be implemented enabling the country to exceed 1 GW of installed PV plants.

AES, Mitsubishi tie up on India’s first grid-scale storage array

The U.S. power group and the Japanese industrial giant will jointly supply a 10 MW Advancion energy storage bank to help integrate renewables such as solar into a grid network operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) in New Delhi.

Japan’s Looop signs 40 MW development plan in Kenya

The Tokyo-based PV module supplier has moved forward with the development of its first utility-scale PV plant by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the authorities in Kitui county, roughly 170 kilometres southeast of Nairobi.

Comtec Solar forecasts 2016 loss, signs development deal

The Shanghai-based integrated solar specialist said it expects to record a “substantial” net loss for the year to the end of December.

Neo Solar Power’s December revenue spikes by 30%

The Taiwanese PV manufacturer recorded revenue of NT$1.166 billion ($36.8 million) in the final month of 2016, up 29.81% from November. 

Natcore Technology approved for 200 MW of PV in Vietnam

The U.S. heterojunction PV cell specialist has secured initial approval to oversee construction of 200 MW of solar capacity in Binh Thuan province.

Multi-Contact becomes Stäubli Electrical Connectors

The 15-year partnership between Multi-Contact and the Stäubli Group has now been fully celebrated, as innovative manufacturer of electrical contacts and system solutions Multi-Contact rebrands, and takes on the well-respected Stäubli name.

Shunfeng forecasts $133m loss in 2016

Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) expects to post a loss of 923 million yuan ($133m) in 2016, as its fortunes sank throughout the final six months of the year.

China: NEA adjusts PV goal to at least 105GW by 2020

China’s NEA has officially dropped the target to at least 105 GW by 2020, as well as setting goals for the PV industry and indicating that it will emphasize projects in Eastern China and the region around Beijing.

NextEra & First Solar commission 250 MW-AC project in Nevada

Does this mean that the age of mega-solar projects is over at last?