Wärtsilä delivers 15 MW hybrid PV plant to Essakane Solar in Burkina Faso

The solar farm will be added and synchronized with an existing oil driven power plant. The hybrid power plant will serve a local gold mine, saving 18,500t CO2 emissions annually.

Fortum commissions the biggest battery in Finland

Saft has provided a 2 MW lithium-ion battery for a Fortum power plant in Järvenpää, Finland. Fortum will receive a 30% subsidy from Finland’s government towards the €1.6 m cost of the project.

AIB: Renewables continue to grow at a rapid pace across Europe

The demand for green electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantee of Origin (GOs) has grown by 5% in 2016, now reaching nearly 370 TWh. Solar and wind are stepping up to challenge large hydro.

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.


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.