ReneSola enters partnership with China Resources Leasing worth US$145 million annually

Chinese fully-integrated solar developer ReneSolar has signed the partnership with the significant holding company that would see China Resources Leasing provide it with an annual credit facility no smaller than RMB 1 billion (US$ 145.8 million) to expand its downstream project development.

Another 100 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar being tendered in India

Government enterprise Central Electronics Limited (CEL) is tendering the new rooftop capacity using the RESCO model for projects nationwide, with bidders given until March to apply, according to market analyst Mercom Capital.

Eltek to install solar arrays at over 100 hospitals in Zimbabwe

Norwegian-based power solutions company Eltek is installing the systems as part of the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), with the aim of supplying safe and reliable power to hospital that have poor access to grid electricity in the African country.

BayWa sells 47 MW of solar plants to PSE&G Solar Source

New Jersey-based utility Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is branching out its solar acquisition portfolio, by acquiring two utility-scale PV plants from BayWa r.e. in North Carolina, through its subsidiary PSEG Solar Source.

IBC Solar opening subsidiary in South Africa

IBC Solar has decided to take the plunge in the exciting South African market, by setting up its own subsidiary in the country with its partner maxx | solar energy, after undertaking a number of projects alongside the company.

Meyer Burger continues strong start to 2017 with new CHF 19 million orders

The Swiss PV manufacturing equipment supplier has had an excellent start to the year, with these now the company’s sixth major orders for its highly technical equipment, while the recapitalization stays on track with an approval from the High Court for the resolutions of the bondholders.

SMA claims over 25% of the Indian inverter market in 2016

German PV inverter supplier SMA Solar Technology shipped over 1 GW of solar inverters to the Indian utility-scale PV market in 2016, which accounted for 26% of the entire market, of which SMA is the second largest inverter supplier.

Miraikikai launches water-free solar module cleaner at WFES

Miraikikai’s offering is the first water-free and automated cleaning robot for utility-scale solar plants, which could help solve the challenge of dust in arid regions and deserts, which can be a real problem for plant energy generation rates.

Construction underway at Burundi’s first utility-scale solar plant

A ground-breaking ceremony took place on Wednesday for the 7.5 MW solar PV plant that is being developed by Gigawatt Global in East African country Burundi, which, once complete, will add 15% to the country’s electricity generation capacity.

MESIA solar awards winners announced at WFES

U.S. company Array Technologies and Indian EPC Sterling & Wilson were amongst the winners of the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) annual awards ceremony, which was presented at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2017 being held in Abu Dhabi.