Commercial & Industrial PV

REI: upstream and downstream review of the Indian solar show

Last week’s Renewable Energy India exhibition was a busy, bustling affair that highlighted the rude health and impressive energy of India’s solar sector. There are still many hurdles to overcome, however, if India is to develop its own domestic manufacturing industry.

Algeria: Oran’s new airport to be powered by 1.4 MW of rooftop PV

The project will be developed by local renewable energy developer Soliwind. Around 30% of the energy needs of the airport will be covered by the power output of the PV system.

France reveals winners of 150 MW tender

The French government has announced that 310 projects were selected in the second 150 MW round of its 1.45 GW tender scheme for rooftop PV. The next round will be held in November.

AEMC issues new rules to stabilize Australian grid

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has introduced new regulations to stabilize the national grid as coal-fired plants are increasingly phased out and more solar and wind capacity is brought online.

GFG Alliance to buy Australia’s ZEN Energy

SIMEC Energy, a unit of India’s GFG Alliance, has acquired a majority stake in Adelaide-based PV and battery storage installer ZEN Energy, as part of a broader strategic partnership.

Ontario offers 150 MW of small-scale renewables under FIT round

Solar had the largest share in the final procurement round, with PV developers securing 382 of the 390 assigned feed-in tariff (FIT) contracts. Around 35% of the offered contracts are projects in indigenous communities.

Enphase and Waaree partner to bring AC modules to Indian market

The U.S. microinverter specialist has partnered with Indian solar module manufacturer Waaree to produce AC solar modules integrated with its microinverter technology.

Renewables trouncing nuclear, report shows

Global nuclear power generation increased by 1.4%, whereas solar power output grew by 30% and wind by 16% in 2016, with all renewables representing 62% of global power generating capacity additions, finds the 2017 World Nuclear Industry Status Report.

Azure Power wins 50 MW in India’s largest rooftop PV allocation

Azure Roof Power, a subsidiary of Azure Power, will install solar panels on Indian government buildings across 10 states, after winning the right to build 50 MW of PV capacity in an auction held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Australia added 40.3 MW of small-scale PV in August

Australian homeowners and businesses installed 40.3 MW of small-scale solar capacity in August, up roughly 30.6% from the preceding month, according to figures from the nation’s Clean Energy Regulator.