Commercial & Industrial PV

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.

Solar provides 4.3% of Japan’s electricity during 2016

The latest data show solar taking an increasing role in Japan’s energy mix, however several provinces are nearing caps on PV capacity eligible for reimbursement for curtailed power.

CleanCapital and Generate Capital enter USD 300 million partnership to focus on distributed solar

The two U.S.-based companies have announced a major partnership for the acquisition of USD 300 million in operating clean energy assets, with a focus on distributed solar projects in the near-term.

ACC announces rooftop project with Chinese food & beverage supplier

Asia Clean Capital (ACC) has a signed a power purchase agreement with Wahaha Group for a 3.5 MW commercial PV project. The capacity will be developed at 2 sites in Quzhou, Zhejiang province.

Japan to build its largest rooftop PV plant at 7.5 MW

The Redwood Group will install PV modules on a second roof at a distribution center in Osaka, adding another 4 MW to an existing plant.

Ukraine: Rapid expansion of solar PV continues in 2017

In 2017, 54 new solar projects with a total capacity of 488MW will be implemented enabling the country to exceed 1GW of installed PV plants.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

It’s back to business as usual for solar in the second week of January. After a brief new year’s rest, the global industry is hitting 2017 at full speed and already showing the beginnings of another action packed year.

BNEF: Global solar investment fell 32% in 2016

While much of this decline is due to lower system costs, it was a difficult year for the solar industry despite a 20% growth in installation capacity.

Mercom: Total solar corporate funding falls 64% in 2016

It was not a pretty year for solar finance, but some sectors remained unscathed.

Interview: Using accurate weather data for asset management and risk reduction

Meteorological data are necessary to measure the performance of a solar plant, to ensure its yield and to effectively plan its maintenance. Gwen Bender, Vaisalas Product Manager for Solar Assessment Services discusses the importance of up to date, accurate weather monitoring, as opposed to relying on data from public sources.