Commercial & Industrial PV

Armenia exempts import of PV components from customs duties

The Armenian government has granted exemption from customs duties for the first time to local developer Investment Media Group. The measure is intended to support the implementation of the country’s $58 million solar program.

ABB Supplies inverters to 51 MW project in Turkey

Swiss supplier ABB has provided its PVS800 central inverters to Turkey’s largest solar power plant, the 51 MW Kayseri OSB project in Central Turkey.

GTM Research: global solar market to see 9% growth in 2017

Increasing demand for solar power in China has prompted analysts to boost their 2017 estimates, forecasting an increase of more than 9% this year, with the annual global market reaching 85 GW.

India’s cumulative solar capacity tops 12 GW, says energy minister

Over the last fiscal year, India added 5,525 MW of new solar to push its cumulative capacity past 12 GW and affirm its status as one of the world’s leading solar powers.

Spending less, getting more: renewables more cost-effective than ever in 2016, finds UN report

The latest Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017 report by the UN Environment, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre finds that while investment in clean energy fell last year, annual installations rose, revealing the cost-competitiveness of the sector.

UK: 150 MW of new solar PV each month for next 12 months, says National Grid

National Grid, the UK’s transmission system operator, and the UK Office for National Statistics published separately some interesting data regarding the country’s solar PV sector.

India: Vikram Solar brings 130 MW of PV online in Rajasthan

The project, comprising two 65 MW solar farms at Bhadla, Rajasthan, has been built by Vikram Solar for India’s National Thermal Power Corporation. Azure Power, meanwhile, wins tender to develop 46 MW of rooftop solar for Indian Railways.

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Trump declares war on clean energy, Tesla hurtles the other way down the fast lane towards a solar future, SolarWorld lays out its cost-cutting plans, and Algeria’s bold PV goals raise concerns.

IRENA: more solar than wind added in 2016 in strongest ever year for renewables

2016 was the strongest year ever for global renewable additions, reveals the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with the growth of solar particularly dominant.

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UK solar slashes grid power demand to record low

As the UK was bathed in spring sunshine over the last weekend, its patchwork of rooftop and ground-mounted solar panels set a new generation record.