Commercial & Industrial PV

Indian firms request more time to install rooftop plants

With India’s rooftop market set to boom in 2017, the Faridabad Industries Association (FIA), which represents businesses in the Faridabad region of India, has requested an extension to the December 31st 2016 deadline to install rooftop solar on commercial and industrial units.

Australian zinc refinery to build 100MW solar plant

Australian zinc metals producer Sun Metals is to build a 100MW solar PV plant to supply its refinery located near Townsville, in northern Queensland, in a landmark development in the Australian renewable energy landscape.

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2017 begins with yet more positive price reduction momentum, while Spain reveals details of its renewables auction and Comtec Solar and Longi agree to asset purchase.

Solarzoom launches new trading platform for distributed PV in China

Trading platform for solar projects launched to connect potential investors with distributed solar PV assets across China.

Younicos increases bookings 400% in 2016 to 75 MW

The battery storage company ends 2016 with an order pipeline of 1.2 GW through to the end of 2018, latest reports show.

ReneSola to develop 335 MW of solar rooftop systems in China

Fully-integrated solar developer ReneSolar has signed a framework agreement with emerging PV player Beijing Enterprises Clean Energy Group to act as EPC for 335 MW of solar rooftop projects in China, which are due to be completed in just six months.

SECI announces winners of 500 MW rooftop auction in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a list of the winners for projects within the eagerly observed 500 MW rooftop auction, with prices falling to record lows, although full capacity details of the projects have not been included within the list.

India to install more than 9 GW of solar in 2017, forecasts Mercom Capital

Pace of Indian solar growth to accelerate this year as the nation is set to more than double 2016’s 4 GW capacity; however, headwinds regarding transmission and evacuation issues could slow expansion, Mercom says.

2016 was ‘landmark year’ for Scottish renewables, says WWF Scotland

Having reached a series of clean energy milestones in 2016, WWF Scotland and Scottish Renewables are urging Scottish ministers to set a target of 50% renewable energy penetration by 2030.

India tendered 1.7 GW of solar in December, finds Mercom Capital

Data from the analysts reveals that a total of 1,776 MW of new solar capacity was tendered in the final month of 2016, with the Solar Energy Corporation of India responsible for more than 1 GW.