Queensland’s largest industrial solar project at the Sun Metals zinc refinery has broken ground. The new 125 MW renewable energy power station is to be delivered in early 2018.
The Chinese solar investment group said that in aggregate, its PV plants generated roughly 374.7 GWh of electricity in the first four months of 2017, up approximately 87.5% year on year.
Report by GTM Research and Solichamba finds 11 investors that each own more than 1 GW of PV assets, with eight of those 11 hailing from the U.S.
Analysts expect global renewable power investment to reach $243bn this year, with solar PV the fastest-growing segment and non-hydro renewables to account for 65% of all global power investment by 2020.
According to a scientific paper from the Université libre de Bruxelles, even a further reduction in storage prices may not be sufficient to make solar-plus-storage attractive in the Belgian market.
Around 3.4 MW of PV systems were installed in Ukraine under its net metering scheme in the first quarter of this year. The scheme was introduced by the Ukrainian government in 2015.
A new decree sets feed-in tariffs for PV installations up to 100 kW in Corsica, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, and La Réunion.
China is shifting its major PV installations from previous large utility-sized ground PV plants in the west and north to small-sized distributed PV projects in the eastern coastal areas. During this process, many companies have found new opportunities.
A U.S. research team from the Michigan Technological University is assessing the technical and economic viability of military microgrids run on solar power.