Commercial & Industrial PV

Global solar installations to top 100 GW despite U.S. slowdown, says EnergyTrend

Annual PV demand in the U.S. to retreat 15% this year, but global demand for solar PV installations is at an all-time high, finds new research by EnergyTrend.

Argentine Chamber of Deputies gives preliminary approval to draft bill for distributed generation

The bill, which will now have to be approved by the Senate, is intended to introduce a net metering scheme for residential and commercial PV.

Netherlands’ first floating PV plant is under construction

The pilot floating PV system is being installed at De Slufter, the depot for contaminated dredging spoil on the western edge of Rotterdam’s port area.

GPP moves forward on 225 MW in Cambodia

Global Purify Power (GPP), a Phnom Penh-based developer backed by a group of Southeast Asian investors, has started building the first 15 MW phase of a planned 225 MW solar rollout in Cambodia.

Jordan: Sahara Forest Project using solar to turn desert into vegetated spaces

Project funded in part by EU and Norwegian government allows project to thrive using a smart mixture of solar power, salt water, irrigation and smart technologies.

LongiTech posts $7 million profit in H1

LongiTech Smart Energy Holding has recorded a profit attributable to the owners of the company of CNY 45.76 million ($7 million) for the first half of 2017, up 8.5% year on year, as it rapidly expanded its core PV development and smart-energy management businesses.

Estonia’s utility Eesti Energia enters solar business

The company will offer solar leasing solutions as well as turn-key projects for self-consumption.

India: 2.2 MW of rooftop PV comes online on three public buildings in northern India

Rooftop PV solutions are becoming more popular among Indian public entities, as the National Solar Mission moves forward.

European Commission releases dataset of solar generation time series

In order to help policymakers come up with an energy framework that would better reflect the solar power generation potential across Europe, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service Joint Research Center (JRC) has produced a dataset of solar energy production at national, regional and local level, by the hour for the last 30 years, based on the existing PV fleet at the end of 2015.

Ireland welcomes 420 kW rooftop solar array, largest in country

The Dublin headquarters of Butlers Chocolate is now home to the largest Solar PV rooftop installation in Ireland. Hanwha Q Cells supplied and installed the modules.