Commercial & Industrial PV

BayWa r.e. connects pilot PV+storage project in Zambia

German PV developer BayWa r.e. has completed an 86 kW PV + storage project, which will power irrigation equipment for farmers in Zambia. The project marks Baywa r.e.’s first entrance on to the African continent, where the company says it has significant plans for expansion.


AEP to invest $1.8 billion in renewables over the next three years

One of the United States’ largest power companies is looking to increase its renewable energy portfolio five-fold in value and has identified a 1.37 GW solar pipeline.

responsAbility and Cleantech Solar will develop rooftop solar in Asia

responsAbility and Cleantech Solar have signed an agreement for $20 million to finance rooftop solar energy for commercial and industrial customers in South-East Asia and India.

94,000 new solar jobs in Europe by 2021, says SolarPower Europe President

New Solar PV Jobs & Value Added in Europe report by SolarPower Europe and EY posits encouraging future for the continent’s solar industry. Positive political engagement by leading EU Member States will aid such growth, writes SolarPower Europe President Christian Westermeier exclusively for pv magazine.

India has installed 810 MW rooftop solar to date

The Indian government has achieved only 17% of the set targets for the 2017-18 financial year, which is just 2% of the goal of 40 GW grid-connected solar rooftops by 2022. MNRE will soon propose new schemes to improve the sector.

Tesla solar deployments plummet while energy storage rises

The nation’s largest residential PV installer deployed only 109 MW of solar during Q3, its lowest level in many years, but it did install 110 MWh of battery storage.


Madagascar commissions its first solar-plus-storage project

A solar facility made up of 720 solar PV modules and coupled with a 315 Kwh storage system is expected to power several communities of the Bongolava region.

Singapore announces 50 MW rooftop PV tender

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board has launched its latest tender for 50 MW of new PV capacity under the SolarNova program. This will be largest tender so far in the SolarNova series, involving several new government agencies.

USAID, GIZ release PV guidelines for Thailand

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have jointly issued a set of recommendations to facilitate rooftop PV deployment in Thailand.

ACC inks rooftop PV deal with P&G in China

Asia Clean Capital (ACC) has agreed to install rooftop solar systems at facilities owned by Procter & Gamble (Guangzhou) Consumer Products.