Commercial & Industrial PV

MIT report questions value of distributed solar

The Utility of the Future report decries poor state-level rate-making, mythical cross-subsidies by non-solar customers, and economies of scale as reasons that adding more distributed PV to utilities’ portfolios make little long-term economic sense.

UK ran on 40% renewables on Christmas Day, data shows

Greenest Christmas ever for the UK as data from power group Drax shows that the nation sourced 40% of its electricity from renewables sources on December 25.

ACC, SUMEC to build 100 MW of rooftop solar in China

The two China-based companies have signed a cooperation agreement to bring 100 MW of solar to rooftops across the Chinese mainland.

India to reach 57% renewable penetration by 2027, forecasts government

Bullish ten-year energy blueprint suggests India will surpass renewable targets outlined in Paris Agreement by more than 50% and three years ahead of schedule.

China: NEA adjusts PV goal to at least 105GW by 2020

China’s NEA has officially dropped the target to at least 105 GW by 2020, as well as setting goals for the PV industry and indicating that it will emphasize projects in Eastern China and the region around Beijing.

Azure Power completes first phase of 14 MW Delhi Metro solar installation

The Indian renewables developer has finished phase one of the rooftop project at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s Sultanpur facility at a tariff of $0.083/kWh.

Third quarter solar installations fall 10% year-on-year across Europe, data shows

Update from SolarPower Europe reveals that the continent installed 1.56 GW in the months from June to September, a 10% decline on Q3 2015. First nine months of the year saw 5.3 GW installed, a decline of 18%.

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PPA signed for 14 MW rooftop PV project in Hubei Province, China

Developer ACC describes this as the largest mono rooftop array in Central China; regardless of rankings this is one very large rooftop solar plant.

Global solar market on course for 10th consecutive year of growth, says IHS Markit

Analyst’s quarterly data shows 2016 will deliver 34% year-on-year growth rate as Chinese demand fuels another strong 12 months for the industry, with annual installed capacity to reach 77 GW.