Commercial & Industrial PV

Enphase and Waaree partner to bring AC modules to Indian market

The U.S. microinverter specialist has partnered with Indian solar module manufacturer Waaree to produce AC solar modules integrated with its microinverter technology.

Renewables trouncing nuclear, report shows

Global nuclear power generation increased by 1.4%, whereas solar power output grew by 30% and wind by 16% in 2016, with all renewables representing 62% of global power generating capacity additions, finds the 2017 World Nuclear Industry Status Report.

Azure Power wins 50 MW in India’s largest rooftop PV allocation

Azure Roof Power, a subsidiary of Azure Power, will install solar panels on Indian government buildings across 10 states, after winning the right to build 50 MW of PV capacity in an auction held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Australia added 40.3 MW of small-scale PV in August

Australian homeowners and businesses installed 40.3 MW of small-scale solar capacity in August, up roughly 30.6% from the preceding month, according to figures from the nation’s Clean Energy Regulator.

LongiTech to raise $36.5 million in share placement

LongiTech Smart Energy aims to generate aggregate net proceeds of HK$285 million ($36.46 million) via a new share placement in Hong Kong.

Finnair completes first PV installation at Scandinavian airport

Finnwind Oy has installed modules from Indian manufacturer Vikram Solar, a strategic partner for PV installation in Finland.

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.