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Mozambique launches $500 million electrification program based on hydro, solar, microgrids

The government of the eastern African nation has revealed plans to bring power to remote areas in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Manica, Tete, Zambézia, Nampula, Niassa and Cabo Delgado.

Panasonic to build PV-powered residential microgrid in western Japan

PanaHome, a unit of Panasonic, has revealed plans to connect 117 homes in western Japan to a solar-powered microgrid system, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

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.

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.

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.

UK cities and communities in line for £3m government funding

Local communities and cities to receive government aid to fund and manage green projects in government-backed bid to drastically reduce carbon emissions, reports the Guardian.

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.

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.

UK solar energy market expands further after investment by Dutch firm

Dutch company Maas Capital to invest £160 Million into U.K. social solar scheme that aims to to help low income areas.

UK added 900 MW of solar in H1 2017, government data shows

The U.K. solar PV market has grown by 900 MW in the first half of the year to reach 12.7 GW, according to preliminary statistics published by the government.