A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and EDF SA, the parent company of the EDF Group, to develop off-grid projects in sub-Saharan African countries.
The solar kits will be installed in rural areas with no connection to the country’s power grid.
Berlin-based Autarsys GmbH has announced plans to install an energy storage system together with a 300 kWp PV plant at a refugee camp in northern Iraq.
Pakistan has updated its 2015 net metering scheme to make it more user friendly. The Government of Punjab, meanwhile, has unveiled a new Access to Clean Energy Investment Program, aimed at installing over 20,000 solar PV rooftop systems.
China’s cumulative solar installations reached approximately 125.8 GW by the end of November, suggesting that PV developers completed nearly 50 GW of capacity in the first 11 months of 2017, according to new government statistics.
Trade cases, insolvencies, record-breaking low auction prices, China’s eye watering installation rates – all this and more characterized the 2017 solar PV industry. pv magazine reflects on the biggest stories, trends and developments of the past year; and summarizes what the industry can expect in 2018.
For the 11 months up to the end of November, the U.K. added 902 MW of solar PV capacity to reach a cumulative total of 12,642 MW, which is around 7% higher than last year.
Renewable energy developers connected roughly 1.29 GW of new capacity to the Canadian grid in 2016, but solar remains a negligible part of that growth, accounting for just 0.5% of total nationwide electricity generation last year, according to the National Energy Board (NEB).