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Solar deployed on rooftops could match annual U.S. electricity generation

Researchers conducted a global assessment of rooftop solar PV potential using high-resolution imagery, big data, and machine learning.

India: Tata Power secures 100 MW distributed solar order from EESL

Tata Power Solar has landed the engineering, procurement, and construction work for 100 MW of distributed solar capacity in India’s Maharashtra. The awarded capacity includes multiple ground-mounted projects.

Boom times for the UK’s residential solar market?

The U.K.’s sudden energy resource squeeze is seeing price increases on gas and electricity and is creating a solar panel boom, too.

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French developer secures backing for 30 MW in Burkina Faso

GreenYellow, a French energy solutions provider, has secured a €4.5 million guarantee from the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency to facilitate the construction, operation and maintenance of a 30 MWp solar project in Burkina Faso.

10 GW Desert to Power PV initiative picks up $150 million in funding

The Green Climate Fund has announced it will provide US$150 million in funding to the Desert to Power initiative – a project led by the African Development Bank and spanning several countries that aims to build 10 GW of PV generation capacity in various projects across the Sahel region to the south of the Sahara Desert.

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More details on France’s new FIT for PV projects up to 500 kW

The provisions for a fixed feed-in tariff (FIT) for all PV systems up to 500 kW in size have finally been published in France’s Official Journal – after an agonizing two year wait. pv magazine France provides the low down on tariffs, caps, carbon criteria, and integration.

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Pele Green, EDF consortium to build 100 MW PV plant in South Africa

Platinum group metals mining giant Anglo American Platinum (Amplants) has selected Pele Green Energy and EDF Renewables South Africa as the preferred developers to build a 100 MW solar PV plant in South Africa.

Portugal completes 219 MW unsubsidized PV project

Ireland-based WElink Group and China Triumph International Engineering Co. Ltd have announced the completion of the 219 MW Solara 4 project in Portugal’s Algarve region. An inauguration ceremony for the project was held last week, and it is expected to begin full operations before the end of October.

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Longi to supply PV modules to Beximco’s 200 MW Bangladeshi solar project

Chinese PV manufacturer Longi Solar has reportedly signed a deal to supply its HI-MO 5 series modules to Beximco Group’s 200 MW Teesta Solar Limited project. The EPC contractor has also been identified as a consortium comprising India’s Rays Power Infra Private Limited and Zetwerk Manufacturing Businesses Private Limited.

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Reliance Industries’ new energy arm to acquire 40% stake in Sterling and Wilson Solar

The acquisition gives Reliance New Energy Solar access to Sterling and Wilson Solar’s PV plant engineering and project management skills as it aspires to become a global leader in green energy based on the latest and most cost-competitive technologies and development capabilities.

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