Installations

Canadian Solar secures PPAs for 247 MW in Brazil

With two new deals, Canadian Solar has expanded its pipeline of unsubsidized PV projects in the country to 1.9 GW.

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Australia approves 720 MW solar farm with massive battery

A massive solar+storage project near Uralla, New South Wales, has locked in a grid-connection agreement with Transgrid.

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Southeastern US states to add 15 GW of PV by 2023

Some states and utilities are driving the growth, while others lag.

Works begin on Croatia’s largest PV plant

The 6.5 MW solar project will be built with PV modules supplied by Croatian manufacturer Solvis d.o.o.

LevelTen Energy opens procurement of up to 500 MW of European renewables capacity

U.S.-based tender platform has invited proposals for projects ranging in scale from 50-500 MW on behalf of an unnamed client which is a member of the RE100 clean energy campaign. European developers have until July 20 to lodge their bids.

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Shielding PV against Earth’s magnetic field

Researchers in Kenya are seeking to reduce the influence of the Geomagnetic field on PV panel performance by replacing aluminum module frames with a steel cage. They have specified they have been unable to quantify costs related to the solution, and that more research is needed.

Italy’s largest PV project comes online

A 103 MW solar park built by Danish developer European Energy has been connected to the grid after a year of construction work. The project had been started in 2011 and at one stage appeared doomed, when a national feed-in tariff program ended.

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German solar tender settles average power price of €0.0527/kWh

The federal network agency allocated 96.3 MW of solar in a procurement round which saw the solar power price nudge up slightly.

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Kenya’s largest dairy producer wants to buy solar

New Kenya Cooperative Creameries has finalized the preliminary phase of a tender to buy electricity from a solar facility that will be built at its new KCC Sotik Factory. The installation is expected to cover around 40% of the site’s power needs.

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Algeria’s first mounting system manufacturer

SPS, an Algerian metal sandwich panel manufacturer, has signed a partnership deal with Dubai-based mounting system provider Qi-energy to begin production of mounting structures for PV systems in Algeria.

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