Residential PV

Singapore announces 50 MW rooftop PV tender

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board has launched its latest tender for 50 MW of new PV capacity under the SolarNova program. This will be largest tender so far in the SolarNova series, involving several new government agencies.

Singapore to receive $18m solar and storage research boost

The country’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) has awarded two research grants to various consortia and higher education establishments specifically to support improvements in Singapore’s solar power forecasting abilities, in addition to the creation of a test-bed for developing energy storage capabilities.

Global solar market to grow 30% and reach close to 100 GW this year, says Bernreuter Research

The German-based analyst and polysilicon specialist believes that newly installed solar PV capacity will hit 95 GW in 2017 and could hit 100 GW. Polysilicon spot prices set to fall by end of year.

European Parliament proposes nationally binding renewables targets

The European Union should aim for 35% of renewables in its energy consumption by 2030, with nationally binding targets introduced to support EU goal, European Parliament says.

Solar costs will fall 60% over next decade to fuel PV adoption, says IRENA head

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) forecasts as much as 90 GW of new solar additions annually across the globe over the next few years, driving a 60% reduction in costs.

Growing political will and falling costs make universal energy access possible by 2030, IEA finds

The report, published in Energy Access Outlook: from Poverty to Prosperity, is the first instance of this sort of historical analysis, with this particular study looking at 140 countries and showing that the number of people without electricity fell to 1.1 billion in 2016, down from 1.6 billion in 2000.

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SunPower wins 291 MW PV deal in second round of French tender

The U.S. solar firm, a subsidiary of French energy giant Total, will supply its high-efficiency solar panels to projects awarded in the second round of CRE tender process in France.

China still needs to step up renewable adoption to meet Paris target, report finds

Report by the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC) and the Energy Research Institute of Academy of Macroeconomic Research urges China to increase the pace of development of its Renewables Energy infrastructure.

ReneSola’s Chinese projects generate 29 GWh in Q3

ReneSola has reported that its distributed-generation PV projects throughout China generated roughly 29 GWh of electricity in the third quarter of this year.

M-KOPA to invest $20 million in powering remote areas of Uganda and Kenya

160,000 units have been sold to date by the company, which includes 90,000 Solar TVs. 62.5 million hours per month of kerosene-free lighting will be provided, which estimates calculate will save over 600,000 tones of CO2 over a period of four years.