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REI exhibition: India will surpass 175 GW renewable target, says MNRE

Secretary of the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Anand Kumar believes the country can confound doubts about its bold solar ambitions and smash its 175 GW of renewables by 2022 target.

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.

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Azure Power wins 50 MW in India’s largest rooftop PV allocation

Azure Roof Power, a subsidiary of Azure Power, will install solar panels on Indian government buildings across 10 states, after winning the right to build 50 MW of PV capacity in an auction held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

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.

LongiTech to raise $36.5 million in share placement

LongiTech Smart Energy aims to generate aggregate net proceeds of HK$285 million ($36.46 million) via a new share placement in Hong Kong.

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.

Argentine Chamber of Deputies gives preliminary approval to draft bill for distributed generation

The bill, which will now have to be approved by the Senate, is intended to introduce a net metering scheme for residential and commercial PV.

LongiTech posts $7 million profit in H1

LongiTech Smart Energy Holding has recorded a profit attributable to the owners of the company of CNY 45.76 million ($7 million) for the first half of 2017, up 8.5% year on year, as it rapidly expanded its core PV development and smart-energy management businesses.

Estonia’s utility Eesti Energia enters solar business

The company will offer solar leasing solutions as well as turn-key projects for self-consumption.

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India: 2.2 MW of rooftop PV comes online on three public buildings in northern India

Rooftop PV solutions are becoming more popular among Indian public entities, as the National Solar Mission moves forward.

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