Utility-scale PV

Jordan Water Authority launches tender process for two PV projects totaling 30 MW

The authority has issued two invitations for the prequalification of two solar projects, with a capacity of 6 MW and 24 MW, respectively, that are planned to be built at two water stations.

Senegal commissions another 30 MW solar park

The Ten Merina solar facility was built by Engie’s subsidiary, Solairedirect. The project was financed by French investment firm, Meridiam and Proparco.

China drags global clean energy investment to $333.5bn in 2017, finds BNEF

Despite approximate 25% fall in solar costs per MWh against 2015, last year saw more than $333 billion invested in clean energy, with global solar deployment figures topping 53 GW, finds new Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.

Fotowatio to build large-scale hybrid wind-solar facility in Chile

The project was selected by the Chilean government in November’s renewable energy auction.

Germany’s Innogy unveils ambitious solar expansion plans

The renewable energy subsidiary of German power company, RWE aims to build more solar power projects in the Netherlands, Germany and the U.S., and has signed a new agreement for 1 GW of PV in Canada.

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EDF energizes 115 MW solar park in Chile

The Santiago solar plant, located near the country’s capital city, Santiago, will sell its output to local power distributors and to the spot market.

Brazil pre-selects 620 PV projects totaling 20 GW for April’s A-4 auction

Overall, the Brazilian government has pre-qualified biomass, wind, solar and hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 48.7 GW.

Germany’s IBC, SolarWorld announce separate solar developments in Turkey

While the German EPC contractor has installed a 4.2 MW rooftop solar PV plant, the manufacturer has agreed to supply 60 MW of modules to the Turkish market.

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Hevel energizes another 10 MW solar facility in Russia

The Volgograd Solar Power Plant will sell electricity to Russia’s Wholesale Electricity and Capacity Market.

French company attracts $12.7 million funding for Kazakhstan solar project

France-based Urbasolar SAS has attracted around US$12.7 million in funding for its planned 14 MW solar PV project in Kazakhstan.