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Acciona & Tuto sign PPA to expand Mexico PV plant to 339 MW

The Puerto Libertad solar power plant in Sonora has a private PPA for 112 MW and an allocation of 227 MW in the framework of the second clean energy auction. Commissioning is expected in the first half of 2019.

Canadian Solar sells three PV power plants to Fengate for US$ 195 million

The solar farms, located in Sault Ste., have a combined capacity of 59.8 MW. Canadian Solar will continue to operate the PV plants on behalf of Fengate.

China’s 200% DG solar growth rooted in agriculture sector, finds AECEA

Detailed examination of the National Energy Administration’s official solar PV statistics for China reveals a 200% year-on-year growth in distributed solar. Sector grew by 4.23 GW in 2016.


Australian outlook: solar’s impact felt across range of energy metrics, data shows

Rooftop and large-scale solar contributed to estimated 1% reduction in total power consumption in 2016, prompting 1.3% fall in greenhouse gas emissions and rising share of renewables on the grid.

India’s installed renewable energy capacity surpasses 50 GW

Data from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy analyzed by Mercom Capital Group shows India’s renewable energy installations have crossed 50 GW, setting the country on course to meet its 2022 goal.


Enel puts 165 MW of solar online in South Africa

The Adams and Pulida projects were awarded in the third round of South Africa’s REIPPPP solicitation, and this brings Enel to 323 MW of solar online in the nation.

Tata Power Solar reaches 1 GW module shipment milestone

The solar arm of the industrial giant becomes the first Indian company to surpass 1 GW of global PV module shipments, shipping 60% of that figure over the past five years.


Mexico signs lowest-price solar contracts to date

Contracts have been signed for 1.8 GW of solar in Mexico, including one contract at a price of US$26.99/MWh by Fotowatio. The median price for solar in this auction was around $31.70/MWh.


EnergyAustralia signs PPA for 142 MW solar farm in Queensland

EnergyAustralia has become the latest big energy retailer to sign a power purchase agreement for a large solar farm, committing to a 13-year off take agreement for the 142MW Ross River solar farm in Queensland, in what is the largest deal of its type to date in Australia.


The pv magazine weekly news digest

With record-breaking announcements, job losses, company reshuffles and top-down branding decisions, it’s just another typical week in the fast-paced world of solar PV.

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