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WFES 2017: Saudi Arabia announces new energy master plan

Speaking yesterday at an Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week (ADSW) event, Saudi Arabia’s energy, industry and mineral resources minister Khalid Al-Falih announced a new grand energy plan for the country.

d.light secures further USD 10.5 million in funding for off-grid solutions

Off-grid solar solution manufacturer d.light has raised a further USD 10.5 million in funding to expand its operations in Africa and Asia, which brings the company’s total to an impressive USD 40 million in just four months.

Ukraine: Rapid expansion of solar PV continues in 2017

In 2017, 54 new solar projects with a total capacity of 488MW will be implemented enabling the country to exceed 1GW of installed PV plants.

Decentralized energy: how much of it?

An emerging topic in today’s discussions for renewable energy is the extent to which decentralized structures of energy replace the old centralized systems. pv magazine captures the debate.

Elecnor to build a 115 MW solar project in Chile

The Spanish company was awarded a US$117 million contract to build the project near Santiago.

China claims 34.2 GW of PV installations in 2016

The estimated 34 GW is far more than analysts had predicted, and nearly doubled the nation’s installed solar capacity.

Ecoppia completes 40 MW deployment on Israel/Jordan border

The Israeli manufacturer today announced that it has completed the retrofitting of its robotic cleaning technology to the 40 MW Ketura solar plant in southern Israel.

Enel acquires U.S. storage company Demand Energy

Through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Italian multinational the Enel Group has announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Demand Energy, a U.S. company specializing in intelligent software and storage systems.

The pv magazine weekly news digest

It’s back to business as usual for solar in the second week of January. After a brief new year’s rest, the global industry is hitting 2017 at full speed and already showing the beginnings of another action packed year.

United PV’s generation jumps 25.6% in Q4

The aggregate volume of electricity generated by the Hong Kong-listed group’s solar plants reached 342.8 GWh in the final three months of 2016, up from 254.9 GWh a year earlier.