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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.

Solar Power Europe: “Innovation in business models and financing is key”

A report published this week by EU trade body Solar Power Europe puts emphasis on innovative business models and financing schemes as the key drivers taking solar to the next stage in its development across the continent.

Morocco: 170 MW of solar PV at €0.042/kWh

Masen, Morocco’s public agency for renewable energies, has revealed that Acwa Power will develop 170 MW of solar PV plants in the country at a rate of €0.0422 per kWh.

BNEF: Global solar investment fell 32% in 2016

While much of this decline is due to lower system costs, it was a difficult year for the solar industry despite a 20% growth in installation capacity.

El Salvador awards 120 MW of solar PV at prices from US$50/MWh

Four PV projects were awarded in the second auction for renewable energy projects in the Central American nation.

Mercom: Total solar corporate funding falls 64% in 2016

It was not a pretty year for solar finance, but some sectors remained unscathed.

80 MW PV plant approved by council in Bundaberg

Bundaberg regional council has approved planning application for an 80 MW PV power plant, lodged by Australian solar developers Esco Pacific. The plant will comprise 400,000 tracker modules, an investment of AU$210 million.