The nation saw substantial debt, public markets and project funding during the final quarter of 2016, including the first Indian solar developer to go public.
U.S. company Array Technologies and Indian EPC Sterling & Wilson were amongst the winners of the Middle East Solar Industry Association’s (MESIA) annual awards ceremony, which was presented at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2017 being held in Abu Dhabi.
The PV Market Alliance has released its official solar installation figures for 2016, which, with a total of 75 GW installed, show a 50% growth from 2015, mainly driven by a mammoth year of installations in China, although the future would seem less auspicious as the two biggest markets show signs of retraction.
In their 10 predictions for 2017, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s chair and chief editor argue that we are entering a phase where low-cost renewable energy will come to define the power system, despite ideological and financial headwinds.
The Redwood Group will install PV modules on a second roof at a distribution center in Osaka, adding another 4 MW to an existing plant.
The conflict between the two organizations goes beyond policy approaches, with EU ProSun stating that SolarWorld was never contacted for information.
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.
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.
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.