Strategic Alliances

France’s EDF enters China’s rooftop solar market

Creation of joint venture with Asia Clean Capital sees the French energy giant announce plans to build, own and operate distributed rooftop solar projects across China.

Gintech, Solartech, NSP merger approved by board members

The coming together of three of Taiwan’s largest solar cell manufacturers has been given the green light today by the respective boards of directors of the three companies. New company United Renewable Energy Co., is expected to become a recognized entity on March 28.

Enovos acquires Skytron O&M business & control room

With its latest acquisition, Germany-based Enovos now manages large-scale PV systems amounting to around 600 MW in Germany. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Capital Stage & Irish Sovereign Wealth Funds invest €140 million in PV projects

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) will make its first investments in solar energy, in partnership with German PV plant operator, Capital Stage. The money will go towards the development of 140 MW of solar, to be built by Irish developer, Power Capital.

EDF expands off-grid business in Africa

The French utility will now partner with U.S.-based Off Grid Electric in Ghana.

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WFES: ISA signs letters of intent for $5bn financing, nine solar projects across five member states

This week’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) saw a letter of intent inked at the International Solar Alliance’s (ISA’s) pavilion to secure financing of up to US$5 billion with India’s YES Bank by 2030. The organization also signed deals for nine solar projects across five ISA member countries, including in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, India and Spain.

Jolywood signs solar distribution agreement with IMI Industries

China-based Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement with Thailand’s IMI Industries Co., Ltd, under which the IMI Group will distribute Jolywood’s double-glass bifacial PV modules to the Thai solar market.

Aiko Solar’s annual PERC output hits 4 GW

Guangdong Aiko Solar Energy Technology’s mono-Si bifacial PERC production capacity has reached 4 GW per year, following a series of phased upgrades throughout the second half of 2017 at two of its production facilities in China.

Sunseap, Linyang Energy MOU targets 500 MW of solar in Singapore

Singapore’s Sunseap Group and China-base Jiangsu Linyang Energy Co Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to install 500 MW of rooftop and floating solar PV in Singapore. Together with another five cooperation areas, they plan to invest a total of $500 million.

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ISA launches three solar programs

The International Solar Alliance has launched three new solar programs: Scaling Solar Applications for Agriculture Use, Affordable Finance at Scale, and Scaling Solar Mini-grids. The programs will be under operations ahead of the ISA’s official accreditation on December 6.