Eastern Europe

Moldova plans to hold RE auctions in 2019 and 2020

The eastern European nation is being assisted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development with the creation of tender documentation for renewable energy auctions.

Ukraine’s Naftogaz begins investing in solar power

The nation’s oil and gas provider is building its first small-sized PV projects at facilities operated by Ukrtransgaz, the Ukrainian gas transport system.

Trina bags 123 MW order from Ukraine

The Chinese module manufacturer will supply its panels for a huge solar project under development in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in southeastern Ukraine.

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Central Asian PV markets create a buzz

Indian solar EPC Sterling and Wilson says it wants to construct 200 MW of PV in Kazakhstan in the next two years, and is eager to get a slice of the Uzbek market too.

Uzbekistan’s steeplechase towards renewable energy

French oil group Total has reached agreement with national utility Uzbekenergo to build a large-scale PV plant in Samarkand province. However, construction on a 100 MW project by China’s Syngyes has been suspended.

Ukraine seeks to bring large-scale solar to areas of disputed Donbass region

A Canadian investor is planning to build a 150 MW solar plant in the northern part of Ukraine’s Luhansk Oblast, which is under the control of the country’s authorities. The project is expected to be located in Rubizhne, a town that was re-conquered by the Ukrainian military forces in July 2014.

Floating PV goes everywhere

While a large floating solar power plant is being planned in Ukraine, within a huge renewable energy complex at the water reservoir Kakhovka, the Asian Development Bank has targeted Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and the Kyrgyz Republic as three countries possessing strong potential for this emerging technology.

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EDP invests in off-grid solar, storage

The Portuguese utility expands its renewable energy business – traditionally dominated by wind – with a new storage station in Romania and the acquisition of a start-up, which offers off-grid home solar solutions in Bangladesh.

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Teamtechnik receives stringer order from Russia’s Hevel

For the production of its heterojunction modules, the Russian manufacturer will cooperate with the German PV engineering provider for the supply of stringers and adhesive technology. To this end, Hevel has ordered new stringer systems and layup from Teamtechnik.

Becquerel winners submit resolution for revival of solar industry to the EU

At the EU PVSEC in Brussels this week, prominent representatives of the solar industry joined an appeal to rebuild a major European PV production line along the entire value chain. They called on the EU Commission and member states to introduce eco-labels and recycling criteria for solar modules, to stimulate PV expansion and align research policy with the revival of the solar industry.

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