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Blockchain solar PV investment fund comes together with energy storage platform

Solar DAO, a digital, autonomous, closed-end, utility-scale PV project investment fund, has announced its partnership with Powerchain, decentralized platform for energy storage, which allows prosumers to buy, store and sell energy.

Basic Energy buys stake in 2 Thai EPC firms working on 220 MW Myanmar PV project

The Philippines-based energy company has signed the share purchase agreements to acquire a 15% stake in two Thai companies, which are building a 220 MW utility-scale solar power project in Myanmar.

Portugal: Aquila Capital acquires 170MW solar projects, HSH Nordbank enters market

Acting on the behalf of its investors, the German asset manager has come into possession of four solar PV projects in Portugal, the names of which have not been disclosed. Meanwhile, Germany’s HSH Nordbank has successfully penetrated the Portuguese market with the refinancing of two solar plants.

Thailand’s bigger RE ambitions may lead to economic renaissance – IRENA

Increasing the role of solar PV in its energy mix from 6 GW to almost 17 GW is one of IRENA’s key recommendations for Thailand. Noting that RE national targets could be comfortably surpassed by a quarter to reach more than 37% by 2036, its report finds more ambitious deployment could save over US$9 billion annually, proving to be a major turning point for the entire economy.

Equis Energy commissions 47.5 MW of solar projects in Japan

The three solar plants are located in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, where the Singapore-based renewable energy developer’s solar portfolio now comprises 10 operational PV plants, and another under construction.

India solar installs hit 2.2GW in Q3

Record growth continues as India installed 2,247 MW of solar projects in Q3 2017, up 15% from Q2 2017. The total installation at the end of 2017 is expected to range from 9.5 GW to 10 GW. The 7 GW solar installation in first nine months covered more than one-third of total new power capacity addition in 2017.


Work on 220 MW Myanmar PV project underway

Work on the first phase of a planned 220 MW solar PV plant is underway in Myanmar, according to Basic Energy Corporation. The Filipino-based energy company is looking to acquire an up to 20% stake in the two EPC companies involved.


ET Energy to build 61 MWp solar project in Malaysia

With over 220,000 solar modules installed on 110 hectares of land, the project is expected to be switched on by the end of 2018.

What happens when… bypass diodes fail?

Series troubleshooting: Bypass diodes fail regularly, either because they do not have a high enough power rating or because they are overloaded due to nearby lightning strikes. With the following hypothetical, but realistic case pv magazine starts a series which aims to make the estimation of troubleshooting efforts more concrete and to stimulate a discussion on todays troubleshooting efficiency.


Vikram Solar commissions 80 MW in Gujarat, India

Vikram Solar has completed 80 MW of PV at two sites in Gujarat under India’s National Solar Mission.


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