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Billed as the largest yet funding round for a private residential solar service company in the US, Sunnova Energy Corp has secured US$250 million in new funding led by Franklin Square Funds.
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rejected Iberdrola Renewable’s application for a 200MW solar project in California after the organisation deemed the project “would not be in the public’s interest”.
The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) in the US has installed its first ‘plug and play’ rooftop solar system in Boston, kicking off its bid to help slash the installed cost of PV to US$1.50 per watt.
PV developers 8minutenergy Renewables and Gestamp Solar have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) in California for the electricity generated from their planned 30MW Midway III solar farm in California.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer, JinkoSolar, is to supply distributor, Almacen Sustentable (AS Solar) in Mexico with 7MW of modules.
Major PV energy provider SunEdison is forming a joint venture with Brazil’s largest renewable energy company, Renova Energia S.A. to build 1GW of PV power plant projects in Brazil.
New utility solar installations in the US so far this year are down 31% on last year, according to the country’s Federal Electricity Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The US is well within reach of a goal of sourcing 10% of its electricity needs from solar within 15 years, according to a coalition of environmental groups in the US.
Residential solar service provider Sunnova announced that it has gained an additional US$250 million in funding, which it will use to help provide PV energy to more customers across the US.
SolarCity has agreed to a deal with retailer Walmart that will see the clean energy provider install PV projects at stores across 36 states over the next four years.
Brazil’s Energy Research Company (EPE) announced this week 179 solar power projects, totalling 4.872GW are to bid for tenders in the upcoming national A-5 energy auction.
JinkoSolar has said it could float its planned yield co in either the US or Hong Kong.
After adjustments to its IPO pricing, Hong Kong based PV project developer, Sky Solar Holdings has listed on the NASDAQ stock market, providing US$46.1 million in net proceeds.
Global module manufacturer, SolarWorld, and micro inverter manufacturer, Enphase Energy have formed a partnership.
PV energy provider Canadian Solar will supply solar developer and EPC provider SolAmerica Energy with 5.1MW of modules in order to power a group of PV projects in Georgia.