Tech giant Apple has said that solar and energy storage projects will be among the priorities for expenditure under its inaugural green bond, which the company issued earlier in the week to the tune of US$1.5 billion.
According to Taiwan-based market research firm EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, demand for monocrystalline wafers in China is increasing due to capacity constraints with mainstream multicrystalline wafers.
French PV company EREN Renewable Energy and developer Access Infra Africa, a subsidiary of Access Power, have begun construction of a 10MW solar PV plant in Uganda, which will be the largest project in the Eastern region of Sub-Saharan Africa once complete.
Brazil’s energy regulator ANEEL has approved a further nine projects from its 1.5GW Reserve Energy Auction held last November, bringing the total of qualified renewable energy projects to 52 out of the 53 awarded.
The Philippines installed a total of 122MW of grid-connected solar PV in 2015, taking its tally to 144MW, up from 22MW the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Philippines Department of Energy (DOE).