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Swinerton Builders has chosen EPC firm Blymyer Engineers to provide engineering services for the 150MW Springbok 2 solar farm in Kern County, California.
A Japanese government development agency will fund solar microgrids at 11 villages in Myanmar, with rural infrastructure and off-grid solar company Sunlabob set to develop them.
Indian government plans to waive transmission charges for electricity coming from renewable energy sources will benefit some PV developers in the “short term”, according to an Indian market consultant.
Microinverter specialist Enphase has revealed details of plans for two residential solar-plus-storage trials in Australia and New Zealand.
L&T Construction, the power transmission and distribution arm of Indian multinational Larsen & Toubro, has won contracts for the EPC of 115MW of solar power projects in southern India.
Further evidence has been delivered of the rapid fall in the cost of utility-scale solar in the US, which dropped to an average of US$0.05 per kilowatt-hour, according to a new report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
India’s current grid is inadequate for carrying its targeted 175GW of renewable energy by 2022 and therefore the grid needs a similar level of attention as renewable technologies are currently receiving in the country, according to participants of a roundtable chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Plans by Italy’s grid operator to allow for the interconnection of energy storage to the network have resulted in the country’s first grid-connected solar-smoothing storage facility being inaugurated.
A small municipal utility will be the recipient of what is thought to be one of the first US projects to try out a combination of revenue streams from a storage battery linked to a solar farm.
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a non-profit organisation funded by electric utilities to conduct research on issues related to the electric power industry in USA, is leading a project that will see renewable energy development company SunEdison supply battery systems for nine net-zero energy homes in California.
One of Japan’s leading solar inverter makers, Tabuchi Electric, has formed technology partnerships with US companies to target markets for large-scale PV plants and residential energy storage.
Africa’s largest carport PV system to date has been completed and connected in Nairobi, Kenya, at a newly opened half-billion-dollar flagship business park complex.
Portuguese solar developer Martifer Solar and Canadian roofing specialist Triumph have completed and connected 32 PV plants in Toronto through Martifer Solar Triumph, a subsidiary formed by the two companies.
Chile’s utility-scale energy sector appears to be racing ahead in its deployment of vast solar PV plants, with the announcement of a 246.6MWp project by Spanish company Acciona Energia.
Leading US residential solar installer SolarCity has launched a smart home pilot project in California in partnership with the SunSpec Alliance and Southern California Edison.