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Utilities must rise to the “challenge” of increasing renewable energy deployment, while disruptive threats posed to utility companies by distributed generation and renewables should be kept to a minimum, according to top names at the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Hawaii’s electric companies declared on Tuesday that they would triple rooftop solar by 2030.
Japan’s Environment Ministry is looking to boost the deployment of ground-mounted solar farms by offering extra support to projects being built on landfill sites that have reached full capacity, according to reports in the Japanese press.
A city in Bolivia which is currently powered entirely by diesel generators will be the home of a 5MW solar-diesel hybrid power plant fitted with battery storage, which inverter supplier SMA claims is the largest of its kind in the world.
Inverter manufacturer, Solectria Renewables is to supply inverters to 45MW of solar projects in North Carolina.
SunPower chief executive officer Tom Werner says that the idea of solar power users combining their systems with battery storage to become fully independent of the grid is “naïve”, echoing the views of one of SolarCity’s founders.
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has opened applications to bid for 500MW of solar capacity.
Dubai Electricity and Water has shortlisted developers for the tender for the 100MW second phase of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Manufacturer and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, Tata Power has completed a 3MW solar power plant in just 45 days.
Work has begun on a micro-grid project in the US state of Vermont which is powered by a combination of solar and a battery backup and aims to reduce the impact of power outages and other supply disruptions on the local community.
The US state of North Carolina is to continue blooming with new solar projects, as 64MW of new solar sites reach construction.
Module manufacturer, Hanwha Solar One has signed a 50MW module supply deal for a project in Inner Mongolia.
Manufacturer Yingli Solar’s subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain, has agreed to supply 31.6MW of modules to Spanish developer, Gestamp Solar
Rumours that the Indian government is considering a fixed feed-in tariff to boost solar deployment have been dismissed as “not serious”.
India’s railway minister, Shri Manoj Sinha, has revealed that 8.8MW of solar is to be installed at railway sites across the country.
US thin-film manufacturer, First Solar is to build a 45MW solar power plant in the state of Telangana, India.
Singyes Solar and GCL New Energy have signed a cooperation agreement that will see at least 500MW projects in 2015 alone.
Global renewables developer, CBD Energy, is to build a 64MW solar power project in Thailand.
The Canadian province of Ontario is preparing to install a variety of new energy storage technologies after finalising details of a 34MW grid storage trial.
The northern province of India, Uttar Pradesh, is calling for bids to develop 300MW of solar capacity.
One of the largest investor-owned utilities in the USA is looking to use a series of measures that are likely to include customer-side energy storage in order to stave off the need for US$1 billion worth of infrastructure investment.
Solar manufacturer and developer, SunPower has begun construction of a 135MW solar power plant.
Solar farm developer, SPCG and PV module manufacturer, Kyocera have completed and commissioned the last of 35 solar power plants in Thailand.
Potential developers will soon be invited to submit proposals for energy storage demonstration projects in India, with the Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) and the country’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) actively seeking demonstration projects.
Large-scale solar developer, SolarReserve, has signed a supply contract to sell power from a 20MW plant it is building in El Salvador.