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Deployment of 1-5MW solar systems in Brazil is forecast to more than triple in 2016, after new net-metering proposals, according to a leading analyst on the Latin America region.
Canada-based SkyPower Southeast Asia has won a 50MW solar project in the Indian state of Telangana with another lowest bid at INR5.17/kWh (US$0.0807/kWh).
India-based PV developer Welspun Renewables has commissioned the 34MW Bhatinda solar project in the Indian state of Punjab.
The Saudi Electric Company (SEC) has agreed a deal to build a 50MW solar power plant with a power purchase agreement in place at a rate of 0.1875 Riyals (US$0.049).
Israel-based PV developer Arava Power Company and EDF Energies Nouvelles Israel, a subsidiary of renewables company EDF Energies Nouvelles, have commissioned the 40MW Ketura Solar plant in Israel.
Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation will supply modules for a 52.5MW plant in Fukushima.
Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, is to begin construction of four PV projects with a combined capacity of 57MW in Jordan.
Microinverter firm Enphase Energy and dedicated residential PV company Sunrun have signed an agreement for Enphase to supply solar energy systems to Sunrun for its household PV installations.
Argentina, one of the underperformers in Latin America’s quickly rising solar energy industry so far, could get a 20MW PV plant built on government land.
Brazil’s energy regulator National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) has set a cap price of BRL349 (US$104) per MWh for its solar-only auction to be held on 28 August.
US renewable energy developer Duke Energy Renewables has bolstered its solar energy portfolio in the US by acquiring Kruger Energy’s Seville power projects in California.
SolarCity has announced a new service to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get electricity from solar power at a cheaper rate than from local utilities.
Major PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has secured over US$483 million in PV project finance from Ping An Bank to support its downstream project business arm, Jinko Power.
E.ON Solar, part of power company E.ON, has completed its first PV project in California, the 20MW Alamo Solar plant in San Bernardino County.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) SunPower has purchased the complete US PV power plant project pipeline of Australia-based renewable energy developer Infigen Energy.