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The Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) has signed an agreement with a Palestinian American renewable energy company to provide 30MW of solar power in Gaza, according to local reports.
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the government group conducting India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), has signed a deal with Indian utilities Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Tehri Hydro Power Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL) in order to build a 50MW PV plant in the district of Kasaragod, located within the state of Kerala.
Renewable-energy project developer juwi is building up its footprint, as it is set to develop its first project in Turkey. The project is comprised of seven separate plants — generating a combined capacity of 7.4MW — and will be located in the municipality of Denizli.
Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the 32MW Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from PV system provider First Solar. The remaining interest in the plant will be maintained by an affiliate of First Solar.
SunPower today announced plans to partner with Apple to build two 20MW solar power projects in ABA Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefectures in Sichuan Province, China.
ET Solar has agreed to build a 70MWp solar power project in the Philippines with local partner, renewable energy developer Gate Solar Philippines.
Chinese project developer SPI Solar has acquired the development rights for 30MW of PV in Japan.
South African developer, BioTherm Energy, has become the second company to reveal successful bids for solar projects in the latest round of its home nation’s flagship renewables programme.
The amount of PV capacity in construction in Chile doubled during March 2015, standing at 2.58GW, up from 1.17GW, according to new figures.
An agreement to construct 1,000MW of solar power generation capacity has been made between Chinese PV module manufacturer Risen Energy Co. and the local governments of Wuhai City and Haibowan district, Inner Mongolia, as well as a further 200MW module supply deal.
Energy management provider Enphase Energy will work with Hawaiian Electric Company to help clear out the stockpile of solar consumers waiting for interconnection on the island of Oahu.
Solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva announced that it is powering a PV project with battery storage from Vermont-based utility Green Mountain Power (GMP.)
Shanghai-headquartered solar developer SPI has increased its foothold in the UK by acquiring development rights for 50MW worth of PV projects.
International downstream PV firm Conergy and developer Holocene have jointly reached financial close on a 28MW portfolio of PV projects in North Carolina.
Portugal-based PV producer and developer Martifer Solar has revealed that it connected five solar farms ahead of the 31 March deadline on the existing renewable obligation scheme.