Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has said he believes it will be impossible to keep fossil fuel resources “in the ground” even in the next 50 years but nonetheless sees his country as an ideal potential manufacturer-exporter of PV panels.
The French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE) has awarded 349 projects in the first tranche of a tender launched in 2015 to develop solar PV plants of 100-250kW capacity on buildings and parking shade structures.
A solar auction in the Indian state of Rajasthan has seen the lowest bids so far in the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category, which requires project developers to source solar equipment from local manufacturers.
Solar capacity auctioned last night in the Indian state of Jharkhand saw significant contrasts in bids received for the smaller-scale sub-25MW category when compared to the larger utility-scale segment, with indian developer Renew Power winning big.
California utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has issued a statement in regards to its plea for a rehearing on the state’s net metering extension, stating that the measure was made in an effort to assist with some of the poorer residents in The Golden State.
With a business as usual approach, India is set to reach just one third of its 40GW by 2022 rooftop solar target, according to a new report from the Solar Rooftop Policy Coalition, launched formally by energy minister Piyush Goyal.
SolarWorld has attributed a “low” probability to a negative outcome in its ongoing lawsuit with Hemlock Semiconductor in its 2015 annual report. Its release comes one day after Hemlock filed for summary judgement in the case.
US PV developer 8minutenergy Renewables has started construction of its Springbok 2 solar farm in California with a tariff below that of most fossil fuel-based generation. 8minutenergy president Tom Buttgenbach discusses the develop process to date.