Israel-based waterless solar cleaning solutions provider Ecoppia has completed a US$13 million round of funding, led by Swarth Group, GlenRock, Gandyr, and a new investor, Israel's largest insurance group, Harel Group Insurance and Finance.
Chinese clean energy firm Linyang Energy has signed an MoU with Singapore-based solar developer Sunseap to work on distributed solar, floating solar, module supply and energy efficiency projects locally in Singapore.
South Carolina utility SCE&G has already met the state-mandated utility-scale solar goal set by the South Carolina Distributed Resource Program Act, with the company producing 42MW of utility-scale PV power years ahead of its 2020 deadline.
Philippines-based commercial bank, BDO Unibank, has issued its first green bond investment for US$150 million to sole investor the International Finance Cooperation (IFC), to expand finance for private sector investments and to tackle climate change.
Meyer Burger Technology has announced that 100 staff will definitely be let go from its facility in Thun after a consultation procedure was completed on 28 November. However the security of another 60 positions will be dependant on whether strategic alternatives are found.
In conjunction with its New Deal on Energy for Africa, the African Development Bank has committed US$324 million in loan support for a pair of renewable projects in Africa, setting aside US$265 million for an 800MW PV and CSP hybrid project in Morocco.
Taiwan-based merchant solar cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported a decline in shipments and revenue, due to an end of year slowdown in demand, while highlighting shipments within Taiwan reached a record high as domestic demand continued to increase.
Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has signed off on a 20-year power purchase agreement for 45MW of PV power with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the fifth largest public transit network in the US.
The New South Wales (NSW) government has signed a contract with the Australian arm of French renewable energy developer Neoen for the purchase of green energy certificates from the 24MW Dubbo Solar farm.
Siemens AG has launched a 5,000 kVA central inverter that is made in India and is being supplied to utility-scale solar PV power plant projects across the country as part of its new electrical Balance of Plant (eBoP) solution, during Intersolar India.