France is significantly increasing its annual target of solar tenders from 1.45GW to 2.45GW capacity, under plans announced by energy minister Nicolas Hulot, while 145 winners in the 51MW self-consumption tender have been announced.
EDF Renewable Services has commenced full operations and maintenance (O&M) services for Chile’s second largest solar park, the 146MW Bolero Solar PV plant in the Atacama Desert in the region of Antofagasta.
Representatives of India’s two largest solar power off-takers, SECI and NTPC have said the central government’s plan to tender 17GW of solar PV before April next year is totally reliant on the willingness of states to buy power.
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.
Nine of Europe’s industrial power giants and most prominent green bond issuers have clubbed together to put green bonds - mechanisms that are beginning to draw huge traction worldwide - at the heart of their financing strategies.
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.
Plans are in place for a 160MW solar, wind and storage project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, while a smaller scale demonstration project experimenting with multiple technologies is being developed for Kerala.
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.