UK-based off-grid solar company BBOXX has secured a pioneering package of US$4 million in debt financing from Togo-based bank Union Togolaise de Banque (UTB) to expand its services across the African country.
US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 3%, due to the Section 201 trade case decision by US President Trump to impose new import tariffs of solar cells and modules imported into the country.
ALEC Energy, the renewable energy arm of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC, has signed off on a contract to develop a 6.5MW rooftop solar plant with Emaar Development for the Dubai Hills Mall project which is currently under construction.
Swiss-based PV manufacturing equipment specialist INDEOtec SA has successfully gained tool acceptance for its PECVD process tools from both Fraunhofer ISE and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia for next-generation heterojunction solar cells.
German renewables firm ib vogt has started constructing a 166.5MW portfolio of solar projects in the Benban Solar Park, which were awarded under the second round of Egypt’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) programme.
Gostaresh completes 10MW PV project in Sistan and Baluchestan, Zambia readies 100MW solar tender under GET FiT programme, ADB launches government rooftop PV projects in Micronesia, Seraphim module supply agreement in Mexico with Solar Center.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar was the sole supplier of PV modules to a 35MW PV plant completed in December 2017, in the Negev Desert using its P-type mono PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) modules.