India is expected to double its installed solar PV capacity from 10GW to 20GW within 15 months, according to energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal, who is also encouraging manufacturers to locate in India.
China-based integrated PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is supplying one of its upstream manufacturing equipment suppliers with its N-type ‘PANDA’ bi-facial modules for a 400kWp ground-mount power plant at Tempress Systems headquarters in the Netherlands.
French energy minister Ségolène Royal has signed a decree establishing an energy programme (PPE) for French Guiana, that aims to use solar, biomass and hydro to reach 85% renewables generation by 2023.
In a manual directly aimed at policy makers, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has sought to debunk various myths about integrating wind and solar to the grid, while also providing solutions to bona fide problems that can arise.
Hanwha Q CELLS and ADLER Solar have agreed to a supply contract that will see Hanwha provide 25MW of its high efficiency Q.PLUS solar modules with integrated Q.ANTUM technology — along with an option to upgrade to an additional 5MW.
French energy company ENGIE announced Wednesday that it has issued its second green bond, worth approximately US$1.6 billion. The company announced that it will use the bond to grow its development strategies in renewable energies and energy efficiencies.