Agro-centric mini-grids and solar trolleys could transform Indian farming

A group of private companies is pioneering a new approach to powering the agricultural industry in rural India that could significantly increase productivity of small-holder farmers, by combining mobile and stationary solar-powered mini-grids and linking them to a range of agricultural services, beginning with irrigation.

B.Grimm signs PPAs for 30MW of solar projects in Thailand

Thai energy firm B.Grimm Power has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for seven separate solar PV projects in Thailand with a combined capacity of 30.83MW, according to notification on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

Spain installed 55MW solar PV in 2016

Spain deployed 55MW of solar PV capacity in 2016, up marginally from 49MW the prior year, according to the Spanish solar association (UNEF).

France awards 80MW of small-scale solar

France has awarded projects to 353 winners in the third tranche of its small-scale (100-250kWh) solar tender, according to French minister of environment, energy and the sea Ségolène Royal.