A round-up of the latest solar industry news from around the world, as Aquila picks up its first solar projects in Portugal, one of Europe’s hottest solar markets, and Dehui lays claim to being Vietnam’s first module manufacturer to produce next-generation panels.
Orange, which already provides energy access through solar to residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Madagascar, is extending its services to Burkina Faso, and further ahead in Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire by June this year.
Astroenrgy completes 15.5MW project in the Netherlands, Total Eren and Wärtsilä deliver hybrid PV and thermal plant at Burkina Faso gold mine, Solar Philippines completes Southeast Asia’s largest solar-battery micro-grid.
The president of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, arrived in Burkina Faso’s capital city of Ouagadougou and pledged to financially support a 50MW PV portfolio to electrify rural areas within the country, per AllAfrica.com.
Finnish energy solutions company Wärtsilä is set to supply a 15MW solar plant to Essakane Solar in Burkina Faso. The PV project will be developed next to the 55MW Wärtsilä power plant, which is currently running on oil.