The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), responsible for regulating the energy market, has dropped a proposal to let power network companies charge rooftop solar owners for feeding their electricity to the grid in a form of ‘solar tax’, after facing resistance from communities.
California’s grid operations will be supported by the ramping of an estimated 3,000MW of energy storage, when a solar eclipse expected across the Pacific North-West of the US will cause PV generation to dip.
Major IT services provider Nanjing Fujitsu Computer Electronic Information has joined a growing list of major retail companies partnering rooftop solar specialist Asia Clean Capital (ACC) to receive clean energy from solar systems.
Mexico's energy ministry is targeting distributed generation with new guidelines to boost small-scale solar and achieve savings. Minnesota and South Carolina break solar records in 2016 and Ikea installs Washington's largest rooftop solar array, while Duke Energy is to build its third PV facility in Florida.
The India government and the US Government’s development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), have launched a US$20 million finance initiative to fund renewable energy projects in India.
Phoenix Solar and Asunim Turkey bring the country's largest solar plant online, SECI opens a tender for small-scale rooftop solar, Brazil regulators investigate the value of distributed generation and I&M brings its fourth solar plant this year online.