The Hungry Dragon: Explaining China’s 50GW+ PV market in 2017

At the beginning of 2017, the big question regarding solar in China was whether they could repeat the stunning ~35GW performance of 2016. Yet, over the course of the year, the question transformed, quite surreally, to whether China would hit the 50GW mark in 2017, writes Apricum's Meishi Tan.

Solar goes merchant in the Philippines amid lack of regulatory direction

Utility-scale solar projects and hundreds of other power projects in the Philippines are being held up by pending approvals at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), a problem compounded by last week’s dismissal of ERC chairman Jose Vicente Salazar for grave misconduct related to allegations of corruption.

GE to develop 50MW PV project in Egypt

GE Power Conversion, a subsidiary of General Electric, has received a full turnkey contract from Fas Energy to develop a 50MW PV project for the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC).

Work starts on 30MW project in Iran

The Iranian minister of energy was on hand to officially commence construction of a 30MW project in the country’s North Khorasan Province.