Saba Electric Company, sole supplier of electricity to the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, celebrated as the island ran on 100% solar for the first time ever this month, with the switch-on of a solar-plus-storage microgrid.
Cypress Creek Renewables, which developed 1GW of PV projects in an 18-month stretch up to the beginning of this year, has used Lockheed Martin’s lithium-ion battery storage solutions in a dozen just-completed solar-plus-storage projects.
New York-based fixed tilt and solar racking manufacturer GameChange Solar has expanded its capital introduction programme to fund solar projects across the US to over US$2 billion of available capital.
With United Nations sanctions lifted on Iran in spring 2016, the solar industry was just one of many that pondered the risks of entering this previously restricted market. Just a year later and the Middle Eastern giant can already boast its first two large-scale solar plants, with the project rights developed by local firm Aftab Mad Rah Abrisham, but delivered and wholly funded by German PV specialist Athos Solar.
The Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for Egyptian solar power projects has fallen for 500kW-20MW projects and 20-50MW projects, according to an announcement by electricity minister Mohamed Shaker at a press conference on Tuesday.
Solar manufacturer and equipment supplier ReneSola has partnered with the UCK Group, a Turkish solar energy solution provider, to develop a string of solar projects in Turkey with a total installed capacity of 116MW. All of the projects are to qualify under the country’s feed-in tariff (FiT) of US$134/MWh.
The Jamaican Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has announced the winner of its most recent renewable energy procurement project. The preferred selected bidder, Eight Rivers Energy Company (EREC), is to construct, operate and own a 33.1MW solar PV plant at Paradise Park in Westmoreland, at a proposed lowest electricity price of 8.54 US cents/kWh.