Spanish infrastructure, technology and renewable energy company Elecnor has secured a €117.4 million (US$139.2 million) EPC contract for a PV farm in Australia.
A pay-to-own solar system will be developed in Zambia by MTN, Africa’s largest telecoms company, in partnership with Fenix International, who is extending ReadyPay Power.
The World Bank is providing US$150 million in credit for off-grid solar energy in marginalised communities of Kenya.
Eritrea will soon join the global solar boom with a €5.7million fund bringing clean power to two rural villages that currently rely on small diesel generators.
Engie is investing in Kingo Energy and Mera Gao Power aiming to bring renewable energy to over 2 million people in Central America and India by 2020.
Renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e. has sold its first Australian solar project, a 20MW utility-scale plant still under construction, to investment company Lighthouse Infrastructure.
Ten indigenous communities in Australia are set to be powered by hybrid solar PV and diesel systems in the first phase of an AU$55 million (US$43.8 million) project.
Independent solar producer Etrion Cooperation has finished a utility-scale PV project in Japan, finishing before deadline and within its budget.
US-based residential rooftop solar provider Vivint Solar has expanded its energy system offering into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Huawei's Matthias Wagner speaks to PV Tech at Intersolar 2017 about the changing trends in PV, the growing role for data management and the impact this has on the wider grid. In particular, the ability of smart solar to defer costly grid expansion investment.
The Australian state of Queensland has announced a 400MW renewable energy auction with 100MW ring-fenced for energy storage.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and this year we welcome back the award for best international solar project.
The European Commission has approved French plans to develop 2.6GW of small and large-scale solar and 60MW of hydropower.
The US solar job force had a year of exponential growth in 2016, increasing 25% year-on-year and constituting one in every 50 new US jobs, according to new analysis by the Solar Job Census.
Solar deployment grew to a record 70GW worldwide last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) estimates, despite a decline in overall clean energy investment.