The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant of more than US$860,000 to Ghanaian solar company Buipe Solar, in support of a feasibility study for a 20MW PV project in the north of the country.
CIT Group, a commercial lending and leasing provider, has served as the sole lead arranger for a US$59.8 million loan facility to China’s GCL New Energy for its 84.5MW solar portfolio in North Carolina.
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has decided to put its new solar incentive programme – the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Energy Target (SMART) – on hold in favour of extending its Renewable Energy Credit programme (SREC) indefinitely.
New York has secured a contract with UGE International and Gotham Community Solar to develop and construct the state’s first ever community solar project at a multi-tenant commercial facility in Brooklyn.
The US solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, nearly doubling its previous record, installing more than 14GW of solar PV. This momentum is set to continue, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest report that details how the cumulative solar market is expected to nearly triple in size.
In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech investigates Bill Gates' US$1 billion clean energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, by speaking to new Science lead Eric Toone. We also report on Glasspoint Solar and Lark Energy's US expansions, new executive appointments in Asian firms Kyocera and 3TIER India, and thousands of energy jobs in the pipeline in the wake of Spain's renewable energy tenders.
SolarEdge is rolling out a new complete residential solution throughout Europe that combines inverters, storage and home automation. The idea is to manage and monitor electricity consumption, solar energy generation and storage through one central device control that enables enhanced energy independence and increases self-consumption.