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ADFD and IRENA announce renewable energy funding by ADFD of USD 44.5 million in four developing countries

2017-01-16 |

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. ADFD’s funding will support a diverse set of projects including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropower project, integrated wind and solar, and a combination project consisting of micro-grid and solar home kits. Read more...

 
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Applications for the next rounding of IRENA/ADFD Project Facility funding will be accepted until 15 February 2017

ADFD and IRENA announce renewable energy funding by ADFD of USD 44.5 million in four developing countries

2017-01-16

Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. ADFD’s funding will support a diverse set of projects including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropower project, integrated wind and solar, and a combination project consisting of micro-grid and solar home kits. Read more...

The Ukrainian government in 2016 announced plans to turn Chernobyl’s nuclear wasteland into a large-scale solar PV farm, which could become one of the biggest solar energy clusters in the world

Ukraine expected to install 0.5 GW of solar PV plants in 2017

2017-01-16

In 2017, 54 new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a total capacity of 488 MW will be implemented in Ukraine by the Ukrainian and foreign developers, the organizers of the CISOLAR-2017, the 6th International Conference and Trade Show of Solar Energy Industry in Central and Eastern Europe, announced. As a result, in 2017, Ukraine could reach 1 GW of installed PV plants. Read more...

Ecoppia designs and produces innovative PV panel cleaning solutions to cost-effectively maximize the performance of utility-scale installations

Ecoppia completes 40 MW PV cleaning deployment in EDF RE / Arava-Power Middle Eastern solar park

2017-01-16

Ecoppia (Tel Aviv, Israel), a developer of automated, water-free solar photovoltaic (PV) panel cleaning solutions, on January 15th, 2017 announced the full deployment of its E4 robotic solution in the Ketura Solar PV facility, on the border between Israel and Jordan. Read more...

REthinking Energy provides insights on the innovations, policy and finance driving further investment in sustainable energy system

New IRENA report details how renewables can decarbonise the energy sector and improve the lives of billions

2017-01-16

Falling costs, driven by innovation in technology and policy, is spurring renewable energy deployment and with it a myriad of socioeconomic benefits, according to the new comprehensive publication released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “REthinking Energy,” now in its third edition, was released on January 15th, 2017 at IRENA’s seventh Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority. Read more...

FPL installed approx. 1 million PV panels in three new solar energy centers

FPL completes three 74.5 MW solar PV plants, announces plans for substantially more new Florida solar in 2017

2017-01-16

Florida Power & Light Company (Juno Beach, FL, U.S.), the largest generator of solar power in Florida, on January 13th, 2017 announced that it plans to build on the successful completion of its latest solar energy centers with even more solar in 2017. FPL officially connected three new 74.5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plants to the energy grid on December 31st, 2016. In 2017, FPL plans to build four more solar power plants and also install several solar energy systems in local communities. Read more...

The PANDA Bifacial module received the first Top Runner Program certification for a PV panel that can generate solar power by both the front and rear sides in China

Yingli Solar’s PANDA bifacial PV module receives Chinese Technology Innovation Award of Top Runner Program for 2016

2017-01-16

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (Baoding, China), known as “Yingli Solar,” on January 13th, 2017 announced that its PANDA Bifacial PV module has received the Technology Innovation Award for 2016 on the 2016 Innovation Conference of China’s Top Runner Program, which was held early January 2017. Read more...

Advancion energy storage system by AES

AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to deliver India’s first grid-scale energy storage array

2017-01-13

AES India, a subsidiary of the AES Corporation, and Mitsubishi Corporation on January 12th, 2017 announced a joint partnership agreement to deliver India’s first grid-scale energy storage array to the electric grid operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited. AES and Mitsubishi Corporation will develop and own the 10 megawatt “Advancion” energy storage array, which will demonstrate peak load management, increase system flexibility and serve more than 7 million customers in the region. Read more...

Tata Power Renewable Energy solar PV plant

Tata Power Renewable Energy commissions 49 MW solar PV plant at Kayathar, Tamil Nadu

2017-01-13

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL, Mumbai, India) on January 12th, 2017 announced the commissioning of 49 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at Kayathar, Tamil Nadu, under Welspun Renewable Energy Private Limited (WREPL). Read more...

”The agreement we have signed today reflects our desire to be a major stakeholder in renewable energies and services in Africa and to solve the huge energy supply problems found on the continent,” said Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE CEO

ENGIE to develop solar PV and heating systems in Senegal

2017-01-13

ENGIE (Paris, France) on January 11th, 2017 announced the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy systems for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim is to study the initial deployment of these solutions to 11,000 households in the city of Dakar and its suburbs. Read more...

APS developed and will own and operate the 40-megawatt solar PV plant, located 30 miles south of Casa Grande in Red Rock, Arizona

APS sells solar power from its 40 MW Red Rock PV plant to Arizona State University and PayPal

2017-01-12

The Red Rock solar photovoltaic (PV) plant – an example of how utilities can partner with customers to produce cost-effective solar power – was unveiled to the public on January 11th, 2017. Arizona Public Service (APS, Phoenix) developed and will own and operate the 40-megawatt photovoltaic plant, located 30 miles south of Casa Grande in Red Rock, AZ. Arizona State University (ASU) and PayPal will purchase solar power from APS that is equivalent to the amount Red Rock is projected to generate. Read more...

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