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From the report: Cumulative solar PV capacity in Africa.

New IRENA report: Solar PV poised to boom in Africa thanks to declining costs


The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology costs, according to a new report released on September 22nd, 2016 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets”, estimates that installed costs for power generated by utility-scale solar PV projects in Africa have decreased as much as 61 per cent since 2012. Today, installed costs for these projects are as low as USD 1.30 per watt in Africa, compared to the global average of USD 1.80 per watt. Read more...

SolPad’s integrated solar PV panel combines battery storage, an inverter system and intelligent software into a single device

U.S. start-up SunCulture Solar reveals integrated solar-plus-storage devices


SunCulture Solar Inc. (Mountain View, CA, U.S.) on September 22nd, 2016 announced the launch of “SolPad”, a new series of integrated energy products for solar homes or off-grid photovoltaic (PV) applications. According to the company, SolPad’s integrated solar PV panel combines battery storage, an inverter system and intelligent software into a single device. Read more...

More than 750 residential customers and more than 35 business customers have applied for solar PV rebates

Duke Energy solar PV rebate program exceeding expectations in South Carolina one year after launch


Almost one year after its launch, Duke Energy's (Charlotte, NC, U.S.) solar rebate program has paid almost USD 5 million in rebates to South Carolina customers who have invested in solar power at their residences or businesses, the company announced. Read more...

Image of the PV Power Supply Station and the villagers

Panasonic provides stand-alone PV, storage power package to off-grid areas in Myanmar


Panasonic Corporation (Osaka, Japan) provided the Power Supply Station; a stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) power package, to the village of Yin Ma Chaung, a Magway Region of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Read more...

Powerpack is Tesla’s utility and business energy storage system

Camborne Energy Storage to install the first Tesla grid-scale Powerpacks in Europe


Camborne Energy Storage, a UK-based developer of large-scale energy storage projects, is installing the very first grid-scale Tesla Powerpacks in Europe, the company announced. With the recent arrival of the batteries to a site in Somerset, Camborne are co-locating them with a ground mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) site. Read more...

“Storage is a game-changer for power systems and consumers around the world,” said Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association

British Solar Trade Association sets out industry energy storage priorities


Following a year of analysis and detailed discussions with members, the British Solar Trade Association (STA) has published its position paper on the interaction between solar and energy storage, entitled “Solar + Storage Opportunities”. The paper covers the very wide array of services that energy storage will increasingly provide to home owners, the networks and to utilities in the next few years. Read more...

A dedication event at the solar PV array’s location south of Buffalo was held with both cooperatives

Largest solar PV project owned by Minnesota Co-ops now complete; 2.25 MW in Buffalo


The largest photovoltaic (PV) array in Minnesota owned by electric cooperatives is now generating solar power for members of Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH). The Dickinson Solar project consists of 8,352 PV panels on a 13-acre site in Buffalo already owned by Great River Energy. The project’s principal contractor was Energy Concepts of Hudson, Wisconsin. Construction began in March 2016, and the project became operational in August. Read more...

Azure Power 40 MW PV plant at Kathauti Village, Rajasthan

Azure Power Global Limited announces IPO


Azure Power Global Limited (New Delhi, India), an independent power producer in the Indian solar sector, on September 22nd, 2016 announced the launch of its initial public offering (IPO) of 6,818,182 equity shares, including 5,863,637 equity shares to be sold by Azure Power and 954,545 shares to be sold by certain selling shareholders. Read more...

The Bonnybrooke solar PV plant feeds solar power into SRP’s grid that supports Apple

SRP and Apple launch 50 MW solar PV plant in Pinal County, Arizona


Tempe, Arizona based utility Salt River Project’s Board of Directors has approved an agreement to purchase solar power produced from Apple’s new 50 MW PV plant, located in Pinal County east of its data command center in Mesa. Apple has completed construction, and is finalizing the commissioning of the large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) array, so that clean power can feed into SRP’s grid that supports Apple. Read more...

Urban solar PV farms will provide a framework to cost-effectively deploy renewable energy in urban areas

SolarReserve promotes urban solar PV plants as a new paradigm for renewable energy in South Africa


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to SolarReserve’s (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.) South African subsidiary to advance their “Urban Solar Farms” initiative in South Africa. The grant, which supports the goals of the U.S. government-led Power Africa initiative, will support development of up to 200 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) farms ranging in size from 5 to 30 megawatts. Read more...

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