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The multi-crystalline world record solar PV cell made of n-type HPM silicon with an area of 2 cm x 2 cm

Fraunhofer ISE again holds PV world record; Silicon solar cell with 21.9 percent efficiency


Researchers at Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) have produced a multi-crystalline silicon solar cell with 21.9 percent efficiency, successfully bringing the photovoltaic (PV) world record back to Freiburg. Read more...

MESIA remarks a rapid adoption of large-scale solar in the Middle East

MESIA forecasts a massive 5.7 GW of solar capacity to be delivered across the region


The Middle East Solar Association (MESIA) sees a pipeline of more than 5.7 gigawatts (GW) of upcoming solar projects throughout the MENA region. Read more...

U.S. solar PV installations, 2010–2016. Source: GTM Research / SEIA U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

GTM, SEIA: U.S. solar market grows 95% in 2016; 14.6 GW of solar PV capacity installed last year


In its biggest year to date, the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,625 megawatts of solar PV installed in 2016, according to previewed data published by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in advance of their upcoming U.S. Solar Market Insight report, set to be released on March 9th. Read more...

ACCIONA Energía will carry out the turnkey construction of the solar PV plant in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) modality

ACCIONA and Tuto Energy to expand the Puerto Libertad solar PV project in Mexico to 339 MW


ACCIONA Energía (Sarriguren, Spain) and Tuto Energy (Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico) have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) – the first of a private nature signed under the new law on the electric power sector in Mexico – that will add 112 MW to the initial Puerto Libertad solar photovoltaic (PV) project. Read more...

Expected solar employment growth from 2015–2016 (overall and by sector)

National Census: Solar accounts for 1 in 50 new U.S. jobs in 2016


The American solar workforce grew at a historic pace in 2016, a year when one out of every fifty new U.S. jobs was in the solar industry, according to the new “National Solar Jobs Census 2016,” the seventh annual report on solar employment issued by The Solar Foundation. The National Solar Jobs Census 2016 found that solar industry employment growth outpaced the overall U.S. economy by 17 times as it increased by over 51,000 jobs, for a total of 260,077 U.S. solar workers. Read more...

Enel reference PV plant

Enel commissions two solar PV plants in South Africa totaling 165 MW


Enel (Rome, Italy), through its renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has brought the 82.5 MW Adams and Pulida solar photovoltaic (PV) plants into commercial operation, which are respectively located in South Africa’s Northern Cape and Free State provinces, the company announced on February 6th, 2017. Read more...

Artist’s rendering of the 142 MW Ross River solar PV project

EnergyAustralia inks PPA for the 142 MW Ross River solar PV project in Queensland


Energy retailer EnergyAustralia (Melbourne) on February 6th, 2017 announced one of Australia’s largest solar power purchase agreements to underpin development of the 142 MW Ross River solar project in Queensland. The power purchase agreement (PPA) is the second in EnergyAustralia’s USD 1.5 billion program to buy around 500 MW of power from new wind and solar energy projects across eastern Australia. Read more...

Solar PV capacity additions 2016

Global solar power demand grows nearly 50% in 2016, Europe drops by 20%


European countries installed around 6.9 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2016 – a 20% decrease compared to the 8.6 GW that was grid-connected in 2015, according to SolarPower Europe (Brussels), the association of the solar power sector in Europe. In the same period, the global on-grid solar PV market grew by about 49% to around 76.1 GW in 2016, from about 51.2 GW in 2015. Read more...

EGP’s 160 MW Finis Terrae solar PV park in Chile was completed in 2016

Enel Green Power closes 2016 with a record-breaking 2 GW of renewable energy capacity built


Enel Green Power (EGP, Rome, Italy), Enel’s global renewable energies division, has made 2016 a record-breaking year after building an all-time high 2,018 MW of new capacity in the last 12 months. The record obtained last year is a major achievement for EGP, which more than doubled its result from 2015, when just over 900 MW of capacity were built. Read more...

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Neoen to develop solar PV projects totaling 130 MW in New South Wales


Three big solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in New South Wales supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are set to begin construction within weeks after getting the financial green light. The PV projects in Parkes, Griffith and Dubbo with a total generation capacity of 130 MW will consist of more than 400,000 solar panels and when completed will provide enough solar power for 41,500 homes. Read more...

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