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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...

Neoen reference solar PV plant

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...

More than half of the Member States of the EU voted against extending the solar trade measures

EU member states reject solar trade duties


On January 26th, 2017 in a meeting of the EU Member States trade experts, the European Commission's proposal to extend trade measures on photovoltaic (PV) panels and solar cells imported from China, Taiwan and Malaysia was defeated. More than half the Member States of the EU voted against extending the measures and instead for the first time in history the proposal of the Commission is subject to an appeal from the Member States, SolarPower Europe (Brussels) reports. Read more...

SMA’s Managing Board forecasts sales of EUR 830 million to EUR 900 million for the current fiscal year

SMA Solar Technology AG announces sales record in 2016, increased operational earnings


SMA Solar Technology AG (Niestetal, Germany) generated a sales record in 2016 with more than 8 GW of PV inverter output sold (2015: 7.3 GW). According to provisional estimates by the Managing Board, SMA generated sales of more than EUR 940 million in continuing operations in 2016 (pro-forma 2015: EUR 981.8 million) and substantially increased operating earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to approximately EUR 65 million (pro-forma 2015: EUR 43.3 million) despite an unexpectedly sharp decline in average selling prices of nearly 20%. Read more...

In 2016 around 70 gigawatts of PV capacity have been installed globally

Solar energy milestone: 300 GW of PV capacity installed world-wide


The growth of photovoltaic (PV) technology around the world continues, and the global success story has now reached a further milestone: 300 gigawatts (GWp) of total installed solar power capacity around the world. This was announced by the German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) in Berlin, on the basis of their own calculations. Read more...

Dieter Manz, CEO of Manz AG, together with representatives of Shanghai Electric Group and Shenhua Group

CIGS solar PV: Manz AG announces orders totaling EUR 263 million for turnkey lines, strategic cooperation with Chinese enterprises


Manz AG (Reutlingen, Germany) has entered into a strategic cooperation with Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd. and Shenhua Group Co., Ltd. in the field of CIGS thin-film technology. In the course of that, Manz AG received two bulk orders, one for a CIGS production line with a capacity of 306 MW and another one for a CIGS R&D line with 44 MW capacity, the company announces. Read more...

PVMA notes that 2017 could become a challenging year for the solar market

PVMA estimates global PV installations at 75 GW in 2016, expects stable market in 2017


The PV Market Alliance (PVMA) estimates global photovoltaic installations at 75 GW in 2016 and possibly a stable market in 2017. After 50 GW of PV installations in 2015, this represents a 50% YoY growth, with now a total capacity installed globally crossing the 300 GW mark, PVMA notes. Read more...

ReNew Power develop solar PV plant in Madhya Pradesh, India

ADB supports ReNew Power solar PV projects in India totaling 398 MW


As part of its efforts to scale up private sector-led infrastructure development in Asia and the Pacific and boost support for clean energy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a new USD 390 million financing package for ReNew Power to develop renewable energy projects in India. With the financing, ReNew Power will develop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with combined capacity of 398 megawatts (MW) in Jharkhand and Telangana, and wind power projects with combined capacity of 311 MW in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Read more...

The 131 MW Astoria solar PV plant is located in Kern County, California

Recurrent Energy announces commercial operation of two solar PV projects in California totaling 231 MW


Canadian Solar Inc. (Guelph, Ontario) on January 17th, 2017 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has reached commercial operation of the adjacent 131 MW Astoria and 100 MW Astoria 2 solar PV projects located in Kern County, California. Read more...

Utility-scale solar PV plant in China

NEA: China added 34.24 GW of solar PV capacity in 2016


On January 16th, 2017 China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) officially released its solar photovoltaic (PV) installation figures for the entire year 2016, Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar) Advisory Co. Ltd. (AECEA) reports. Accordingly, by the end of 2016 the total grid-connected solar PV installations reached 77.42 GW – up 34.24 GW YoY. Read more...

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