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Open Letter from the European PV Community


Organized by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV), EUREC - The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers and Solar United - The Global Solar PV Technology & Industry Association (Solar United) as well as equipment manufacturers, materials providers and PV Manufacturing companies published today an “Open Letter from the European PV Community”. Read more...

According to the report, the total installed solar PV capacity in the IEA PVPS countries and key markets has risen to at least 303 GW

IEA PVPS: At least 303 GW of solar PV are now installed world-wide


The International Energy Agency's Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS, Paris, France) published its new Snapshot report on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. This serves as a preliminary assessment prior to the PVPS Trends Report that will be published in Q3 2017. This report provides estimated data about photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the countries reporting to the IEA PVPS Programme and additional key markets. At least 303 GW of PV are now installed worldwide, while in 2016, 75 GW of PV were installed globally. Read more...

The signing ceremony took place in Cairo on April 13th, 2017 in the presence of Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi and the Ambassador of Norway Mr. Sten Arne Rosnes.

Scatec Solar and partners sign PPAs for 400 MW of PV generation capacity in Egypt


Scatec Solar (Oslo, Norway) and partners have signed 25-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for delivery of electricity from six solar photovoltaic (PV) plants totaling 400 MW with the Government of Egypt. All located in Ben Ban area near Aswan in Upper Egypt, the PV plants are expected to generate about 870 GWh of solar power per year. Read more...

Over the past two years JA Solar has expanded quickly in the Indian market by establishing strategic partnerships with local developers, EPC companies, independent power producers, and other important partners.

JA Solar's cumulative PV module shipments to India reach 1 GW


JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Beijing, China) on April 17th, 2017 announced that the company's cumulative solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments to India reached the milestone of 1GW of capacity. The 1GW of modules shipped to India represents solar power generation capacity of approximately 1.7 billion kWh, the company notes. Read more...

Solar Corporate Funding Q1 2016 – Q1 2017

Mercom Capital Group: Total corporate funding in solar sector rises to USD 3.2 billion in Q1, 2017


Mercom Capital Group (Austin, TX, U.S.) on April 10th, 2017 released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the first quarter of 2017. Total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market and debt financing) into the solar sector in Q1, 2017 doubled with USD 3.2 billion compared to USD 1.6 billion in Q4, 2016. Read more...

renewables_report.jpg. According to the report, investment in renewables capacity was roughly double that in fossil fuel generation

New report: Record new renewable power capacity added at lower cost


As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 per cent lower than the previous year, according to new research published on April 6th, 2017 by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017” finds that wind, solar, biomass and waste-to-energy, geothermal, small hydro and marine sources added 138.5 GW to global power capacity in 2016, up 8 per cent from the 127.5 GW added the year before. Read more...

Through 2021, IHS Markit projects a total of 450 GW of new solar PV installations globally

IHS Markit: Contradiction in key markets will lead to sluggish growth of global PV demand


According to IHS Markit (London, UK), global demand for solar photovoltaics (PV) will reach 79 GW in 2017, a slight 2 percent increase over the 78 GW installed in 2016. This compares to annual growth that surpassed 30 percent in both 2015 and 2016. Read more...

Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017, estimates that by the end of last year the world’s renewable generation capacity reached 2,006 GW

IRENA: 2016 was a record year for renewables; Solar outpaces wind for new power capacity


Global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 gigawatts (GW) in 2016, making the strongest year ever for new capacity additions, according to data released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017”, estimates that by the end of last year the world’s renewable generation capacity reached 2,006 GW, with solar energy showing particularly strong growth. Read more...

The Noor complex is scheduled supply a total of 580 MW of output power from three solar thermal energy (CSP) plants and one PV plant

Morocco breaks ground for a PV plant in Ouarzazate, part of the largest solar power complex in the world


In the presence of the Moroccan King, Mohammed VI, the first sod was cut in Ouarzazate for the construction of a solar PV plant – NOORo IV - inside the world's largest solar power complex. The commissioning of this solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, will likely take place in the beginning of 2018. Read more...

Enel solar PV project

Enel starts construction of The America’s largest solar PV project in Mexico


Enel S.p.A. (Rome, Italy), through its Mexican renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has started construction works at its 754 MW Villanueva solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Viesca, Coahuila State, which is the largest PV facility under construction in the Americas and Enel’s largest solar project world-wide. Read more...

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