Thai oil and gas company invests in Conergy’s Japan project.

Thai oil and gas company invests in Conergy’s Japan project.

PTT, a state-owned Thai oil and gas company has invested in developer Conergy’s largest project in Japan to date, a 25.88MWp ground mounted PV plant. The project in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture in the north-east of the country marks the latest involvement of Thailand’s major power sector companies in the Japanese PV market. Conergy said yesterday […]

Mexico issues draft guidelines for second power auction.

Mexico issues draft guidelines for second power auction.

The Mexican Secretary of Energy (SENER) has issued the first draft of the guidelines for the country’s second energy auction, which will select PV and renewable energy projects among others and will be held in September. Projects selected through the auction must begin delivering power in 2019. SENER said that the basic principles of the […]

PV covered 9.3% of Italy’s electricity demand in April.

PV covered 9.3% of Italy’s electricity demand in April.

Electricity produced by PV systems covered 9.3% of Italy’s total electricity demand in April 2016, according to the latest numbers from Italian TSO Terna SpA. PV plants installed in the country produced 2,202 GWh last month, down 17.6% from April 2015. Solar was the second most prolific renewable energy source in April after hydroelectric power and […]

Mytrah Energy forays into solar power generation.

Mytrah Energy forays into solar power generation.

Mytrah Energy, one of the country’s major renewable energy Independent Power Producers, has inked power purchase agreements with Punjab and Telangna for 377 MW, marking its foray into solar energy generation. Wind projects: The company also commissioned additional 210 MW at Vajrakarur 2, Nidhi and Nazeerabad projects, increasing the company’s operating wind portfolio to 826.4 […]

Trina Solar’s Chief Scientist Receives William R. Cherry Award.

Trina Solar’s Chief Scientist Receives William R. Cherry Award.

Trina Solar Limited, a global leader in PV modules, solutions and services, today announced that Dr. Pierre Verlinden, its Vice President and Chief Scientist, the Vice-Chair for the State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology (SKL PVST) will receive the 2016 William R. Cherry Award (the “Award”), one of the most distinguished awards in […]

World Bank approves $625 m loan to support rooftop solar programme in India.

World Bank approves $625 m loan to support rooftop solar programme in India.

The board of World Bank has approved a $625 million loan to support the Government of India’s program to generate electricity from widespread installation of rooftop solar photo-voltaic (PV). The Board also approved a co-financing loan of $120 million on concessional terms and a $5 million grant from Climate Investment Fund’s (CIF) Clean Technology Fund. The […]

Denmark and US to partner on offshore wind.

Denmark and US to partner on offshore wind.

Denmark and the United States have signed a memorandum to strengthen cooperation on offshore wind energy projects, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced. On May 4, 2016 at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., Danish Ambassador Lars Gert Lose and BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) […]

IDB to help finance 100MW of solar projects in Argentina

IDB to help finance 100MW of solar projects in Argentina

The US-headquartered Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), part of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will help to finance 100MW of solar projects in the Northern Argentinian province of Jujuy. Governor of Jujuy Province, Gerardo Ruben Morales, met James Scriven, the head of the IIC, in Washington last week to discuss US$27 million financing for the solar […]

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