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13 Jun 2017 at 12:34pm
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EDC to commit US$72 million in financing for Dubai solar park
23 Jun 2017 at 4:30am
Export Development Canada (EDC) announced Thursday that it has committed US$72 million in financing within the larger US$655 million senior project finance banking facilities for the third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.



EBRD to help finance 50MW PV project in Kazakhstan
23 Jun 2017 at 3:30am
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced Wednesday that it has signed a mandate letter for the co-financing of a new solar plant in Kazakhstan.



Spruce Finance completes sale of US$250 million solar, energy efficiency loan portfolio
23 Jun 2017 at 1:30am
Spruce Finance announced Wednesday that it has completed a whole loan sale of US$250 million of its efficiency and solar loan portfolio to a North American bank with an expertise in consumer loan assets.



JinkoSolar to supply 38.4MW of modules to Fuji Electric solar-plus-storage plant in Japan
22 Jun 2017 at 6:24pm
JinkoSolar is to supply 38.4MW of PV modules to Fuji Electric’s solar plant in Tomakomai, on the southern Japanese island of Hokkaido, which will be coupled with a 10MWh energy storage system.



GE supplying central inverters to Solairedirect India
22 Jun 2017 at 4:40pm
GE Energy Connections said it had signed a supply and service agreement with Solairedirect India, a subsidiary of ENGIE, which is currently building two 70MW PV power plants in India.



Yingli Green placing greater emphasis on bifacial solar modules
22 Jun 2017 at 1:51pm
Struggling former ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Yingli Green Energy is putting greater emphasis on high-efficiency N-PERT monocrystalline ‘PANDA’ bifacial modules as a key part of its potential business turnaround.



Engie chief lauds ‘prominent’ role for solar in future energy systems
22 Jun 2017 at 1:04pm
Solar is set to play a prominent role in future energy systems, according to the chief executive of French power company Engie.



Yes Bank signs charter with Dutch, French, German development banks for green finance in India
22 Jun 2017 at 12:53pm
Three major development banks have joined major Indian private sector financier Yes Bank and signed a charter to mobilize green investments in India.



Sungrow increasing presence in Japan with new distribution deal
22 Jun 2017 at 12:40pm
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply has entered into a supply distribution deal in Japan with Japanese trading company, YUASA Trading Co to expand its market share and provide better sales services in the country.



Indian solar to create 125,000 army of rooftop installers in five years
22 Jun 2017 at 12:19pm
India’s 175GW by 2022 renewable energy target could create up to 330,000 jobs in the next five years, predominantly in the rooftop PV sector, according to a report from India's CEEW and NRDC.



UGE to develop 15 PV projects in Ontario
22 Jun 2017 at 11:00am
Solar energy solutions provider UGE International announced Tuesday that it has been selected as the winner to engineer and develop 15 PV projects in Ontario for Peterborough Solar Projects Corporation (PSPC) — a partnership between Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) and the City of Peterborough.




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eTourEurope has achieved its goal
22 Jun 2017 at 11:48pm
European electric car long-distance rally demonstrates vehicle reliability and fast-charging network in Europe

Renewable Greek Island-Project TILOS got EUSEW Awards
22 Jun 2017 at 11:38pm
The TILOS consortium is honored with the Energy Island’s Award and the Public Vote Award at the European Union Sustainable Energy Week Awards

Energy labelling of heating systems
20 Jun 2017 at 6:49pm
The European Parliament adopts amendments of energy labelling Directive. Rating scale will go from A to G in the future. However, the LabelPack A+ project underlines that the existing label continues to apply to space and water heaters beyond 2020.

Solar industry will reduce wafer kerf loss considerably
20 Jun 2017 at 6:40pm
The average silicon consumption for manufacturing multi- and monocrystalline solar cells will drop from 4.8 grams per watt (g/W) in 2016 by 25% to 3.6 g/W in 2020. This is the result of a new scenario developed by the polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research.

Phoenix Solar broadens project pipeline
20 Jun 2017 at 6:36pm
The Executive Board of Phoenix Solar AG presented a strong expansion of the project pipeline at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the company today. The weighted global project pipeline ("Short-listed" or higher) increased strongly to 444 MWp, up from 349.7 MWp as of end March 2017.

BELECTRIC PEG system successfully installed in Australia
19 Jun 2017 at 8:51pm
The BELECTRIC PEG system design achieves a significant milestone for cost-effective solar PV power generation

NREL Announces Participants for 2017 Executive Energy Leadership Program
15 Jun 2017 at 7:50pm
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 22 leaders to participate in its 2017 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs).

KACO new energy is partnering with Microcare
13 Jun 2017 at 11:53am
A new collaboration with local company Microcare is opening up further opportunities for growth in South Africa for KACO new energy GmbH, and helping strengthen the German inverter manufacturer’s presence on the African continent, south of the Sahara.

U.S. Solar Market Adds 2 Gigawatts of PV in Q1 2017
9 Jun 2017 at 5:05pm
Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017. Utility-scale solar prices fall below $1/watt for the first time, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

Molly Joseph is a new member ob First Solars board of directors
9 Jun 2017 at 4:54pm
First Solar, Inc. today announced the appointment of Molly Joseph to its board of directors.She will sit on the First Solar board’s Audit and Project Development committees.


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