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First Solar adds 200MW project from Georgia Power to pipeline
21 Feb 2018 at 6:46pm
Leading solar thin-film manufacturer First Solar is to build a 200MW (AC) PV power plant for Georgia Power’s REDI Program, using over half a million CdTe modules.

Aurora Solar Technologies expects orders to reach record levels in 2018
21 Feb 2018 at 1:51pm
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) is expecting 2018 to be a record year for new orders, as major PV manufacturers continue to migrate and ramp high-efficiency solar cells such as monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) and bifacial cell technologies.

Avaada Power signs MoU for 1.6GW of solar in Uttar Pradesh
21 Feb 2018 at 1:29pm
Indian renewable energy project developer Avaada Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to invest US$1.55 billion for the development of 1.6GW of solar projects in the state.

Batteries ‘vital’ in delivering mission-critical microgrids for US Military
21 Feb 2018 at 12:59pm
Battery storage is “vital” to enabling microgrids to meet stringent requirements for being installed at US Military facilities, a developer has said.

BP sets 2040 US solar LCOE benchmark at 5c/kWh
21 Feb 2018 at 12:25pm
BP has modelled for solar in the US to deploy at levelised costs of around US5¢/kWh by 2040, despite solar already hitting those prices in much of the country.

South Australia’s Labor plans 75% renewables and 25% storage targets
21 Feb 2018 at 8:33am
Ahead of the March election, the South Australian Labor government has said it will increase its renewable energy target to 75% by 2025 and implement 750MW of “renewable storage” if re-elected.

Inspired Evolution backs Alten for 500MW solar portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa
21 Feb 2018 at 1:42am
Inspired Evolution has signed off on a deal to invest up to US$36 million in Alten RE Developments Africa, the Sub-Saharan African subsidiary of Alten Energías Renovables.

Polysilicon consumption to decline below 4g/W in Q3 2018
20 Feb 2018 at 1:03pm
Consumption of polysilicon used by the solar industry will decline to below 4g/W during 2018, hitting 3.92g/W at the end of Q4’18, according to a new value-chain model developed by the in-house market research team at PV Tech.

Two EPCs each bag 15MW solar projects in Kandahar, Afghanistan
20 Feb 2018 at 8:58am
The Afghanistan government has signed an agreement with two EPCs, local firm Zularistan and Turkey's 77, to set up a 15MW solar PV project each in Kandahar, in the south of the country.

Acciona signs renewables PPA with Chilean water company
20 Feb 2018 at 8:25am
Acciona Energia has signed a renewable energy-based power purchase agreement (PPA) with Aguas Chañar, a water cycle management company in the region of Atacama, Chile.

UK government partners with UN on distributed solar access in Uganda
20 Feb 2018 at 8:01am
Bodies from the UK government and the United Nations are partnering on improving access to solar in Uganda, where 70% of the population has no electricity.

Australia surpasses 1.8 million solar rooftops
20 Feb 2018 at 7:37am
Australia has breached 1.8 million solar rooftops on households and businesses, according to campaign group Solar Citizens.

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Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 Jan 2018 at 10:41am
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.

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