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First Solar sells 280MW California PV project to Capital Dynamics
23 Aug 2017 at 1:45am
First Solar announced Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its 280MW California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County, California, to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Atlas Renewable Energy selects SMA for 180MW PV portfolio in Chile
23 Aug 2017 at 1:30am
SMA announced Tuesday that it has secured two large-scale operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts in Chile — totaling nearly 180MW.

JA Solar’s module shipments smash guidance in Q2
22 Aug 2017 at 5:33pm
Having turned and continue to remain cautious about its business outlook for the second-half of 2017, JA Solar reported second quarter results that simply defied previous guidance, driven by greater than expected demand in China and a start of a rush to stockpile in the US.

Australian regulator dumps solar tax proposal to avoid ‘death spiral’
22 Aug 2017 at 1:56pm
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), responsible for regulating the energy market, has dropped a proposal to let power network companies charge rooftop solar owners for feeding their electricity to the grid in a form of ‘solar tax’, after facing resistance from communities.

Bosch completes 4MW solar project for Indian port
22 Aug 2017 at 1:06pm
German multinational engineering and electronics company Bosch has commissioned a 4MW ground-mount solar PV project for the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) at Dakshin Kannada in the Indian state of Karnataka.

ISA to become recognised multilateral agency by year-end
22 Aug 2017 at 12:58pm
The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is set to become a recognised multilateral agency by the end of this year, according to Indian energy and mines minister Piyush Goyal.

Silicon Module Super League defines key metrics for PV ModuleTech 2017: Part 2
22 Aug 2017 at 12:44pm
This blog features the second part of our new two-part blog on PV-Tech this week, presenting the latest findings of the PV-Tech in-house market research team, with all data and graphics shown in this blog coming from the August 2017 release of our PV Manufacturing & Technology Quarterly report.

India MNRE ROUND-UP: Environmental clearances, Customs Duty concessions, Solar DC guide
22 Aug 2017 at 12:03pm
Environment Impact Assessment is not applicable to solar projects, Customs Duty concessions for solar projects will continue post GST, a guide to on and off-grid solar DC systems.

Karnatakan 200MW solar EPC tender withdrawn
22 Aug 2017 at 11:29am
Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited. (KREDL) has cancelled a 200MW solar PV tender, due to what it called “unavoidable circumstances”.

China installs 10.52GW of solar in July: Exceeds 2020 target by 7%
22 Aug 2017 at 9:06am
According to independent solar industry advisory firm AECEA, China has already exceeded its 13th Five-Year-Plan (2016-2020) target of 105GW by installing around 10.52GW of solar in July, after record first half 2017 installations of 24.4GW.

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EBRD and Proparco sign first projects under Egypt Renewable Energy Framework
22 Aug 2017 at 12:55pm
The two institutions have committed US$ 58 million each for two 50 MW solar photovoltaic power plants.

Solarreserve signs agreement for 150-MW-Solar-Thermal Project
18 Aug 2017 at 10:57am
Solarreserve has signed an agreement with the South Australian Government for a 150-Megawatt Solar Thermal Project with Energy Storage near Port Augusta.

SolarEdge to Live Broadcast Solar Eclipse from its PV Monitoring Platform
17 Aug 2017 at 12:48pm
SolarEdge Technologies will live broadcast from its monitoring platform the tracking of the total solar eclipse.

Abengoa completes with Xina Solar One its third solar thermal plant in South Africa
16 Aug 2017 at 6:36pm
Spanish Abengoa has achieved practical completion for Xina Solar One, its third solar thermal plant in South Africa. It is a 100 MW solar thermal power plant.

AGL launches free rooftop solar energy monitoring service
16 Aug 2017 at 1:27pm
AGL Energy, Australians largest gas and electricity supplier with over three million customers is offering households with rooftop solar systems a free service to help them protect potential savings by monitoring their systems.

Australia's first utility scale solar plant performing above expectations
14 Aug 2017 at 10:14am
The Greenough River Solar Farm, located 50km southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia, boasted an outstanding 99.6% effective availability in its first three years of operation.

EDF and Canadian Solar build 92.5 MWp PV-Project in Brazil
11 Aug 2017 at 12:51pm
Canadian Solar Inc. and EDF Energies Nouvelles announced a partnership in the 92.5 MWp Pirapora III photovoltaic project in Brazil, through the sale of 80% interest in the Project by Canadian Solar to EDF EN do Brasil, EDF Energies Nouvelles' local subsidiary.

Landsec unveils UK’s largest shopping centre solar panel system
11 Aug 2017 at 12:26pm
Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company, has unveiled the installation of the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a retail site in the UK.

Schletter awarded for biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany
10 Aug 2017 at 10:53am
After implementing the biggest carport photovoltaic system in Germany at the airport Weeze, Schletter is now being awarded with the Global Leading RES Seal in the category „Unique Location“.

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016
9 Aug 2017 at 11:59am
The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the first half of the year to 4,765 MW (surpassing the 4,313 MW installed in all of 2016) according to the latest India Solar Market Update released by Mercom India Research.

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