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Google to develop 413MW pipeline of PV projects in Tennessee, Alabama
17 Jan 2019 at 6:45pm
Already busy developing a pair of energy-efficient data centre campuses in Tennessee and Northern Alabama, Google announced an even grander plan to develop a 413MW pipeline of PV projects within both states.


Risen Energy’s JÄGER HP PERC module conversion efficiency reaches record 21%
17 Jan 2019 at 12:12pm
Major China-based PV module manufacturer Risen Energy has reported its latest JÄGER HP 72-cell sized module has achieved a record conversion efficiency of up to 21%, tested and certified by independent third-party institute TUV-SUD.


NTPC tenders for 15MW of floating solar at hydro plant in Himachal Pradesh
17 Jan 2019 at 6:46am
Indian state-run utility NTPC has issued a tender for 15MW of floating solar at its hydroelectric power station Koldam in the mountainous, northern state of Himachal Preadesh.


Enel eyes ‘rich in opportunity’ Brazil market by selling 540MW of renewables to Chinese firm
17 Jan 2019 at 6:19am
Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil (EGP Brazil) has signed agreements to sell three fully operational renewable energy projects totalling 540MW in Brazil to Chinese company CGN Energy International Holdings (CGNEI) for approximately BRL2.9 billion (US$776 million).


Diverxia gains approval for 240MW PV project in Colombia
16 Jan 2019 at 7:30pm
Spanish renewable energy company Diverxia Infrastructure has gained approval from the Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) of Colombia to develop its first large PV project within the country.


FPL announces plan to install 30 million PV panels in Florida by 2030
16 Jan 2019 at 7:17pm
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has announced a new “30-by-30” plan that will see the company install more than 30 million solar panels in Florida by 2030.


Panda Green Energy warns of US$30 million-plus loss for 2018
16 Jan 2019 at 6:42pm
China-based PV energy provider (PVEP) Panda Green Energy Group has issued a profit warning for the full year 2018.


Global solar PV installations reach 109GW in 2018 - BNEF
16 Jan 2019 at 5:40pm
According to provisional data from BloombergNEF (BNEF), global solar PV installations reached 109GW in 2018 as the cost of installing a megawatt of photovoltaic capacity fell 12%, which spurred markets outside China to increase installations.


LONGi Solar has bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record verified at 24.06%
16 Jan 2019 at 3:51pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar has reported a new solar cell world record conversion efficiency for monocrystalline silicon PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology of 24.06%, which has been verified by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT) in China.


Saudi Arabia reignites plans for integrated solar manufacturing
16 Jan 2019 at 3:25pm
According to reports, Saudi Arabia’s National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP) and petrochemicals to manufacturing conglomerate SABIC have signed MOU’s with LONGi Group and OCI to bring fully integrated solar manufacturing to the country.


KACO new energy sells central inverter business to concentrate on string and energy storage
16 Jan 2019 at 2:57pm
PV inverter manufacturer KACO new energy is changing its business focus to include only string inverters and energy storage products, after its acquisition of Energy Depot, selling its central inverter business subsidiary in South Korea to OCI Power. Financial details were not disclosed.


Enel launches €1 billion green bond for renewables, networks and energy tech
16 Jan 2019 at 9:07am
Italian utility Enel has launched a €1 billion (US$1.14 billion) green bond to finance new renewables, transmission and distribution networks and e-mobility projects.


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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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