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UK solar industry lauds ‘ambitious’ Labour proposals
21 May 2019 at 1:28pm
Plans by opposition party to install solar on 1.75 million UK homes have been strongly welcomed by the country’s domestic solar industry.


EBRD, IFC set to co-finance Armenia’s first large PV farm
21 May 2019 at 1:16pm
Development duo share plans for US$41m of debt to back 55MW project in Gegharkunik province, to be built by Dutch-Spanish consortium.


Afghan 15.1MW scheme enlists development financiers
21 May 2019 at 12:27pm
Turkish EPC 77 Group secures loans from ADB, CFPS II for project it will build in Kandahar through public-private partnership.


South Africa cuts red tape for distributed generation
21 May 2019 at 11:39am
Ministerial move to allow direct clearing of 1-10MW projects by regulator NERSA will help 1GW pipeline awaiting approval ‘for years’, says PV body SAPVIA.


Yellow Door Energy to bring PV power to Carrefour stores in Jordan
20 May 2019 at 5:41pm
Majid Al Futtaim, Shopping mall, communities and retail company with holdings across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has signed off on a deal with Yellow Door Energy to bring PV power to Carrefour stores in Jordan.


Affordable solar-plus-storage ‘hard to beat’ for coal
20 May 2019 at 5:29pm
Phase-out scenarios by Berkshire Hathaway Energy unit and others underscore ‘economic sense’ of cleaner alternatives, say IEEFA analysts.


Ohio authorities approve construction for 470MW of PV power
20 May 2019 at 5:20pm
The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has authorised both Hardin Solar Energy II LLC and Hecate Highland Energy, LLC to build several PV-powered plants across Hardin and Highland counties.


Germany’s SUNfarming bags funding for 116MW portfolio
20 May 2019 at 3:45pm
Firm raises €23m (US$25.67m) subordinated loan from Hansainvest Real Assets to support 85 solar installations, with plans to add new projects.


Intersolar 2019: A first-timer’s takeaways
20 May 2019 at 1:26pm
PV Tech’s José Rojo on navigating the Munich crowds of an industry fast approaching a new golden era that will change the rules of the solar game.


Close to 90 solar projects ‘sprinting’ for Vietnam’s June FiT deadline
20 May 2019 at 12:55pm
Monopoly utility EVN warns of forthcoming grid integration challenges but aims to help investors hit COD targets.


JinkoSolar’s ‘Swan’ bifacial solar panel receives Intersolar Award 2019
20 May 2019 at 12:25pm
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has received the Intersolar Award 2019 for its Swan bifacial module with a transparent backsheet developed by DuPont.


ROUND-UP: Solarpack Peru buy, Armenia eases import for 55MW, Ichigo and Softbank Japan plants
20 May 2019 at 12:13pm
Solarpack to buy 43MW of Peru solar projects, Ichigo and Softbank bring Japanese solar plants into operation, Armenian government grants VAT adjournment for imports on 55MW solar plant.


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