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Solar steamrolls wind again in latest joint German auction
18 Apr 2019 at 3:57pm
Industry continues last year’s trend as it reaps all awards at oversubscribed 210MW tender, with 18 bids contracted at an average €0.0566/kWh price.


Solar drives clean energy job boom in Australia
18 Apr 2019 at 2:39pm
Official stats find 210% rise in large-scale PV workforce in past two years but associations warn rules for mandatory electricians could stifle growth.


PV IndiaTech Talk: Iñaki Legarda, Business Director at Mondragon Assembly
18 Apr 2019 at 1:22pm
Finlay Colville interviews Iñaki Legarda about India's PV manufacturing prospects ahead of PV IndiaTech in Delhi next week.


PV IndiaTech Talk: Vinay Rustagi, Managing Director at Bridge to India
18 Apr 2019 at 12:45pm
Finlay Colville interviews Vinay Rustagi ahead of his talk at PV IndiaTech in Delhi next week.


China’s solar installs plummet 46% to 5.2GW in Q1 2019 - AECEA
18 Apr 2019 at 11:53am
According to China’s National Renewable Energy Center (NREC), PV installations in the first quarter of 2019, declined by 46%, year-on-year to only 5.2GW.


Mexico’s IEnova in funding plea for 376MW PV portfolio
18 Apr 2019 at 11:27am
World Bank’s IFC mulling request by energy giant for US$395m facility to deploy four plants at various development stages, with a fifth under consideration.


Duke Energy set to develop, purchase 14-project, 602MW PV pipeline in Carolinas
17 Apr 2019 at 9:03pm
Following an independent evaluation process, Duke Energy is set to produce or purchase a total of 602MW of renewable energy from projects under North Carolina’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) programme.


Ellomay Capital sells 49% of holdings in Talasol Solar, 300MW Spanish PV project
17 Apr 2019 at 8:26pm
Ellomay Capital’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ellomay Luxembourg Holdings, will sell 49% of the outstanding shares of Talasol Solar to GSE 3 UK Limited and Fond-ICO Infraestructuras II.


Altus Power acquires 19MW PV portfolio across US
17 Apr 2019 at 7:59pm
Altus Power has acquired a multistate operating portfolio of ground-mounted solar assets located in Massachusetts, North Carolina and New Mexico. The portfolio has a combined generation capacity of 19MW.


LONGi investing US$875 million in 2020 production capacity expansion plans
17 Apr 2019 at 7:11pm
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology is planning to invest around US$875.7 million in expanding its Czochralski-based monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) ingot and wafer capacity by 15GW, while expanding mono-Si solar cell capacity by an initial 3GW in 2020.


Construction underway for 24MW floating PV plant in India
17 Apr 2019 at 4:32pm
Reservoir installation by Greenam Energy to power factory complex in Tamil Nadu and sell excess electricity to state-owned utilities.


Solarcentury to build Spanish 200MW portfolio after stake sale
17 Apr 2019 at 1:24pm
UK player divests majority portfolio share to undisclosed buyer days after separate reports suggested a sale of the entire firm is being mulled.


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