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‘Pop-up’ solar could displace diesel generators

An Australian engineering firm is looking to displace diesel generators with a containerised ‘pop-up’ solar system.

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GTM Research highlights regional solar demand shifts expected in 2018

According to GTM Research, global solar PV installations are expected to surpass 104GW in 2018, despite the top four markets, including China, forecasted to decline collectively by 7%.

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Canadian Solar continues to monetize PV power plant projects in Brazil

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has sold its interest in the Guimarania solar energy project in Brazil to Global Power Generation, subsidiary of Spanish energy group Gas Natural Fenosa as it continues to monetize PV power plant projects in the country.

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Huawei supplying first fully-digitalized utility-scale solar project in Brazil

Leading PV inverter manufacturer Huawei is supplying its string inverters to a 75MW fully-digitalized utility-scale PV project in Brazil, said to be the first of its kind in the country.

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World Bank grant eyes solar for 1.4 million people in war-torn Yemen

The World Bank will provide a US$50 million grant for off-grid solar systems in Yemen to improve access to electricity and vital basic services in rural and outlying urban areas.

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Canadian Solar wins 364MWp of projects in latest Brazilian auction

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar said it would build three PV power plants in Brazil, totalling 364MWp in Brazil after securing the projects through Brazil’s latest A-4 auction that was held on April 4, 2018.

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PPA signed for 170MW subsidy-free solar plant in Spain

BayWa r.e. and Statkraft sign 15-year contract for 1500V project near Seville.

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Zambia issues RfQ for 100MW of solar under GET FiT programme

The government of Zambia has issued a Request for Qualification (RfQ) for up to 100MW of solar under the first round of the GET FiT Zambia programme.

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Puerto Rico ROUNDUP: Solar microgrids, donations and battery-powered clean water pumps

Puerto Rico ROUNDUP: News in brief on solar-plus-storage from the hurricane-hit island.

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ROUND-UP: Seychelles saltwater floating PV, Karnataka PPA signings, BBOXX eyes UK impact investors

Seychelles to tender for 4MW of saltwater floating solar, Karnataka signs PPAs for 640MW of solar, BBOXX to tap UK impact investors to raise £2.5 million annually.

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Brazil awards 806MW of solar with its lowest ever tariff in latest auction

Brazil’s ‘A-4’ power auction has seen energy agency EPE allocate 806.6MW of solar at the lowest ever price in the country.

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