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DTEK plans 200 MW Ukraine solar farm
DTEK and China Machinery Engineering Company (CMEC) have signed an agreement for the design and construction of a 200 MW solar power plant in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine.
Senegal sets solar benchmark
The World Bank says that its Scaling Solar programme has set a new low price for solar energy in Senegal.
Saudi Arabia plans $200 bn PV project
Saudi Arabia and Japanese financial bank SoftBank have agreed an MoU through which they undertake to spend about $200 billion by 2030 to build 200 GW of solar PV.
Construction of world’s largest solar park gets under way
ACWA Power has broken ground on the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project.
Peru's largest solar project is commissioned
Enel has commissioned its 180 MW Rubi solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, its first solar facility in Peru.
50 MW solar scheme approved in UK
Local councillors in the UK have approved plans for a 50 MW solar energy scheme.
Kathu CSP comes on line
Sener and Acciona Industrial say that they have connected the Kathu concentrated solar power (CSP) plant to the South African grid.
ib vogt breaks ground on Benban solar
At the end of January, ib vogt commenced construction of a portfolio of three additional solar power plants with a total capacity of 166.5 MWp in Benban, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Wello given the nod in China
Finnish wave energy technology company Wello has signed an agreement with Chinese conglomerate CIMC OEI to jointly develop a wave energy converter device for Chinese waters.
FORESEA supports new deployments at SmartBay
The EU’s Foresea programme has approved funding for six developers of offshore renewable energy technologies to deploy their devices at the SmartBay Marine and Renewable Energy Test...
Capital Stage to finance solar portfolio in Ireland
Germany-based renewable energy developer Capital Stage has announced plans to invest in a pipeline of proposed solar farms in Ireland.
US solar tariff decision ‘is a loss for America’
The national trade association for the US solar industry has expressed its disapproval of the decision by president Trump to impose 30 % tariffs on imported solar cells and panels.
174 Power Global breaks ground on 236 MW PV project
The largest solar project in Texas broke ground this month when 174 Power Global Corp began construction of the 236 MW Midway Solar project.
Welsh minister boosts tidal lagoon prospects
Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones has pledged financial support for a proposed tidal lagoon plant and has called on the UK government to “stop stalling” its decisions on the project.
120 MW solar farm proposed for UK
Developer INRG is proposing the construction of a 120 MW subsidy-free solar farm in the UK.
Aurora CSP approved
The government of South Australia has given the go-ahead for the construction of a ground-breaking solar thermal power plant.
Swansea Bay tidal power may be stranded
The future of the 320 MW, £1.3 billion Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project is at serious risk, according to a report in The London Times.
Hanwha breaks ground on YEKA solar facility
Plans for the construction of a 1000 MW solar farm in Turkey took a step closer to realisation in December with a groundbreaking ceremony for a 500 MW solar manufacturing facility in Ankara.
BP returns to solar
BP has made a $200 million investment in Lightsource in a bid to return to the solar energy sector it abandoned six years ago.
Solarcentury plans 300 MW plant in Spain
Solarcentury has announced plans to develop a 300 MWp solar power plant in Spain.