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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.
Egypt intends to build solar ‘pipeline’
Egyptian firm EETC has started the process of inviting companies to bid for the construction of 600 MW of PV capacity.
EDF launches new solar investment drive
EDF has unveiled plans to invest around €25 billion in solar energy in a big push into solar energy in France.
Jordan boosts solar capacity
Jordan’s solar power programme is receiving a $22 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the construction of a 50 MW project in the Risha region.
Solar capacity in the developing world jumps by more than half
Despite a ‘down’ year for clean energy investment in 2016 new solar-powered generating capacity grew at a tremendous pace in emerging markets, Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds.
Comet solar farm approved
UK-based Hadstone Energy has received consent for a proposed 309 MWp solar farm in Queensland, Australia.
Plans for 350 MW UK solar park revealed
Hive Energy and Wirsol have announced plans to build a 350 MW solar farm in south-east England.
Xina Solar One up and running
The $800 million Xina Solar One concentrated solar power plant in South Africa has successfully completed its first month of commercial operations.
Bungala construction kicks off
Enel and the Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) have started construction of Australia’s largest solar PV project.
Another record year for renewables, led by solar
Renewables accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world last year, with almost 165 GW coming online.
Anesco opens subsidy-free solar farm
Anesco has celebrated the formal opening of the first subsidy-free solar farm in the UK.
Solar eclipsed all other new power generation in 2016
Solar became the world’s favourite new type of electricity generation in 2016, with more solar photovoltaic capacity being installed than any other generation technology.
New 600 MW solar project for Iran
Quercus has announced the launch of a project to build 600 MW solar photovoltaic plant to be located in Iran.
Adani embarks on Moranbah
Adani has announced that it is ready to start work on the construction of the Rugby Run solar power plant in Australia after receiving consent from the regional government.
Wärtsilä adds wave power
Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä is adding wave energy devices to its portfolio as it continues its expansion into clean energy solutions.