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Orbital Marine Power awards O2 contract
Orbital Marine Power has awarded the main manufacturing contract for the company’s first commercial O2 tidal stream turbine to Scottish based TEXO Group.
ABB delivers for China’s solar energy programme
ABB has been awarded the contract to deliver an integrated automation solution for a 100 MW Urat solar energy project in Inner Mongolia province, China.
Australia backs solar-storage plan
Australia’s Northern Territory government has given major project status to a A$20 billion proposal to build a large-scale solar-storage plant and sub-sea electricity link to Singapore.
2.1 GW floating solar plant in the mix for Korea
South Korea’s government has given its approval to plans for a 2.1 GW floating solar power plant near Saemangeum.
ABB sells off its solar inverter business
ABB has signed an agreement for the sale of its solar inverter division to Italian solar-PV specialist FIMER.
Masen opens Noor Midelt II tender
Morocco’s Agency for Sustainable Development (MASEN) has launched the tender for the Noor Midelt II solar farm.
DNV GL to advise SE Asia’s largest floating solar project
DNV GL has been contracted by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, as technical advisor for the 50 MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore.
Dominican PV project gets the nod
A 100 MW solar photovoltaic park will be built in the Dominican Republic after the country’s National Energy Commission signed an agreement with Natural World Energy Corporation.
Total completes second PV in Japan
Total has completed construction of a 25 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Japan, its second PV project in the country.
Minesto wins EU funding
The Welsh government has announced its continued support of marine energy developer Minesto with the award of €14.9 million of EU funding for the next phase of a tidal energy scheme.
Big Moon joins Anglesey tidal scheme
Canadian technology firm Big Moon Power is to participate in a tidal energy scheme in North Wales after signing an agreement with Morlais.
Masdar and EDF to build 800 MW Morocco solar plant
Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has won a contract for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the Noor Midelt Phase 1 solar power plant.
Acciona will test solar panels on WTG towers
Acciona has embarked on a pioneering project testing the use of photovoltaic (PV) panels on wind turbine towers to improve the efficiency of wind power production.
Strong outlook for global solar
SolarPower Europe has forecast an “optimistic outlook” for the global solar sector for the next five years.
Gupta PV project approved
Plans for a 280 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in the industrial town of Whyalla, South Australia, have been approved by the state government.
CIP targets Asia and South America
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new fund to invest in fast-growing renewable energy markets in Asia and Latin America.
Solar PV reaches 500 GW installed
The IEA has published its new ‘Snapshot of Global Photovoltaic Markets 2018’ which shows that at the end of 2018, PV installations for the first time reached 500 GW total capacity.
Negev CSP comes online
Negev Energy has completed its 121 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Israel.
RES breaks ground on largest bifacial PV farm
RES has started construction on the largest solar farm in the USA to use bifacial solar panels.