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Total has won a contract to develop Qatar’s first large-scale solar power plant.
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Solarcentury secures funding
Solar power firm Solarcentury has secured €54.8 million of funding for the construction of two large-scale solar farms in Spain.
Go-ahead for major tidal project in Nova Scotia
Nova Innovation has landed its largest project to date – it has received a permit to develop a 1.5 MW tidal array in Petit Passage, in the Bay of Fundy.
Enerparc seals solar PPA
Enerparc has sealed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Statkraft covering five solar power parks in Germany.
FRV plans Australian solar-battery project
Renewable energy developer FRV has submitted plans for the construction of a large-scale solar PV farm and battery storage facility in South Australia.
Iberdrola selects Australia for Asia-Pacific launch
Spanish major Iberdrola has selected a site in Australia for its first renewable energy project in the Asia-Pacific region.
Masdar pens deal for Uzbek solar
Masdar has signed a deal to build a 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Uzbekistan.
Cubico sets its sights on Colombian solar
Cubico is to develop a 400 MW solar photovoltaic platform in Colombia in partnership with Latin American developer Celsia
Orbital Marine wins funding
The Scottish government has awarded £3.4 million to Orbital Marine Power to help it build the world’s most powerful floating tidal stream turbine.
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.