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E.On targets solar in Texas
E.On has announced plans to build a 100 MW solar farm in Texas, USA.
Banks back Sahel green energy scheme
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has joined forces with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund to support the Desert to Power programme.
Elgin gets Milltown go-ahead
An abandoned airfield in Scotland is set to become the country’s largest solar farm after Elgin Energy gained consent to go ahead with construction of a 50 MW project.
EBRD backs Mongolian solar
Dutch development bank FMO has joined forces with the EBRD and Triodos Investment Management to finance the construction of the first solar power plant in Mongolia.
Tidal stream and wave energy can pass UK government’s ‘Triple Test’
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has published a new evidence-based assessment that shows the UK’s marine energy industries can meet the requirements of the UK...
Ecotricity unveils tidal schemes
K energy provider Ecotricity has unveiled plans for two tidal energy lagoons just ahead of a government review into the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project.
Plan for giant solar farm in Queensland
Sunshine Energy Australia has submitted plans for the construction of a 1.5 GW solar farm in Queensland.
Global solar PV inverters market in decline
The global market for solar photovoltaic inverters will decline from $6.3bn in 2017 to $3.7bn in 2022 according to analysts GlobalData.
Statkraft signs PPA for 170 MW Spanish PV plant
Statkraft and BayWa r.e. have announced plans for the “swift construction” of a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Spain.
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...