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Clean Disruption News: BP bets on solar business with $200m stake in Europe’s largest solar developer

BP to invest $200m in Lightsource over three years for a 43% stake in the business Lightsource is Europe’s largest solar development company, focused on the acquisition, development and long-term management of large-scale solar projects Lightsource to rebrand as Lightsource BP Combination expected to propel company’s continuing rapid expansion worldwide Lightsource and BP today announced […]

China’s LONGi plans solar manufacturing plant in India to bid for the world’s largest solar tender of 20 gigawatts (GW)

LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd may become the first Chinese company to set up a solar manufacturing facility in India, according to two people aware of the development. The plan to set up a factory in India by LONGi, the world’s largest monocrystalline solar wafer maker, comes in response to Indian government’s proposal to […]

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) to power DEWA water reservoirs with solar PV

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) has been awarded the contract for the development, and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) water reservoirs. The installation of solar PV systems on Dewa’s water reservoirs will reduce the emirate’s carbon footprint and increase the proportion of solar power in Dubai’s […]

Intersolar India 2017 welcomed more than 13,000 best quality solar professionals despite surprising rainfalls during draught season

The first time in 9 years of existence, Intersolar India had to experience India’s unbelievable climate change. Surprising rainfalls accompanied the event during a draught season. Despite these consequences of the climate change Intersolar India opened the doors to a total attendance of more than 13,000 solar and energy storage experts, even 10% more than […]

New Report by SolarPower Europe: Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guidelines Version 2.0

Operation and maintenance (O&M) has become a standalone segment within the solar industry and it is widely acknowledged by all stakeholders that high-quality O&M services mitigate potential risks, improve the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) prices, and positively impact the return on investment (ROI). Responding to the discrepancies that exist […]

Solar power in Afghanistan to get $44.76 million boost from The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $44.76 million grant to finance the construction of a 20-megawatt (MW) on-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Afghanistan. In an announcement, the ADB said the new facility would boost renewable energy generation and supply in the country, producing at least 43,000 megawatt hours of solar power. Photovoltaic […]

Solar Innovation: Scientists Have Printed Bio-Solar Cells Onto Paper With An Inkjet Printer

A team of scientists from Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins have created a two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel by printing circuitry and living cyanobateria onto paper. The bio-solar cell that was created using an inkjet printer to print the living cyanobacteria onto paper. Cyanobacteria are micro-organisms that gain their […]

Solar Trade War: ITC suggests Trump impose up to a 35% tariff on imported solar modules

The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its recommendations for solar panel component tariffs on Tuesday, a month after it decided that US manufacturers of cells and modules had been harmed by cheap equipment imports. The commissioners offered three different recommendations, but it will be up to President Trump to decide on which recommendation to follow—or […]

Solar in Africa: ENEL steps into Ethiopian solar market with 100 MW solar PV project worth 120 million US dollars in Metehara

 A consortium led by Enel Green Power has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 100 MW solar project in Metehara The consortium will be investing approximately 120 million US dollars in the project Ethiopia has all the potential to become a key market for Enel’s strategy in Africa due to its plentiful renewable […]

Tesla solar power arrives in Puerto Rico

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has followed through on his plan to boost power resources in Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Mr Musk’s firm, Tesla, has set up solar panels and energy storage batteries at Hospital del Nino, a children’s hospital in San Juan. The batteries will provide energy from the panels when […]