State-owned Coal India has signed an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India to set up a total of 1000 MW of solar power plants in different parts of the country.
Declining solar power tariffs in India have resulted in fewer clean energy deals because of concerns that electricity offtake commitments at higher tariffs may not be honoured.
Pacifico Energy has started construction on what it says is the largest solar power generation plant in Japan.
The $3.5 billion 1.8 GW Aswan grid-connected solar power project, consisting of 41 solar power plants, located in Egypt’s southern governorate of Aswan, is on course for completion in 2018.
A study from the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has assessed the potential for large solar and wind farms in 21 countries in the southern and eastern African power pools.
Power company AGL has announced that it has put a 5 MW virtual solar power station into operation in Adelaide in South Australia.
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC), Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, and China’s JinkoSolar Holdings, the world’s largest solar panel producer by shipments, are forming a consortium to develop one of the world’s largest PV power plants in Abu Dhabi.
SunPower has announced that construction has started on the 56 MW Gala Solar Power Plant in Crook County, Oregon, USA.
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2016 saw the international community finally reach agreement for collective action on climate change with the rapid ratification and entry into force of the Paris Agreement. DLA Piper's Maher Ghanma and Micael Johnstone assess the impacts and opportunities that the transition to a low carbon future presents to businesses and policy-makers in the Middle East.
Japan’s Renewable Energy Institute has published new data showing that the solar power boom in Japan accelerated dramatically in 2016.