The Enterprise Sri Lanka project, launched by the Sri Lankan Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, has received $50 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a rooftop solar power generation project.
GE Power has been chosen by EPC Construtora Quebec, a Brazilian engineering company, to provide its 4.4 MW and 2.2 MW LV5 1500 V inverters and skids for the 14 MW Verde Vale III solar power project in Guanambi, Brazil.
Pacifico Energy has started construction work on two solar power plants in Japan with a total combined capacity of 184 MW.
SIMEC ZEN Energy has launched a $1 billion 1 GW dispatchable renewable energy programme, consisting of a number of projects, including cogeneration at the Whyalla steel plant in South Australia.
Engie has signed an agreement with the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, with a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
Nagabhushana Reddy, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, has said that India and Nigeria will work together to develop renewable energy in Nigeria, in line with international agreements signed by both countries.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corporation has announced that it will invest between $60-100 billion in solar power generation in India.
Tata Power Renewable Energy has announced that it has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to provide solar power solutions for six manufacturing and services sites in India.
When it comes to connecting new solar facilities to the National Grid, appointing an Independent Connection Provider can be an economic, efficient and standardised option for developers. Dave Ogden, commercial director at Smith Brothers, explores the benefits that can be gained from enlisting such turnkey service providers.
Research by the renewables policy organisation REN21 has shown that a record amount of renewable power capacity was installed worldwide in 2017 as the cost of wind and solar became even more competitive with fossil fuels.