ROUND-UP: Chint 15MW in Netherlands, Burkina Faso hybrid gold mine, SE Asia solar-battery micro-grid

Astroenrgy completes 15.5MW project in the Netherlands, Total Eren and Wärtsilä deliver hybrid PV and thermal plant at Burkina Faso gold mine, Solar Philippines completes Southeast Asia’s largest solar-battery micro-grid. …read more

TNB halfway through 50MW Malaysia solar project, signs PPAs for 60MW

Malaysian utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has completed more than 50% of a 50MW solar PV project in Selangor, on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, having started construction in July last year. …read more

Australian brewer CUB signs PPA for 112MW solar farm in Victoria

Major Australian brewer, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), is planning to go 100% renewable and has kicked off by signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with German firm BayWa r.e. for part of the energy generation from a 112MW solar farm in Victoria. …read more

EBRD, IFC & EIB to commit US$425 million to fund green bonds for growing markets

Three development banks have made a combined investment of US$425 million to a fund that will invest in green bond issuances by financial groups in emerging sectors. …read more

How Big Is the Peak Capacity Market for Batteries?

The age of storage serving peak power has only just begun, so the size of that market is very much up for debate. California has already halted a new gas plant in favor of energy storage in its place. Elsewhere, regulators called on PG&E to acquire storage instead of paying to maintain two existing gas

Canadian Solar expecting revenue growth from project sales in 2018

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar may not be expecting any shipment growth in 2018, yet significant revenue growth is expected from selling a major part of its US$1.5 billion PV power plant assets. …read more

Canadian Solar lowers capacity expansion plans for 2018 as shipment guidance stalls

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has lowered nameplate capacity expansion plans in 2018 for both in-house solar cell production and module assembly as total module shipment guidance for 2018, indicates marginal growth. …read more

New Solar Finance Options Will Target 10 GW for African Sahel

A partnership between the African Development Bank and International Solar Alliance will create finance instruments for solar deployments in Africa’s Sahel region. …read more