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Energy developer Lightsource BP is set to build a 70MW solar project for Penn State University in the US to support the institution’s strategic plan.

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) announced in December 2018 that construction on the fourth phase of its Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai had begun.

The Future is shining bright for Mexico’s renewable energy and green technology industry. Solar is the fastest growing power generation source.

NEXTracker, a Flex company, along with Atlas Renewable Energy, announced that the TrueCapture smart control system, developed by NEXTracker, will be deployed across Atlas Renewable Energy's existing Latin American solar plants and on select greenfield projects currently under construction.

The world's largest thin-film solar power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has signed an MOU investment cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros on Monday in launching the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East region.

UAE-based Ducab, a leading manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, has announced a new partnership with solar business developer and manufacturer Almaden Emirates Fortune Power (AEFP), a joint venture between Emirates Fortune Group and Almaden Mena.

Atlas Renewable Energy has inaugurated its first operational PV project in Brazil, with the company completing the 67.1MW São Pedro solar plant in Bom Jesus da Lapa, located within the state of Bahia.

Supermarket chain Aldi is to install 4.6 MW of solar PV on 30 of its stores plus a distribution centre in Australia.

Intersolar Europe has started 2019 with a bang: 95 percent of the 63,000 square meter exhibition space has already been booked – and there are still four months to go!

Continuing its efforts in supporting women entrepreneurs in the energy domain, POWERED Accelerator has selected nine women to be a part of its Second Cohort and will offer them financial and business support to help them develop their businesses and deliver access to energy solutions across India.

Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturer and a prominent EPC solutions & rooftop solar provider, commissioned two 10 MW solar projects for West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL).

Live-action firefighting and emergency rescue operations, drone demonstrations, and a revamped conference discussing Artificial Intelligence, safety planning for cities of the future, and securing the Dubai Expo 2020, are some key features of Intersec 2019, as the final preparations are laid ahead of its big opening in Dubai next week.

Acciona Energía, a subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy company Acciona, has begun construction on the Almeyda solar plant, the second with photovoltaic (PV) technology in the Atacama region, Chile.

Duke Energy announced the completion and operation of its new 74.9-megawatt (MW) Hamilton Solar Power Plant in Jasper, Fla.

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e., has secured the contract for the operations and maintenance of thirteen UK solar farms on behalf of Octopus Investments.

Fairfield, Iowa’s Maharishi University of Management has completed and powered up a new solar power plant in mid-December. The installation, designed and installed by Ideal Energy, is the first system of its kind developed within Iowa.

Cache Logistics Trust has contracted Sembcorp Industries to install and operate rooftop solar systems at three logistics warehouses in Singapore owned by Cache.

 SolarEdge Technologies, Inc , a global leader in smart energy, announced the entry into a definitive agreement to acquire S.M.R.E Spa Headquartered in Italy, SMRE provides innovative integrated powertrain technology and electronics for electric vehicles.

Clearway Energy Group  and Hawaiian Electric Company have signed power purchase agreements to construct two solar projects on Oahu: Mililani I Solar and Waiawa Solar Power. The power purchase agreements have been submitted to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review.

Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy  , announced that its Upton 2 battery energy storage system project has finished construction and began operating on Dec. 31, 2018.

Canadian Solar Inc. , one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that it will be partnering with Signal Energy to provide Engineering, Procurement and Constructions (EPC) services and supply solar modules for ESCO Pacific's 175MWp/133MWac Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia.

Intersolar India, the most pioneering Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry, closed its doors on December 13, 2018 and has well arrived in Karnataka’s technology hub.

Across the world, large energy storage installations are increasingly being coupled with systems for using renewable energies – be they virtual power plants, photovoltaic (PV) power plants, or wind farms.

Siam Cement Group operation significantly relies on energy, and it has been a challenge for SCG to manage the energy usage and operate its business while minimizing impact on the environment, particularly climate change.

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, signed a unique global framework agreement with LONGi for the distribution of PV modules of the world's largest manufacturer of mono silicon PV modules.

Chinese solar manufacturer Seraphim Solar System is planning to open a new 500MW South African solar cell plant, located in the Coega industrial development zone of Port Elizabeth.

Intersolar India is organizing its 10th Anniversary event in Bangalore. Bangalore, variously known as the IT, Innovation hub as well as Silicon Valley of India, has been associated with solar since the early nineties and since then has been part of the Indian solar growth story.

From clean electricity and heat generation to storage to distribution, innovative solutions and projects are honored each year with the prestigious energy industry prizes The smarter E AWARD, Intersolar AWARD and ees AWARD.

Spain-based energy assets developer OPDEnergy is planning to build photovoltaic (PV) solar projects in Spain, Chile and Mexico next year, which will have a combined capacity of 500MW.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, HRH Mohammad bin Salman also attended the event.

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. , a global leader in smart energy, is a winner of the 2018 BIG Awards for Business. The Company received the "New Product of the Year Award" for its EV-charging inverter in the Energy category.

Issued in partnership with the RE-Source Platform, the BayWa r.e. Energy Report 2019, has surveyed 1,200 corporations across six key European markets.

Cabot Corporation announced that it has reached an agreement to have SunPower install a 1.12-megawatt solar project paired with a 470-kilowatt integrated energy storage system at Cabot's Business and Technology Center in Billerica, Massachusetts.

The solar market is thriving, and demand for batteries is also rising steadily. Market researchers have predicted photovoltaics (PV) deployment of roughly 100 gigawatts (GW) for 2018.

Canadian Solar Inc. announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy, LLC has signed a build-transfer agreement ("BTA") for a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million with Entergy Mississippi on a 100 megawatt solar photovoltaic project.

With the stake in the Israeli photovoltaic startup Raycatch, BayWa r.e. Energy Ventures Inc., the venture capital unit of BayWa r.e., confirmed its second investment within this quarter.

Enel Green Power España , Endesa's renewable energy division, has started construction of three solar plants for an overall capacity of around 127 MW in the municipality of Logrosán, near Cáceres, representing the company’s first solar plants in the Extremadura region.

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc., a global leader in smart energy technology, announced the appointment of Mr. Itai Rosenfeld as the General Manager of its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) division.

Oceantera Energy Corporation first Ocean Energy Service Contract has been approved by the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE). 

Amazon announced an initiative to generate renewable energy by installing solar panels on its fulfilment centres across the UK, with an installed capacity of 20 megawatts.

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. has completed a 288 KW rooftop PV installation for the Pastores Grupo Cooperativo in Spain. The project is BayWa r.e’s first self-consumption project in Spain and is one of the first of its kind for the country.

Modern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in developing, building and operating investment grade renewable energy projects in emerging markets announced that it has been appointed as Owner's Representative to support a confidential investor in the development of a 180MW wind/solar hybrid power plant in Philippines.

Solar technology pioneer Fronius Solar Energy is driving forward the efficient integration of the electricity, heat and mobility sectors: the company is opening the first in-house green hydrogen refuelling station in Thalheim bei Wels in Austria.

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. , a global leader in smart energy, is previewing at Solar Power International a suite of inverter solutions for new home construction, to meet California’s Title 24.

Installation of solar PV plants under 10kWp increased by 46% from July 2015 to July 2018 and is still climbing.

Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent rooftop solar & EPC solutions provider announced the shipment of 52.6 MW of solar modules to its U.S. customer Southern Current.

Rolls-Royce is investing in Berlin-based start-up company Qinous GmbH, a global provider of innovative energy storage and control systems, and adding turnkey microgrids to the portfolio.

EDP Renewables, S.A. (“EDPR”), through its subsidiary EDP Renováveis Brasil, S.A. , secured a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement to sell the energy set to be produced by the Pereira Barreto solar photovoltaic park.

Stem, Inc. has announced new collaborations with Urban Energy Solutions, LLC and SunGreen Systems to use Stem’s artificial intelligence (AI), Athena, in intelligent solar + storage solutions in Arizona and California.

Malfunctions in PV systems are often left undetected for long periods of time. In many cases, this is due to inadequate or completely absent monitoring.

Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS), manufacturer of the Solar-Log™ energy management system, has released a firmware update (Version 4.2.0) for the smart control of Varta battery systems.

Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand are major markets with combined solar capacity additions expected to triple in the next five years, while wind capacity additions are expected to grow five-fold in the same period.

Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA),New Energy Industry Association for Asia and the Pacific (NEIAAP) and Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA),with special co-organizer GCL , supporter UBM and Taiyang News to organize event Solar & Storage Production & Markets in Asia”-Supporting the Global Response to Climate Change.

REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, announced that it successfully completed the refinancing of its Portuguese and Spanish assets, raising a total of € 100.5m in the process.

ACCIONA ranks as one of the world’s top 10 corporations for diversity and social inclusion in the workplace, according to Thomson Reuters’ 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Index published.

Clenergy PV-ezRack SolarRoof is designed for residential and commercial installation.  This system allows installation on tile and tin roofs, as well as pitched and flat roofs.

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam- Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter: Toshiba ESS) will have an exhibit at “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Vietnam 2018 (RE & EE Vietnam)”to be held on September 12-14 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Eguana Technologies Inc.  is pleased to announce that its North American network of Solar Dealer Direct partnerships has  been expanded to include new geographical markets.

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it completed the sale of the Company's operations in Chile, which principally consist of its 81 megawatt powned interest in the 115 MW El  Arrayán Wind project , to affiliates of Arroyo Energy Investors for which Pattern Energy received a cash consideration of  $70.5 million before transaction related expenses of approximately  2.0 million.

Lightsource BP announces the completion of its first utility PV project in India. The project, built on 240-acre in Maharashtra in central India deploys 200,000 high-efficiency monocrystalline modules supplied by LONGi Solar.

Array Technologies, the global pioneer of solar tracking technology, is continuing to grow business at a steadfast pace Down Under.

Vivint Solar, Inc , a leading full-service residential solar provider, announced that it plans to expand availability of its affordable residential solar energy systems into Illinois, with services beginning in the greater Chicago area.

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it is supplying 404MW of its high-efficiency PV modules to the solar power station located in Puerto Libertad, Mexico.

The world's first 100% solar-powered 24-hour off-grid mobile cabin has been successfully piloted for the construction workforce by global leader Consolidated Contractors Company.

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, is celebrating the commercial completion of its first ever solar farm in Malaysia.

ACWA Power, a leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, is delighted to announce that China’s Silk Road Fund will acquire a 24.01% equity interest in the 700MW DEWA Concentrated Solar Power project in the United Arab Emirates.

100MW solar power project to start construction this year, suppling power to 210,000 South African homes even during evening peak demand periods once operational.

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. has teamed up with asset intelligence company PowerHub, to develop a new intelligent cloud-based platform that will provide clients with a 360-degree and near real-time view of managed renewable energy assets.

Duke Energy Renewables announced it has completed the acquisition of the 24.9-megawatt Shoreham Solar Commons project on Long Island from Invenergy.

With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, Intersolar Europe is celebrating another successful year along with its parallel events.

Mr. Kuldeep Jain, Founder and Managing Director, CleanMax Solar was awarded the IIM Ahmedabad Young Alumni Achiever’s Award 2017-18 in the Entrepreneurship Category.

SunEQ Namibia has reached financial close with the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) for a 5 MWAC solar project for Ohorongo Cement, the largest cement factory in Namibia.

With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, the launch of The smarter E Europe was a resounding success.

The Enel Group and Zambia’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) signed in Lusaka a financing agreement of around 34 million US dollars for the construction of the 34 MW1 Ngonye solar plant in the country.

Swedish solar energy technology company Midsummer has done an initial public offering (IPO) and its shares is today listed on Nasdaq First North Stockholm.

Intersolar Europe, the world's leading exhibition for the solar industry, is predestined for the presentation of ground-breaking innovations within the solar industry.

The new event The smarter E Europe, the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions, has opened along with the four parallel energy exhibitions Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power.

Innovative business models and projects as well as forward looking ideas were presented by the winners of The smarter E AWARD 2018, which was given this year for the first time.

At the start of this year’s Intersolar, BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider, was one of the first companies to achieve SolarPower Europe’s new Solar Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Mark.

REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, announced that it completed a refinancing operation for the majority of its French assets, successfully raising a total of €270 million.

In their latest Q2-2018 report, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) once again named LONGi Solar in the Tier 1 ranking of photovoltaic PV modules manufacturers.

Intersolar and ees North America, the premier solar and energy storage events, will award California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. with the first-ever Intersolar Champion of Change Lifetime Achievement AWARD.

Financial Times (FT) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced CleanMax Solar, India’s most trusted sustainability partner for the corporate segment, as the winner in ‘Achievement in Transformational Infrastructure’ in the Transformational Business Awards 2018.

Alesia Communications, the expert renewable energy PR agency, announced its new partnership with the SolarCoin Foundation.

Many of this year’s hottest innovations in smart renewable energy (SRE) will be on display at Intersolar and ees North America, the premier solar and energy storage events in North America.

A large number of organizations and households rely on generating power from the sun. Regardless if they are PV plant owners, installers, EPCs, portal operators, investors, asset managers or insurance companies, everyone expects to have flawlessly operating photovoltaic plants without any yield losses.

Amazon announced the launch of a 1.1 megawatt solar rooftop installation on its North Las Vegas fulfillment center, which brings the company one step closer to its long-term goal of powering its global operations footprint with 100% renewable energy.

NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project announced the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), a universal-scale, integrated solar plant equipped with a battery system that will store energy and enable SRP to provide clean energy to customers when usage is at its highest and needed most.

The solar partnership between E.ON and Google is developing into a European success story. Since May 2017, the joint Sunroof platform, which determines the solar potential of millions of buildings, has been bringing new solar energy systems onto German roofs.

Azure Power , one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced that its portfolio has surpassed 1 GW of operating solar capacity, making it one of the largest solar power companies in the country.

REDEN Solar, a leading solar IPP from France, has just acquired several existing photovoltaic power plants in Portugal, representing a total capacity of 50 MW.

CleanMax Solar, India’s most trusted sustainability partner for corporates, and largest rooftop solar developer for commercial and industrial segment, has entered into a long term partnership to supply solar power to Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) – Central Institute for Subtropical Horticulture (CISH) and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow.

Intersolar and ees North America, the premier solar and energy storage events in North America, unveiled the full program of sessions, workshops and special offsite events for the 2018 event.

TÜV Rheinland's Energy Yield evaluation tests are extremely rigorous, requiring the simulations of climatic environments in five different regions worldwide - Cologne (Germany), Datong (China), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Chennai (India) and Los Angeles (USA).

4th Handelsblatt Annual ConferenceDigital Energy Industry on 4 and 5 June 2018, Bonn

The 12th International Conference on the Storage of Renewable Energies (IRES2018) once again succeeded this year in uniting science, research, industry and companies at international level.

GE Power recently successfully delivered and commissioned its Brilliance Solar Inverters to Pacifico Energy Osaki GK for the 40.32-megawatt alternating current (AC) mega-solar project in Furukawa, Japan.

Caterpillar Inc announced that Cat dealer Altorfer has commissioned a 500-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) utility-scale demonstration project in St. Charles, Ill., as part of a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA). 

The fierce competition within the solar and energy storage industries drove conversations among the executives, policymakers and project financers in attendance at the sixth annual Intersolar and ees Summit USA East.

Projects such as the 1.5 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic installation, which was recently completed by Shahrekord Cement Industries Company, an Iranian cement producer, show that the Iranian market is growing. One of the drivers of this recent growth are the Iranian government’s comprehensive and long-term feed-in tariffs.

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