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Alterra Power’s Spartan Solar Project Begins Commercial Operations

Alterra will manage the project, which sells 100 percent of its power under a 25-year agreement with the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University. Alterra Power Corp. and Inovateus Solar LLC are pleased to announce the 11 MW Spartan solar project commenced full commercial operations. The Spartan project is located at the Michigan State […]

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UNFPA Provides 50 Solar-Powered Units to Congolese Refugees in Angola

UNFPA is additionally partnering with the UN Refugee Agency to deliver solar street lights to the settlement. UNFPA is working with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to provide 50 solar-powered units to community centres, medical facilities and other communal spaces in the Lóvua refugee settlement. The units, donated by Panasonic, consist of a solar panel, […]

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Armenia Looks to Solar Energy

The government policy estimates the country’s potential capacity of solar energy production at up to 3,000 megawatts — enough to meet domestic demand and even make Armenia a net electricity exporter. Armenia is banking on renewable energy to increase its energy independence. Armenia much sunnier than most of Europe — according to government figures, it […]

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The Largest Solar Power Plant in the Aegean Region Completed By Asunim Turkey

Project planning and engineering was done by Asunim’s international engineering department on a rugged and very complicated terrain. Asunim recently connected 40,3 MW SPP to the grid and is proud to add this reference to its EPC and Operation and Maintenance portfolio. Asunim is one of the leading EPC companies in Turkey with a long […]

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Turkish Glass Producer Şişecam Founds Europe’s Second Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant

Şişecam aims to increase solar energy glass production and exports, reaching 2.5 million square meters per year, according to reports. With its installed capacity, Şişecam has created the second largest solar power plant in both Europe and Turkey on the roof of the Mersin Flat Glass Factory. Şişecam aims to increase solar energy glass production […]

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Probe on Surging Duty for Solar Cell Imports Began By Government

India is targeting to 100 GW solar capacity by 2022. The current installed capacity is about 15 GW. India began to probe to determine imposition of safeguard duty on surging imports of solar cells with a view to protect domestic manufacturers. Domestic manufacturers have approached the Directorate General of Safeguards (DGS) with a complaint that […]

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PROINSO to Add Trojan Battery Products to Its Mini-Grid and Micro-Grid Solutions

PROINSO will supply the full range of Trojan batteries through its 20+ representative sales offices. UK based solar energy firm PROINSO has announced that it will distribute deep-cycle batteries from Trojan Battery Co., LLC. PROINSO’s continued focus on the micro-grid and mini-grid sectors is further evidenced by its distribution of Trojan Battery products. PROINSO will […]

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World’s First Solar-Powered Train to Begin Service Soon in Australia

The solar train features a 6.5kW solar array comprised of flexible solar panels on the roofs of the carriages, which can together carry up to 100 passengers at a time. The world’s first solar-powered train will begin taking passengers, in New South Wales coastal town of Byron Bay in Australia. It’s the realisation of an […]

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African Development Bank Grants $265M Loan for Two Solar Power Plants

The bank has committed $265 million for Morocco where two solar power plants named NOORM I and NOORM II with a combined capacity of 800MW The African Development Bank (AFDB) has approved $324 million loan for two renewable energy projects in Africa. The Bank has set aside US$265 million for two solar power plants named […]

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