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New rooftop solar JV aims to become China’s largest provider


A new joint venture aims to become China's largest rooftop solar provider, its founders have announced.

The decentralised energy scene in Japan powers up


Japan’s recently deregulated gas and power market is creating waves of opportunity for innovative companies, with distributed energy at its core.  Power market deregulation, global energy innovation trends and a changing Japanese consumer make it ripe for innovation.

Zero-investment rooftop solar takes off in German town


A zero-up-front business model is set to enable small and medium-sized businesses in a German town to install rooftop solar PV systems at no initial cost.


Growth in world energy demand doubled in 2017 says IEA


The world’s demand for energy grew by 2.1 per cent in 2017, more than twice the previous year’s rate, according to new data from the International Energy Agency. 

'Largest-of-kind' 660 MW solar power purchase agreement signed in Iberia


Two Spanish group have signed a largest-of-kind power purchase agreement for solar-generated electricity from 660 MW of plants yet to be built in Spain and Portugal.

Oman consults with UK firm on rooftop solar scheme


UK-based solar asset management firm PassivSystems is to consult with Oman's electricity regulator on a project to install rooftop solar PV systems on more than 30 per cent of the Sultanate’s residential buildings.

Certificate programme facilitating Mexico’s clean energy ambitions


Mexico can add 24 TWh of clean power to its energy system by 2022 as it 2013 energy reform continues to have a positive effect.

Regulatory reform the key to Thailand’s renewable ambitions


Thailand is the top performer for Asia in solar and wind power development, but regulatory reform is needed to see it optimize on its potential.

Floating solar to go mainstream this year says report


Floating solar PV, or ‘floatovoltaics’, is set to move into the mainstream this year according to new market research.

ETW Energietechnik delivers first CHP plants with SCR exhaust gas cleaning system


The German CHP specialist ETW Energietechnik has delivered natural gas CHP units with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for the first time. 

Australia launches fund aimed at facilitating distributed energy


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched a A$12.5m funding drive aimed at supporting the integration of distributed energy resources.

Crowd funding record secures off gird solar development in Africa


The world’s largest crowd-investment platform for off-grid solar energy has raised €1 million in less than a month. 

Partnership deal to improve off grid energy prospects in Africa


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has entered a partnership deal with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to drive momentum in solar energy development in Africa.

Giant rooftop solar array comes online in Australia


Australia's argest private sector rooftop solar system has come online this week.

Carnegie secures financing for Australian microgrid


Carnegie Clean Energy Limited has announced securing a $2.1 million project financing from Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) for its Garden Island Microgrid Project, in addition to a $4 million revolving R&D facility. 

Blue Planet Energy bolsters Puerto Rico recovery


Blue Planet Energy, a provider of powerful and safe off-grid energy storage, has announced the deployment of its Blue Ion energy storage systems at critical sites for recovery and electrification efforts in Puerto Rico.

Engie buys solar and microgrid firms


Engie North America is set to acquire US solar firm SoCore Energy. 

Indian firm and French commission to join forces on PV and storage


Indian solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar is set to collaborate with France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission on solar PV and energy storage technology development. 

New business models for energy access


Closing the ‘digital divide’ in areas currently without reliable access to power will only be possible through improving energy access, a new report has found.

$100m boost for Indian rooftop solar


Singapore’s Green Climate Fund s set to give a boost to India's rooftop solar segment after approving a $100m loan.

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