Iran is a promising emerging PV market, but major challenges remain: Financing, bureaucracy, land issues and grid connections are difficult and require strong local partners. This was the bottom line of first Intersolar Summit Iran.
Ingeteam has recently launched to the market its new INGECON SUN CON40 power station and has now started assembling the first units for different utility-scale projects.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a US$ 54 million A/B loan for the construction of a 60.3 MW PV power plant in Jordan. The project was the winning bidder in Jordan’s second solar tender, offering the lowest tariff of 6.14 US-Cents/kWh.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) calls on the British government to remove barriers for the solar industry. This would stimulate investment of around £500 million.
Tesvolt has entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement with the start-up Africa Green Tec. Tesvolt is supplying lithium storage systems for 50 solar containers with a total capacity of 3 MWh, enabling a reliable power supply in 25 villages in Mali.
A total of more than 240 speakers and approximately 3,900 visitors from over 50 countries are expected at Energy Storage Europe 2017, 14-16 March in Düsseldorf.
Photovoltaik Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) partners with the Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN) to promote PV in Morocco. The government announced an increase for renewable energies to 52 percent of its installed power capacity by 2030.
Solar Frontier has provided 20 kW of CIS thin-film solar panels for Honda Motor Company’s 70MPa Smart Hydrogen Station (SHS). It produces solar power derived hydrogen for fuel-cell-powered vehicles.
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