Clean energy investment was $61.1 billion in the first quarter of 2018, down 10% year-on-year but there were pockets of strength, mainly in developing economies.
Insolvent Solarworld Industries continues shipments. First deliveries go to France, Germany, Middle East and Asia, the company announced.
Q1 2018 saw a record-high number of solar project acquisitions of over 7,7 GW, according to Mercom Capital Group. Total corporate solar funding came to $2 billion, a steep decline compared to 2017.
Floating PV projects are ideal for the Netherlands due to its landscape with rare land areas and abundant water surfaces. In April the construction of the largest commercial floating PV system in Lingewaard will start.
The appetite for investing in solar mini-grids is growing. Consultancy THEnergy sees the need for shortened due diligence processes and has developed a streamlined approach.
Solar Trade Association (STA) Scotland secures easy grid access for solar on businesses and housing developments. The Distribution Network Operator agreed to relax restrictions on solar.
Trina Solar has launched a new smart PV solution in its global headquarter in China.
A new 11.4 MW solar park complements existing rooftop installation for Tiryaki Agro Company in Mersin. The project was commissioned by IBC Solar.
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