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Mozambique: large-scale solar plant reaches financial close

Scatec Solar, KLP Norfund Investments and Electricidade de Mozambique (EDM) have closed debt financing and initiated construction of a 40MW solar plant located close to the city of Mocuba in the Zambézia Province. “EDM is very pleased that the Mocuba Solar IPP project has reached financial close through a well-structured public-private partnership between EDM, Scatec Solar and Norfund, and with excellent support from IFC and EAIF as lenders, as well as the government of Norway”, said EDM’s chairman and CEO, Dr Mateus Magala. Read the full story here….

Schletter mounting systems for large-scale solar farm in China

Shanghai, China, 7th Feburary 2018. The Schletter Group has completed another ambitious major project in China: The Anhui Jin solar farm in Anhui Province, China, generates 35 MW and produces electricity for nearly 20,000 households. With this, the Schletter Group continues its growth strategy in China. “We are already in an excellent position in the fast-growing Chinese market,” Florian Roos, said. He is managing director of the Schletter faciliy in Shanghai, where the mounting systems for the project were manufactured. “This project, which is particularly demanding due to its topography, contributes to further strengthening our reputation as a leader in terms of quality.” The Schletter Group employs over 450 people in Shanghai and, with a total of around 2.5 GW of installed PV capacity, ...

ABO Wind realises first photovoltaic project in Iran

Solar park commissioned according to schedule Iran offers good conditions for renewable energies First project realised by ABO Wind’s Tehran office (Wiesbaden/Tehran, February 18th 2018) ABO Wind has developed, constructed and commissioned the company’s first Iranian solar park in Saidabad, Semnan province, in northern Iran. The clean energy facility comprises more than 4,100 photovoltaic modules and 18 inverters. The solar park with a capacity of 1.3 megawatts peak went online at the end of November of 2017. “Our first Iranian project was commissioned according to schedule,” says Florian Lüders, ABO Wind’s head of project development in new markets. ABO Wind was one of the first European companies to open an office in Tehran in early 2016 following the lifting of internationa...

JinkoSolar Interviewed by CNN as Global Leader in Solar

Shanghai, China January 28th, 2018 – JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE:JKS), a global leader in the Photovoltaic (PV) industry, today announced that it participated in an exclusive interview with Cable News Network (CNN) as part of the network’s Marketplace: Middle East program. Marketplace: Middle East is a special program at CNN focused on business developments in the Middle East reason. JinkoSolar was featured on an episode dedicated of the program to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Through this coverage, JinkoSolar’s contributions to the solar industry and involvement in the milestone 1177 MW Sweihan Abu Dhabi PV project were broadcasted to a viewership of 340 million households across the world. The program sought to highlight th...

JinkoSolar poised to hit 10GW annual shipment target, but what next?

When JinkoSolar released its third quarter results last week – and guided full year 2017 module shipment figures – the company remained on track to overachieve on final quarter shipments, thereby becoming the first ever PV supplier to ship more than 10 GW of modules in a calendar year. If this landmark figure is reached, JinkoSolar will effectively have 10% market-share, and it will have achieved one of the key goals set internally 12 months ago. This article tracks how JinkoSolar has managed to move so quickly in the past four years, from having 5% market-share in 2013 (with module shipments less than 2GW), to 2017 where 10% and 10GW has been the goal for its global sales team. The question of ‘what next’ is also discussed, in view of JinkoSolar having relied heavily on third-party cell a...

An outstanding combination of architecture and solar technology

KACO new energy designs energy system technology for prize-winning solar tower in Basel. Neckarsulm, 29. November 2017 – A Fabulous October for Grosspeter Tower in Basel: the high-rise office and hotel block with solar façade and solar roof has won two awards in the space of a month – the “Swiss Solar Prize” and the “Architectural Award Building-Integrated Solar Technology”. To make sure that the attractive form was matched by outstanding function, the planners commissioned photovoltaics specialist KACO new energy to develop the solar energy system technology for this landmark project. The Grosspeter Tower in Basel serves three purposes at once: hotel, office block and power plant. The bottom five storeys form the plinth and are used as a hotel. This is topped with a seventeen-storey offic...

Schletter Group: new Managing Director for South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, 13 November 2017. The PV mounting system supplier Schletter South Africa (Pty) Ltd. has a new Managing Director. As of November, Trevor DeVries is heading the company that serves the sub-Saharan Africa business of the globally active Schletter Group. „South Africa and the sub-Saharan region with their enormous potential play a key role in our future growth strategy“, said the Schletter Group’s CEO Tom Graf. „We are glad that in Trevor DeVries we have found a very experienced manager, who not only knows the industry but also how to develop a growing market. He will be instrumental in further pushing forward our growing business in the region.“ DeVries took up his post as Managing Director of Schletter South Africa (Pty) Ltd. on 6 November. DeVries joins the Schlette...

On the eve of Chinese Black Friday, Chinese Government Issues Plan to Commercialize Energy Trading Market

On Nov 10th the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and National Energy Administration (NEA) issued the “Pilot Plan for Wholesale Distributed Generation Electricity Market”- outlining its plan to open free trading of electricity in China.

Half-cell technology to rise and shine in subsidy-less solar business climate

JinkoSolar Achieves world record P-type mono PERC cell efficiency of 23.45% - breaking the world record cell efficiency of 22.78% that it set only a month ago in October.

KACO new energy quarter results at an all-time high.

Neckarsulm, 24. October 2017 – KACO new energy can look back on a successful third quarter of 2017: the inverter manufacturer received orders for 550 megawatts in the period from July to September. The cumulative inverter power sold so far this year is 1.95 gigawatts.

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