Solar Energy News Roundup for April 6, 2018

Engie and Meridiam win 60MW of Senegal solar projects with prices below €4 cents

Senegal's CRSE (Electricity Sector Regulatory Commission), announced the results of the tender under the Scaling Solar program, which is supported by the World Bank. CRSE had received 14 bids from 8 of the 13 qualified bidders for both locations. Original article stated prices in US$ cents, but press release has now been clarified to confirm prices in Euro cents.

Solar Energy News Roundup for April 5, 2018

Solar mini-grid companies being targeted by commercial investors

Around 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity all around the globe. Cost erosion in solar, wind, and energy storage technology is creating new opportunities for the electrification of rural areas. In the last few years, the appetite for investing in these segments has been growing from impact and commercial investors.

Solar Energy News Roundup for March 27, 2018

JA Solar’s long-standing CFO leaves

JA Solar announced that its long-serving CFO, Herman Zhao has left the company on March 27, 2018.

Source: PV-TECH


Japan’s largest floating solar power plant starts operating

Kyocera announced its latest floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, is now operational, which makes it the 13.7MW FPV plant the largest in Japan.