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South Africa is increasingly focusing on renewable energies. By 2020, solar energy is forecast to expand to over 5.7 gigawatts.

Read more: Photovoltaics in South Africa: meteocontrol supplies monitoring system

The Government of Zambia signed agreements  for a second mandate with Scaling Solar, the World Bank Group program that is helping developing countries procure low cost, privately financed, solar power.

Read more: Zambia signs second scaling solar mandate

Azuri is delighted to announce a partnership with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to launch its PayGo Solar Home Systems in Nigeria, to deliver affordable, clean energy to 20,000 rural households living without electricity. 

Read more: Azuri Partners with NDPHC to Launch PayGo Solar in Nigeria

ET Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ET Energy, a global leading energy solutions provider, announced that it has started the construction of a 60.9 MW solar power project in Jordan for ACWA Power, a Saudi-based independent power producer.

Read more: ET Energy Starts Construction of a 60.9MW Solar Power Project in Jordan

Azuri Technologies Ltd, a leading commercial off-grid solar company, has reached the milestone of 100,000 sales of its PayGo solar home systems in sub Saharan Africa. Since first entering the market in 2011, Azuri has provided access to affordable, clean energy for off-grid communities across 12 countries. 

Read more: Azuri PayGo Solar Sales Top 100,000

New Regional Sales and Service Hub Establishes Local Presence in Cape Town, South Africa with Appointment of Industry Veteran Andre Herbst to Lead Operations in the Region

Read more: Polar Power Enters African Telecom Market With Energy Efficient Solar Hybrid Power Systems

SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, announced that it has delivered its high performance, lightweight solar cell technology to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to power its Solar-Soaring UAV demonstrator.

Read more: SolAero Technologies provides solar power for NRL's Solar-Soaring UAV Project

Avista, through a request for proposal (RFP), is seeking proposals from solar project developers capable of constructing, owning, and operating an up to 15 megawatt solar facility located within Avista’s electric utility service territory.

Read more: Avista issues request for proposals for solar energy project

NTPC Ltd. has raised Rs. 2,000 crore through issuance of green masala bonds in overseas market under its USD 4 billion medium term note programme.

Read more: NTPC Plans to Achieve 32 GW Installed Capacity via Renewable Sources by 2032

Hanwha Q CELLS Co. Ltd. ("Hanwha Q CELLS"), a global leading photovoltaic ("PV") manufacturer of high-performance, high-quality solar modules, announced that a consortium consisting of Hanwha Q CELLS and Kalyon Enerji Yatirimlari A.S. ("Kalyon") have been awarded for the tender to construct 1 GW solar power plant in Turkey, the region's largest project of kind.

Read more: Hanwha Q CELLS-Kalyon Enerji Consortium Awarded the Tender to Construct Region's Largest 1 GW Solar Power Plant in Turkey

NTPC has planned capacity addition of about 1,000 MW through renewable resources by 2017. Towards this, NTPC has already commissioned 310 MW solar PV projects.
Read more: NTPC commissions 20 MW capacity at Bhadla solar project

NTPC Ltd. has raised Rs. 2,000 crore through issuance of green masala bonds in overseas market under its USD 4 billion medium term note programme.

Read more: NTPC Plans to Achieve 32 GW Installed Capacity via Renewable Sources by 2032

NTPC has planned capacity addition of about 1,000 MW through renewable resources by 2017. Towards this, NTPC has already commissioned 310 MW solar PV projects.
Read more: NTPC commissions 20 MW capacity at Bhadla solar project

Such a project will cost around Rs 60,000, even less if the central government’s 30% subsidy is factored in. In fact, generating the energy to run two fans and two lights could come at the price of a high-end smartphone. The investment of around Rs 50,000 on putting up the solar panels would have a payback period of around three years.
Read more: Now, generate own power for price of a phone

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has supplied 23MW of high-

Read more: JinkoSolar Supplies 23 MW of Solar Modules to Jordanian Solar Park

For AlsoEnergy, the top selling independent monitoring provider for commercial PV in North America, this partnership is an opportunity to extend international coverage for sales and support.

Read more: AlsoEnergy Partners with Survey Digital for Sales, Installations, and Support in EMEA Region

High voltage switchgear to support Saudi Arabia’s first integrated solar and natural gas power plant

Read more: ABB to Support Integration of Solar Energy in Saudi Arabia
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