Nigerian Renewable Solutions Provider Arnergy Raises $9 Million in Series A Funding

Nigerian Renewable Solutions Provider Arnergy Raises $9 Million in Series A Funding

Arnergy, a Nigerian distributed utility company, has announced raising $9 million in Series A round of funding led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures with participation from the Norwegian Investment Fund for ...
India Was the Largest Cash Market for Off-Grid Solar Products in Second Half of 2018_ GOGLA

India Was the Largest Cash Market for Off-Grid Solar Products in Second Half of 2018: GOGLA

The total number of people accessing solar power has increased drastically with a better market penetration of solar off-grid products, according to the latest Global Off-grid Solar Market Report. The ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Mitsui to Acquire 49% Stake in Mahindra Group’s Cleantech Arm

Mitsui to Acquire 49% Stake in Mahindra Group’s Cleantech Arm

Japanese trading and investment company Mitsui & CO Limited (Mitsui) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Indian engineering, procurement, and construction company (EPC), Mahindra Susten, to ...
1 Million Solar Study Lamps Distributed by Government in Three Indian States

India’s Private Player Distributed Solar Market to be $327 Million by 2023: GOGLA Report

India remains the world’s largest market for portable solar lantern. The Indian private player driven market for solar lanterns and solar home systems is expected to reach ₹26,178 million (~$327 ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
West Bengal Floats EPC Tender for 600 kW of Rooftop Solar Installations

Chhattisgarh DISCOMs to Procure Excess Energy from Distributed Solar Projects at ₹1/kWh

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued terms and conditions for distributed solar projects in the state. These regulations will come into force from April 1, 2019. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute: Important News from the Indian Solar Industry in August 2018

China Adds 34.5 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Three Quarters of 2018, a 20% Drop

China added 34.5 GW of solar PV capacity in the first three quarters of 2018. This takes China’s total installed solar PV capacity to 164.74 GW, of which 117.9 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

China Added 24.3 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half Of 2018

China added 24.3 GW of solar PV capacity in the first half (1H) of 2018. This takes China’s total installed solar PV capacity to 154.51 GW, out of which 112.6 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
In Light of Water Shortage, Solar Can be a Game-Changer in India

Solar Pumps Can Help India Reach its 40 GW Distributed Solar Target: Study

If net-metered solar pumps are installed across all states for complete agricultural energy consumption, India would surpass its distributed solar goal of 40 GW by a wide margin, according to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Chhattisgarh Issues Draft Copy of Regulations for Distributed Solar

BLP Sells its Entire Stake in the Joint Venture SBSS to Statkraft

Statkraft, a European renewable energy generator, and Bharat Light and Power (BLP), an Indian renewable energy generation and technology firm, have announced the end of their partnership. As part of ...
China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s solar industry continues to grow with the addition of 9.65 GW of solar PV capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. According to the data released by the ...
China Installs Record 53 GW of Solar PV in 2017

China Installs Record 53 GW of Solar PV in 2017

The year 2017 proved to be an outstanding one for China’s solar industry. The country added an astounding 53.06 GW in solar installations a 54 percent Year over Year (YoY) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
USICEF to Provide Grants for Distributed Solar in India

USICEF to Provide $900,000 in Grants for Distributed Solar in India

The US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) initiative is set to provide $900,000 in grants to companies involved in India’s solar sector as part of an effort to catalyze the adoption ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NDB China Solar Project

Construction of BRICS Bank Funded 100 MW Rooftop Solar Project Begins in Shanghai

The construction of the 100 MW Shanghai Lingang Distributed Solar Power project has begun in Shanghai, China. The project is being funded by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) and will ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar