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GP JOULE’s Single-Axis Solar Tracker Successfully Completes 20-year Reliability Testing

Toronto based GP JOULE Canada Corp., a subsidiary of global renewable energy company GP JOULE GmbH headquartered in Germany, announced that the PHLEGON  single-axis tracker has passed a series of accelerated life-cycle tests conducted by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary. The Institute’s Green Building Technology Lab and Demonstration Centre confirmed PHLEGON’s long-term reliability within a wide range of environmental conditions and proved its performance in extreme northern climates.

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Sympa Solar signs PPA for 8MW solar PV power plant in Bangladesh

Sympa Solar Power Limited, a joint-venture company of Thailand based solar PV developer, Symbior Solar, and  leading Agro based firm  in Bangladesh, Paragon Group, announced this week that they signed an Implementation Agreement and Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) for their 8MWac solar power plant to be installed in Tetulia, Panchaghar in north-western Bangladesh.

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UK perovskite solar technology company Oxford PV secures a further £8.02m funding

UK based leader in perovskite solar technology, Oxford PV, announced on April 24 that it has secured a further £8.02 Million in funding from its existing investors including Statoil and Legal & General Capital, to continue the commercialisation of its disruptive perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology.

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Enviromena and TSK inaugurate Jordan’s largest solar plant

The Government of Jordan, along with Abu Dhabi’s Enviromena Power Systems and TSK of Spain,  inaugurated on April 28 the Quweira solar power plant. Located in the south near Aqaba, the 103 megawatt project is nearly double that of existing plants in the country and spans the size of nearly 300 football fields.

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U.S. doubled community solar capacity in 2017, SEPA report says

Community solar capacity in the United States more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, from 347 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2016, to 734 MW at the end of 2017, according to the “Community Solar Program Design Models” report released by the U.S.  Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). At present 228 utilities in 36 states have active community solar programs.

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